Week 3: Music is Music! 🎉

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    • don
    • don.2
    • 2 yrs ago
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    Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence

    Work out some of fingerings with my teacher. Still some issues with tempo, just have to spot and slow practice. Will work on it for another couple of weeks before moving to new repertoire then revisit this again. 

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    • don beautiful. Sounds so nice, Don. 

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      • ivan paolonull
      • amateur guitarist
      • ivan_paolo
      • 2 yrs ago
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      don 

      I think you are doing a good job. I also agree on the method, that is: after a period of study, abandon the piece and let it "mature" within us, to then resume it after some time, eg one or two months later (... and then also after years) Music and the way we play it evolve with us over time.

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    • ivan paolo very true

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    • don I like the mood you created with the music... but from 2:20 to 2:40 what was that... an airplane? 😮 

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      • don
      • don.2
      • 2 yrs ago
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      ivan paolo yes. There is also mental fatigue sometimes if you work a piece for too long and you may lose the motivation or the reason why you pick it up in the first place. 

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      • don
      • don.2
      • 2 yrs ago
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      Blaise Laflamme lol that was a special effect I throw in since it was a theme song for a war movie. 
       

      kidding.. there is a air base near where I lived and they occasionally fly past. Im so use to it that I just continue playing. 

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      • don
      • don.2
      • 2 yrs ago
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      joosje thanks!

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  • What of this piece: les barricades mystérieuses by Francois Couperin (1717)? Originally for harpsichord. fifth piece from  « Ordre 6ème de clavecin »

    I wanted to play this piece since a while. Finally found a good version. It should be in the practice timeline, and will be, but since this is such a nice transcription of baroque harpsichord music, I decided to post it here. It’s very fresh,, just worked out most of the fingerings. Especially the last variation needs more work. 

    It is a rondo structure, with quite unexpected modulations. That’s seems to be the meaning of the piece.

    About the title: here some notes from the wiki page for your education and entertainment* ☺️

    The suggestion of barricades is "a double entendre’  referring simultaneously to feminine virginity and the suspensions of harmonic progressions of the music, whose lute figurations from the style brisé are imitated to produce an enigmatic stalemate"….

    Other suggested intended meanings for the title include:

    • impeding communication between people
    • between past and present or present and future
    • between life and death
    • women's underwear
    • allegedly a common way of referring to women's eyelashes among the Salonniere of the 17th century
    • masks worn by performers of Le Mystère ou les Fêtes de l’ Inconnu  (The Mysterious One or the Celebrations of the Unknown One) staged by one of Couperin's patrons, the Duchesse du Maine in 1714
    • a "technical joke...the continuous suspensions in the lute style being a barricade to the basic harmony".
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      • Olli
      • Mr. Pizza
      • Saitenzwirbler
      • 2 yrs ago
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      joosje dear Joosje, as always - I love your way of interpretation very much.... the added 7 th string is a great job...keep on playing in such a great and lovely way ! I am looking forward to Mittwoch Abend - our watch party 😉

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      • ivan paolonull
      • amateur guitarist
      • ivan_paolo
      • 2 yrs ago
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      joosje Well done.Thanks for sharing music and the notes too. I love this piece and I've the A.Diaz and D.Russel sheets, but I've never start to study it. I like your gentle sound.

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    • ivan paolo thank you, Ivan. it’s worth studying. This music is somehow addictive.

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    • Olli thanks Olli.

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    • joosje btw I used Matthew McAllister’s transcription. I don’t have the other ones. Interested to find out if there are any major differences. It feels as if written for guitar.

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    • joosje bravo Joosje, I very like the way you played this piece. I've done a transcription for 2 guitars many years ago... it reminds me such beautiful memories. ❤️

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      • Barney
      • Barney
      • 2 yrs ago
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      joosje Beautiful Joosje!!  The melody sings and is legato with nice balance and tone. Thanks for reminding us about this little gem, and sharing your wonderful playing!

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    • joosje Oh that is beautiful. I'm really behind this week listening to everybody and commenting, but when I saw "Les barricades" I had to listen. It is my favorite piece at the moment. Great job! I need to learn it soon.

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    • Olli
    • Mr. Pizza
    • Saitenzwirbler
    • 2 yrs ago
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    https://youtu.be/SNK-UMdsk40

     

     

    Dear Community, this is my attempt of playing "Asturias". In this Challenge I only uploaded two pieces... Asturias took so much time.... I am looking forward to the watch-party 😉...

    Have a nice time and stay healthy 🍀.

     

    https://youtu.be/nZ6NFklVuFw

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    • Olli
    • Mr. Pizza
    • Saitenzwirbler
    • 2 yrs ago
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    Dear Community, this is my attempt of playing "Asturias". In this Challenge I only uploaded two pieces..."Jesu bleibet meine Freude" und "Asturias" took so much time.... I am looking forward to the watch-party 😉...

    Have a nice time and stay healthy 🍀.https://youtu.be/SNK-UMdsk40

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    • Olli beautiful playing Olli. I enjoyed listening a lot. You did great in only 3 weeks! It’s hard to get a steady pulse in the fast part, you’re almost there, you make it sound really good

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    • Olli That was great, Olli! To be playing this iconic piece that well in just three weeks is quite an achievement. Congratulations! That is now a piece you can play that everyone will love, no matter who they are.

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      • Olli
      • Mr. Pizza
      • Saitenzwirbler
      • 2 yrs ago
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      joosje thank you very much for your Kindly reply Joosje, and yes - the triplet part is too slow at the moment....the whole piece needs to be practiced in slow-motion 😄

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      • Olli
      • Mr. Pizza
      • Saitenzwirbler
      • 2 yrs ago
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      Eric Phillips thank you very much - but no !!! My wife can't hear me practicing tremolo pieces and Asturias....so not everybody will love those pieces 😂.

      You did an amazing job - uploaded so much nice pieces - wow --great work... I am looking forward to tomorrow 😉......and of course to Saturday - our live event concert 😍

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    • Olli Well that is your wife's loss! Sure, it may be a bit overplayed, but it is beautiful nonetheless. Looking forward to tomorrow as well, but I won't be able to watch on Saturday.

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      • Olli
      • Mr. Pizza
      • Saitenzwirbler
      • 2 yrs ago
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      • Things you found easy: memorising 
      • Things you found difficult: the triplets part needs to speed up - that needs a couple o weeks
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