vincent martin wrote:Hi Rick
You are definitely working on the interpretation and the sound
Tarrega: the F# on M3 is not cut and you accelerate the tempo on M15 which makes it difficult for M22 onwards. I see that; like me, you don't take the proposed left thumb position in the high notes, I'm not sure if this is an issue; anyway; too late to change for me
Bach: I like how the bass sounds
Very perceptive and accurate comments Vincent. Thank you for listening and watching so carefully.
Your prelude was sublime! Very well executed and a very nice relaxed tempo, which I prefer. Only near the ending did I detect some issues in getting the notes and rhythm right. This was probably as much a function of "I'm almost finished don't screw this one up" recording anxiety as anything else. To that point I think you were perfect.
Your tremolo study was also nicely executed. A little ritardando at the end would make it nice.
On the Tarrega scale study you had very good alternation of the RH fingers as far as I could tell, one of the principal teaching points of this great study. Well done!
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