Chu Bun wrote: ↑
Thu Mar 29, 2018 11:50 pm
My 2/3 for this month. Besides the usual wrong notes, dead notes, missing notes, ... I also skipped many repeats sections.
congratulations Chu, you're certainly way ahead of the rest of us on these pieces. I really would not have known that you play without nails if you had not mentioned it.
I hope you don't mind if I offer a little constructive critisism though:
Nice even tempo throughout - The given tempo is 108 and I don't think you are too far off this. You have those difficult dampings licked and also the tricky bit at the end - There are no rallantandos marked in the score, but I JF throws one or two in which sounds quite effective. Also you are playing at a consistant volume throughout the piece - again nothing is marked in the score. JF plays it very quietly at the end of the B section and I think that sound very effective.
Carcassi, Matteo Valse opus 23 n°9
Tempo - You are playing considerable slower than the indicated 138. This is not a bad thing to do - better to play slower and get most of the notes right. You certainly have the difficult pulloff in bar 12 licked - well done, I'm still struggling.
As JF mentions this Valse is based on contrasts: In the first line of the piece phrase 1 is marked ff and phrase 2 mf. This is along the lines of a question and a response, so should try to sound like 2 different voices - or 2 different instruments. I think you play the second phrase a little quieter than the first, but to my ear it doesn't sound different enough to be 2 different voices.
Bar 7 dotted note missed but nailed it later.
In Bar 18 JF plays a rallantando but this is not in score. However it sounds good (personal opinion) so I think it is good to leave it in
Bar 20 dotted note missed.
From bar 27 onwards the C part (a change to the major from the minor in the b part) is marked Dolce - Italian for sweet. So this needs to be played in somewhat softer tones.
Bar 43 Diminuendo - volume reduces to a P However, each individual set of 2 notes is quieter on the second one as indicated by the > sign making this quite difficult to do.
Overall though excellent job - the points I've picked up on are really just the icing on the cake.