Right, I'm back from my tourism trip to the north of Portugal, things are now settled, restarted also my guitar studies and I can now give my contribution to the ongoing discussion on how to organize our next Project, the study of Sor's Opus 31.
Yisrael van Handel wrote: ↑
Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:51 am
Jorge Oliveira wrote: ↑
Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:42 pm
Yisrael van Handel wrote: ↑
Mon Oct 09, 2017 4:29 pm
...I also intend to work on Op 31 exercises as soon as I finish with Op 60.---
Right, Yisrael, count me in. We could even start a new Let's learn Sor's Opus 31 together, shall we?
But, Jorge, let's have a meeting of the main players here, study the lessons learned (I mean, from running the group, not from playing the pieces), look at the high and low points, and see if we need to make any adjustments. My current thinking is that we should have opened a new topic for each piece. It would make searching easier, the backlog of comments less unwieldy, and it would bring the group to the attention of a broader audience. Another point that might be worth discussing is whether this is the right approach or whether we should join the Delcamp lessons. I would be interested in hearing other people's views.
What you propose, Yisrael, to have a separate Topic per piece, has the advantage of simplifying search and concentrating in a single thread all the renditions and comments concerning any specific piece of the Opus 31.
powderedtoastman wrote: ↑
Tue Oct 10, 2017 5:17 pm
I would be in on Op. 31 as well!
I am doing a bit of divide and conquer with the four big study collections 60, 44, 31 and 35.
There may be advantages and disadvantages to having one big thread for the opus vs. having a thread for each piece. The thread for each piece means if the threads are going in order then those of us who like to skip around a bit might be waiting for a new thread on a later piece.. that's the only drawback I can think of though.
I wonder if they could make a "let's study together" sub-forum in "Classical Guitar Classes" so we could have a place to put this without flooding a more general sub-forum.
But your comments, powdertoastman
, are also pertinent, the advantage of keeping all pieces in a single thread is that it sort of establishes a quasi "competition" between us all, encouraging us to learn all the pieces of the Opus by a certain order.
Also, as you point out, Henny
Henny wrote: ↑
Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:39 am
i agree with Yisraels opinion in this matter we could focus more on the details and dig deeper into the pieces and can come back to it later if necessary it can be joined by everyone interested in a particular piece of Sor to study.
the backside is that we will probably loose cohesion of the group as some will maybe join only for nr 23 f.e. but is that important?
I am open to any new approach but will not alter my present learning/playing.
... it keeps the group united in the single purpose - going through all the pieces of a single Opus.
I also believe that publishing the table of posted pieces contributes to the cohesion of the group and facilitates the search for any particular rendition. As for the other monthly statistics I publish, well, it gives an insight on the interest the Topic receives from all the members of the Delcamp Forum.
All the suggestions above might be answered if one could create a Topic - Let's learn Sor's Opus 31 together, shall we?
, for example - and, within it, Sub-Topics dedicated to each piece that one could select via a pull-down mechanism or similar. Such tools already exist in the phpBB® Forum Software that powers this Forum but, unfortunately, they are not accessible to Members, the only thing a Member can do, I believe, is to create new Topics within already existing, fixed, categories. So, I don't know, may be some one else has other ideas that might answer to the advantages, disadvantages and concerns expressed above.
GeoffB, do you know if it is possible for a Forum Member to create Sub-Topics within a Topic? Your answer would be much appreciated.