What did you practice today?

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Re: What did you practice today?

Post by MattPM » Fri Apr 01, 2016 10:53 pm

Got a new book. Mozart for guitar by Martin Hegel. Learning his arrangement of Lacrimosa.

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Re: What did you practice today?

Post by Alan Green » Sat Apr 02, 2016 5:46 am

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Re: What did you practice today?

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Re: What did you practice today?

Post by spanishguitarmusic » Thu Jun 02, 2016 12:07 am

Currently I am learning, "All Out of Love" by the Australian band Air Supply on classical guitar! Great post :merci:

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Post by akg » Fri Jun 03, 2016 4:35 am

Mallorca - what a piece! The slurs and runs needs a lot of work and patience. Anyone else getting a workout on this piece?

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Re: What did you practice today?

Post by kirolak » Fri Jun 03, 2016 9:22 am

I'm starting Castelnuovo-Tedesco's No Hubo Remedio, I love the piece & am trying to be brave. . . . also painfully worked through the Theme section of Tansman's Variations on a Theme by Scriabin, I despair of ever playing it to standard :(

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Re: What did you practice today?

Post by spcsxy » Sat Jun 04, 2016 12:46 am

yesterday,I began read and try to prectise the score of La Catedral (preludio saudade) by Augustin Barrios,I feel it is harder for left hand than right hand,espesially the 8th bar.

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Re: What did you practice today?

Post by Bobbio84 » Sat Jun 04, 2016 12:58 am

Carcassi Etude no. 24. I've been playing a lot of his studies lately... They're good pieces.
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Re: What did you practice today?

Post by sitnivez » Sat Jun 04, 2016 1:12 am

Had a coffee shop gig with a colleague of mine, then worked on tightening up Una Limosna por el Amor de Dios by Barrios once I got home. Ironing out the left hand shifts is proving to be quite difficult, but oh so rewarding when you notice it starting to come together.

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Re: What did you practice today?

Post by Smith » Sat Jun 04, 2016 5:21 am

Carcassi 3,4,5,6,19. And 1.

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Re: What did you practice today?

Post by mts132 » Mon Jun 06, 2016 12:09 am

Mendelssohn - Canzonetta

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Post by Kjetil Heggelund » Mon Jun 06, 2016 10:35 pm

I practiced electric guitar! Got a new, cheap Parker Maxxfly. Haven't played electric for ages, so have been trying to get funky, doing some picking exercises and bending strings.
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Re: What did you practice today?

Post by nindeguerre » Tue Jun 07, 2016 11:34 am

Day 5 of returning to the classical guitar so I'm still doing a whole lot of finger exercises and stuff by Sor and Carulli, with some digressions back to Satie's Trio Gymnopodies and various other favourites. This morning I played some Mozart and was very happy (because my sight-reading is almost back to normal, and I did not sound as bad as on day 1). After dinner, I am going to start learning a couple of Bach pieces (I dloaded the sheet music earlier).
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Re: What did you practice today?

Post by zupfgeiger » Tue Jun 07, 2016 11:55 am

I was picking up a wonderful piece from Bach's cello suite no 4, the Sarabande. Without greater difficulties, but with a beautiful serene melody. Here you go with Graham Devine's excellent rendition.

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Re: What did you practice today?

Post by nindeguerre » Wed Jun 08, 2016 3:23 pm

Today's adventure in sight-reading included this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JGyetwGsXc from BMV 1008. I'm also slowly playing No. 1, BWV 1007. Getting better at it but still at the laughable phase. I like to practice on both the difficult end (to improve sightreading and technique) and the easy end (these will be the pieces I play repetitively to work on my tone, warmth and phrasing). I've been playing Rameau's Le Tambourin for the past 2-3 days because it's one of my favourite pieces and I can literally play it repetitively for hours. It's like catnip for my ears and fingers. Also playing a couple of easy Mozart pieces to improve my phrasing. I'm still rather stiff (and quite terrible, to be honest) from 3-4 years of not practicing regularly.
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