WEEK ONE Updates: Main Thread - Where the magic happens!

Hello and welcome to the WEEK ONE Main Thread for this challenge! 😍


Since Week 1 is over, this thread is now closed for update submissions


Feel free to continue replying to people's existing submissions, but if you would like to post an update, use the current Week 2 thread.


Alright my friends - this is the thread where we'll all be posting our daily updates.

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

 

Twice a week between January 28th and February 19th, I hope to be reading your daily updates in this very thread right 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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    • Debbie
    • Debbie
    • 3 yrs ago
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    Hello friends! 

    Yesterday I practiced Etudes 1, 2, and 4. Today I practiced Etude 1 in order to record it. I decided to combine this challenge to make the opportunity to do take what I'm learning in Martin's recording class and make my first ever audio/video sync. It took all day but I did it! 

    • Etude I worked on: No. 1
    • One thing I found easy: I found it easy to sight read and just play it for what's on the page.
    • One thing I found difficult: deciding on where to put rest strokes and overall dynamics. I didn't edit the piece at all. It's one take and there's one thing I would have changed - I clipped the low g in the second to last measure. Not the end of the world but editing would have made the day longer. I will learn as I go =)
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      • Derek
      • Derek
      • 3 yrs ago
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      Debbie Bravo Debbie a nice sound and well played

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      • MirceaTeam
      • Head of Guitar
      • Mircea
      • 3 yrs ago
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      Debbie Awesome job, Debbie! Congrats on joining the challenge and thank you for sharing this video with us! 😀 I enjoyed it a lot - especially that beautiful slide up to the F towards the end of the piece, so much fun! I didn't even notice the clipped note you mentioned. Keep it up, hope to see many more updates from you on this challenge!

      Martha Kreipke So true! I hope to see more women taking part in these community activities in the future.

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      • Debbie
      • Debbie
      • 3 yrs ago
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      Mircea thanks Mircea! I hope I’m able to cover all my future mistakes just as well! Haha!

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      • Marek Tabisznull
      • retired guitar teacher
      • Marek_Tabisz
      • 3 yrs ago
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      Debbie Bravo!

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  • Etude you worked on: N°2

    One thing you found easy:Easy to read piece

    One thing you found difficult:The difficulty is still recording

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      • Debbie
      • Debbie
      • 3 yrs ago
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      Giuseppe Gasparini nicely done! Great video and recording too. I know what you mean about the difficulty being the recording. I hate how time consuming it is but I suppose we can only get better!

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    • Debbie Thanks 😊

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      • Derek
      • Derek
      • 3 yrs ago
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      Giuseppe Gasparini Bellissimo! 

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    • Derek Thanks😊

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      • MirceaTeam
      • Head of Guitar
      • Mircea
      • 3 yrs ago
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      Giuseppe Gasparini Great job, Giuseppe!!! Beautiful tone, singing melody, recording quality - just great all around!

      Wait though, is that a different guitar from last time? That's awesome 😀 do you have a collection of different guitars at home?

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      • Marek Tabisznull
      • retired guitar teacher
      • Marek_Tabisz
      • 3 yrs ago
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      Mircea  Ha ha ha! I have the same question about guitars 🙂

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      • Marek Tabisznull
      • retired guitar teacher
      • Marek_Tabisz
      • 3 yrs ago
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      Giuseppe Gasparini Good job Giuseppe! Your guitar sounds and looks great! 🙂👍

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    • Giuseppe Gasparini listening to you playing always makes me happy. You have a joyful style that is pleasing to the ears. Grazi maestro!

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    • Giuseppe Gasparini bravo!

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      • Robert
      • amateur guitarist, guitar addicted
      • Robert
      • 3 yrs ago
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      Giuseppe Gasparini Bravo, thanks for that submission!

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  • I worked on No. 1

     

    It is getting easier to relax while recording. I have been recording something I practice a few times each week. 

     

    It was hard to stop notes rather than letting them ring through the rests. I need to keep working on this.

     

    https://youtu.be/c03KfbkVXmU

     

    Martha Kreipke

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    • Martha Kreipke Brava!! 👋

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      • Debbie
      • Debbie
      • 3 yrs ago
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      Martha Kreipke nice job Martha! 

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      • Derek
      • Derek
      • 3 yrs ago
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      Martha Kreipke Nice Martha

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    • Martha Kreipke Nicely done Martha!

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      • MirceaTeam
      • Head of Guitar
      • Mircea
      • 3 yrs ago
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      Martha Kreipke Wonderful job, Martha! I loved the regular, "walking" tempo you picked (very "andante"!) and the very in-style rit. you added in at the end. I felt that more comfortable feeling you were talking about absolutely come through!

      Unrelated question, do you also play the trombone in the background? 😀

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      • Marek Tabisznull
      • retired guitar teacher
      • Marek_Tabisz
      • 3 yrs ago
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      Martha Kreipke Nice! 🙂

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    • Martha Kreipke Bravissimo! the sound and video are superb and your phrasing is so musical

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      • Robert
      • amateur guitarist, guitar addicted
      • Robert
      • 3 yrs ago
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      Martha Kreipke nice job, good recording, thanks for submitting it here.

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    • David
    • David.3
    • 3 yrs ago
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    Worked  on No. 6

    1 easy thing:  The rhythmic aspect of this piece is catchy and easy to grasp

    1 difficult thing:  Chord at  beat 2 of measure 6;   hard to keep smooth here.

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