Beatriz Martin wrote:I notice something a bit off in the first few bars, not sure if it's a bit off in tempo or duration of notes
Bea, I'm not sure what you mean by that. Having listened to it again I can't hear any oddities in tempo / duration of the notes
Marko Räsänen wrote:You move your right hand quite a bit when playing rest stroke with your thumb. I'm not sure whether you do that for an effect, or if it's something that just happens. If the latter, it's probably something to be aware of.
I believe you're referring to bars 17->24
I do indeed swing my RH like a madman, never really realized it's this much. I guess I was carried away by the tune!
Marko Räsänen wrote:Measures 10 and 12 have the thumb damping symbols, but the bass notes are dotted half notes, so there isn't any need for damping.
Not sure about this. I can't remember whether Mr. JFD damps here, but I'm somewhat sure that even though the bass is a dotted half note, the damping symbol still affects it, otherwise how would you have written it down? And I am indeed damping this note E with the side of my RH thumb
Bea in exercise 6, like William mentioned, you need to keep your fingers down for each measure, especially for the last one. Otherwise your RH isn't getting any training! You still need to practice fluidity in Malaguena. Again I advise you to drop in tempo by quite a bit, for the sake of legato. Once you start feeling comfortable with a much slower speed, start bringing it up to the indicated tempo.