I was going to say no but actually found your playing a refreshing change from soleares. I love the way the bass stands out separate from the melody. This is what makes classical so special. It's like listening to two players in one.I do not know whether uploading other practice pieces is appropriate or not in this lesson forum
I don't know either, but I think that if you posted it on the "contemporary pieces for guitar" that it might open up even more possibility for feedback.Duk Lee wrote:I do not know whether uploading other practice pieces is appropriate or not in this lesson forum,
It seems like there are three voices going on- a bass line, a melody and a middle line (thank you Captain Obvious!) The melody is nicely delineated from the bass-however the middle voice is sometimes not clearly distinguished from the melody. If this is what you're going for please disregard this message. Otherwise you might try just playing the melody alone a few times and then add the bass and middle voices.Duk Lee wrote: I just wanted to hear from you for improving this particular piece
In regard to keeping a "stable right hand position," I'm realizing that this is important mostly for apoyando sections (or pieces) where the thumb and fingers are playing simultaneously. So I think that your Atoye could benefit from a more stable right hand position. In Soleares however, after revisiting it a few times it seems to me that one must change right hand positions all the time! This is especially true if one is going for various tone colors.Jack Jarrett wrote:Michael,
Thanks for the video on rest stroke.I think you were right on with your observations...And I can see my hand is not anchored and moving a lot.
I think that it's possible to get a good sound with long nails, but this gets into the debate about nail length/size which is covered in other threads. Perhaps shape and smoothness have more to do with tone and nail noise. You mentioned "trimming" your nails. Perhaps that was just an expression, but I wouldn't suggest using nail clippers. A nail file and some fine grit sandpaper (1000 grit or more) is better for a good tone in my opinion! (once again, nail shape constitutes another exhaustive thread on this forum.)Jack Jarrett wrote: I know I have let my nails get too long, and now wish I would have trimmed them before posting my video.Too much nail noise!
Michael,lovely piece and nicely played. Is it an original?
I agree--my playing deteriorates after a couple of takes. Also I must fight my tendency to be obsessive whenever I have control of a recording device. I think that it's probably most effective in these lessons to practice as best one can, then record the first or second take and post it. I still haven't done this however...RichardJ wrote:I always start with the intention of doing several takes then posting the best. In fact my playing deteriorates with each take as I get more tense.
Yes I feel the same. I have done this lesson till the last of the life blood has run out of it. it has been good for me though, through so much repetition I have noticed and begun to correct important details of my technique that I was not aware of during the first week or two of the practice. But I am looking forward to something new to play.RichardJ wrote: I've had enough of this piece now, roll on Tuesday
Hi Lisa, glad to see you joining the lessons. Don't forget to register for the students' group in this topic. You can see the conditions for joining the course here.lisalrp wrote:Just want to say everyone sounds great and so encouraging. I am just starting this lesson and appreciate you all posting.