Dowland, John - Preludium 98

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Dowland, John - Preludium 98

Post by Tomzooki » Sat Mar 03, 2012 3:06 pm

Here is the first recording I dare to upload on this forum.

As I told a couple of time on this forum I have a bad case of stage fright, it now has reached the stage of social phobia... :( So I decide to help myself by doing a gradual exposure. Recording is a good therapy.... Even that was anxiogen for me and I tend to avoid it.... So I record myself, and as predicted I was tensed, had concentration troubles, feeled anxious, had a less vigourous attack, etc... But I survived!! :mrgreen: I have to repeat the experience :wink:
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Post by 60moo » Sat Mar 03, 2012 3:52 pm

That was fantastic! :bravo: You made it sound very much like the lute piece that it is, and your musicality makes it obvious you've been playing for a long time.

More recordings please!

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Post by Tomzooki » Sat Mar 03, 2012 4:34 pm

60moo wrote:That was fantastic! :bravo: You made it sound very much like the lute piece that it is, and your musicality makes it obvious you've been playing for a long time.

More recordings please!
You are nice! :)

I was quite uncertain of the reception of my interpretation. Dowland is a sliding ground... And I took the risk to do absolutely no effort to adhere to any standards, for a couple of reasons:

1- I am a living-room amateur player (would like to play more in public but I am just terrified of it...), I play mostly for myself, for my pleasure, and doing stupid stylistic mistakes have no consequences
2- I passed 10 years away from my guitar playing viola da gamba. I am very familiar of that repertory, though in viol consort, not with lute. So the Elizabethan style is familiar to me; that does not mean at all that everything I would do instinctly is accurate, but it should not be stylistic monstruosities neither
3- I play CG, not lute. I think it is a mistake to try to make it sound like something else (i.e. lute) If you want to sound like the lute, play the lute :smorfia: But of course with CG I can follow the same phrasé and articulations than with the lute, both being plucked strings. So here I could receive some critics...
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Post by Denian Arcoleo » Sat Mar 03, 2012 4:35 pm

Really good playing. There's no need for you to have stage fright, you are an excellent player. I'd like to hear more too.

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Post by Tomzooki » Sat Mar 03, 2012 5:25 pm

Denian Arcoleo wrote:....There's no need for you to have stage fright, you are an excellent player....
That's what I am trying all the time to convince my subconcious about.... :lol: Unfortunately is seems it does not work that way :(

Last week I was supposed to do an audition to participate to a pharmacy student show. I had to forfeit... Is not that ridiculous?!! I was extremely affected by the prospect of that audition, so I had to admit it would not be a good idea to participate to the real thing which happens to occur in a week full of exams and orals... Nevertheless I also auditioned in duet with a signer. In non-solo situation I am OK. And do not say it is a good sign, unfortunately my stupid brain do not process group experiences in the same folder than solo experiences....

So as I said I decide to do a "gradual exposition". Just to record myself and to listen to me afterwards is hard. :roll:
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Post by ArthurG » Sat Mar 03, 2012 6:31 pm

I really enjoyed that, and I enjoyed it more knowing your anxiety. I can't seem to play in front of others without becoming totally distracted and falling all over the strings. :(

I think the parrot liked it too... :D

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Post by Pierre330 » Sat Mar 03, 2012 6:37 pm

Very nicely done!

I can completely relate with your stage fright. I have a difficult time playing for anyone other than my wife and pets. And even then, with the wife in same room I can feel the jittery feeling of nerves trying to creep up on me!

Again - well done

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Post by kirilsolo » Sat Mar 03, 2012 7:49 pm

@Tomzooki
Just curious, was that your parrot supporting you in the recording?
At first I though that it was the bass-strings squeek.

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Post by rojarosguitar » Sat Mar 03, 2012 8:13 pm

WONDERFULL! Please more of Dowland and others ...
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Post by Tomzooki » Sat Mar 03, 2012 8:35 pm

kirilsolo wrote:@Tomzooki
Just curious, was that your parrot supporting you in the recording?
At first I though that it was the bass-strings squeek.
Yes, it was my parrot! :mrgreen: Or my parrots, I have three African grey parrots. Two of them are quite chatty, the other is more quiet. I love them! Here is Tom one morning he was particularily chatty:
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Post by Erik Zurcher » Sat Mar 03, 2012 10:58 pm

Excellent! I enjoyed every second! :bravo: :merci: :bye:
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Post by George Crocket » Sun Mar 04, 2012 8:55 am

:bravo:

Very well played. It was a lovely sound.

Your idea of gradual exposure is spot on. Keep it up.

And post more like this .....without the bird. :roll:
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Post by SteveM » Sun Mar 04, 2012 12:44 pm

Excellent playing. Sounds like your parrot enjoyed it as much as I did!
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Re: Dowland, John - Preludium 98

Post by lucy » Sun Mar 04, 2012 1:48 pm

:bravo: Excellent playing and very enjoyable. :casque:

You're a very good player - you just need to believe in yourself! :)

Please post some more. :merci:
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Post by pogmoor » Sun Mar 04, 2012 3:14 pm

Elegantly played - I love your decorations :merci:
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