Week 2: Forgotten Favorites!
Welcome to the Main Thread for the second week of "Unfinished Business" practice challenge!
- Choose an piece that you have started to practice but never fully commited to finish. It could be a an iconic masterpiece, a technical challenge, a sweet little miniature or a piece that you played a long time ago and always wanted to refresh! You're encouraged to experiment with pieces from composers you're not accustomed to or push your boundaries with a technically demanding work.
- Commit to regular practice and share your journey with the community. Aim to practice daily and upload at least two videos per week to showcase your progress. This will not only aid in keeping you dedicated and motivated but also enables you to share your musical journey with our tonebase family.
- Share your favorite piece or recording that you always wanted to learnm but is still "unfinished business". Your submission will serve as inspiration for others and construct a vibrant repertoire of potential pieces for fellow members to explore.
↓ Happy Sharing! ↓
I'm starting to learn Valses Poeticos, which consists of an Introduction and 8 parts. I looked at this great piece a long while back, but never concentrated on learning it. Here is status of the beginning (at slow tempo) and 1st waltz. I intend to work on the entire piece, but not sure how many parts I can post in the next few weeks. I'll give it a go.
Sor – Andante Op 45 No 5 (July 12)
Okay, I went a whole week of this challenge without posting any Sor. Well, that changes today. (No mocking me!)
This is a piece that I remember trying to play maybe two or three years ago. I got stuck on the repeat of the A section (with Sor’s typical fast flourishes) as well as the coda a bit, and so I dropped it. Today, when I started working on it, it was a good feeling to see that, while those sections are not easy, they are certainly within my grasp with some practice. It was a good confirmation that I have actually progressed in the last few years.
This video is after about an hour of practice. It's still a little slow. The fingerings are pretty straightforward. Stopping bass notes from ringing too long is a bit of a challenge, but doable.