Interactive Masterclass with Mircea Gogoncea

Are you looking for guidance on a speciifc piece or passage? Join me on on my first interactive masterclass. For today's Interactive Masterclass, you can reserve a 15-minute spot!

  1. Bill Young
  2. Jorge
  3. Olli
  4. Dominic
  5. joosje
  6. Jack Stewart

This will be an interactive Livestream. For those of you who haven't taken part in one of these before, allow me to explain the format.

WHAT DO I NEED?

  1. We are going to use ZOOM for the interactive portion of this Livestream. While it is not necessary to download the software, I would recommend that you do, as it is more stable than the browser version. In order to have the best audio quality, you can activate Original Sound option. Click here for help with achieving this.

HOW DOES THIS TAKE PLACE?

  1. Simply watch the Livestream at the time indicated in the Live Calendar.
  2. During the livestream, I will share a ZOOM Link in the chat. Click on that link, and it will take you to our ZOOM meeting.
  3. In the Zoom Call, we will get into greater depth about a piece or passage of your choosing.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

I want to be there and watch, but I don't feel comfortable taking part actively and share my audio and video. Can I still participate?

Of course! You can still enter the ZOOM class without audio and video. Though I highly recommend to see this Livestream more as university group lesson and - more importantly - a chance to have a meaningful interaction not only with me but with fellow tonebase users!

I want to participate with audio & video, but I don't like to be recorded.

The interactive class will not be recorded! In order to allow meaningful interaction to happen, we create this safe space, where you can fully immerse into a class. No single moment of the interactive class will be shared outside that virtual room! However, the Livestream prior to the interactive class will be recorded as usual and thus accessible after the Livestream happened.

 

LET US KNOW IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, WE LOVE HEARING FROM YOU!

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  • I would love to attend this, but I cannot join in until about fifty minutes after it starts. Would it be possible for me to take the fourth time slot (or fifth if you are going beyond the four slots listed)? If that is not possible, I completely understand. If it is possible, I’d like to play Schumann’s Traumerei. Thanks!

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      • MirceaTeam
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      • 6 days ago
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      Eric Phillips Totally fine, Eric! That sounds great! Looking forward to seeing you there.

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    • Mircea Thanks so much, Mircea! I really appreciate you accommodating me. I teach a class until 2:44 EST, so I will join the Zoom as quickly as I can after that.

      I am playing a transcription of Traumerei (obviously). I used Tarrega's transcription as a starting point, but changed several things in it. I do not have a score with exactly what I'm playing, but Tarrega's transcription is attached.

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      • 6 days ago
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      Eric Phillips Amazing! Thank you Eric!

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      • MirceaTeam
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      • 3 days ago
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      Eric Phillips Just wanted to let you know, since we got a few other participants now, I've placed you in at no. 6 for Wednesday, so your turn should come after 3pm EST - possibly even after 3:30 PST. Feel free to join whenever you can before that, though!

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    • Mircea I actually need to leave to get my daughter no later than 3:25 EST, so I think it best that I just give up my spot for someone else who has more flexibility/availability. Will there possibly be more video masterclasses that I could submit a video for? (If not, no worries.)

      Whoever is next in line (Jack Stewart ?)can have my spot.

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      • MirceaTeam
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      • 3 days ago
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      Eric Phillips Got it! Yes, there will be others soon. I don't know exactly when, but at some point in the next few weeks, or early February.

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  • Hi Mircea,

     

    I would like to reserve a 15-minute spot.

     

    thank you,

     

    Bill

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      • MirceaTeam
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      • 6 days ago
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      Bill Young Wonderful, Bill! Looking forward to seeing you there.

      Do you know what you will be playing? Not obligatory to tell me in advance but it would help for me to look up the score, etc 👍

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      • Bill Young
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      • 6 days ago
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      Mircea , I have not decided. Will let you a day or two before the class. Thanks, Bill

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      • MirceaTeam
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      • 6 days ago
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      Bill Young sounds great! No rush

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    • Mircea I would like to try Sor's Minuet in A Major, Op. 11, No. 6.  A piece that several Tonebase members have performed recently.

       

      https://s9.imslp.org/files/imglnks/usimg/7/7c/IMSLP434956-PMLP706984-Sor_-_Menuett_A-Dur_op.11-6.pdf

       

      I would like to focus on the two "p i m a" arpeggio sections,  Any tips on how to play them evenly and up to speed.  Since this is ascending arpeggio, would you play these using full planting instead of sequential planting? I have seen some players that can play super fasr arpeggios with no planting whatsoever.  Would love to hear your thoughts. 

       

      If there is time, I would like to get some tips on smooth LH shifting on HVL's coda from Mazurka-Choro.

      Thanks,

       

      Bill

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  • Hi, I would like to reserve a spot.

     

    Thanks!!!

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      • 6 days ago
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      Jorge Great! Looking forward to seeing you there 😎 do you know what you will be playing?

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      • Jorge
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      • 5 days ago
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      Mircea I will play Elegy for a King by Frederic Hand.

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      • MirceaTeam
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      • 3 days ago
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      Jorge Great! I don't have that piece - if you could email me the score or have it ready in the chat on the day, that would be amazing. My email is [email protected]

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      • Jorge
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      • 21 hrs ago
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      Mircea great masterclass!! thanks. 

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      • 18 hrs ago
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      Jorge Thank you so much, Jorge!

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  • Mircea Hello Mircea, is it still possible to get a slot in this upcoming masterclass ? Thank you . Best Regards Olli

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    • Mircea  - "Home" Andrew York

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      Olli Absolutely! You're on the list, Olli. Looking forward! I don't have that piece, so if you could email me the score or send it in the chat on the day, that would be helpful.

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    • Mircea wow - thats great 😋.  May you please tell me your Tonebase-Emailadress ? 

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      Olli it's [email protected] 😎

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    • Mircea you got an email 😎

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  • Hi Mircea 

    I would love to participate if there is still availability. I would play Preludio de Adios by Alfonso Montes, 

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      • 3 days ago
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      Dominic Hi Dominic! There is still space left - I've added you to the list! I don't have this piece, could you email it to me or have it ready in chat on the day of the masterclass? My email is [email protected]

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  • Hello Mircea, 

    Guess I’m late now, but I will wait for a chance to work the opening walz of Granados valses poeticos. After comparing several transcriptions, I follow mostly Joaquin Clerchs’s edition. 

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      joosje hi Joosje! It's not too late - 6 participants is the limit for this class, so I can still fit you in. I've added you to the list! Looking forward to seeing you on the day. 

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  • Hey Mircea,

    I am interested in participating in the masterclass. I would like to present Chopin op.69.2 waltz. I just noticed this so I may be too late for this class. If so, I will still watch and perhaps catch the next one. Thanks.

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      Jack Stewart hi Jack! I'm sorry, we did reach the 6-participant limit for this one - but I'm excited that you'll still be joining. I'll program another one of these in a few weeks and work with you then! Looking forward to that, too. See you soon!

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    • Mircea Not a problem Mircea. This will give me more time to prepare which is always necessary for me. Looking forward to watching your masterclass as always.

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      Jack Stewart Jack, I just heard from Eric that he will have to give up his spot - do you still want to take part? If so, I could have you taking his spot at no. 6! Let me know if that works for you. 

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    • Mircea That's great! Sure I'll do that. Thanks. I'll present Chopin's op. 69.2 waltz (Richard Yates transcription - score attached). I will also have a video on Martin's Transcription Challenge you can refer to in case I continue my notorious performance presedent. 

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      Jack Stewart Perfect, so glad to hear! I've updated the list and placed you on it. See you then!

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  • Where's the link, pleaseeeeee?????????

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    • Beatriz Click under the title of this page go to the live see the link in the chat copy and past on pc...

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  • Thank you soooo much!!!!

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  • not having any idea what people are playing and having no access to the score makes these interactive lessons pointless for those not playing.

    Pls consider showing a play list with music scores.

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      • MirceaTeam
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      david Hi David, I should have probably clarified that if you pin my video (which I usually spotlight anyway), you can always see me working with the score in the same way as I do during my solo streams. I've also named every piece and composer at the beginning of each session, and showed the first page and specific passage I was working on.

      Unfortunately, I'm not sure we'll be able to create a "score playlist" as you say, since people often send their scores in last-minute, as you've seen today. Some of the emails were only sent in after the lesson began. Additionally, we are not legally allowed to distribute scores that are not in the public domain. 

      Hope you still got some value out of the lessons you watched today.

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  • I cannot find the link to the Zoom meeting. 

    Can anyone help?

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  • [Link redacted for privacy reasons.]

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    • Beatriz Thank you.  Much appreciated.

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