Week 1: Let there be Music!
Welcome to the Main Thread for the first week of "The Transcriptions" practice challenge!
- Make sure you've read the guidelines before replying!
- Watch the kickoff livestream!
Pick a transcription that was originally composed for another instrument, like piano or violin. Don't be afraid to choose a challenging piece or explore works from composers you haven't played before.
Commit to practicing daily and share your progress with the community. Aim to practice every day and post at least two videos per week showcasing your progress. This will help you stay motivated and accountable, and also allow you to share your transcription journey with others. Whether you're tackling a complex piece, refining your skills with a piece you already play, or experimenting with new playing techniques, the community is here to support you and celebrate your achievements.
Share your favorite piece that you would like to see transcribed or your favorite recording of a transcription. This will not only inspire others in the community but also provide a rich resource of ideas for everyone to explore. Plus, it's a great way to celebrate the creativity and artistry involved in adapting music from one instrument to another.
↓ Happy Sharing! ↓
So here is my first recording of practice of my transcription of Chopin Waltz op. 69 no. 2. This is a work in progress since I have spent about 4 hours on the practicing of this piece in total. There are a lot of shifts and maintaning the legato is challenging. Beside that, I am not very fluent with sight reading yet. I will invest more time on the practice of course and reupload soon. Please feel free to give me criticism. I re-attach the score for your easier reference. The video is mirroed but I don't have a quick fix for it yet. Thank you!
Rameau 2nd Allemande 1706 Part A
This is my first draft (not my first take) of this Allemande. I have only recorded the first part. It has taken me all this time to get to this point but I fell there is progress.
I am trying this without nails, which is a real challenge for me. I have made some progress on that but I still have trouble controlling my fingers. I have to dig into the strings to get a reasonable volume and sometimes it is a little out of control.
I'll start working on the 2nd half now.
I'll repost the transcription as I finish with the revisions.