Dowland, John - Frog Galliard

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Dowland, John - Frog Galliard

Post by Michael Butten » Wed Mar 19, 2014 1:48 am

Let me know what you think,
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Re: Dowland, John - Frog Galliard

Post by RHSOldboy » Wed Mar 19, 2014 10:57 am

Most enjoyable! Beautifully played with a sensitive rendition.
Thank you for posting.


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Re: Dowland, John - Frog Galliard

Post by mkduzgoren » Wed Mar 19, 2014 12:42 pm

Very sensitive playing. Thanks for sharing.

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Re: Dowland, John - Frog Galliard

Post by zupfgeiger » Thu Apr 03, 2014 11:42 am

Excellent playing, and the guitar is very clear and transparent on the trebles and so transports a wonderful "Renaissance feeling".
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Re: Dowland, John - Frog Galliard

Post by pniven » Wed May 28, 2014 11:35 pm

Really liked that, a great recording, sounds as good if not better than a few mp3 versions I've bought of this (I love Frog Galliard...)

well played!

the guitar sounds lovely and bright

what kind of guitar is it and how is it recorded?

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Re: Dowland, John - Frog Galliard

Post by David Belcher » Thu May 29, 2014 12:00 pm

Great job! Wonderful tone, dynamics, and control. All-around excellent recording. Thanks for sharing.


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Re: Dowland, John - Frog Galliard

Post by pogmoor » Thu May 29, 2014 2:22 pm

I agree with the positive comments that have been made. However if I could add a note of criticism, I notice you roll nearly all of the chords in the slower sections of the piece.Though there is room for debate about this in relation to renaissance pieces it might be better to regard rolled chords as a decoration to be used sparingly, much in the way you might use trills and other decorations.
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Re: Dowland, John - Frog Galliard

Post by crisscross » Sun Jun 01, 2014 10:23 am

I agree with the last post, my teacher once taught me to use arpeggiated chords sparingly, but apart from that, very nice sound and play. :bravo:

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