WEEK TWO Updates: Main Thread - Where the magic continues!

Alright, welcome to WEEK TWO of the Main Thread for this challenge! 💪


Why is this thread necessary?

Well, with the initial main thread turning into a 500-post behemoth (😵), it became hard to navigate.

This comes at the very end of Week 2. Therefore, very soon, I'll be making a different thread for Week 3! We're almost there, folks, just two more days to go until Week 3! 😎


But Mircea - I hear you say - can we still post in the old thread?

Yes, of course! Feel free to reply to others in the old thread to your heart's content. Just make sure you post any new updates (whether text or video) in this thread instead.


"Oh no, I didn't see this thread, so I posted a new update in the old thread!"

No problem at all! Just tag me (@Mircea) and I'll move your post 😎 These admin powers I got here are actually pretty cool! It turns out I can move individual replies between threads.


Where is the Week 1 thread?

Find the Week 1 thread here!


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

  • Etude you worked on:
  • One thing you found easy:
  • One thing you found difficult:
  • (Optional): a video of you performing it!

Sample daily update:

  • Etude you worked on: No. 1
  • One thing you found easy: The polyphony between bass and treble flowed very naturally, I had an easy time playing each line like it belonged to its own voice.
  • One thing you found difficult: I had a hard time creating enough variety throughout the repeated measures.

Feel free to make these updates as short or long as you wish!

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    • Olli
    • Mr. Pizza
    • Saitenzwirbler
    • 3 yrs ago
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    • Etude you worked on: Fernando Sor OP.35 No.3
    • One thing you found easy: Sightreading
    • One thing you found difficult: bars 20-23 are tricky to play
      • Derek
      • Derek
      • 3 yrs ago
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      Olli Well played Olli. I found bars 20-23 trick to play also!

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    • Olli you are very good, congratulations👋👋

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      • Olli
      • Mr. Pizza
      • Saitenzwirbler
      • 3 yrs ago
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      Giuseppe Gasparini Dear Giuseppe, thank you for your gratulations - you also play very nice 👍🌸

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      • Emmanull
      • Emma
      • 3 yrs ago
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      Olli Congratulations, well played. I particulartly like how your study is rythmical and you placed well the accents

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      • Olli
      • Mr. Pizza
      • Saitenzwirbler
      • 3 yrs ago
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      Emma Thank you 😌

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    • Igor.2
    • 3 yrs ago
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    Hi everyone. Here´s my last update:

     

    Number 6: easy to sightread. Dificult:  the chord David3, David1 and Mircea mentioned. There´s no way to make it legato. BTW in this spot I was more concerned with the melody in the bass (g-f-e-d) than the high voice.

     

    Number 7: So beautiful! Easy to sightread. Difficult: changing patterns on the right hand. Great job by David Chidsey!

     

    Number 8: I like it very much. It´s catchy. Easy to undrestand ( idiomatic). For me the difficult task is to keep interest after so many repetitons of the main theme.

     

    Number 9: Easy to read. The problem I had here was to decide what voice to highlight in each section of the piece, and then being able to make it work. So many options...

    Here is the link for number 9.

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1TwPtfoaGT8ju-kZDeINBYk5mv-qo2ilT/view?usp=sharing

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      • Derek
      • Derek
      • 3 yrs ago
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      Igor Nicely played Igor. I've practiced that one and I would certainly struggle to sight read it well enough to make a recording. Great job.

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      • Igornull
      • Igor.2
      • 3 yrs ago
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      Derek Thank you, Derek.  Sometimes It´s a nightmare to sight read Sor, with his ability to say the same thing, only changing some notes here and there. It feels like being about to fall on a trap anytime. In fact, I  usually need to record some takes to get something worth listening to🙄

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    • Igor it's really nice to listen to, Bravo👋

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    • Igor this is really fantastic phrasing. Your playing is really musical. Bravo!

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      • Olli
      • Mr. Pizza
      • Saitenzwirbler
      • 3 yrs ago
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      Igor Hello Igor, sounds great ! It sounds so easy but in fact it`s really tricky 😉

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      • Igornull
      • Igor.2
      • 3 yrs ago
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      Thank you all for listening, and your kind words.

      About playing nicely, I´m looking forward to seeing what Emmanuel Sowicz has to say today about "Emotion Theory". I think his lesson on music grammar was awesome.

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      • Emmanull
      • Emma
      • 3 yrs ago
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      Igor very well played! It flowed so easily and well. Very clean sound. Loved it

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    • Mark
    • Mark.2
    • 3 yrs ago
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    No2

    Easy to sight read with the familiar ‘key of C’ shapes

    Lots of learning from listening back to my recording (which I’ve never done prior to this challenge!) especially maintaining legato. 
    The notation in simple studies is sparse so concentrated on ‘clean’ playing with slight changes to volume and attack, rather than overdoing rubato!

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  • Etude I worked on- Etude 18

    One thing I found easy-sight reading through 

    One thing I found difficult-left hand fingering 

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    • david robinson very beautiful Bravo👋

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    • david robinson the way you bring out the melody and separate from the harmonies is really tasteful. Very musical thank you so much 🙏

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    • David Chidsey Thanks for your comments; it's great to have feedback from other guitarists.

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    • Giuseppe Gasparini Thank you for listening!

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      • Olli
      • Mr. Pizza
      • Saitenzwirbler
      • 3 yrs ago
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      david robinson Hello David, sounds really great 👍

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    • Olli Thank you Olli. Are you in Martin's recording class?

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      • Igornull
      • Igor.2
      • 3 yrs ago
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      david robinson So nice! The voices are crystal clear. Thank you for shearing.

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      • Igornull
      • Igor.2
      • 3 yrs ago
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      david robinson Exceuse me! Thank you for SHARING.

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      • Emmanull
      • Emma
      • 3 yrs ago
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      david robinson Beautiful sound and beautiful posture. Congratulation for a great study

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