Thomas Beck replied to the topic Live Seminar #68 [Sign Up] Sunday, December 15, 4pm NYC time in the forum Live Member Events 1 day, 19 hours ago
I would like to play Carcassi Etude #16.
The rain adds another layer of serenity to a serene scene. I enjoy the BW videography in your video. I creates a sense of timelessness for me…
Keep up the good work on Menuet! I play it from time to time when I play instead of practice.
I played Carcassi Etude 16 for feedback in a coaching call this morning with James Erickson. He gave me positive comments and a few suggestions for how to improve the performance. I’m not a morning person. It was a good experience. All the pieces I’ve selected for the Spring 2020 Grade 6 exam submission are moving forward. I’ve scheduled a…[Read more]
Schule 7 is still rough when I play it. I’ve only played through the 1st half. I need to count out the dotted rhythms as I play. The rhythmic variety the triplets bring to the close of the phrase really makes the passage special. Mertz’s music has a distinctly different feel and sound than the music of earlier composers such as Giuliani and…[Read more]
I used Schule #7 for sight reading practice today. I like it. I need practice reading rhythm. #7 is a good exercise.
I asked my wife to get me a Mertz book for Christmas, one with Nocturnes…
Congratulations, Linda! It’s a good goal. Making a commitment to play is workable plan. The Allemande appears to be the milestone piece in the advanced repertoire at CGCA. You’ll do fine.
The other performance opportunities will help work out the nerves. I take heart in seeing you and the other advanced players at CGCA reach your goals.
It’s not too late in Ohio – so here it is. I said I’d post something; although, it’s not quite there yet. I have a few more months to work out the kinks.
I’ll post it in 2020…
I’m glad you enjoyed the story, Mark
Happy Thanksgiving! I’m eating leftover turkey it still counts.
John and Donna,
I’ve suffered a bit, too. I try to minimize the damage when I play in public :<}
Reviewers are notorious for having opinions. Tobias Wolf is an American author who wrote a short story called Bullet in the Brain. The protagonist describes his thoughts and perceived reality as a bullet tears through his brain after being shot by a bank robber. It’s a great story. Many suspect the protagonist is a book reviewer who wrote a bad…[Read more]
Bruce, Rick, Nels, and Magdalena:
I enjoyed listening and seeing CGC performances bring Tarrega’s music to life.
Well done and thank you for delivering another great month of COTM
Thanks, John and Drew.
When it comes to making a guitar, I’m little brother, Tom. He would have just taken it over. I guess I kept it for myself. I asked to use his shop about 10 years ago to build a telescope for the Columbus Astronomical Society. I needed his table saw – he asked me what telescope builders did 200 years ago. I used his table…[Read more]
I saw the ‘Other’ Llobet piece listed next to your name on last weeks live session with Simon, so I forwarded through and watched it. I was surprised to find you had played the ‘Other’ Llobet piece in the session. You did very well with it. It appears to be challenging. Testament has some serious challenges in the harmonic sections, so I…[Read more]
Thanks, Joannes. I wasn’t consistent with the a full lift. I intend to work on rubato and the other details as I return to playing this piece. Maria Luisa will need some attention so I intend to bring it around. I started Romanza and Adelita sometime in October in a staggered approach. I’ve just added El Testament d’Amelia. I’m at a play through…[Read more]
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