WEEK 1: Dóbroje útro (Good Morning)!

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    • Barney
    • Barney
    • 2 yrs ago
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    Here is my current status on Study #6.  These studies, with their modern tonality, are more difficult for me to commit to muscle memory, and therefore require more time to perform without errors at suggested tempo.  They are really cool, so wanted to try a few from the second half of the set.  So out of time to work more on this one.  On to the next...?

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    • Barney yes for the current Koshkin session I'm using a stereo ribbon in fixed Blumlein + a Rode NT4 stereo cardioid in fixed X/Y.

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      • Barney
      • Barney
      • 2 yrs ago
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      Blaise Laflamme Sounds great!

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    • Barney thanks for the appreciation... I can say the same about your sound, it's always clear and well balanced as your performances!

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      • Brett Gilbertnull
      • Piano and classical guitar
      • Brett_Gilbert
      • 2 yrs ago
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      Barney Great to hear you recording these more advanced studies.  Sounds great.  Had a technical question: which FX are using to get the "reverb" effect in reaper?  The number of FXs is a bit overwhelming, I was hoping to find something to simulate being in a larger room or small concert hall.

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      • Barney
      • Barney
      • 2 yrs ago
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      Blaise Laflamme Thanks very much!

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      • Barney
      • Barney
      • 2 yrs ago
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      Brett Gilbert Thanks!  Nimbus Reverb.

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      • Jack Stewart
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      • Jack_Stewart
      • 2 yrs ago
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      Barney Bravo Barney. That was really impressive!

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      • Barney
      • Barney
      • 2 yrs ago
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      Jack Stewart Thanks Jack!!

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    • Peg Barrett
    • I am a guitar instructor and a member of the Pensacola Guitar Ensemble.
    • Peg
    • 2 yrs ago
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    I have finally finished up Study #1 with reduced (not eliminated) squeaks and added dynamics and rubato. Although I can play it at the suggested tempo I prefer the sound a bit slower, around 76 or so. I've grown to really like the piece and I will keep playing it. Now, on to #2. I have worked out some fingerings and am working to get the somewhat unfamiliar chord shapes under my fingers. I truly wish I had more time to play these, but the demands of my ensemble music limit that a bit. These are great studies, though, and I plan to work through as many as my abilities allow.

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    • Peg Barrett great to know you've been able to work it out! You're right, eliminating squeaks is an hard topic 🤯

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    • Emmanull
    • Emma
    • 2 yrs ago
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    Etude No 3. I already made a post about the difficulties of this study and here is my recording just on time before the second week. Now I will practice this one and number 4

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    • Emma bravo Emma! very well done 💪

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      • Barney
      • Barney
      • 2 yrs ago
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      Emma Nice playing Emma!  I like your phrasing and tone quality!

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    • Emma Excellent, Emma! You maintained a good moving tempo throughout, even in the trickier spots. I found myself slowing down at spots with this one (without wanting to).

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    • Emma  glad to  hear this, Emma. Well done. The theme comes in very clear every time and the whole piece sounds rhythmical and secure. Good submission.

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      • Brett Gilbertnull
      • Piano and classical guitar
      • Brett_Gilbert
      • 2 yrs ago
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      Emma Thanks for posting #3, it sounds great.  Very smooth and you kept the brisk tempo.  I just started working on this and it's tough (for me), but nice to see it so played so well.  I saw your earlier post about some of the initial difficulties which I'll watch out for.

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      • Emmanull
      • Emma
      • 2 yrs ago
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       Blaise Laflamme Brett Gilbert Eric Phillips joosje Barney @@@@@thank you all for watching and giving me encouragement and support. This is indeed a great community. My goal was to play it a tempo as I struggle with speed. I was having trouble to memorise this one so the recording was a bit more shaky that it should have been but I think I need to move on, no 4 and possible 5? 

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      • Derek
      • Derek
      • 2 yrs ago
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      Emma well done Emma. That's very good

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    • Emma this study is definitely hard to play at the suggested tempo, fingers don't follow up your mind as it speeds up. I agree with #4 and #5, two beautiful studies!

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      • Jack Stewart
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      • Jack_Stewart
      • 2 yrs ago
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      Emma wonderful performance Emma.

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      • Robert
      • amateur guitarist, guitar addicted
      • Robert
      • 2 yrs ago
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      Emma Very nice! Thanks for that, Emma.

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    • Emma Sounds great!

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  • Study 6 Update

    Here's where I'm at after today's practice session. The tempo is up a bit, and I feel a little more controlled. The same sections are still my weak spots (measures 5-11 and 21-22) but maybe they are a little improved. Sorry the lighting is rather poor.

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    • Eric Phillips what an improvement... wow... and you got a better sound, what have you changed?

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    • Eric Phillips great achievement, Eric. Really wonderful  sound and energy. I  like your coloring and timing.. congratulations  If I’m allowed one remark: in m 1-2 and at the end you play the chords on  beat 3 and 4 both staccato. I have a feeling they d contrast more with a short-long effect. 

      I also played the (arpeggiated) chords in M 12-15/23-26 first with p, but a rasgueado, like Marina does, sounds good too

      Lets. meet again at study# 9

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