I've been away for a week and not been able to keep abreast with the lessons. I'm glad to see we are at a running start.
Very good job with these 2 pieces. I think the slowness of play that you exhibit really allows a good review of your hand motions and I agree with you about Leccion-1. Played slowly like you do the melody has a sleepy nature.
As always your submissions are rock solid in form and technique. All of the notes are hit correctly and I did not identify a missed alternation in any of your play. I'll go back and look again but I thought it to be well done. Very pleasant to the ear.
You are the standard bearer in terms of execution and musicality. My comments are not meant to harm but your lack of discipline detracts from any appreciation I can have of your form or technique. This is most obvious in the lessons on simple alternation. By not making the transition that is required by repeating the phrase as intended you do not allow us to visualize whether you can make the transition. This is non-trivial. Playing each piece using im then mi, and then switching to ma/am shows execution of technique. It is not enough to end the piece on the quarter note. It requires mental application to play that note as an 1/8th and continue through one more iteration and complete on the right alternation. Of course we know you can do it but that's not the point. You are a reflection of your own nature and it is what it is. Classical guitar training requires we shed our selves and take on a particular nature unique to the instrument. You can do better - or not.
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