Week 3: Tackling Challenges!
Welcome to the Main Thread for the third week of "Unfinished Business" practice challenge!
- 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.
- 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.
- 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! ↓
Sor – Les Adieux Op 21 (July 19)
Here is another update. I now am playing completely from memory, without even a score in front of me. I still have memory slips, but not too many (except when recording, of course). The final section is still a bit slow, but that’s fine. Maybe with time and practice the speed will increase.
While I'm finishing some Carlevaro's unfinished business for this challenge, I'm sharing with you a piece I finished last month for unexpected reasons, here's the link to the original post from My Practice Diary.
Bach - Air
Hello friends! I want to chime in with a piece that I am hoping to finish soon. This is the first half of a transcription (maybe this should've been for the transcription challenge) of the Air from Bach's Orchestral Suite No.3 in D major, BWV 1068, commonly known as Air on a G String.
I have two scores that I'm working from. One is WAY too easy and the other is WAY too difficult, so I am creating my own hybrid version of the two, using the original orchestral score as a guide.
My goal is to have the second half completed for my next recording - or at least a good working version of it.
I welcome your thoughts. One of the things that's very characteristic of this piece is the constant octave jumps in the bass line. I have tried to make that happen as much as possible. Sometimes it works, other times not so much. Some times it's just not possible.
If anyone knows of a fairly simple transcription of this piece that really does it justice, I'd love to have a look at it.