Excellent all, and very impressive. The only one which sounded rushed to me was "Opus 60." It really sounded fine however. The only thing I would add regarding "Opus 60" is perhaps opening up some space/air between the notes. By that I mean varying the damping and/or staccato durations and adding in some legato to the mix.
Jeremy Gillard wrote:Good Morning Everyone!
I hope that everyone has been enjoying this month's lesson as much as I have been! I decided to record some of the other material that was asked of in this lesson to try and elicit some feedback. Not everything here is perfect by any stretch of the imagination, or up to tempo. But, I figured it might stir some discussion about how to improve. Does the audio quality sound ok? Am I on tempo? Does it sound musical? Any comments from anyone would be greatly appreciated.
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Lecon II Opus 60
I think one major thing I need to work on is playing things slower until I play without mistakes. Once I've committed a piece to memory, I think I try and play it too quick without full attention. This leads to my not thinking about what I need to play and relying too much on muscle memory. And since that muscle memory has not been trained without mistakes, mistakes creep in too much.
I know what I need to play, but my fingers are not being driven accurately by the mind. This is going to be something I concentrate on very hard in the next lesson, and continuing to work on this one until the next is posted.
Thanks Everyone! I appreciate it.