Halil Akaydin wrote:
Thanks everyone for the kind words. I think I hit two wrong notes in the second part of adantino
As far as tempo goes, I'm not sure. I never use a metronome. I just watched the video lesson and saw that it needed to be played slowly.
I started playing along with the Delcamp recording - slowing it down a little, with the hope of building up speed over practice time. At 70-80% speed, it seems pretty clear to me that the Delcamp recording does not keep uniform tempo - rather, he starts slowly and then builds up speed, then slows again, etc. It seems obviously intentional, but it does make it difficult to play it straight alongside his playing. To play with him, I'd have to copy his tempo variations, and that somehow doesn't seem appropriate. I would prefer to learn it as written first, and then, if I feel moved, give it my own twist.
Nice job, both of you. William, I noticed how nice your cedar-topped Yamaha sounds. I have been battling low humidity issues (<20%) here with much lesser (but loved and treasured) guitars and wish solid-tops were easier to take care of in climates with highly variable humidity. They require much care and attention, so it would be a commitment to get one like that, at least, if I wanted it to stay in good shape.