Packington's Pound is sounding good all around (too bad it's the only piece we have to do this month, I'm tempted to upload some of the others). Mine will be uploaded soon. I can't promise the same about the strumming technique, I'm finding it too foreign and it's not sounding musical at all! Is that why nobody else (except Stewart) has done one?
Stewart-Slow? Yup-but that's how it should be so early on. It was a little slow but otherwise just about perfect. Nice variation of dynamics. I caught myself nodding my head to the beat!
Coen- Nice variation in dynamics, but somewhere in m 20-22 there's a little loss of the melody to the bass. I couldn't tell if it was a recording issue or that you were just too into the piece and a little too forte!
Ned-I hope this across as I intend (that is, very
positive)...but for me this piece was a turning point performance of yours. I think I've mentioned your RH and/or tone in some form for all of your uploads. But in the Cutting piece your RH starts to make a gradual move towards the soundhole from about 0:35-0:45 seconds. The rest of the piece just sounds wonderful! Keep it up!
(great audio recording from a distance, by the way! Do you have a good mic or something?)
Goran- Excellent damping and control of the baseline-making for a crisp performance all around! You also showed lots of RH movement for tone variation! I think you can take this to the next level by using rest stroke in conjunction with this on the melody at times.
Jack- Other than your timing being a little stiff, mainly early in the piece,I don't think the performance was as lacking as you think. I didn't really have a problem with the tone either and some of the notes were downright pleasant! On your RH tension, I've been having some lately as well. I notice that you and I seem to use our 'a' finger more than most people. I wonder if that's the reason.
The passion that most of you mentioned for this piece is really showing in your performances!