Chu Bun wrote: ↑
Sat Dec 23, 2017 6:10 am
Thank you for your comment. I wasted over 60 takes on the Scarborough Fair piece on the first attempt. It felt like my fingers have their own mind and just picked up strings randomly. I don't know how you could play at such tempo and articulation after one weekend of practice. The clip below is probably take # 89 or something like that. My recording started to fail near the last measure.
Omg, #89??? That's real patience
I figured that it is better to stop after 20-30 min. I know these 2 feelings:
1) when you think your next attempt must be successful, then one more, then one more...
2) when fingers detach from your brain and start living its own life
Short (or long) breaks help.
I like your rendition. To me the tempo is exactly right, I would not play it any faster. Probably the melody line can be highlighted a bit more by using rest stroke sometimes and playing harmony/supporting notes a bit softer.