Brian, the Bach excerpt is sounding really great. I’m glad to hear that the nail repair kit worked. The improvement in tone from the previous video is very noticeable and it is sounding much more steady and legato. Nice work.
I managed to overlook this piece up until now, but immediately grabbed the sheet music after seeing your video.
The Bolero is sounding great, and I really appreciate the incredibly detailed write-up. Learning new pieces like this can be quite a daunting task and it’s not often that others get to see the struggle we all go through during the process.
I had to dig very deep to resurrect this journal.
As usual, there is a lot going on in life that has kept me too busy or distracted to make time to post here. But I have exciting news that I will be starting a new job in a week that will significantly reduce my commuting time. I have been commuting 35 miles one-way from NY to CT for the last 2…[Read more]
A big thanks to everyone who commented and I apologize for my post and run habits lately.
Martha, now that I’ve gotten this piece under my belt I’m starting to look at more Bach and I am considering the Allemande and Courante, but seem to gravitate towards the Prelude’s. The 997 Prelude seems to be calling my name. I’m also revisiting some…[Read more]
Paul Berge replied to the topic Wading in the Brook : please play some Bach for us in the forum J.S. Bach – June 2019 6 months ago
Amazing contributions by everyone so far.
Bruce, I really like that arrangement of the 1007 Prelude. The ascending passage leading to the end of the piece sounds nice with chords as opposed to the single notes in my version. Every performance I see of this piece gives me new ideas. The 999 is also on my ever growing list of partially learned…[Read more]
Life has been keeping me busy, but I have been playing more Bach. This is probably the third time I have tried to learn this piece, but never really made it beyond the first page. This time I was determined and worked for a while on fingering I was comfortable with. I mostly based it on Bradford Werner’s version with a few adjustments of my own.…[Read more]
Wonderful performance, Narayan!
And thank you for the detailed explanation of the creation process. Being a relative novice to video editing I am just scratching the surface with what can be done with Premiere. You are on another level altogether!
I’m humbled by all of the responses. I had been going through a bit of a slow period for guitar and not learning much new, but every once in a while I hear something that I just connect with.
I have been experimenting with my mic setup, so of course I would be happy to talk about it.
My old Logitech webcam was replaced with a retired Galaxy S8…[Read more]
Hey everyone, remember me? It’s been far too long, so I thought I would just jump right back in with a new video. I saw this piece performed by the composer on the Guitar Salon International’s YouTube channel and immediately bought the score and have been working on it since then.
I haven’t been able to carve out much time in my schedule to participate here lately, but had to drop by to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
In hindsight, this was played a bit too fast, but I had fun with it. Enjoy.
Thanks for the motivation Dave. I had some house-guests for a few days and have been waiting for some downtime to get in my next recording.
This time around I set the metronome to 110bpm only counting the 1st and 3rd beat. After watching the recording back, it was apparent that I was emphasizing these beats in my playing.
I have two takes in…[Read more]
I’ve been pretty focused on Color Sepia for the last week and making good progress on it. I’m having a hard time sticking with the metronome on this piece, but motivated by the challenge, I’m considering this my pre-metronome benchmark video. Things will be in time for the next few weeks, then I’ll allow myself some room for…[Read more]
Thank you Dave. I haven’t ever put much time into direct practice of dynamics, so I think it’s time to add to my practice list. This will be a good addition to my metronome work since I always tend to speed up when trying to play louder.
Thanks Roger. One clean recording and i’ll add it to the Snowflight thread. I’m really enjoying seeing the…[Read more]
I’m using the first section of Color Sepia for my metronome challenge. When I play this piece, I have a tendency to push and pull the rhythm quite a lot so I’m using this challenge to learn it at a steady tempo.
For the first week, I’m starting with the metronome set to 100 bpm counting 1/4 notes with accents on beats 1 and 3.
My plan is to…[Read more]
I’m trying to not let this progress journal get stale again. Another week has gone by and my main focus has been on Color Sepia. I’m really enjoying this piece and the new challenges it’s bringing me. Playing in higher positions is helping to improve my fret-board knowledge. Multiple key changes also keep me on my toes.
Metronome work on this…[Read more]
Donna, I highly recommend checking out Kevin Gallagher’s video on the three different hand positions. It really helped me a lot and you can even see his thumb coming around the neck in certain positions. You shouldn’t force an unnatural hand position for the sake of getting your thumb behind the neck or keeping your fingers perfectly parallel with…[Read more]
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