WEEK 3: Master of Classical Style!
WELCOME TO THE MAIN THREAD FOR THE THIRD WEEK OF "Ferndando Sor" PRACTICE CHALLENGE!
- Select a mesmerizing piece from Fernando Sor! Whether it be a delicate Sor etude, a powerful solo work , or a little miniature, the repertoire is in your hands
- Dedicate yourself to consistent practice and share your musical evolution with our community. Aim for daily practice sessions and upload a minimum of two videos each week to document your progress. This will not only fuel your dedication but will also allow us to partake in your musical expedition within our tonebase family!
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Fantasie Elegiaque Op 59 Andante Largo Nov 18
This is my first time recording the entire Andante Largo of this piece. It’s a little over nine minutes long, so I completely understand if nobody listens to it all. I just wanted to try playing it all the way through. I told myself that I would not stop, no matter how bad it gets. In the final section, it definitely got sloppy, so it’s good for me to know that I need to practice playing it all together. I can’t even imagine trying to add the Marche Funebre, which is just about the same length as this!
Jack Stewart So sorry for ending again on the dominant. After you listen to it, you can pull out a guitar and add your own big E minor chord, if that makes you happy!
Blaise Laflamme The fingering you suggested for the last section is clearly the right way to go, but for a while now, I have been having a lot of problems with my i finger. I cannot play scales with with i-m or i-a anymore, unless I use rest stroke for stability. Arpeggios are sometimes impossible for me, even simple things like Spanish Romanza. In this video, I mostly did the fingering as you suggested, but it is very difficult and inaccurate for me, and it makes my thumb curl inward involuntarily. I am no expert, but I wonder if I may be developing some dystonia. I generally compensate for the problem by avoiding use of the i finger unless absolutely necessary.
This is my second posting of playing Sor's Op. 60 No. 9. This week I changed the fingering for measures 14 & 15. By eliminating the shifting I was originally doing, I have made it easier to play by staying in 1st position throughout the piece. I also tried to improve on playing the middle voice softer than the upper and lower voices. After listening to this video, I will need to continue working on that aspect of playing. I have left the tempo where it was for the first recording.
Here is the recording: