BYWEEKLY UPDATES (Section Two, Main Thread) - Submissions, Questions & Discussion

Welcome to the Main Thread for the second section of Santiago de Murcia's "Marizápalos"! 🎉

Every day between February 23th (Week 1 stream) and March 16th (watch party), we are hoping to read your daily updates in this very thread right here!

 

Please use the following format when commenting (feel free to copy & paste!):

  • Section you worked on:
  • One thing you found easy:
  • One thing you found difficult:
  • (Optional): a video of you performing it!
  • (Optional:) questions
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  • Section 2 ( 73-144)

    what I found easy, we agree nothing is really easy when you you dive into the details 

    what I found really difficult: get the music so light and flowing as I imagined it. I keep therefore the capo, so, like Olli, I also pay a whole tone higher. Especially in the last segment ( bar 134-135) this VII th position is a bit uncomfortable 🥵 for the L hand.

    I transposed a few notes , mainly in the 5th variation, following the options given in the manuscript (4th and 5th baroque strings sounding 8va higher.)

    My thoughts on adding trills and diminutions  to these variations: the composer created such inspiring  musical lines, with developing rhythmic patterns. I prefer to play those ‘clean’ and to add only on the resting points.  Although I appreciate it a lot when I hear others play more elaborate ornamentation. Dutch austerity? 😉

    https://youtu.be/gMBPDK94aq0

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      joosje That's beautiful Joosje

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      • Olli
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      • Saitenzwirbler
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      joosje wow, you play so great. And your tone is also nice -everything is light and flowing 👍🤸‍♂️

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    • Olli thank you! 

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    • Thank you  Derek 

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      • Emma
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      joosje Bravo Jossie! you made it yours!

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    • Emma hi Emma, we were commenting to each other’s posting at basically the very same moment. Greetings from Prague!

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    • joosje beautiful as I expected! Nobody can guess that this is a result of an only one week practice. Your ornaments are superb!

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    • joosje very beautiful Joosje. I always look forward to your posts. You’ve got skills 👍🙂

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    • Debbie dank je wel, Debbie.!

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    •   Gokce Turkmendag thank you Gokce, you’re so kind!

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      joosje wonderful! You really dug into this piece and the music flows beautifully! I like how you took special care that the ornaments don't cover the melodic lines, the music remains very airy!

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      • Emmanull
      • Emma
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      joosje yes! Maybe we were recording at the same time too. Your playing is beautiful, clean, mastering your technique. It is always a pleasure to listen to you......

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      • Emmanull
      • Emma
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      joosje my added ornamentation that maybe was hard to listen, was based on trying in the penúltima of the cadence and the long notes too. . Obviously one thing is what I tried and the other what I accomplished.... 

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    • Derek
    • Derek
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    After splitting the piece into smaller sections to practice I've found it a bit easier. Here's my attempt at bars 73 to 90 (split into 2 sections) I'll practice bars 90 to 144 tonight!

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      • Olli
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      Derek well done. Thank you for sharing 😉

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    • Derek bravo. You did a great job. The fingering p-i in the 2nd section works really well!

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    • Derek I agree with you about splitting into smaller sections, that really worked for you. Well done, looking forward to seeing more!

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      • Derek
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      Olli Danke Olli

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      joosje Thank you Joosje

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      Gokce Turkmendag Thank you Gokce

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    • Derek nice job Derek. I split my practice up into sections as well.

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      Debbie Thanks Debbie.

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      • martin.3
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      Derek good Job, step by step! This piece has a lot of small stumbling blocks, so working them one at a time makes sense!

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      • Emmanull
      • Emma
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      Derek good practice! It sounds promising! 

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    • Emmanull
    • Emma
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    This is the result of my practice for the week. Needs more more work, the thrills, the chain of chords in the last section, a wrong note here and there... but there it is. I was pretty nervous by the way.... ;) recording myself is... :-S

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