DAILY UPDATES (Click Me!) Main Thread - Where the magic happens!

Welcome, one and all, to the Main Thread for this challenge!


This is where the magic happens - the thread where we'll all be posting our daily updates.

Make sure you've read the rules before replying (<- click)

 

Every day between December 6th and 19th, we are hoping to read your daily updates in this very thread right here!


Please use the following format when commenting (feel free to copy & paste!):

  • Landslag you worked on:
  • One thing you found easy:
  • One thing you found difficult:
  • (Optional): a video of you performing it!

Sample daily update:

  • Landslag you worked on: Landslag no. 1: dark sand dunes with some moss
  • One thing you found easy: The first bar was the hardest one for me to learn, although it looked easy enough on my first try.
  • One thing you found difficult: I liked that it was a single line; it allowed me to focus on every note and it was much easier to read than most pieces I play.

Feel free to make these updates as short or long as you wish!


Download the full score (click ↓):

Gulli's Lessons for each individual Landslag:

Dedicated discussion threads for each Landslag:

(More dedicated threads will be created as we progress throughout the challenge)


↓ Let's do this! Post your daily updates below ↓

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    • Roni Glasernull
    • Classical guitarist and composer
    • roniglaser
    • 3 yrs ago
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    • Landslag you worked on: Landslag 6
    • One thing you found easy: Shockingly enough for me, the flats in the key signature were very friendly.
    • One thing you found difficult: The first and strong beat of the bar never being on the bass note.

    Here's another video!

    https://youtu.be/XfB-AqRtneE

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    • Roni Glaser beautiful tone and very soulful interpretation! 

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      • Roni Glasernull
      • Classical guitarist and composer
      • roniglaser
      • 3 yrs ago
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      David Chidsey Why thank you David, I do find all these pieces really ask for it.

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      • MirceaTeam
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      • Mircea
      • 3 yrs ago
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      Roni Glaser amazing, Roni! So much thoughtful space and so in control of everything! Very, very happy to hear you here. You make this challenge so much fun! Can't wait to see what you post over the next few days.

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    • Roni Glaser What a show, clean sound, breathing, musicality👋👋

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      • Roni Glasernull
      • Classical guitarist and composer
      • roniglaser
      • 3 yrs ago
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      Thank you Giuseppe Gasparini and Mircea ! I appreciate the encouragement, and I guess that's what this is all about!

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      • martinTeam
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      • martin.3
      • 3 yrs ago
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      Roni Glaser Awesome! I haven't looked at the landslög past number 5 yet, listening to your and Mircea's version really makes me looking forward to working on that one! You have a beautiful tone on the first string, pearly and shiny! 

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  • working on Landslag VII, this one is really challenging for me!  I'm going to have to work on the compassions before posting about it

    Moderator edit: This has been moved to the daily updates thread. ~Mircea

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      • MirceaTeam
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      • Mircea
      • 3 yrs ago
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      David Chidsey Beautiful, David! Very much looking forward to reading your update or listening to your video. Just curious, what do you mean by compassions?

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    • Mircea ooh I meant Compás! 🤷‍♂️🕺

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    • Derek
    • Derek
    • 3 yrs ago
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    Landslag I worked on: number 5

    What I found easy: most of it was easy to read through

    What I found hard : the timing on the triplets

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      • MirceaTeam
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      • Mircea
      • 3 yrs ago
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      Derek Great job, Derek! 😀 Glad to hear you've been working on triplet stuff - I'm very much looking forward to the triplet polyrhythm coming up!

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    • MirceaTeam
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    • Mircea
    • 3 yrs ago
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    • Landslag you worked on: Landslag no. 6
    • One thing you found easy: The melody ebbs and flows naturally, it was really easy to let go and just create beautiful music! Also finally changed my strings - that helps a lot with sound quality! 😄 haha
    • One thing you found difficult: As in previous movements, the quiet and atmospheric nature of the piece makes it extremely noticeable whenever any extraneous noise is caused by either hand or even by other body movements. This is compounded by the fact that we're recording those, rather than playing them live, making those things stand out even more. The main challenge is, in my opinion, to minimize those noises to the point where they don't take your listener out of the atmosphere, without losing track of the most important thing: making beautiful music. Don't allow all of your attention to be focused on technique - make the piece breathe! That's what I have to tell myself, at least.
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    • Mircea Bravissimo, very useful advice on problems👋👋

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      • martinTeam
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      • martin.3
      • 3 yrs ago
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      Mircea uff, that's a beautiful one, I haven't looked at the ones past Landslag V yet! I look forward to that, but I definitely need new strings for that one, haha! Wonderful job, Mircea! (and I liked the disco background, haha 🧙‍♂️)

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  • I'm not satisfied, I found it a tricky piece, easy to make mistakes in the recordings, however I want to go on😉

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      • Derek
      • Derek
      • 3 yrs ago
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      Giuseppe Gasparini Hi Giuseppe. I thought it was really nice. 

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      • martinTeam
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      • martin.3
      • 3 yrs ago
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      Giuseppe Gasparini that's the spirit! I liked the distinction between the bass and the open strings and your dynamics show a very subtle and nice development! 

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    • Giuseppe Gasparini Derek and Martin,thanks for the encouragement😊

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    • Giuseppe Gasparini beautiful separation of the harmonic voices with the bass.  I very much enjoyed it grazi maestro 

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      • MirceaTeam
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      • Mircea
      • 3 yrs ago
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      Giuseppe Gasparini Beautiful, Giuseppe!!! Well done on the polyrhythm and the separation of voices - you got the most important parts working great!

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  • Landslag V - very nice 'early morning' piece to break into the day of playing!. Again it is nice to have these different types of compositions to appreciate the variety of music and personalities.

     

    Regards,

    Dennis

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      • martin.3
      • 3 yrs ago
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      Dennis Greensmith You're right! I went through that piece on a cold German winter morning as well, I really liked the freedom of the meter and tempo. I did initially played it quite fast, probably because of my morning coffee, haha! 

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      • MirceaTeam
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      • Mircea
      • 3 yrs ago
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      Dennis Greensmith Very happy to hear, Dennis! I had the same feeling about no. 5 😁 great job!

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    • martin.3
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    • Landslag you worked on: Landslag II. – leira í botni fjarðar - littoral mud in the bottom of a fjord
    • One thing you found easy: Transitioning from the chords to the melodic part! Bar 16 and 17 are crucial for establishing the meter and tempo for the next part, but I felt that it had a nice flow despite the vertical choral structure in the beginning!
    • One thing you found difficult: Definitely finding a way to balance and connect the chords! In the end I embraced what I couldn't change, the planting of my fingers in order to prepare the chords created a subtle pulse that helped to carry me through the first 16 bars! Another thing was to get the guitar resonate in the low register while playing soft, different right hand fingerings and register helped a lot there.

    I hope you like my red/blue lighting setup for compositions from a land of ice and fire! (didn't have a funny blue hat though 🧙‍♂️🔥🧊)

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