Not an easy piece to play for novice students such as ourselves, but well executed.
Thanks.You have really improved your rhythm compared to the earlier lessons.
Thank you James. Your observations are always welcome.James A. Showalter wrote: ↑Mon Jan 21, 2019 1:26 amBill,
The alternation exercises were fast and well executed. It appears that you are more adept with the im/mi alternations than with the ma/am sequences. I noted the same difficulty in my efforts. Getting that a-finger to articulate is just hard but you did a good job with it.
I think my observations about Leccion-1 with yours as well summarize some of the difficulties with getting this composition perfected. I would almost be tempted to record the 4 separate sequences of Leccion-1 and submit them individually to prove my point. Of course that will prove nothing. We are tasked with putting together complete submissions of these pieces with the proper content and length being the final standard and if they are too long then that is part of learning them. You've done a good job.
On to lesson 6.
Then we may in time have the opportunity to perfect this piece. Perhaps we should not depart from it as we move on but rather carry it along on our journey.On a side note, I noticed from surfing this site, that Leccion 1 was actually the final exam piece for D01 four years ago!
Thank you James.James A. Showalter wrote: ↑Sun Jan 20, 2019 11:44 pmSuperb effort Staffan.
I thought it most interesting on the alternation exercise how you referenced the string above each iteration by finding it with your thumb first and then calmly reaching for the intended string to play. Very systematic.
As Bill already communicated Leccion-1 is a difficult piece to get right. I think part of it is its length in having 4 distinct parts. For me it was a definite effort to keep up with where the tune had progressed in that sequence. I watched your submission and realized you were having similar difficulty executing each part correctly. Individually each part is not so difficult but cascaded together it becomes a challenge. In the end you did a very good job making a complete presentation of it.
Well done, Bill. Polyphony and the alternations sound really good. You also did a good job with damping the low strings with your thumb.