Week 2: Ballads and Barcarolles
Welcome to the Main Thread for the second week of "Song and Dance" practice challenge!
Choose a piece that is inspired or transcribed from a song or a dance. It could be a lively south-american danza, a passionate tango, a serene romantic lied, or a poignant aria transcribed for the guitar. You're welcome to explore pieces from unfamiliar composers or challenge yourself with a complex work.
Commit to daily practice and share your journey with the community. Aim to practice every day and upload at least two videos each week to illustrate your progress. This will not only help you stay committed and encouraged but will also allow you to share your musical voyage with our tonebase family.
Share your favorite piece or recording that embodies the theme of "Song and Dance." Your submission will serve as an inspiration to others and create a vibrant pool of potential pieces for other members to delve into.
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Rameau Allemande II 1706 Finally
I almost got this in the first week>
This is a piece that I started during the Transcription Challenge but couldn't get a passable recording of it. I feel this is pretty decent (requisite blunders not withstanding). I even think my tone is starting to settle in. Learning to play nailless has been a humbling (re: discouraging) experience. It is still not where I want it to be or, even where it was when I was using nails, but at least I am not completely embarrassed by it. (I know, you are probably thinking; 'Really? What would it take to make you feel embarrassed?')
Most of the places where I stumbled are generally playable for me so I am not as critical of them. However, I still have difficulty in the higher range, though there is definite improvement.
Oh yes. I'd like to give credit to my wife for her percussion performance.
Lob Der Tranen
I’ve managed to work on section 2.
Again splitting them into 2 sections to work on.
Some minor mistakes here and there but generally have the fingerings down and should be better with practice.
Cannot memorize the music yet and keep mixing up the right hand fingerings. Need more spot practice.