Dowland, John - Fantaisie 7 - D09 Updated

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Dowland, John - Fantaisie 7 - D09 Updated

Post by lucy » Sun Mar 29, 2009 11:39 am

[Moderator edit: Updated version from June 5th]
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Re: Dowland, John - Fantasia in E

Post by Vesuvio » Sun Mar 29, 2009 11:55 am

Good morning Lucy,

I agree with you, this is a wonderful piece of music—and I think you have handled it very nicely,

Best wishes, V :) :merci:
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Re: Dowland, John - Fantasia in E

Post by Martin » Sun Mar 29, 2009 11:58 am

You sound as if you're really enjoying yourself playing this, and that transmits itself to me!

Who cares about a couple of minor fluffs? That was an uplifting experience to hear. As Owl says..."Joy in the Music!"

Thank you! :okok:

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Re: Dowland, John - Fantasia in E

Post by Erik Zurcher » Sun Mar 29, 2009 12:59 pm

Hello Lucy,
Thank you for posting this Fantasia. What a nice and rich piece of music! I enjoyed it very much. Difficult piece to keep the pulse, but you managed quite well.
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Re: Dowland, John - Fantasia in E

Post by pogmoor » Sun Mar 29, 2009 5:40 pm

Hi Lucy,
I agree with e.zurcher's comments, I think you've made a very good job of this piece and I enjoyed hearing you play it :)
I think you could afford to take it a tiny bit slower and allow some of the sections to feel less hurried. As an example of this, the 6 bars on the last page between the semiquaver runs and the last 6/8 section could do with sounding grander and more sonorous (and perhaps 'freer' rhythmically) this would also provide a nice contrast to the driving, rhythmic last section.
Thanks for sharing this with us :D
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Re: Dowland, John - Fantasia in E

Post by Ken Whisler » Sun Mar 29, 2009 6:57 pm

I just a couple of days ago stumbled on a transcription I made of the Dowland Fantasie when I was in college. I used colored pencils to help me see and hear the linear motion of the voices when I played it. I'm in the process of swapping out scanner/printers right now, I could put it up on my website later in the day or early in the morning. If the moderators do not mind and know of a good way to put up scanned images of this up here, I'm happy to do it. Otherwise, I will just link to my website.
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Re: Dowland, John - Fantasia in E

Post by pogmoor » Sun Mar 29, 2009 7:33 pm

kmaaj, all you need to do is direct readers to click on the weblink under your avatar.
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Re: Dowland, John - Fantasia in E

Post by Duang Turongratanachai » Sun Mar 29, 2009 11:11 pm

Very nice. :bravo:
Thank you very much.
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Re: Dowland, John - Fantasia in E

Post by lucy » Tue Mar 31, 2009 5:40 pm

Thanks so much everyone for your very encouraging comments. :D
pogmoor wrote: I think you could afford to take it a tiny bit slower and allow some of the sections to feel less hurried.
Yes, I do agree with you on it sounding hurried. I think it started ok, but then I started to speed up in places later on. As e.zurcher said its a "difficult piece to keep the pulse". I think its a case of back to the metronome. :contrat:
kmaaj wrote:I just a couple of days ago stumbled on a transcription I made of the Dowland Fantasie when I was in college. I used colored pencils to help me see and hear the linear motion of the voices when I played it. I'm in the process of swapping out scanner/printers right now, I could put it up on my website later in the day or early in the morning. If the moderators do not mind and know of a good way to put up scanned images of this up here, I'm happy to do it. Otherwise, I will just link to my website.
Thanks very much for this - I'll print it off. :bye:
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Re: Dowland, John - Fantasia in E

Post by pogmoor » Tue Mar 31, 2009 7:48 pm

lucy wrote:I think it started ok, but then I started to speed up in places later on.
I know the problem well - it happens to me all the time :)
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Re: Dowland, John - Fantasia in E

Post by F (i Li) P » Wed Apr 01, 2009 4:36 pm

:bravo: lovely ! thank you for sharing :discussion:

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Re: Dowland, John - Fantasia in E

Post by Noadman » Wed Apr 01, 2009 6:16 pm

Hi lucy,
This is a piece I am very familiar with and I think you've done a great job with it. I thought your tempo was fairly constant throughout, compared with some versions I've heard. I find it to be an ambitious work that I'm constantly refining, but never get tired of playing. I think it's my favorite of Dowland's pieces and was one that led me back to playing guitar again.

:bravo:

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Re: Dowland, John - Fantasia in E

Post by lucy » Fri Apr 03, 2009 6:03 pm

Thanks very much for listening and commenting F (i Li) P and Noadman.
Noadman wrote: I find it to be an ambitious work that I'm constantly refining, but never get tired of playing. I think it's my favorite of Dowland's pieces and was one that led me back to playing guitar again.
I also think its difficult - I think its probably the hardest piece I'm playing at the moment - there's so much in it musically and also I find it a real challenge for my left hand. One thing is I'd like to make it sound more carefree and joyful - but that's for another day. :chitarrista:
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Re: Dowland, John - Fantasia in E

Post by Cab » Fri May 22, 2009 2:14 pm

Wow, something from Dowland that does not have the word "galliard" in it. :)

Very well done!
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Re: Dowland, John - Fantasia in E

Post by lucy » Mon Jun 01, 2009 10:03 am

Thanks so much Cab. :D (sorry I'm so late in replying)
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