WEEK ONE Updates: Main Thread - Awakening Tárrega's Spirit

Hello and welcome to the WEEK ONE Main Thread for this challenge! 😍


Alright my friends - this is the thread where we'll all be posting our daily updates.

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Twice a week between Mai 31st and June 21st, I hope to be reading your daily updates in this very thread right here!


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Please use the following format when commenting (feel free to copy & paste!):

 

  • One thing you found easy:
  • One thing you found difficult:
  • (Optional): a video of you performing it!
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  • Hello everybody! I have been practicing the first (minor) part of Capricho Arabe since Monday, therefore only recorded one third of it. My plan is to finish the second part this week. I have some difficulties with timing, and not sure that I played correctly. Sorry about the mess on my desktop 🙈

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      Gokce Turkmendag  Nice job Gocke! We are working on the same section. I wasn't able to play it in one go so kudos to you!

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    • Gokce Turkmendag Sounds really good, Gokce! Such a beautiful melody.

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    • Gokce Turkmendag I like it a lot too, good👋👋

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    • Derek thanks Derek, you should try it again, fun to play :)

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    • Debbie thanks Debbie, waiting for your submission!

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    • Eric Phillips thank you Eric!

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    • Giuseppe Gasparini thanks Giuseppe!

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      • Debbie
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      • 3 yrs ago
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      Gokce Turkmendag I did yesterday. Is it not showing up on the feed?

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    • Debbie I cannot see it. Has anyone made a comment or I am the only one who cannot see it? Sometimes the posts wait for approval. 

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      • Debbie
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      • 3 yrs ago
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      Gokce Turkmendag I can see it. It’s right after yours. But you’re right. No one has commented. I was figuring it must be bad 😂 How discouraging. I worked so hard.

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    • Debbie you cannot be that bad 😂😂 One day I used s*** word and my post waited for approval. I was able to see it, but also the approval status was written on the top of the post. I am not sure it was because of the word. Then it was approved in a few days. 

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    • Debbie I likewise do not see your post, Debbie. I feel bad that you've been feeling bad! Can you post it again, maybe. I would love to hear it!

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    • Gokce Turkmendag bravo, you're sounding great Gokce!

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    • Blaise Laflamme thanks Blaise!

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      • martin.3
      • 3 yrs ago
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      Gokce Turkmendag this is suuuch a wonderful and mysterious piece, I am so happy that a lot of you guys take on the challenge and work on one of the great guitar rep standards! You did a wonderful job on this one, I am sure the feeling and timing will improve once you get this more "into your fingers"! Keep going, I look forward to where this piece is going to take you 👩‍🚀

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    • 3 yrs ago
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    Hello challenge buddies! I'm late in the week with this but better late than never. Sorry for the guitar. I'm in between guitars right now as I just sold the last one and a new one is being shipped to me on Monday 😀

    What I I found easy: I was able to work on this four days this week. I did not find the first page particularly difficult but later when I work more on phrasing and increasing tempo for the fast passages I will have to practice much more. 

    What I found difficult: Playing the intro and the first part of the next section in one go. I finally gave up and did two different takes. I just had too many brain farts. I try to memorize a new piece as I'm working on it so putting it together wasn't working yet. 

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    • Debbie Bravo, very well done👋👋

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    • Debbie now I can see it finally! It's an incredible job for only practising for four days. I have the same problems with timing at the intro, especially on the sextuplets measure. It is not easy to use a metronome with this piece but you can try a few times to understand it clearly.

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      • 3 yrs ago
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      Debbie Debbie that was beutifully played, well done!

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      • 3 yrs ago
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      Debbie Wow!  Very impressive for only four days.  Great job!

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    • Debbie Great work, Debbie! Not an easy piece, but it's sounding really good so far. I like the cutaway!

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    • Debbie nicely done Debbie! I can't wait to hear the next part 👍

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      • 3 yrs ago
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      Giuseppe Gasparini thanks Giuseppe!

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      • Debbie
      • 3 yrs ago
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      Gokce Turkmendag thanks Gokce. I’ve been trying to play along with Tariq to get a feel for the phrasing. I like how he talks about the sections that are supposed to be played capriciously. The sextuplet phrase will sound better once I can increase the tempo on the 32nd notes following the sextuplets. I even have them circled in triplets to better see them. Thanks mentioning it. I will do better my best to work on it 😁

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