WEEK 3: Dóbry wétscher (Good Evening)!

Welcome to the Main Thread for the first week of the Nikita Koshkin challenge! This is the place for the Week 3 Submissions!


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    • Derek
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    Still plugging away with 1,2 and 4, although I have had a look at some of the others. Mainly been trying to get 4 to a decent level though I've also got lots of other pieces which I need to finish soon as well.

     

    Easy (number 4).  Bars 4 to 6 aren't too bad.

    Hard: bars 7 and 8 are still tricky as are bars 19 to 21

     

    Video attached it fell to pieces a bit at the end but this was about the 15th attempt so it is as it is

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      • Derek
      • Derek
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      Brett Gilbert Thanks Brett. There are some tricky its when you start playing it faster

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      • Derek
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      Martin Thanks Martin - I was determined to record it all of the way through some of the attempts failed in the first couple of bars others got through the first tricky bit (the harmonics) and then failed because I was so relieved to get that far that I forgot to carry on playing! I'm not quit sure what you mean by the last question 'do you actually play by heart'

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      • martin.3
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      Derek Oh, I meant to ask if you don't need the scores anymore, I thought it's called "Playing something by heart"! 

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      • Derek
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      Martin Thank you Martin - I was hoping that you meant that it's very kind of you - It was the 'scream' emoji that made me wonder if you meant something else. Yes I've played it that many times over the last couple of weeks that I try to play now 'from memory' - but playing by heart makes the compliment so much nicer :-)

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    • Derek but I think we can say that you play «from the heart» without any doubt ❤️

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    • Blaise Laflamme Martin Derek Have you heard about the blind heart surgeon? Don't worry - he knows it all by heart.

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    • Eric Phillips 😄

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      • Derek
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      Blaise Laflamme Thanks Blaise

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      • Derek
      • Derek
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      Eric Phillips 😂

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    • Derek Nice, and from memory!

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      • Emma
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      Well done ! Derek I am doing that too! 

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  • Here I'm trying Martin fingering suggestion for the last three measures of Koshkin #1.  I like this better.  And thank you for letting me know that I should pluck the bass notes.

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      Elizabeth Uyehara Fantastic! I particular enjoyed how you transitioned from the c# to the c and kept the lower voice legato, beautifully executed! 💪🚀🥳 I'm glad my fingerings helped you!

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    • Elizabeth Uyehara well done! You learn fast!

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      • Derek
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      • 2 yrs ago
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      Elizabeth Uyehara Well played Elizabeth

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  • Study 9 update

    It's slowly getting better. The struggles are the same as above, but I'm getting incrementally better. I think I'll be working on this one well past the end of the challenge.

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    • Eric Phillips nice! Getting better and better. Looks/sounds so secure already. Great job!

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    • joosje Thanks, Joosje!

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    • Eric Phillips better each time... next is a concert performance 👍

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    • Blaise Laflamme Is Carnegie Hall available? I'm sure it will sell out.

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    • Eric Phillips Sounding good Eric!

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      • Jack Stewart
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      Eric Phillips That is wonderful Eric. I think I like #9 most of all.

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    • Jack Stewart Thanks, Jack, me too. I also think it might be the one with the most appeal to a general audience. At least that’s what my family tells me! 😀

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  • Study #5

    Difficult; left hand fingering

    This one was a challenge for me

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    • david robinson David, that was so good! I really like your feel again. It has just a touch of staccato that works nicely for this piece. Great work on a great piece of music!

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