Jorge - my "comment" comes in the form of a question: why play this at such a fast tempo?
Wow! what a nice rendition. Well done. I like the light touch. Should definitely not be any faster. It will lose the musical quality.
Thank you, Yisrael, you are very kind. It seems, however, that I may be playing it too fast . I'm now "negotiating" with mainterm what should be the right tempo .
I did not want to say that, but I think that you if you slow down a little, you can emphasize the melody and the phrasing more. It is very nice as is, but I can imagine that you can be more expressive if you slow down a little.
Well done, Yisrael, way, way better than your rendition of last October. I hope that you are now reconciled with this little piece and that, beyond its pedagogical value, you also see some beauty in it .
Well, too late, Yisrael... , I had already prepared, just a few minutes ago, a new, slower version of the #8 and I was going to post it when I noticed the addenda to your message above. Contrary to the #8 (V2) I posted two days ago and which is played at 1/4 = 210 bpm, this new #8 (V3) is played at a substantially slower pace, 1/4 = 155 bpm, the same as in its companion piece, the #9 (V2), which I posted two days ago. Just listen to it, please, and let me know which one you do prefer. I would love to have mainterm's opinion as well .Yisrael van Handel wrote: ↑Sun Dec 16, 2018 5:54 pmI did not want to say that, but I think that you if you slow down a little, you can emphasize the melody and the phrasing more. It is very nice as is, but I can imagine that you can be more expressive if you slow down a little.
I take back what I said. I tried slowing it down, and tried to give more expression. It does not help. You played it nicely. Leave it that way.
Thank you, Jess, you are very kind . And what about you? When will we have a rendition of the #2 ?
Well - I certainly didn't mean to imply a judgement regarding your choice of tempo, rather to learn your thoughts on it. And to this end I appreciate your thorough response.Jorge Oliveira wrote: ↑Sat Dec 15, 2018 5:10 pmHi, mainterm, thank you for your "comment" . Good question, but I do not have a simple and convincing answer. I understand your remark and agree with it: the fact that I can play any given piece at a fast tempo does not imply that I should do it. However, this #8, as you know, does not have any indication of tempo and, in my Chanterelle edition of "The Complete Studies…", Sor himself is quoted as saying: Lessons with no tempo indication should be studied slowly, increasing speed progressively as self-confidence is gained. And that's what I did. With the help of a metronome, I slowly increased the speed and at the time I posted my first record of the #8, on March 13th, 2017, I had reached 1/4 = 145 bpm (vivacíssimo). It sounded very nice and I then moved on to the following piece, the #9. However, I kept on playing the #8, as well as all the ones before it, as part of my daily guitar practice and, therefore, after some time, I could play it faster and faster, even faster than in my record posted yesterday (1/4 = 210 bpm, prestíssimo), but my son didn't like it that way and I slowed it down.
The question, then, is, which speed one should use? The one which pleases us best? Or is there another more objective criterium? I must say I like both, my version V1 and V2 , but there might be a way out of this dilema, as, quoting Sor again, he says the following concerning the #9: This lesson is nothing more than the development of the preceding one. So, it seems that his intention was that both pieces, the #8 and the #9, should be played at the same tempo, no? Now, I'll be posting today my V2 of the #9, which I'm playing at 1/4 = 155 bpm. If the assumption that both pieces should be played at the same tempo is reasonable, and if you think that the tempo of my #9 (V2) is OK, then I should reduce the tempo of the #8 as well to 1/4 = 155 bpm as well. Would you agree?