I have been away for a while; please accept my apologies for not listening and posting lately. I am getting caught up on listening to posts today and hope to post my videos by today or this weekend.
Before I get ahead of myself and start forgetting who played what (it stinks getting old, doesn't it?), I thought I'd comment on the first few..
Ben, Halil, Erik, and Scott: Great jobs all!
Ben: Great job overall! Although, Si Si Re sounded just a tad slow, and I think Erik is right about the missing 'b' in the ninth bar; otherwise, everything was perfect, including posture. Also, are you using a music stand? I ask because it looks as though you are looking down. I was doing this at first and it created problems for me that were solved when I started using a stand..
Halil: Excellent work! This may be subtle, but I noticed your timing on the damped quarter notes in Si Si Re were perfect in timing! I am strugglling with this as I think a few others are as well. I tend to damp them too soon and turn them into eighth notes with half-beat rests!
Erik: Excellent work! I noticed your timing on the damped quarters was right on too!
Scott: Good work! You will find that keeping your right hand closer to or over the sound hole brings out a richer sound. Also, your timing seems to vary a bit. Although metronomes are not often recommended, I sometimes find them to be helpful at first (I use a phone app metronome). At first I play the pieces slow enough for me to keep the same time throughout (sometimes that means real slow
), then I gradually speed up the tempo until I can play it a the noted BPM for each piece.
My two cents..