WEEK 1: Exploring Carcassi's Etudes

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  • Sorry I am late to the party.  But I still want to participate!

    I did etude 2.  One thing I find hard is understanding the harmony in the B section and not speeding up haha.  One thing I found easy would be the left hand chords,  which helped me focus on the right hand more.  Also, probably should have committed to the repeat, so sorry about the awkward ending haha. 

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      • Emma
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      Devyn  good to have you in the challenge and thank you for posting! You have it!!! And you are giving it a good musicality, I liked it a lot. Be careful though, I think you may be doing the arpeggio to fast some times

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    • Barney
    • Barney
    • 2 yrs ago
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    This one is a bit more challenging than it first appears.  Since it is not memorized,  I need to pay more attention to the transitions for different RH patterns and some position changes.  Guess this was one of Carcassi's main purposes of this study.  

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    • Barney well played, Barney! :)

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      • Barney
      • Barney
      • 2 yrs ago
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      Khiem Nguyen Thanks Khiem!

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