WEEK 1: Dóbroje útro (Good Morning)!

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  • Ok here's my today's take on Study #3... again harder than the previous ones and also more mistakes... like a low E coming in for nothing and a rough end... but that's life! 😂
    https://youtu.be/iB49X1zlQH4

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    • Robert thank you Robert, yeah the magic of the green screen!

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    • Brett Gilbertnull
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    I just got the CM4 microphones and decided to try another take of #1 with my new setup.  They really do make a difference in sound quality and it's fun experimenting with mic placement based on Martin's livestreams and learning how to use reaper.

    It's always interesting to revisit a piece after a break.  I'm more comfortable with it now so I was able to increase the tempo a bit.    Working on #3, but that's going to take probably all week...

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    • Brett Gilbert Great sound, Brett! I hope the college trip went well.

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      • Brett Gilbertnull
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      Thanks Eric.  Trip was successful, but a bit hard having the first one leave the nest.  Nice to have the challenge this week for something to focus on!

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    • Brett Gilbert  I bet. My oldest is a high school junior, so I’m just a couple years behind you.

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    • Brett Gilbert hey what a sound improvement and confidence in your playing. That's inspiring to see your progress in both playing and recording, you're more than on the right track, congrats!!

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      Thanks Blaise!  Those tiny mics really are something, certainly worth the wait.  Based on the livestream recommendations I'm using ORTF for now, although I experimented with XY placement  These will be so useful for piano as well (that challenge starts this week).  

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    • Brett Gilbert you won't regret your investment... at least I don't regret for you when I'm listening to you 😂

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      Brett Gilbert And here we are, awesome! First of all, wonderful performance, I highly enjoyed the joyful approach! Second, you gotta love those tiny mics, haha! I'm looking forward where those bad boys will get you, I still use my Line Audios on a lot of recordings!

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      Brett Gilbert That was great Brett. 

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      Jack Stewart Thanks Jack!

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    • Brett Gilbert so good. pleasure to listen to it, joyful rhythmic and energetic.

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    • Brett Gilbert Nice performance.

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  • Study 2

     

    easy-left hand fingerings

    difficult-making arpeggio section even and musical

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    • david robinson Well done, David!

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      david robinson Fantastic! Did you get some inspiration from yesterday's class with Marina and the "hidden melody" of this Rock Ballad? 💪🐈

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    • david robinson good playing, great sound, beautiful tone. the arpeggio part is very even and musical.

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    • Eric Phillips Thanks!

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    • joosje Thank you.

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    • Martin Thank you! I did get inspiration and valuable insight into this study as well as #4, 5, and #7. Marina was very useful for understanding what the composer wants, and his melodic process. Yay Tonebase!

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