Hi Michael, I'm pleased you're still on the D02 course - your performances demonstrate a relaxed control I aspire to and I also remember some excellent feedback you've provided. I suspect your natural level is somewhat above D02 (as I think mine was about 8 years ago) but perhaps you are finding a challenge in some of the exercises and pieces?
Hi Jack, I must admit I initially struggled with the Sor with counting, particulary the suggested way. I was cheating with a style of counting where you use 1,2,3 but with 'ands' for half beats and 'ers' for quarter beats - if that makes any sense. I also found I was 'singing' the counting. When I realised we didn't need to submit the Sor I was rather relieved. I do have a bit of a problem with sight-reading rhythms if I haven't heard the piece so it's the type of exercise I really need to do. Thanks for uploading your version - I think I got the piece to about the same level, but fluffed some different notes!
It was your Malaguena though that inspired me to work harder, so thanks again for that.