Week 1: Our Unfinished Pieces!

Welcome to the Main Thread for the first week of "Unfinished Business" practice challenge! 

  1. Choose an piece that you have started to practice but never fully commited to finish. It could be a an iconic masterpiece, a technical challenge, a sweet little miniature or a piece that you played a long time ago and always wanted to refresh! You're encouraged to experiment with pieces from composers you're not accustomed to or push your boundaries with a technically demanding work. 🎼
  2. Commit to regular practice and share your journey with the community. Aim to practice daily and upload at least two videos per week to showcase your progress. This will not only aid in keeping you dedicated and motivated but also enables you to share your musical journey with our tonebase family. 🎥
  3. Share your favorite piece or recording that you always wanted to learnm but is still "unfinished business". Your submission will serve as inspiration for others and construct a vibrant repertoire of potential pieces for fellow members to explore. 🎧

↓ Happy Sharing! ↓

163replies Oldest first
  • Oldest first
  • Newest first
  • Active threads
  • Popular
  • Sometimes the only practice I get in is while take my kid and his friends to the park. This is from yesterday, more-or-less the only playing I’ve gotten in recently. https://fb.watch/lIA46r4675/?mibextid=SDPelY

    Like 2
    • I think I figured out the embedding. Eric Phillips , let me know if this works for you. And, thank you again for the time and energy you, and this group members, spend helping me develop!

      Like 2
    • Spare Machine It worked great. The Pernambuco has such a great groove!

      Like
    • Eric Phillips Thank you!

      Like 1
      • Jack Stewart
      • Retired
      • Jack_Stewart
      • 1 yr ago
      • Reported - view

      Spare Machine This is wonderful, Mark. I recognize a couple of the pieces but I don't know them.  however, they were beautiful.

      I love the 'rustic' setting with extraneous noises, furtive glances and your impromptu foot stool.. 

      Like 1
    • Spare Machine Very nice job with the Pernambuco.  I really like the flow and your feel for the music.  

      Like 2
  • Barrios – Pais de Abanico (July 11 update)

    There is a bit of a tempo increase today. I am getting a little more comfortable with it each day, but still much work to do.

    Like 4
    • Eric Phillips 

      It's coming along nicely. (And, you stuck the landing on this take!) How is if feeling when you play it?

      Like 1
    • Spare Machine A little better each day. When I come to the hairy sections, I still get a little tense when I play them up to speed. I also hear my tempo fluctuating from time to time (unintentionally) which tells me it still needs work.

      Like 1
      • Jack Stewart
      • Retired
      • Jack_Stewart
      • 1 yr ago
      • Reported - view

      Eric Phillips That was great, Eric. You are developing a flare for more modern repertoire.

      Like 2
    • Jack Stewart Thanks, Jack. Most people would find it strange that we consider music written in 1928 to be modern.

      Like
    • Eric Phillips Great progress with this piece and very well played, Eric.  You have a great feel for this music.

      Like 2
    • Eric Phillips yes … this is growing every day and already so beautifully played, Eric. Congratulations.

      Like 2
  • Unfinished Biz friends, I'm out of town for the next 10 days on vacation. It wasn't practical to bring my guitar, but supposedly the hotel I'm staying most of my stay at has a classical guitar in the bar. Maybe I can borrow it and continue to participate in this challenge. I'll be checking the thread every once in a while, hoping to hear you all play! Happy practicing!

    Like 1
Like Follow
  • 11 mths agoLast active
  • 163Replies
  • 472Views
  • 20 Following

Home

View all topics