Ken,Ken Kim wrote: ↑Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:43 am
You will get used to play in legato and with right syncopations sooner or later, even though you don't like this tune. It seems you practiced Susanna just for couple days. Well I suggest start playing "Malaguena" ahead for next lesson. It is fun and hard with flamenco feeling.
Thanks for you comments. Last night I posted what will be for me the final version of Oh! Susanna for this lesson. Although I know that it comes up again as the basis for an improvisation in a future lesson.
I have taken your advice and looked ahead to Malaguena. I have always liked that piece and this is a nice arrangement. You are correct that it is going to challenging, but also fun. I find that I can play it reasonably smoothly at about 65bpm, less than half of the suggested tempo, so it is going to take a bit of effort to bring it up to proper speed. I look forward to the challenge though.
I have also begun reviewing some of the technical exercises at the end of D01. If you recall, I joined D01 in March and so I had to move pretty quickly to catch up and qualify for the exam. After moving through the first course at that pace it seems a bit strange to have completed this lesson with almost 2 weeks left before the next lesson is posted.
I guess that leaves a lot of time for technical exercises.