Mark Clifton-Gaultier wrote:For what it's worth - I have a copy of a very late (July 1944) Barrios MS which indicates the use of open strings for parts of the tremolo.
Authenticity? I don't recall where I picked it up from (it's just in a box with a bunch of other Barrios stuff) and I'm no expert on calligraphy but the handwriting, quirks of notation and signature seem to match his other MSS.
Even assuming that this MS is authentic that doesn't alter the fact that your teacher knows your playing intimately and might simply be observing that your open strings in particular are weak (though I would see that as an occasion for you to find out why and work on it).
thanks. i texted my teacher yesterday and he wants the trebles to sing more than the bass so he doesnt like me using open string tremolo.
and yes my open string tremolo is a bit weaker but not significantly.
we've worked on recuerdos and campanas so my tremolo has been getting better over the years.
right now im just using fingerings from a couple passages from stovers but im sticking with jesus.
and do you think you can send me the whole copy of the sheet music? it does seem a lot like his writing compared to his original score of julia florida.