Thanks all for the feedback and nice comments.
mverive wrote:It's always difficult choosing and recording your first piece for public listening, but you picked a nice piece and played it well. Much of Carulli's pieces have been criticized as being too simplistic and not original (some have even called him irrelevant), but they have their place in the history and modern performance of guitar. Besides, if *you* like playing them, does anyone else's opinion really matter?
At my current level, I find carulli's pieces to be entertaining. I like other composers better, but nothing I can play atm
Play on. I look forward to hearing your progress, and to viewing your first video as well.
I have recorded a couple videos, but I literally get petrified and make many mistakes
I also found out immediately, that you learn more from one recording of yourself than you do from a year of lessons. You're playing is nice and clean. I think you botched the ending slightly because you were distracted by the thought "I made it to the end!" Am I right?
The recording quality is quite good, I think. It might be a bit soft...I had all my volume levels up as high as they would go. But, I've been having that problem sometimes ever since I got new speakers. Let's see what the other members have to say.
I'll try to boost volume for the next song. I'm still learning how to make use of the whole available dynamic range. My main concern was trying to minimize the huge amount of noise present when I recorded it: Laptop sounding like an old fridge, my son playing piano downstairs, the cars passing by. I'm very pleased with the resulting noise level. Still a lot to learn, though.
Your play is very nice, surprisingly nice if we take into account
that you started with CG only 6 months ago.
My wife just corrected me. It's been 9 months listening to me all day long
Carulli’s pieces like this Andantino are easy to play
but they are not so easy to interpret.
You interpretation is quite nice.
In my opinion, the performance would be just wonderful, if you increase a bit the tempo.
I can play it faster, but I "feel it" more when I play it slower. I'll give it a go faster and see how it turns out.
Thanks again for listening to my performance!