Week 3: "Composer's Corner: Exploring Villa-Lobos"
Welcome to the Main Thread for the third week of "Villa-Lobos Voyage" practice challenge!
Select a mesmerizing piece from Villa-Lobos or a composer connected to his Brazilian heritage. Whether it's a soulful Villa-Lobos composition, a rhythmic Brazilian-inspired work, or a piece by another artist inspired by the Brazilian musical tradition, the choice is yours!
Commit to regular practice and share your progress with the community. Strive to practice daily and upload at least two videos per week to showcase your musical voyage. This not only keeps you motivated but also allows you to share your artistic journey with our tonebase family.
Share your favorite performance or recording that captures the spirit of the "Villa-Lobos-Voyage Challenge." Your submission will inspire others and create a vibrant collection of potential pieces for fellow members to explore.
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HVL Prelude 2 B section (Aug 17)
For today, I tried to lift the tempo back up again, but maintain the control I had at the slower tempo, and keep the arpeggio audible, yet still subordinate to the bass note (power chord) melody. I think the volume balance is pretty good here, but I still don't quite have it completely under control. My two hands feel a bit like wild horses when I play this.
I am still trying to figure out how I want to play the ending of this section (measures 85-90). Most recordings I have heard just seem to play it as fast as possible until the rallentando in the last measure. That is what I am trying to do here, but it doesn't seem as effective as it should be.
Prelude 5 Section A
after discovering this piece for the first time couple of days back I had to get it out of my system. I don't think i can get it done by end of the challenge but I should get at least get section A done.
It really reminds me of those classic movies, the transition between black and white and color. Super nostalgic and very romantic. Super unlike what I'm currently playing I made some changes to the fingerings and probably will stick to this for section A. Will start work on B while I slow practice this.