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.

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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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  • Landslag I worked on: 8

    Good fun and nice to work on this technique over the whole song as it helps to firmly put it into the memory. I think I've seen quite a bit of discussion about this song earlier (to many comments to read them all) but perhaps Gulli could have simply explained the counting it would have helped some people.

    Kind Regards,

    Dennis

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      • MirceaTeam
      • Head of Guitar
      • Mircea
      • 3 yrs ago
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      Dennis Greensmith great job - I also found it useful that such a significant majority of the piece follows the same pattern. It creates this almost trance-like feeling, once you get into the groove! And as you say, practicing it in every passage enables us to learn it much faster than if we had to go in and out of it 😎

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    • Emmanull
    • Emma
    • 3 yrs ago
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    Landslog V

    I enjoyed the piece, beautiful and It was short for a Sunday :). I found easy and  fun the armonics especially  the armonic in the arpeggio

    I struggled with the rhythm in this one. Had to go back to the video several times, it did not make sense when I played alone, until I learned. Also the ornaments on the beat or before the beat got me a bit confussed....

    Thank you Mircea for reading all the comments!

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      • MirceaTeam
      • Head of Guitar
      • Mircea
      • 3 yrs ago
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      Emma my pleasure! Great job on moving on to number 5! Yeah, in this one, the rhythm is so free that I basically improvised it. I found it really freeing to not have to think about it in the same strict manner as in the other movements - it allowed me to concentrate on all these other beautiful aspects of the music. Keep at it, it's great to have you on here!

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  • I'm stopped at No. 4, until I register it I can't go on☹️

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      • Derek
      • Derek
      • 3 yrs ago
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      Giuseppe Gasparini I know how you feel!

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      • MirceaTeam
      • Head of Guitar
      • Mircea
      • 3 yrs ago
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      Giuseppe Gasparini I know how you feel 😄 by "register", do you by any chance mean "record" (registrare, in Italian)? Or rather something along the lines of "internalizing" it?

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    • Mircea Record 😂

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    • Derek
    • Derek
    • 3 yrs ago
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    I had a look at number 8 but I think we are getting to the stage where I could spend weeks getting to grips with this one. Number 7 will probably take some time as well so I am going to concentrate on Landslog 1 to 5 (possibly 6) for the rest of week. I'll take numbers 7 and 8 one cell at a time until I get each one under my fingers and hopefully get it all working in the new year!

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    • Derek I follow you👍

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      • MirceaTeam
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      • Mircea
      • 3 yrs ago
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      Derek great idea, Derek! I definitely encourage you to take a longer time on these more complicated movements towards the end of the cycle! Looking forward to reading (and possibly hearing?) your updates throughout the rest of the challenge - it's great to have you on board, and I'm happy to hear you're giving them all the time and attention they require 😎

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    • Ronnull
    • Ron.3
    • 3 yrs ago
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    After a day off yesterday I did some work on no. 6 today. Reading through it was ok once I started thinking in 3 flats! It's a beautiful piece - probably my favourite so far but I need to work on eliminating both left and right hand noises in order to do justice to it. 

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      • MirceaTeam
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      • Mircea
      • 3 yrs ago
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      Ron wonderful, so happy to hear, Ron! 😀 no. 6 is also one of my favorites - it just flows so nicely, and has such a beautiful and subtle harmonic progression; a truly masterful work! Glad to hear you've been enjoying it! Take all the time you need and great job on getting all the way to no. 6 already!

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    • André Nardi
    • Classical guitarist and Psychoanalyst
    • Andre_Nardi
    • 3 yrs ago
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    • Landslag you worked on: Landslag no. 1: dark sand dunes with some moss
    • One thing you found easy: I love to play ascending arpeggios in triplets! And to study the dynamics that flow during the execution of the piece.
    • One thing you found difficult: The concern and care in positioning the left hand finger combinations so that they can resonate freely.
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      • David Krupka
      • Amateur guitarist/lutenist
      • David_Krupka
      • 3 yrs ago
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      André Nardi Nicely played, Andre! I really like your use of dynamics and the beautiful rubato at measure 14. It's not easy to get just the right timing, I find, but you nailed it!

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      • André Nardi
      • Classical guitarist and Psychoanalyst
      • Andre_Nardi
      • 3 yrs ago
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      David Thank you David! 

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    • André Nardi Bravo is a pleasure to listen👋

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      • MirceaTeam
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      • Mircea
      • 3 yrs ago
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      André Nardi well done, André! This was very enjoyable to listen to! Great job on getting such expressive yet well-controlled arpeggios! I could see how much fun you had practicing this. Good job and have an official welcome to the challenge 😀 Happy to see you joining in on the second week!

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  • My apologies. Too busy to record lately. I’ll definitely record landslag 9 though. Lovely piece. Easy to sight read. Only difficulty might be in the higher range shifts. Will update later :)

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      • MirceaTeam
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      • Mircea
      • 3 yrs ago
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      David Chidsey no need to apologize, David! Recordings are absolutely optional - although I've very much enjoyed yours so far! No. 9 is fun! I'm just about to read it through and make a recording, myself. Great job on making it this far and looking forward to read (or hear!) the rest of your updates! 

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    • André Nardi
    • Classical guitarist and Psychoanalyst
    • Andre_Nardi
    • 3 yrs ago
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    • Landslag you worked on: Landslag no. 2: littoral mud in the bottom of a fjord
    • One thing you found easy: the slow tempo that favors a good breathing between the sections.
    • One thing you found difficult: the accuracy when playing chords in blocks.
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    • André Nardi very well, good👋

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      • MirceaTeam
      • Head of Guitar
      • Mircea
      • 3 yrs ago
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      André Nardi wonderful job on this one, too! Loved the pensive mood and steady tempo, so fitting for this movement! Congratulations and thank you for uploading the video, too!

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    • MirceaTeam
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    • Mircea
    • 3 yrs ago
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    • Landslag you worked on: Landslag no. 9
    • One thing you found easy: The music once again ebbed and flowed so naturally, and finally, the distinction between melodic voices and others allowed me to do some right-hand preparation! Also, the passage high up was quite easy once I changed the fingerings around a bit.
    • One thing you found difficult: I had a bit of a hard time maintaining a steady rhythm as the indication at the beginning of the piece suggests. I felt compelled to underscore certain moments not only through dynamic, but also agogic means. All in all, I don't think it necessarily did the music a disservice, but I realize my heresy in possibly going against the composer's wishes 😁 hope I will be forgiven 😉
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