I know what you mean about musicality where the Ghiribizzos are concerned. I tend to play them with tremolo although the exam for D03 the year I took it favored those who played the fastest (far faster that Prof. Delcamps version) and clipped. Sigh. I played trumpet in high school and someone once pointed out to me that tremolo was inappropriate for a Sousa march. It had become a habit and I had to consciously work at not doing it. Anyway, I think the Ghiribizzo pieces are playful and almost nursery rhyme charming and can be played sweetly but I seem to be in the minority.
Thank you for your valuable feedback. I will add string damping into my practice routine. Much appreciatedRobert Goodwin wrote: ↑Tue Jan 30, 2018 2:28 am
Your overall skill level is very good. There were a few missteps but generally very impressive.
It sounds like you've made those pieces your own so that you are playing mostly from memory. I thinks it's the only way to make them sound best. Unfortunately, my aging brain does not absorb new things quite as quickly as it once did. One of the reasons I do this is to make it work harder. They say if you don't use it you lose it
You might want to practice the Ghiribizzo using damping for the sixth string just to become familiar with the feel of doing it that way. There will be times when not damping will cause disonant tones.
Hi Sal, you might want to use a metronome or tap your feed to the beat. If you have difficulties to keep up the beat then, play slower , reduce tempo until the rhythm is steady.