Hi Joshua, thank you for your very good and constructive feedback! I totally agree that slowing down at the end of sections would bring more musicality and beauty I'll keep that in mind when working on the next assignment.Joshua E Behnke wrote:Great technical playing. This is my first experience with online lessons so my criticisms will hopefully improve with time.Andrei Puhach wrote:Hi friends, here is my Lesson 02 assignment:
Everything look nice and relaxed. Appropriate tempo, good articulation, very good execution.
Some pauses could have more "air" to them. Don't be afraid to incorporate ritardando at the end of sections to give to smooth transitions.
Ill be posting my videos with many of the same challenges. I just came off a 4 year stint playing the bagpipes where all of the interest in the music is created by nuanced timing.
I noticed an interesting thing re tempo when watching masters playing pieces I learn: I clearly see them slowing down here and there but when I try to play these fragments the same way there is some internal pressure making me jump to the next note faster like if waiting a fraction of a second more would ruin the rhythm I watch my own recordings and clearly see that this and this fragment can be played a bit slower, this and this transition should be a bit smoother. To be more concrete, watch David Russell playing Se Ela Perguntar and pay attention to tempo and rhythm changes.
Looking forward to your videos!