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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    • Derek
    • Derek
    • 3 yrs ago
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    Hers's my recording of no 13. Recorded in my entrance hall thought it might sound better :-) . I messed up the last few bars and then messed up either there or somewhere else every other attempt so I then re recorded just the last 8 bars and spliced the audio (not the video) together so there is a join in there. It was mainly easy but just the middle section is a bit tricky alternating the thumb between the fifth and the third string

     

    https://youtu.be/HCWFF9ag6sA

     

    I've also been looking at number 18 this morning which seems a nice piece and quite straightforward. It's in the Frederick Noad Classical Guitar book so I sight read it from there using his fingerings.

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      • Derek
      • Derek
      • 3 yrs ago
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      Giuseppe Gasparini Hi Giusseppe thank you. No not Firenze - it was the Hall of Mirrors in Versailles, Paris. I downloaded the picture from the internet.  Maybe Firenze next time - I would love to go there :-)

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    • Derek that’s a great tone!

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      • Emmanull
      • Emma
      • 3 yrs ago
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      Derek well done!

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    • Olli
    • Mr. Pizza
    • Saitenzwirbler
    • 3 yrs ago
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    • Etude you worked on: Fernando Sor Op.35 No.04
    • One thing you found easy: Sightreading
    • One thing you found difficult: not to stop Melodie notes while playing the bassline, let the bassnotes ring long enough, fast position change in bar 31-32 (I-III-I), not to let some notes ring too long (example beat 5 "f" to "g"), changing position in bar 15 (played "c" on G-String, otherwise it is much too hard to play)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HXEht1MRGNo&feature=youtu.be

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    • Olli HI,very good, played with a beautiful intensity👋,for the video, above the save you have to click on the symbol in the center, another dialogue opens and you insert the Link, then save😉

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      • Derek
      • Derek
      • 3 yrs ago
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      Olli  Bravo. Well played Olli

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      • Olli
      • Mr. Pizza
      • Saitenzwirbler
      • 3 yrs ago
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      Giuseppe Gasparini thank you - now I know what do to 👍😎

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      • Olli
      • Mr. Pizza
      • Saitenzwirbler
      • 3 yrs ago
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      Derek Hello Derek, I`ll try my very best for the short time to work on 😜

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      • Robert
      • amateur guitarist, guitar addicted
      • Robert
      • 3 yrs ago
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      Olli Well played, Olli. It is always nice and interesting to listen to your versions of pieces.

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    • Olli wow olli! Your performance is superb. You bring emotions to the piece with perfect musicality. And I love your office space!

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    • Olli Well done, great sound and beautifully played.

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      • Emmanull
      • Emma
      • 3 yrs ago
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      Olli beautiful!!!!

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  • Etude you worked on: No 13

    What was easy: It sounds good at a slow tempo, which I always appreciate!

    What was difficult: Some of the left hand is tricky to keep legato.

    • Eric Bravo!

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    • Eric Bravo!!👋👋

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      • Robert
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      • Robert
      • 3 yrs ago
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      Eric Well done, Eric. I plan to record that piece for this challenge, too.

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      • Emmanull
      • Emma
      • 3 yrs ago
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      Eric I also did last week and it is more tricky than it seems. Congratulations!!!

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    • Ronnull
    • Ron.3
    • 3 yrs ago
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    • Etude you worked on: No.2
    • One thing you found easy: Sight reading
    • One thing you found difficult: I went back to this study after watching Emmanuel Sowicz's lesson which I found absolutely fascinating. At the moment I'm not satisfied I can recreate some of the subtle ways in which Emmanuel plays the phrasing and articulation. It's certainly given me a lot to think about and not just for this study!
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    • Robert
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    • Robert
    • 3 yrs ago
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    • Etude I worked on: No. 4
      A nice piece with nice melody and accompaniment, with a piano like texture.
      I think, there are different RH fingerings possible with same/similar quality.
    • One thing I found easy: Sightreading
    • One thing I found difficult: Focusing on the dialogue between two voices that needs  to be played clearly for distinguishing the voices. Also the smoothness and legato of lines in voices is not that easy.
    • YouTube Link: https://youtu.be/fCd9FABjZ-E
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    • Robert Bravo!!!👋👋

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    • Robert everyone’s recordings are getting really great including yours! Perfect sound without any extra noises. Very musical 

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      • Robert
      • amateur guitarist, guitar addicted
      • Robert
      • 3 yrs ago
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      Giuseppe Gasparini Thanks for that feedback, Giuseppe.

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      • Robert
      • amateur guitarist, guitar addicted
      • Robert
      • 3 yrs ago
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      David Chidsey David, thank you so much for your motivating comment.

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      • Emmanull
      • Emma
      • 3 yrs ago
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      Robert congratulations, it sounds very clean, and the melody really shines through. I enjoyed a lot your video

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    • Etude su cui hai lavorato:  No. 17
    • Una cosa che hai trovato facile:😣
    • Una cosa che hai trovato difficile:I've worked hard on it, but it should do better😉
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