Heavens! Between family, guitar technique, repertoire, maintenance, performance and many other things I’m sure, you must be getting 2 hours of sleep nightly. You have my admiration.
Cheers, Jim (pf)
As far as I know, one can list their YouTube content as private also. Naturally, one should respect your wish for some privacy and control over your content and creations. I’m not sure if this causes other types of issues but maybe admin. or others can address this. Good post!
Cheers, Jim (pf)
@ian Hello again Ian,
Thanks for your nice comment on the background art work; no apology necessary. I can’t take credit for it, thank you, but as I mentioned to Linda T. in the previous reply of this thread, my multi-talented wife/best friend is the creator of those fine works. I’ll pass your compliment (complement?) on to her.
Thank you aga…[Read more]
@gitarrenstueblegmail Hi Linda,
Thanks so much for your comments, nice for my ego I must say. The articulations were thrown in as an extra challenge and for reasons I can’t explain, it’s the way my brain wanted to hear these pieces.
The credit for the art work in the background goes to my fascinating and talented wife. She never ceases to ama…[Read more]
As mentioned in an earlier entry, I’m no expert on audio recording but I do know that there are better ways to get more accurate portrayals of performances and one doesn’t need to get any fancy equipment. I’ve railed on about this in other posts and have heard other students complain about the disconnect between what they heard in real…[Read more]
Doing some catching up on your journal..as usual, your sense of humour leaves me laughing and I think you and Deb H. might be kindred spirits in that regard; she and you put me on the floor.
Regards the value of theory; my opinion is that beyond the basic stuff e.g. arithmetic, symbols, pitch etc. more advanced theory is highly useful…[Read more]
Hi Narayan, @narayan
I’m honoured that a fine musician and photographer (you) took the time to have a look and offer your commentary. Thank you for that. I also very much appreciate your candour regards some of my recording techniques; we hope to improve on those in the future. I somewhat expected some interesting feedback about a few things i…[Read more]
Hello all and thank you so much for having a look at this latest video of the Sor Studies.
@nicktrap glad you liked it, thank you. I feel that the music is in there but we get thrown off by the term ‘study’ and all the ensuing technical stuff. Love your dog!
I’m very happy that you watched; I’ll take the “air” hat gesture. Your superb job on the Sor #3 is what got me going on all three. Thanks for that and your very nice comments.
Cheers, Jim (pf)
Hi and thanks,
to @kkconroy, for your very kind comments. All those little articulations drove me mad at times.
@marcus13 glad you liked the performances and the AV. I think if one can just manage to get the actual music down in the recording, all the rest isn’t really necessary but I am OCD about that kind of stuff.
Sor Studies op.60 1-3
I’m approaching the 1 Year mark (Aug. 2018) enrolling in CGCA and doing my first guitar lessons. It’s been fascinating and fun. Thank you to Simon and the crew for offering this wonderful vehicle of music education.
This video of the 3 Sor Studies op.60 is a marking of sorts which is why this is called a Progress Jou…[Read more]
Hi Lynette and Grade 2’ers..
Not part of your group (I’m in gr.1) so I hope you don’t mind an outside comment. I’ve found that when I’m not quite ready to do the full-on video bit, I try to do just a daily audio recording of bars, sections or a whole piece at points in my practice session. These are easy to do with the voice memo app on my iPa…[Read more]
I, as you and many others, am in the random mistake camp, big time. It seems that a common solution that I hear of is to play often to another person(s), friends, family, a microphone, your rhododendron. This is a different type of focus and concentration but in itself needs to be done frequently enough to be effective. It’s just s…[Read more]
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