nelsquinn replied to the topic Live Seminar #64 [Sign Up] Sunday, August 18th, 4pm NYC time in the forum Live Member Events 6 hours, 3 minutes ago
Looks like we’re a tad light on the participation front – I’ll go ahead and play the Bourree to give the Bourree bunch some forum fodder… :-)
Kari – the latest updates were great! Don’t sweat 140 – you’ll be doing 160 in your sleep soon… I’m still not sure how you and Tim are going to pull off the thumb rest strokes. I don’t even want to try. But you keep at it and I’m sure it’ll come around. Your perseverance is really inspiring.
Narayan (I realized this week I have had yo…[Read more]
Thanks for stopping by, listening, and sharing your thoughts. I think I remember reading in your progress journal that you’re working on daily / regular recording – I’ve found it very helpful in “de-stressing” the situation – so good move there. Don’t let the kids wear you down – but enjoy them while they’re small. There’s nothing…[Read more]
Now back to the matter at hand (the Bourree!)
Scott – funny story – I was listening the John Williams recording myself on the treadmill yesterday. And yeah – he can project. I do think the Smallman guitar helps… You can almost hear your fillings rattling in your head through the headphones. And – it’s a gold standard performance. The…[Read more]
Drew – I’m a little embarrassed that you found my old pre-CGCA YT channel – but appreciate your support and kind words. My initial reaction to your sharing and complimenting the Ravel was “oh no!” and to point out as quickly as possible the imperfections and apologize for them. Exactly the reaction Scott describes in his criticism thread which,…[Read more]
I had a further musing on this topic I’d like to share.
On the subject of critiquing more advanced players – some of my favorite experiences in playing for others have come when someone with zero musical training or familiarity with classical music / classical guitar told me that something I played was moving in some way. Even just a…[Read more]
Here’s this week’s take of the Bourree from me.
Massive memory fail at the beginning of the first run of the second section! For some reason playing the same notes with different fingerings so close together (measures 10 and 13) creates a bit of a memory trap for me.…[Read more]
Magnificently played, Simon. My appetite is indeed whetted! I bought my copy of the Suite last year when I read this piece would be added as it’s truly beautiful. I’m really looking forward to the instructional materials and now even more motivated to get to Grade 6.
Thanks for the performance and for preparing the instructional materials.
This week’s “pre-submission rehearsal” was not my best. I was pretty tired and distracted and it shows in the performance. Still, we all have those days and there’s always something to be learned – so here goes:
1) Brouwer Study 7 – not awful.…[Read more]
I just wanted to share some very helpful (and thoughtful and constructive) criticism of my last post that Kari was kind enough to share with me via PM. She was a bit reluctant to share it – but I think it’s not at all uncomplimentary and it would helpful for the group to see this. I think it’s right in line with what might be said in a coaching…[Read more]
Just want to wish you well and applaud your ability to enjoy the process and the joy of the guitar. Sometimes it just needs to breathe a bit, right? Like a fine wine…
I’ve been a bit absent myself in some ways and am trying to get back “into the groove.” I appreciate your example and thank you for it.
Weekly check-in time…
In the right hand preparation / planting instructional video and materials Simon describes the use of full planting for descending arpeggios (like the G120 #87) as possible but awkward. In trying to use full planting on these two exercises this week – I definitely found this to be true and don’t think I would ever use…[Read more]
nelsquinn replied to the topic Classical Guitar Open Play this Sunday in Dallas – bring your guitar! in the forum General Discussion 1 week ago
Glad to hear this, Tim! Looking forward to catching up.
nelsquinn started the topic Classical Guitar Open Play this Sunday in Dallas – bring your guitar! in the forum General Discussion 1 week, 2 days ago
Haven’t done one of these invitations in a while…
The Dallas Allegro Guitar Society hosts an open play the 2nd Sunday of every month at Dunn Bros Coffee in Addison (just north of Dallas) – address here:
Dunn Brothers Coffee
3725 Belt Line Rd, Addison, TX 75001
All ability levels are w…[Read more]
And (doh) forgot to address your method question, Roger.
I’m doing a lot of work with MuseScore on this. Over the last couple weeks I’ve kept a separate file for spot practice (mostly the endings of the two sections) and set the playback repeat count on each spot to 10. I’ll then play through the repeats at varying tempi – first very slowl…[Read more]
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