Goals for 2018?

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lucy
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Re: Goals for 2018?

Post by lucy » Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:03 pm

Perform more events as a soloist
Perform more, in duet, with Derek Hasted, as "Nina & Frederek" classical guitar duo

And learn to play with:

More intricate and detailed expression
Better posture and physical control
Tighter timing / make finer rubato judgements
A greater sense of space and good pace
More technical accuracy
A better developed framework of the music

By doing those things I hope to communicate the music more effectively.

I'd also like to become phlegmatic!
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Re: Goals for 2018?

Post by nuclearfishin » Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:09 am

My goal this year after being away from serious classical guitar for 20+ years is to pull out my first year university pieces and get them up to performance level again.

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Re: Goals for 2018?

Post by Jeremiah Lawson » Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:12 am

also want to write a few things about cycles of fugues for solo guitar some time this year but stuff has come up that might make it tough to get to that for a while.

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Re: Goals for 2018?

Post by Sharon Vizcaino » Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:54 am

I want to learn a piece with at least 3 movements. Chances of it actually happening: 0%. But one can dream, no?
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Re: Goals for 2018?

Post by Smudger5150 » Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:17 am

To be more organised!!!
i.e. regular practise last thing at night/1st thing in morning incorporating scale then etude/exercises then piece
So 1/2 hr at night 1/2 hr in morning.
Consequence of trying to work around family and work.

Longer term goal - record several pieces and post on Delcamp when they're at a reasonable standard.
Slightly longer term goal - work on my grade 6 pieces for ABRSM.
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Re: Goals for 2018?

Post by andrethompson » Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:11 pm

Mine is simple: Play and master one piece per month :-)

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Re: Goals for 2018?

Post by lucy » Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:41 pm

Sharon Vizcaino wrote:
Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:54 am
But one can dream, no?
One should always dream..... :cafe: :reflechir:
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Re: Goals for 2018?

Post by razz » Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:46 pm

David Norton wrote:
Mon Jan 01, 2018 5:47 pm
My goal is to master at least 30 minutes of "new-to-me" music this year. That's been my goal for 2015, 16, 17, with no luck. But a worthwhile goal.
Good plan. I'm just under 20 minutes. Don't ask how long I've been working on it.

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Re: Goals for 2018?

Post by Movitz » Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:37 pm

Learning a couple more - I have chosen which ones - of CM Bellman's Fredmans epistles and doing two or three Bellman gigs. It's like playing classic guitar and singing simultanosly, so it's a challenge. The arrengements may look quite easy but I have to learn the lyrics and find how to interpret the songs. Quite fun!

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Re: Goals for 2018?

Post by Smudger5150 » Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:21 pm

Movitz wrote:
Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:37 pm
Learning a couple more - I have chosen which ones - of CM Bellman's Fredmans epistles and doing two or three Bellman gigs. It's like playing classic guitar and singing simultanosly, so it's a challenge. The arrengements may look quite easy but I have to learn the lyrics and find how to interpret the songs. Quite fun!
Apologies if I've misunderstood, but I've always wondered about doing a Dowland piece with the lyrics - similar kind of challenge isn't it?
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Re: Goals for 2018?

Post by Movitz » Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:46 pm

You got it. But doing a Dowland piece is probably even more of a challenge. Give it a shot, though! In my experience the guitar playing has to be "automatizised" so you can concentrate on the singing and the lyrics...

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