That was awesome! Congrats on that performance. I’ve been working on this piece for about 3 weeks now, and can testify to its difficulty. Playing the trill on the 2nd string while the thumb plays the bass part requires a great deal of finger independence. You handled it very well. My goal is to have it ready by June, but that is probably t…[Read more]
Congratulations on your submission! I also enjoyed your very thoughtful analysis. I hope the camera becomes less scary. Wasn’t it Heisenberg who found that we can’t measure something without influencing its state? Didn’t know he was talking about guitar recording. Haha!
That’s a pretty great story! I was playing Op. 9 No. 2 for my kids (a piano version online, not my own version on guitar…yet) and one part involves this great descending scale that is really beautiful. I told them that part would be where the ballerina does something cool and expressive. When they were little kids they used to watch…[Read more]
Great job with all 5 pieces. I liked your Maria Luisa the best of the 5, but all were very good. You clearly really enjoy Playing Maria Luisa, and it was spot on in my opinion. I share your sentiment on the Etude in F. I didn’t like it all that much at first, but it grew on me. Thanks for recording Romanza! Yours is the first I’ve seen on…[Read more]
Fantastic submission! You did a great job with all four pieces, and congrats for going above and beyond by recording the additional Brouwer Estudio. You are very well prepared for Level 4, and I’m already looking forward to your submission for that one too. Looking forward to meeting you at the summer school.
Thanks for sharing the arrangements by Tarrega and Sagreras. Did Drake do one too? Haha!
I’m finding errors in Tarrega’s arrangement. Not errors as in “I think a different fingering would work better”, but more like “that fingering is impossible” or “that should be a finger number, not a string number”.
The one by Sagreras is sup…[Read more]
Scott Brandenberg replied to the topic Tim Wang – Grade 4 Certificate Submission (March, 2019) in the forum Grade Exam Submissions 1 week, 5 days ago
Awesome job! I really enjoyed your submission. You have an ease and relaxation in your playing that makes it look easy. This is an indication of a very solid underlying technique. Congratulations!
Your performance was spectacular! I know you muffed a note in the Estidio, but the musicality you brought to your performance is far beyond my expectations for a Grade 4 performance. I enjoyed your concert!
Your self-assessment was also excellent, though I hope you consider moving on to more advanced repertoire (you mentioned sticking…[Read more]
Hey everyone! I found that Tarrega transcribed some of Chopin’s pieces, including a Nocturne (Op. 9, No. 2). This is really a great piece. Tarrega arranged it in E instead of E-flat, which is great because I’d struggle with an E-flat transcription for sure. I’ll take four sharps over three flats any day. The copy of Tarrega’s transcription I found…[Read more]
Congratulations on the master class acceptance. That will be cool! You did a great job and this piece is lively and fun. I second Kari’s suggestion. Playing at a live seminar will be a great opportunity to play it for a supportive audience. Immanuel has good advice too in suggesting that you play the accompaniment a bit quieter. I’d als…[Read more]
Wonderful submission! Congrats. I liked the dog barking. It came about 90% of the way thru your recording and must have posed a real concentration issue for you. I admire your ability to stay focused. I enjoyed all 4.
That metronome looks like it may have been designed and built in a time before smartphone apps. Haha!
I read that article, and the author does state that Chopin insisted his students play in strict rhythm with their left hand while varying the rhythm with their right. The part of this I struggle with is that the upper voice and…[Read more]
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