Many of you have been enjoying Ian Creighton's performance of Bourree that I recently posted. I have two performances by Ian to post today.
Ian is making excellent progress this summer with regular lessons and lots of practice.
We have been tackling some Carcassi etudes with the aim being to build up a better level of technical control that can unlock some musical ideas.
Our main focus has been expanding Ian's right hand technique, we have been striving to have control over dampening within the right hand, the ability to clearly bring out various lines within the polyphony of Carcassi's writing and working at sounding and feeling very even with semi quaver passages.
So rather than a flat, one dimesional style of playing we are aiming to have the technical control to vary the articulation, volume and shape of the music.
You should hopefully hear the melodic line in Etude No.19 sitting clearly and comfortably over the other lines, there are also some great examples of staccato bass line playing in Etude No.7. This 'stunning' of the bass line can add another dimension of detail to how a player can approach the voicing of different lines within music.
I have many students of varying ages, and standard, I have added a play list to my You Tube channel specifically for my students to take to the screen and enjoy sharing with you their performances.
I hope that you will take the time to have a look and offer considered and positive encouragement to some very talented and committed individuals.
Here is the link to the complete student playlist: