Thanks again for the encouraging words.
Cary W wrote:
You are developing a confident technique. Now start thinking about dynamics and phrasing, and letting the music breathe. Thanks for sharing...muchas gracias
About dynamics: I've been talking about it with my teacher, and I'm trying to incorporate some of that to my playing but most of my energy goes to actually playing the piece (the right notes).
If he tells me play it softer or louder here or smoother there, I slowly incorporate that, but I still can't figure out by myself what kinda dynamics a passage deserves or how it's supposed to be played.
Congratulations on your first video, Abie!
I agree with the others about your technique (both of your hands look very good!) and your phrasing. With such solid hand positions, you can afford to free yourself up a bit. I'm sure you're more relaxed without the camera being on. I know I am!
Thank you for this contribution. It serves as an inspiration to all beginners as to what can be done in only one year!
Looking forward to more,
Thanks Alan, this community has given me a lot of motivation, and a lot of tips/knowledge.
The most important one so far: Take lessons with a teacher!!
The second most important one:It's generally better to take lessons less frequently with a very good teacher/performer than more regular ones with a not so good teacher.
I currently take lessons with a concert player/performer. Of course due to the cost and distance I have to travel I can only take a lesson every 1.5 months. 1 year = 8 lessons
It's been quite a challenge because I have to practice a lot not to be to rubbish in front of him. The advice and feedback he's given me has been superb. :contrat:
The next year(2010) is gonna be very exciting as I'll hopefully learn the full bar (started to learn the second position) that will open the door to more interesting music.
Happy new year to all of you and Muchas Gracias for the encouragement.