WEEK 3: Heavenly Harmonies of J.S.Bach!
Welcome to the Main Thread for the third week of the J.S.Bach Challenge! This is the place to post submissions of the third week!
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Andante BWV 1003 Mar 22
Here is an update of the Andante from the second Violin Sonata. I think there is a slight improvement to the cadential trills. I'm doing both with cross-string trills here. I cannot yet do the super-fast version of these in the style of David Russell, but these are what I can do for now. I feel like I would need a four-week (maybe four-month? four-year?) crash course in trills to get something that is truly effective.
Prelude BWV 997 measures 1-32 Mar 23
I'm still plugging away on these thirty-two measures. I decided to add the metronome to my practice, so that I can be more disciplined about getting very accurate with this at a slow tempo. I am starting very slowly at quarter-note = 45. My hope is to keep improving my accuracy at this slow speed, and only then, slowly increasing things. Like I said, I don't know if I'll finish this prelude by the end of the challenge, but as long as I'm progressing, I can be happy.