Allemanders are all sounding great on these measures. @davecoleman – wishing you a good and swift recovery.
The volume was really low on my iPhone when I recorded this, sorry.
Trying to bring the bass line out a bit this week and watch for unwanted resonances coming into the third beat of measure 11, especially the open G still ringing from…[Read more]
Hi Connie. The Colborn School sounds like a very promising opportunity – congratulations! I enjoyed your interviews with Simon and Jesse McCann and the recent Masterclass you have provided on Capricho Catalan. Thanks for all you do for promoting the classical guitar and for those of us at CGCA. Here’s to a whirlwind month of June!
Just to add to the conversation, here is a link to a repair that Luis did for my Andreas Kirmse double top. Luis is a really fine luthier who deserves far more recognition. Scott, if you are bringing that guitar, I would love to see it up close.
I’ll be away from my guitar until late Sunday so I thought I’d get my first progress video on m. 9 – 13 up today. I’ve tightened up the pause I was playing in measure 9 and am trying to get the cross string trills more crisp. More work on those for sure.
For this recording, I’m using my Kenny Hill Performance which I will bring to Boston (its…[Read more]
Scott, wonderful to hear more about your guitar journey and to witness the dedication you have to your craft. I don’t know if I have ever shared with you that I have had Luis Fernandes de Cordoba to some work for me on my Andreas Kirmse Guitar. He has pictures of that repair on his website. He is a wonderful person and excellent Luthier and…[Read more]
I stole a half hour from my lunch break to record a baseline of mm 9 – 13 on my iPhone. I can see that I’m holding the open B quarter note in measure 9 too long. I’d like that note to breathe just a bit before the descending phrase if possible. Also experimenting with an ornament on the fourth beat of measure 13.
Really appreciate the…[Read more]
You have this in hand – solid articulation of voices (I can hear the 3 note pattern) and steady pulse throughout. The ornaments are there and will get crisper with repetition. It’s been fun working on this passage!
Dave, I’m in. Allemanders unite! I concur with Roger’s suggestion of working on the B section and then coming back to work on the A section. I think it is really valuable to keep learning from and nudging each other to dig deeper into all aspects of this piece.
Your excerpt is sounding very clear, warm, and even. I can hear the movement of all the voices. The ornaments add to the forward direction of each phrase. Looking forward to hearing you play the whole piece someday.
Allemande Excerpt Measures 13-18, Week #4
Enjoying a week in Virginia Beach with our extended family and trying to get some practice in every day. In measure 14, I changed my fingering to the suggested second position barre in order to hold the D on the second string a bit longer. This helps keep the “3 note” pattern more consistent. Dave’s…[Read more]
Your tone is very good and the voices are clear. As for ornaments, I have benefited from slow-practice on the ornament itself and like Roger, make up a short exercise to use. You could just take one measure with the ornament in it. I’m sure after couple of days of focus on the ornaments, you will gain the control you are looking for. T…[Read more]
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