You just need to click on the icon, and not attempt to drag it. When you click on it, a code will be inserted into your text which looks like :merci: . When you Submit the message it will appear as the "thank you" smiley.Ned H. wrote:Er that should read I would like to say thank you to all who have made these lessons possible!
(something strange happens when I drag that little thank you icon into the reply box...is this an Apple Mac problem with forum software or something...)
Hi Richard, Thanks for your comments. I do try to alternate, although I don't find I use 'a' very naturally. I suspect failure to alternate is something that creeps in when the going gets tougher! Incidentally, I think your advice in an earlier post about omitting the thumb (initially) for the exercises 38/39 on p84 is excellent.RichardJ wrote:Stewart
From your video it looks like you are using the middle finger to play consecutive notes in some phrases of your maleguena.
You play it very cleanly and consistently but I think you may have problems getting faster unless you alternate your right hand fingers (or never play the same finger twice)
If you play the same finger twice it will have to travel twice as fast as the other fingers.
Thanks Bryan, although there's still plenty to work on. I don't use a metronome often but I realised that if I didn't stick to a slower time for the earlier section I would start faltering at bars 37-39 when it gets harder - for me anyway. It also help monitor progress and as I realised I wouldn't be able to do a first recording with counting I thought it would be the next best thing. I will try to do a version with counting later.Bryan Jeffrey wrote:Stewart,
You definitely nailed the lesson! I am curious, do you often practice with a metronome? I have been told that it's not a great thing to do often as it can make one's playing sound mechanical. Listening to your Maleguena with the metronome however, it really sounded great. It seems like this piece in particular has a strong and driving feel where the rhythm has to be there.