I think your scale sounds very legato also now that you are going faster! Maybe you can even start adding some of the speed bursts exercises form the practice routines when you feel ready, they will help a lot!
Your tone is great and I like that you are in control of your movements!
All the best,
it is great to see your improvement after these weeks! I think you did a good job so far and the scale is more legato and flows better.
For the future, I think that your left hand would really benefit from exercising with rhythm changes, especially dotted rhythms (long-short and then short-long patterns).
Keep on working on releasing…[Read more]
you are doing a good job with your challenge and I am really happy that you isolated the shifts to work on their precision!
It is good to maintain the shifts fast even when we play slow but then we never have to rush them when we play fast because they interrupt the flow in that case. They always have to sound smooth and relaxed,…[Read more]
I can certainly see some improvements in your challenge and that is great!
I think that the inclusion of the descending exercise is great since the detail you should focus on is how you release the left-hand fingers. What is difficult is to maintain the LH fingers ad close as possible to the fretboard after you lift them. The extended…[Read more]
I love the video of Giuliani featuring baby sounds, so cute and fun! Your challenge is clear and your goal achieved!
Your Right-hand technique is really solid and for the future, if you want to go any faster, try to change from one chord to another even earlier. Try not to change the chord at the very last moment, but give yourself…[Read more]
great job with your challenge! Your arpeggios are clearly more flowing and the tone improved too.
Now you should focus your attention on the sextuplets, they are getting there but sometimes the rhythm is not precise. I can see how the movement in between a and m tends to slow you down, so maybe you can work a bit on these two fingers.…[Read more]
you are doing a great job with your challenge and I can see a big difference from the first video.
I want to tell you just a couple of things that might be useful. The first is very simple but important, try to always relax the hand after the rasgueado pattern, it’s not easy to do so because of the energy required from this technique,…[Read more]
your challenge is going great! I like the way you created strategies for your hands and I can tell they are quite effective!
I like as well that you are changing between ascending and descending scales so that you don’t get stuck on a pattern but you are able to change it and play with it, very helpful for improving.
The only thing I…[Read more]
what a joy to see your wonderful improvement! You did a great job and the result is impressive.
If now your little issue is the a finger you can just try to isolate the movement between p and a, usually a movement that is slower than others and maybe include some practice with dotted rhythms, always effective for difficult…[Read more]
you are doing a great job in your challenge! I can see the improvement and your left hand looks more relaxed!
The pinky still moves a bit too much away from the fretboard but I can see that you worked on and it is getting better.
When you speed up your left hand sometimes remains slower and you could work on some left-hand preparation,…[Read more]
you are doing a great job and I really appreciate your deep ability to analyze what you are doing and what are the main issues, this is a very important skill that helps improving because you understand where you need to focus.
I see two main difficulties in the Bogdanovic piece, one is that you have to shift with your left hand and…[Read more]
sorry to see that you didn’t go on with the challenge but I appreciate how you worked each line note by note before doing them together. This detailed practice is very useful. Your hands’ position looks good and keep on working like that in the future and with the passages of your repertoire that need to work on speed.
All the best,
I appreciate your improvement during this challenge and also the choice of the exercise. It’s a difficult and challenging goal.
Maybe you can aim for a different speed in each position since the upper ones are more difficult and I can see that you struggle a little bit to keep up with the metronome. It is also fine to have different…[Read more]
great job with your challenge! Your improvement is really big and I am really happy with your solid left-hand technique. I like to see your left hand very relaxed even when you speed up.
Maybe you can try to relax the right hand the same way, some of the tension will remain on your RH but your tone production is great and you are…[Read more]
the idea of concentrating on just one particular excerpt is great, so you can really set a measurable and achievable goal. Your speed is pretty high already and your hands are pretty fast.
I can see how, by increasing speed, you are losing a bit of synchronicity on the hands, that is because the Left Hand can’t keep up with the Right…[Read more]
Niki Todesco replied to the topic Julie Watson left hand preparation string crossing in the forum Member Challenge #8 Speed 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Sorry to hear you have to leave the challenge after the good start! But yes you can definitely go back to these topics when you come back, we never end learning and improving while playing an instrument!
All the best,
Niki Todesco replied to the topic Judy Verbeeten – Arpeggios [Giuliani RH studies (ex 10.5)] in the forum Member Challenge #8 Speed 3 weeks, 3 days ago
I can see much improvement already, your Right Hand is more steady and I can see how it is bouncing way less than in the beginning, that’s great especially since you are increasing speed.
Try to stay always with the metronome and keep the beat of it as your downbeat, when you play with the thumb, otherwise it will difficult to keep…[Read more]
wonderful job! Dave was right about achieving your goals earlier than you thought! I would definitely go on with the challenge and try to increase even more before the end of the month.
At this point, I would work with dotted rhythms patterns and other rhythm variations, including changes of accents and triplets. Those are great…[Read more]
I can see a big improvement already! Despite the details that still need some work on, your scale got more fluent and the tone is better. Also, the rhythm is more regular and consistent.
I can see some extra tension on your Right Hand maybe due to concentrate on alternation and speed, I can see in particular your RH thumb tense and lift.…[Read more]
your Rasgueado is really improving and it,s getting better and more fluent in every video.
One good thing to work on to get this Rasgueado pattern more accurate is to work on the extension of the m finger alone. Isolate that movement and then try to make it smooth after the up-motion of the thumb. There are so many exercises to…[Read more]
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