I was just asked by my friend Sebastian Stenzel to photograph one of his new guitars, and I found it also very difficult, especially the BR back. I was trying different tricks, but without having a professional light system with as much as possible diffuse light it's really hard. I always got some reflections; and also the automatic focussing went berserk because it couldn' understand what is what between the guitar and the reflections ... But it was fun. Finally we got some usable pics.lagartija wrote: I found it hard to photograph such a glossy, shiny object.
lagartija wrote:I've made a short video and I am playing the guitar in the background so you can hear what it sounds like. Go to my youtube channel, astroiguana and it is the only video I've ever uploaded. Shouldn't be hard to find.
I realized from some of your other posts that you started playing relatively recently. However, I think you must be getting very good guidance. Your performance of the piece avoided some of the common earmarks of beginners, especially in the phrasing, and it was a pleasure to listen to it. Those pieces are called "simple" in the title, but the piece you played is not real easy to play, especially for a beginner.lagartija wrote:Thank you, Alan, that is very kind. The guitar has a very nice, warm sound, but it is hard for me (a beginner) to produce a sound sample that shows that nicely.
Actually, it is interesting that you brought up tone.... that is what I am finding a bit of a challenge in this "new" playing position. I haven't gotten the guitar propped in exactly the position I want, yet. While I was playing Brouwer VI in this recording, just as I got to one shift, the guitar slipped a bit on the towel, but I kept going anyway. I do have a better recording of VI, but it is not on this guitar, and it was performed in my "pre-injury" playing position. I'm sure I'll adjust to this new position with a bit more practice and regain control over my tone.Alan Stancliff wrote:The recording equipment that you used probably does not do the instrument justice, but I could hear it well enough to understand that it is a very nice instrument indeed. No doubt, your tone will improve, but I think that you have reason to have pride in what you can do right now.
As I said, it's obvious you've been getting some decent coaching.
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