WEEK 3: Dóbry wétscher (Good Evening)!

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  • Eric Phillips said:
    Have you heard about the blind heart surgeon?

     no but that sounds scary 😵

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  • Study 9 update

    I might make this my final posting of this study for this challenge (but I reserve the right to change my mind until Monday!).

    I pretty much have it memorized by now, only because I've played it so much. There is just one section where I like to peek at the score for a bit of security. I still feel like the right hand harmonics are a bit hit-or-miss, but they're getting better.

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    • Eric Phillips . Really beautiful Eric. you’re getting closer every time. It’s such an incredibly beautiful inspiring piece 

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      Eric Phillips ABSOLUTELY AWESOME! That was so beautiful!!! I have to be honest, I  couldn’t make enough time to keep on working (I was preparing a workshop with Steve about Time Management, oh the irony!), but that was such a joy to listen to! Bravo to you! 🥳🚀🧙‍♂️

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    • joosje Thanks, Joosje!

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    • Martin Thanks, Martin! Couldn’t you just magically stop time each day to practice for 3-4 hours?

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      • Barney
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      Eric Phillips Wow!  Beautiful! This keeps getting better and better, so your hard work and dedication to this piece is obviously paying off.  Keep up the great work!

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    • Barney Thanks, Barney!

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    • Eric Phillips incredible the progress you've made... sounds beautiful and introspective. 💪

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      Eric Phillips Congratulations Eric, it's amazing what you did in 3 weeks and this really is a great finale!  

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    • Blaise Laflamme Brett Gilbert Thanks Blaise and Brett, I appreciate the kind words.

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      Eric Phillips beautiful improving progressively at every study. Just as it says … bravo!!!

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      Eric Phillips Damn, I lend that device to Hermione, she decided to go for a master's degree at Hogwarts!

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  • Добрый вечер to all of you challengers. I practiced a lot on studies 7-10. And that wasn’t easy, but I think I will keep them on my schedule for a while. Really, this is  great material, like the first 6 studies btw. 
    7: nothing here is really easy, but most difficult: the fast development of the motifs from upper to bass voice and back, changing constantly. I memorized now, but couldn’t yet record…

    8 the tremolo is one thing, but the coloring and moving p-mp-mf-f and back needs a lot of attention. it’s a trap to play the thumb part to strong, p tends to predominate, I understand the tremolo should lead, that’s what I’m now working at. The faster second part, is quite demanding in itself. I really like this part, but to make it a whole with it the tremolo part is …. a challenge.

    9 this one is so beautiful, but, playing from the score, there are still a few scary moments.  I really should memorize it  but I couldn’t get myself into this one. Time management issue, sorry, no, I’m on holiday for the first time in 4 years. It’s just a bit too much for now. 

    10 thank you, Martin for your fingerings. They seem to work well for me. l still have some problems with the R hand fingerings, though, but, playing slowly, it’s getting together. The last part with the descending arpeggios in sixteenths and the scale motifs is so cool, but as a whole this is taking more time than I have within this challenge….

    Unfortunately, I have no possibility to make any recordings until next Monday… I hope I can join the watch party session. I enjoyed this challenge a lot, but sorry,  I wasn’t able to join so much. You all have been submitting your unique and really beautiful interpretations of the studies. Very inspiring. Thank you, maestro Koshkin, Martin and Tonebase.

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    • joosje I understand you and I'm more than happy you got a bit of time to participate and submit some recordings. You always bring fresh playing and views about the material and what you do, we're lucky to have you on board for that long!

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      joosje I am so happy that these studies give you so much joy by challenging yourself! You created some fantastic submissions, so absolutely no need for an excuse there! Looking forward to many more challenges with all of you guys!!!

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    I wish I had more time with this one to get it more secure.  Sorry for the errors in this recording , but had time for only one take ( Life stuff getting in the way.).  This is a nice study with cool "imitation" going on.  Anyway, here is my status on it at this point.

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    • Barney Good work, Barney! I know it’s still in progress, but so much of the beauty of that piece is coming through already.

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      Eric Phillips Thanks Eric!

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    • Barney nicely done Barney! Everything is already in place and your sound is so good, as always 👍👍

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      Blaise Laflamme Thanks Blaise!!

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      Barney beautiful, your sound is very good and the resonance….  and you do it as if it was easy, well done. 

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      Barney I always enjoy your submissions, they always sound very confident and massive, which fits so well especially for these studies! Great job!

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      Martin Thanks Martin!

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      Emma Thanks Emma!

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