Week 1: Monsters come in all shapes and sizes!
Welcome to the Main Thread for the first week of "Monsters of Nylon" practice challenge!
Select a "Monster of Nylon" or a piece that you have been trying to solve for a longer period of time. The choice is yours!
Commit to regular practice and share your progress with the community. Strive to practice daily and upload at least two videos per week to showcase your musical voyage. This not only keeps you motivated but also allows you to share your artistic journey with our tonebase family.
Share your favorite performance or recording that captures the spirit of the "Monsters of Nylon" Challenge. Your submission will inspire others and create a vibrant collection of potential pieces for fellow members to explore.
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martin Great topic for this month. I am planning to participate but may be a bit busy/preoccupied getting ready for a two-month trip to the UK and Ireland beginning on October 3rd. Nevertheless, my plan is to work on the first movement of Carlevaro's seminal piece, the sonata, Cronomias. I always wanted to learn this piece so this is a great challenge to motivate me to at least work on the first movement. I am attaching an incredible live performance of Cronomias by Eduardo Fernandez.
Fantasia que Contrahaze la Harpa en la Manera de Ludovico - Alonsa Mudarra
Since it's so quiet here, please let me share the piece I'm currently working on. It is a piece I really love to listen to, although it is not a "Monster piece" by any means, but it did pose a challenge for me at my current playing level (to me, it's a beast at least).
I've been practicing this piece for over 2 weeks, yet I still can't play it smoothly. The second half, in particular, is quite fast and requires constant changing pivoting points between the 1st and 4th fingers (which reminds me of Carlevaro's exercises) – a truly challenging task.
I plan to continue practicing it for 1 or 2 more weeks, hoping to achieve a better version next time.