WEEK 1: Exploring Sor's Music!

WELCOME TO THE MAIN THREAD FOR THE FIRST WEEK OF "Ferndando Sor" PRACTICE CHALLENGE! 

  1. Select a mesmerizing piece from Fernando Sor! Whether it be a delicate Sor etude, a powerful solo work , or a little miniature, the repertoire is in your hands 🎼
  2. Dedicate yourself to consistent practice and share your musical evolution with our community. Aim for daily practice sessions and upload a minimum of two videos each week to document your progress. This will not only fuel your dedication but will also allow us to partake in your musical expedition within our tonebase family!
  3. Contribute your most cherished performance or recording that resonates with the "Sor Guitar Soiree." Your contribution will not only motivate but also help curate a diverse anthology of pieces for our members to discover and enjoy.. 🎧

↓ Happy Sharing! ↓

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    • Jim King
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    Starting learning classical guitar with the Tonebase courses in December 2022.  After completing the beginner courses, I started working on the repertoire recommended for Levels 1 and 2.  One of the pieces I have been working on recently is Sor Opus 60 No. 9.  Quite the challenge for me in getting some of the fingering under control.  Anyways, I thought that I should participate in this challenge, so I have posted my first submission (ever) to a challenge.  Have to start sometime, right? 

    At this point, my tempo is quite slow, not that I am expecting to get to the tempo used in the Tonebase lesson any time soon, and I still need to do a lot of work on dynamics, phrasing and so on.  It's been quite the learning experience already.  Also need to work on releasing tension when videotaping.  I am sure that will come with experience.  I was like that with audio recording when I started to do that, but have improved with lots of practice.

    Here is the recording:

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      • Jim King
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      Eric Phillips Thank you Eric.  Great observation on your part about my right hand.  When I watched the video I noticed that my right hand looked a little flat.  I will have to watch that and keep reminding myself to raise my wrist.

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      • Jim King
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      David Krupka Thank you David.  I will work on phrasing and getting the melody out better before I become concerned with increasing my tempo.

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      • Jim King
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      Nijwm Bwiswmuthiary Thank you Nijwm for your encouragement.  I found this to be an interesting exercise in that I do a lot of audio recording and I don't get anywhere near as tense as I did with this video recording.  Clearly I need to do more video recording so I get more used to it and reduce the tension.

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    • Jim King I'm in the same boat my friend. Let's do it together💪

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    • Jim King Great performance Jim .... Bravo 👋

      I certainly understand the stress of posting a recording as a beginner like me.

      Like Nijwm Bwiswmuthiary said; this community is a safe place for all of us and with time you will enjoy posting recording and getting comments and advice from seasoned guitar players.

      👍  

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      • Jim King
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      Andre Bernier Thank you Andre. 

      I found the comments very useful so far as they are leading me to try different things and pay more attention to other details such as raising my wrist and the dynamics between the melody and the accompaniment. 

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