Thanks very much Tarbaby, Vesuvio and owl.
Tarbaby wrote: A slight bit of added reverb might be nice. What software are you using?
I have this piece in D minor, but I'm aware of the transciptions in E minor. It seems to work just fine in that key.
When I once played this piece for my cellist friend, he suggested that I play those first two runs like a harpsichordist would. That is, to start them slowly (about the tempo you play them at already) and then speed up on the way up and slow down again at the top. It's a very nice effect.
I'll try out adding some reverb with Wavepad. I also have this piece in D minor but I prefer it in E minor - somehow it seems brighter in this key - probably because it is a sharp key. Having said that the book with the Dm version in it says the original key was C minor - I think of that key as rather "dark" so maybe Dm is more appropriate? But I suppose all these keys may have sounded a bit different on a Baroque lute so it may difficult to tell exactly what sound Weiss intended. I only know what I prefer on the modern guitar. I had thought about speeding up during the first two runs - but didn't explore it - I will now. Thanks a lot for you feedback.
It's nice to see the lady players on the board too... not enough of it in my opinion
Good tone too... of course I'm not seeing your hands, but it sounds as though some of your landings are just a tad off, which could be why you aren't fretting as cleanly in some spots.
I agree - us lady players should get out there more.
You're right about some of my landings - I think the problem mainly occurs in the places were there are awkward stretches and because I have quite small hands it adds an extra dimension to the difficulty of those passages. But, no excuses - I know it is not impossible to get those bits clean - just need to put in more slow practise first.
Happy New Year to you all.
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