Yes, lovely tone and steady rhythm, Yisrael, congratulations. And you are right, in each of these compositions there is always something new one must pay attention to. Most of the times I'm struggling with the rests and dotted notes. I was not used to these little things and I'm sure most of times I'm not strictly obeying them... .Yisrael van Handel wrote: ↑Fri Jul 07, 2017 11:36 amHere is Opus 60 #11. I notice that in each exercise, Sor introduces a new technical issue. That is one of the nice things about these exercies, they give you a lot of techniques one at a time. The two challenging aspects of this exercise were:
I listened to recordings on YouTube, and they sounded messy to me because open strings were left playing far past their time, which made a muddled impression. I have tried to damp open strings when necessarily. Especially the open 4th string needs careful attention. Sor wrote exactly how long to hold each note. In the second section, I had to concentrate very hard with all those repetitive figures. Very easy to skip one or play one too many.Sor_Op60_#11.wma
- Controlling the articulation
- Maintaining concentration when playing the same figure over and over in the second part.
Please comment. I know I stumbled in one place, but I liked the tone of the recording and the general effect, so I am posting anyway. If I make another recording, I will stumble somewhere else.
As you say, in the second part the figures are often repeated. In order to memorize them, I assigned each a sequential number and pencilled it on top of each group of three notes. If you do that you will see that there are only six distinct groups of three notes (figures) which are played in isolation or repeated two, tree or four times along the section (see following picture, please).
Once you work the structure of this section, memorizing it becomes easy.
One more thing. It looks to me that, in measure 22, you are playing its last note as an F instead of a D. Please check.
With this new entry of yours, the table of posted pieces is now the following:
Edited to include the table above.