WEEK TWO Updates: Main Thread - Following the Path to Tárrega
Alright, welcome to WEEK TWO of the Main Thread for this challenge!
Where is the Week 1 thread?
Find the Week 1 thread here!
Please use the following format when commenting (feel free to copy & paste!)
- One thing you found easy:
- One thing you found difficult:
- (Optional): a video of you performing it!
It's enjoyable to have all this Tarrega material in one pdf. I've got Tarrega sheet music scattered all over, so this single doc format is great and very convenient. I'm still working on Estudio en forma de Minuetto. It's one I had not played previously, and I hope to share a recording of it later this week. I also like to practice Etude in E Minor. I have played Recuerdos de la Alhambra previously, but I'm rusty with the tremelo. I would like to dig up some tremelo exercises and tackle Recuerdos once again. Any suggestions for tremelo exercises?
Greetings Martin and Tonebase community.
This week I have continued to work on ‘Tango’.
Thankyou everyone for encouraging comments last week it was a new and daunting experience posting a performance of a piece I had only just started - I appreciate the positive feedback.
Matin your recommendation to watch your ‘Right hand balance’ livestream was ingenious. Its urged me to change up my RH fingerings - my ear has changed! I have found it so useful thanks sooo much.
Also I’d like to thank Mircea because I heard his voice during a deep practice session - he said “Jaime make life easy for yourself and prepare your P finger on the 4th string after each 1st beat life was never meant to be hard man!’’.
Man you guys are like Sages.
Easy: Finding things to work on.
Hard: Applying new concepts ‘Balancing chords’ and ‘Preparation’
Thanks for the inspirational posts everyone.
Hello everyone! I haven´t seen your updates from week 2, but I congratulate in advance, you must be doing pretty great
So, last week I was quite busy as well and it's already over, but I publish my update here since my practice work took place these last days, and I was trying to upload my video yesterday but my computer didn't cooperate too much . I worked on Capricho Arabe like I said, I saw Tariq Harb's lesson for tonebase, and I like it very much! However, I still need to work on more aspects like lowering the volume of the accompaniment to stand out the melody, getting the scales a bit faster, not having my right hand to jump around, and more details I need to internalize. I watched as well William Kanengiser livestream about Biomechanics and it really blew my mind really recommend it! Well, I hope I can make an update soon on week 3 of this piece with some improvement!
- One thing you found easy: Mostly, I think doing the accents on the melody, I do them with rest stroke.
- One thing you found difficult: Lots of things, but perhaps the most difficult one for me is playing the piece completely and with no errors or with all the details right.