Hello all -
just dropping in to say I may be late with my recordings ... Lesson is coming next week and ... (recognizing this is a public board with my own name) ... suffice it to say I will be unavailable to record for the next several days. I had just started a few takes but some unavoidable circumstances have stalled my progress in getting things down well enough to post. I also discovered I had been trying to perfect the wrong technical exercises! So back to the drawing board on p. 26.
I don't want to pile on with comments, and do need to watch everyone's performance. I've watched just Stefan's and Beatriz's. Stefan, you play really well, and your version of la fougere is technically excellent but quite mechanistic compared to M. Delcamp's - who, it appears to me, went in the other direction, taking great liberty with the tempo and, effectively, adding rests where there are none. It was very artistic but harder to play along to since it went so slow in some spots. There's a happy medium somewhere, and I think you did slow things up nicely the second time through (and added that little - what? - a harmonic?).
Beatriz, I am about where you are, and I would say, practice along with M. Delcamp's playing, then move to the metronome (well, for the technical exercises you can probably hit the metronome right away). You may find getting the flow of the song easier that way, and later, the metronome can be used to fine-tune your timing, once you get it roughly down.
It is interesting to me that these pieces or exercises may benefit from shorter fingernails, which I've had all along, but I realize that's not the more common approach in CG. I just have a hard time controlling the nail ... it's tough enough to get the music down without adding one more element that requires additional attention and control. My understanding is that longer nails, of a specific shape, are primarily for volume (though tone too), but I don't need volume for what I do, and I prefer the mellower tone of flesh on the strings anyway. So a happy circumstance there.
Cheers all - CarlW