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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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.
I kept working daily on my piece for about a week now and it is progressing nicely.
Now I can play it completely without the score and I was able to increase the speed to 90 bpm which is getting close to the 100 bpm I would like to be able to reach.
Here is my recording of last night. Still a lot of polishing to do but I am happy of the progress.
I found a CD of Johann Kasper Mertz's shorter pieces which includes some real gems. I didn't know much about him aside from his Elegie and some parts of the Bardenklänge which are well above my grade so this was a nice find. This is one of his Ländler, which from what I understand. is a precursor of the waltz. I need to clean it up a bit, but it's coming together.