Sor, Fernando - op.31/04 Andante

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Sor, Fernando - op.31/04 Andante

Post by wapolo » Wed May 17, 2017 7:53 pm

Hi everyone,
This is the very first guitar recording that I've ever posted online, so please go easy with the critiques. ;) All kidding aside, I truly welcome all questions, comments, criticisms that you may have regarding both the performance and recording. I'm relatively new at this recording thing, and would welcome any sage advice from some of the more experienced guitarists on this forum.
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Re: Sor, Fernando - op. 31/04 Andante

Post by Paul Janssen » Wed May 17, 2017 9:44 pm

First recording posted online? You sound like a seasoned professional!!!

I really enjoyed your performance and to my ears the recording quality sounded excellent. Well done.

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Re: Sor, Fernando - op. 31/04 Andante

Post by wapolo » Wed May 17, 2017 9:46 pm

Thank you, Paul! I'm glad that you enjoyed it. I've always been hesitant about posting recordings of my playing, but your
positive comments will definitely encourage me to do more.

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Re: Sor, Fernando - op. 31/04 Andante

Post by Jeffrey Armbruster » Wed May 17, 2017 10:48 pm

Yes, beautiful! I really like this study. I wonder if you might emphasize the dotted notes a bit more? Not to take anything away; you play this more cleanly than I can. Just a thought.
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Re: Sor, Fernando - op. 31/04 Andante

Post by wapolo » Thu May 18, 2017 12:00 am

Good suggestion! I was aiming more for cleanliness and accuracy in this recording; normally I would play it with
a slightly livelier tempo and more articulation.

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Re: Sor, Fernando - op. 31/04 Andante

Post by Luuttuaja » Thu May 18, 2017 9:28 pm

Thanks for your recording. Clean and nice playing, beautiful to hear.

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Re: Sor, Fernando - op. 31/04 Andante

Post by Stephen Kenyon » Thu May 18, 2017 9:47 pm

That's a great start, keep it up (esp if we have the same taste in Sors :wink: )

Coupla thoughts since you asked; I'd be careful to choose when are where to break chords, especially in a piece like this that mimics the style of vocal polyphony (and choirs don't break chords...).

And while I liked the serene, sober mood overall, and wouldn't want it faster, I had the impression you did allow the tempo to creep up towards the end in a way that didn't sound quite deliberate.

But as first said, cool way to get off the ground :D
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Re: Sor, Fernando - op. 31/04 Andante

Post by wapolo » Thu May 18, 2017 11:04 pm

Very astute observations, Stephen! I did hear some of the things you mentioned in your post after listening to the recording for the twentieth time. ;)
Thank you so much for your thoughts; I'm a big fan of your playing and I appreciate you taking the time to listen to my recording.
If you have any other comments, please feel free to comment away. :)

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Re: Sor, Fernando - op. 31/04 Andante

Post by spanishguitarmusic » Fri May 19, 2017 12:17 am

Wow, wonderful sound recording for your first time! Also, very professional performance! Thank you for sharing.

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Re: Sor, Fernando - op. 31/04 Andante

Post by RHSOldboy » Fri May 19, 2017 7:58 am

I thoroughly enjoyed your playing! Keep up the good work and thank you for posting.

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Re: Sor, Fernando - op. 31/04 Andante

Post by Peskyendeavour » Wed May 24, 2017 8:01 am

If you didn't say, I wouldn't have thought it was your first!
Sounds good and clean, agree with Stephen about the creeping tempo, but the rest, I'm too much of a beginner to make any wise comment! :D

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Re: Sor, Fernando - op. 31/04 Andante

Post by rguitar » Fri May 26, 2017 4:32 pm

Very nice recording - natural sounding reverb and a beautiful round sound.

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Re: Sor, Fernando - op.31/04 Andante

Post by wapolo » Fri May 26, 2017 11:53 pm

Thanks, Ross! Nice to see a reply from a fellow Ontarian.

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Re: Sor, Fernando - op.31/04 Andante

Post by Philosopherguy » Thu Jun 01, 2017 2:48 am

Very nice recording! Well done! Another fellow Ontarian here too.

What are you using to record this?

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Re: Sor, Fernando - op.31/04 Andante

Post by wapolo » Thu Jun 01, 2017 5:24 pm

Hi Martin,
I used a Zoom H2 and added some reverb in Audacity. That's it. Hope to save up for some decent mics in the future.

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