Hello everyone, I’m afraid I’ve got a bit behind with the playing and with providing feedback in this forum, although the latter is partly a result of having so many fellow students on the course, which is of course great!
To Ned, Jack, Goran, Giuseppe, Stephan, Coen, Michael and Richard.....
Ned – I was surprised to see the comments on your RH position. I’ve always seen it as ‘classically’ perfect. Perhaps you could make some subtle changes to how you pluck the strings, record/video some exercises and then carefully listen to the tonal quality to see if it makes a difference?
Jack – good to see you again, albeit in shorts! My wife sometimes jokes that I am being tricked into some elaborate Internet grooming scam. At first glance, your posts could be evidence of that! Very nice playing at the tempo, although along with Goran’s fast Schiarazula
, I did notice that the timing went very slightly on the semi-quavers.
Giuseppe – really enjoyed your Galliard
and watching how you seemed to be playing the music inside your head. My face tends to show either moderate tension, extreme tension, or disappointment at the wrong notes!
Stephan and Coen – very clean and confident posts that were a pleasure to listen to.
Michael – congratulations on your new arrival, and you still find time to record and upload some wonderful recordings!
Richard – well done to record some new versions. It must have been quite hard to re-learn the Schiarazula
, but you play it very well.
I might try to redo my arpeggi, otherwise I’m just waiting for lesson 2 and resolving (yet again!) that this time I’ll stick to the suggested practice schedule!