Week 2: Let us play Transcriptions and Arrangements
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Lob der Tränen, week 2. I started teaching full time this week, so I don't practice as much as I would like to, but I still practice a little bit each day. I made some progress on the second part. I I haven't played on that guitar that much, my thumb is often confuse and don't play the right bass note. I need to prepare more. But overall, it is starting to take shape. I will try to record this weekend the whole song.
Schumann's Traumerei (update Jan 14)
I have continued to work on this beautiful music. In the A and A' sections, I made some small changes in the fingerings that I think improve it a bit. The big change is in second phrase the B section (measures 13-16). I had been playing the melody an octave lower, but now I have it back up where Schumann (and Tarrega) put it, which I think is more musically effective. I'm still a little wary in this section, but I got through it here.
Also, I am now playing it without a score. This happened the natural way - just from practicing it so much that I have it memorized. I'm sure that a live performance of it, however, would completely knock the whole thing out of my memory!