pianofingers replied to the topic Singing the Repertoire – But What Vocal Rendition? in the forum General Discussion 5 days, 18 hours ago
Very interesting subject and well written, thank you.
In the end, we’re talking about art and what it communicates to you, the individual, irrespective of who else may be listening in. That being said, I believe what all good educators have a responsibility to do, is open up new vistas and points of view to their students. It’s up to…[Read more]
Great to hear your submission in it’s original form and this very informative evaluation. Your progression is breathtaking to say the least. Congratulations!
Cheers, Jim (pf)
Always exciting to hear what’s going on in your life. Also a reminder that our personal, public (present day earth) and artistic lives are a delicately intertwined house of cards.
Is it not possible to practice your fabulous new guitar whilst riding your bicycle? Or do that study of ancient Latin colloquiums you’ve been itching to do…[Read more]
I’m anticipating moving up to Grade Two this month unless I blew it somehow in my submission. I’m revisiting this challenge all you guys did back May since one of the first things I’m doing is tackling those evil measures 9-12 in the Étude.
Just wanted say thanks to you and your challenge buddies for providing a great…[Read more]
Excellent writing and playing. Kind of reads like a thriller; hard to put down. Guitar sounds great especially in your hands! Interesting about the tempo suggestions for the Largo. It would seem to me a great challenge to play at the slower tempo given the differences in sustain possibilities between a guitar and orchestral/ensemble…[Read more]
Hiya, Deb @snezewort
I’m so glad you got the chance to have a listen. Your own musicality makes me try harder so I can get somewhere in the ballpark, at least.
Looks like you may be emerging from your self-imposed exile_break(?) which is good for all of us!
Cheers and best wishes, Jim (pf)
Best wishes for a fruitful journey over the next while. It probably will buzz by in a flash and you and the rest of us will be pretty impressed by the “even better than he was before” Ian.
Cheers, Jim (pf)
Hi Martha, @mkreipke
And, thank you also for searching out these videos and your kind remarks! I made those recordings back in mid-August but they’ve been in a perennial fugitive form, meaning my recordings are hard to listen to now. I’m now tackling Giuliani in Grade 2. My cursing in those pieces is helping me to forget Grade One.
From all…[Read more]
Hi John, @fabricatidiem
J’espère que vous avez passé de bonnes vacances en France!
Given my bad accent, usually if I ask for a cup of coffee in French, they bring me a funeral urn or a dog dish.
Welcome back and thanks for searching out my hard to find videos plus your compliments.
Looking forward to any submissions you may be doing(?)
You l…[Read more]
Well hello, Deb
Hadn’t seen a post from you in awhile so figured you were either chained to your final submission practice, or in a deep sleep from the exhaustion or just wound up saying “forget it, we’re off to Maui.”
Sorry to hear about routine 5.2 ruining the party but maybe your nerves will thank you. I’ve just started that sucker and know…[Read more]
I thought your playing was steady, confident and smooth. For someone so new to this, your submission was very impressive. Your musicianship is very apparent. And you know all about the rigours of the practice regimen, a plus.
What a change from your world of embouchures and reeds.
Best wishes for your evaluation! Jim (pf)
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