Ken Kim wrote: ↑
Mon Nov 26, 2018 2:05 am
If you are satisfied with how you play now, use any observation as reference. I personally give you and other students my observation pretty pointy because I set high expectation for myself. For any of reason, if you are offended from my observation, let me know. No reason to offend someone who are enjoying their music. I don't mean to offend anybody for sure. I didn't get much pointy observation from anybody but from Nelson Lee for this year. It was really beneficial to me. I tried what he suggested and I did get better. We all are beginner before D04.
Ken, I, for one, find your observations to be so helpful. I am very grateful that I am in your cohort for D02, so that I can benefit from your astute observations. You see and hear, a lot more, vis-a-vis students' submissions than I do. I actually also learn from your constructive criticisms of other students' submissions, as I have with your valuable advice to Linda.
As you have noted in another post, damping is a early playing skill emphasized by JFD. I wrote Bradford Werner and asked why, on his site, there was very little emphasis on damping. He kindly wrote back and said that he reserves the teaching of damping for intermediate players. While I must say, I find the need to damp notes, problematic (and annoying at times!), I can see the wisdom of introducing this requirement early on, so that it becomes second-nature as we progress as players.
Again, Ken, for me, go at it with respect to critiquing my playing. I know I will give you lots and lots of opportunities to do so, because my playing has a long way to go. But I appreciate the time you take to carefully evaluate the submissions.