I've just been listening to the recently-posted recordings and wanted to congratulate Chris and Gabriel on their progress.
@Gabriel, it sounds like you are very fluent on the Melodia de Sor piece, and it sounds like you have either played this piece before or have just been practicing this lesson a lot. Either way, the timing is very smooth, with nice rubato to add feeling. I can't yet play this piece as well as you, so feel a little shy to make suggestions. With your Velocity exercises, I would suggest to keep working on getting each note very even and equal to the others - even though this "exercise style" way of playing might not sound as musically pleasing (it's a challenge for me too!)
@Chris, well done on your progress so far. I know you are continuing to work on the pieces, so some of the pauses due to uncertainty will probably be ironed out over the next couple of weeks, which will give the pieces a smoother feel.
My general feeling with Melodia de Sor (and this is not specifically aimed at anyone in particular) is that each note of the melody line needs to be "perfectly rounded" because it is so important to the romantic feel. I guess this is similar to Marko's feedback Gabriel about making it more legato. I've been finding the piece quite strenuous to play with the left hand barres, which tells me that I need to relax my left hand more...and that I need to keep working on the right technique to allow the necessary notes to ring, whilst keeping the hand relaxed. It's coming slowly
I've been focussing quite a bit on the Vaghe Bellezze...etc. piece (partly because once I've tuned the 6th string down, I'm a bit lazy about tuning it back up again
, but mostly because I find it incredibly beautiful and relaxing to play.) I love the deeper sound of the guitar when the 6th string is tuned down to D, and wonder why E was chosen as the standard tuning. I think I'm going to start collecting "D" pieces so that I can play them all together! Anyway, with this particular piece, I'm very much appreciating learning about keeping anchored fingers to allow sequential chord changes without too much flapping (which is my default tendency).