Hi Edna. Nice playing on all pieces. The grace note you played on the Paganini Waltz piece sounded like an (open) E-F versus a G-F? I like the sound whatever you did. Nice touch.
Ed, thanks for the feedback. You are right, I've got to work on my technique. In particular if I need to play them in rapid succession.Ed Butler wrote: ↑Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:11 pmTon -
See my comment on Edna's slurs, you are doing similar movement. If you watch the instructor he has very little movement.
On Greensleeves, I liked your playing B on the 4th fret instead of the open string for measure 13. It had a better sound. Probably a holdover for BORU's MARCH.
Hey Ed. I thought about this and maybe you should try this as sort of an intermediate practice strategy. Try placing your "a" finger at the first fret instead of the index finger. Position the wrist to whatever it takes to make it comfortable to work your pinky. You can even reduce string tension if it makes it easier. The goal is to "learn" the pulloff motion. Then work your way up from there in terms of difficulty.
Great. Sounds like you have a plan.Ed Butler wrote: ↑Sat Nov 17, 2018 3:57 pmHi Tom
My pull-off with the pinky is adequate. The challenge is leaving the pinky on the lower string when you try pulling off the ring finger. The pinky wants to pull off the lower string. So I am working the other way, practicing pulling off the second finger, leaving it on the lower string then pulling off the first finger. When I get that OK, then I add the third finger to the mix. Then the pinky.
I hope the hotel room is vacation. For 35 years I traveled 200 days a year for work, so I lived out of hotel rooms 5 days a week.
Hi Ed, I thought you played pretty well! I know there were some stumbles along the way, but what I noticed most was that the Waltz, Greensleeves, & Paganini piece tempos still came through pretty well. Tempo always seemed to give you problems in the past. Those stumbles will get worked out with practice.Ed Butler wrote: ↑Sat Nov 17, 2018 6:04 pmRough First attempts
Slurs - that pesky pinky will not stay down after the pull-off
PAGANINI VALTZ - need to work on making it sound like a Waltz
Greensleeves - the notes are OK, but need to work on tone and flow - I will come back to this after attempting PONTKALLEG amd BORU's MARCH