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!


Make sure you've read the rules before replying (<- click)


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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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    • Etude you worked on: 18
    • One thing you found easy: chord shapes and inversions are natural to play
    • One thing you found difficult: bring all voices out and playing up to tempo. This is the up to tempo version.
      • Olli
      • Mr. Pizza
      • Saitenzwirbler
      • 3 yrs ago
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      david robinson hello David, that sounds beautiful 😉

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    • david robinson Bravo!! Very legato

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    • Etude you worked on: 18
    • One thing you found easy: chord shapes and inversions
    • One thing you found difficult: Playing up to tempo
    • david robinson well done! you got a good tempo with a good balance of voicing and phrasing 🎉

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    • Blaise Laflamme Thank you!

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      • Derek
      • Derek
      • 3 yrs ago
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      david robinson Very nice David

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      • Emmanull
      • Emma
      • 3 yrs ago
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      david robinson it sounds calm and in control. Good sound. The ending is beautiful.

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    • Emma thank you for your comments Emma!

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    • Derek Thank you!

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    • david robinson Very good👋

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    • Giuseppe Gasparini thank you!

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    • Derek thank you.

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    • Derek
    • Derek
    • 3 yrs ago
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    Etude I worked on: No 15

    Easy:  most of the piece seems fairly easy (ish) but some tricky moves.

    Hard: getting the piece up to speed, shift from thirds on 2nd and 3rd string to 1st and 2nd string in bar1 etc., last 2 bars in the first section. Also getting the bass nots in the correct place in some parts as you think that because the top part is the same as before but the bass notes are slightly different

     

    Recording (not edited)  attached but it needs some practice. Notice I didn't do the repeats

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      • Saitenzwirbler
      • 3 yrs ago
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      Derek wow, this piece is no easy - well done 👍

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    • Derek congratulations. It’s a tough one, and you managed to make it sound simple. At this speed.... 

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      • Emmanull
      • Emma
      • 3 yrs ago
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      Derek congratulations!!! well done!!! never mind the speed... it will come...

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    • Derek Bravo!!!👋

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      • 3 yrs ago
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      Olli Thanks Olli

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      • Derek
      • 3 yrs ago
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      Giuseppe Gasparini Grazie Giuseppe

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      • 3 yrs ago
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      Emma Thank you Emma

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      • Derek
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      • 3 yrs ago
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      joosje Thank you Joosje

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    • Mircea
    • 3 yrs ago
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    Quick update, everyone:

    The Week 3 thread is here - and all replies from the timeframe of Week 3 have already been moved to the new thread! 😎

    Sorry it took me a few extra days to get it done, I had a very busy weekend. [Does a non-busy weekend even exist for a musician? 😄]


    Please post all future updates into the WEEK THREE thread (<- click).


    If you'd like to comment on anyone's playing from this thread, feel free to do so! It's only new updates that I'd like to see in the new thread.


    If you post a new update in this thread rather than in the new one by mistake, no worries! Just tag me and I'll move the post for you. I can do that without needing to duplicate your reply 😁

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