WEEK 2: Keep on practicing! 🤖

Welcome to the Main Thread for the first week of the End-Of-The-Year Community Concert Challenge!


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  • Hello,

    This is my first post on the community forum!! 

    I missed the first week but I was inspired by Robert to have a look at Un Dia de Noviembre - it's a piece that has come to my attention a few times but i've never had a proper go at it..   So I'm gonna have a go now! 

    This is where i'm up to so far..   still some way to go, especially trying to get into the B section lol 

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    • Stefanie Mosburger-Dalz thank you Steffi. It wasn’t so easy to be the first, but then, I could relax and enjoy all other contributions. Yours also. Great…

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      • Robert
      • amateur guitarist, guitar addicted
      • Robert
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      joosje Indeed, the D major and d minor pieces are so beautiful, too, and challenging. 🙂 I like your suggestion of that practice forum for those pieces!

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    • Andrew Gray Really nice job so far on this. I enjoyed this a lot. and I'm looking forward to more.

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      • Steve Pederson
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      Andrew Gray Fantastic submission for your first post in the forum! Welcome! Great work here! Looking forward to seeing it progress. 

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  • hello all I am continuing to practice Canarios by Gaspar Sanz, trying to play it at a slower tempo 

    (120) and having more success at that speed with articulation, dynamics and phrasing. will post video tomorrow.

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  • here's my second video of Canarios by Gaspar Sanz

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    • Vilio Celli you have already  done a lot. I would just slow downd more and try to have one tempo and devide it into small sections- for example the beginning try to make three or four bar sections really slow and steady and then connect.  thank you for sharing.

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      • Jack Stewart
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      Vilio Celli You have made great progress, Vilio. I agree with Stephanie that it would be helpful to break it into smaller sections, get them smooth and then put them together. I look forward to your progress on this piece.

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    • Vilio Celli you have definitely done progress on this. A small advice, take care of the time signature and note length, on some mesure you tend to break the flow on each pulsation not doing 3 equal eighth notes but varying some of them. Continue the good work!

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    • Blaise Laflamme thanks Blaise yes tricky time signatures in this piece 6/8 then 3/4

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    • Vilio Celli indeed! Just ensure all eighth notes are played equally and use the time signature for grouping them as 6/8 for 2 beats of 3 eighth notes and 3/4 for 3 beats of 2 eighth notes. What version are you using, similar to the one on IMSLP?
      http://vmirror.imslp.org/files/imglnks/usimg/4/42/IMSLP602710-PMLP776908-Sanz_G-Canarios+mid.pdf

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    • Blaise Laflamme I’m using Bradford Werner edition

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      • Steve Pederson
      • The Journey is My Destination!
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      Vilio Celli Thank you for keeping us posted on your progress. Keep it going! You're doing great. Like I mentioned in my last post, this piece takes a while to get under control. 

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    • Ronnull
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    Unfortunately I won't be able to attend the concert, but I just wanted to wish everyone good luck!

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    • Ron thanks Ron!

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  • i am not exactly sure whether or not i will be in town to perform that day (holidays!) but want to play - can i still play if I am back in town or do I need to somehow commit beforehand?

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    • Derek
    • Derek
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    I've been practising Sor's minuet Opus 11 No 5 since last week (not continuously :-)). Here's a video. A few hesitant moments. Will continue working on it.

    I added a little equalisation and reverb to the video using  a program called VideoPlus (I tried to use Da Vinci Resolve but I installed a Black Magic Intensity Pro input/output device recently and now it won't play to my audio interface!) I've also attached another video for your amusement - or for all you lo-fi audio fans-  where by adding the reverb I seem to have got it backwards. Sounds a bit like a Mozart quartet played very badly :-)

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    • Derek I would like to dance, fine music, good playing

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    • Derek Definitely an intriguing sound effect 😄 great job so far. Keep going with this fine miniature, why not experimenting a bit more with colours.  Bravo for those parallel 3rds in the B part, I find them quite difficult….

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      Stefanie Mosburger-Dalz Danke Stefanie. I enjoyed your Barrios last night !

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      • Derek
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      joosje Thank you Joosje. I've always ignored this piece, I have a copy of the music which contains this piece and the no 6 which I have played on and off for a very long time. I started learning no 5 last week and now I have fallen in love with it. As you say, I need to experiment with colours etc. I think it can be made into a short but dramatic piece.

       

      I enjoyed your pieces last night. A good choice and well played

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    • Derek it’s a great choice, this one, indeed can be quite dramatic but always in a  light and playful manner… I remember you played nr 6 in a previous community concert, that sounded great.. 

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    • Derek thank you!!

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      • Jack Stewart
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      Derek Very good start, Derek. You seem to have it pretty much under your fingers. You'll have it smoothed out very soon. Look forward to you next post.

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    • Derek good work Derek! Did you have changed any part of your gear in your setup like a new mic, a camera, ...? I don't know about VideoPlus, do you process your audio straight out your video in the video editor?

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