Carcassi, Matteo - op.60/03 Etude in A - D05 Video

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Carcassi, Matteo - op.60/03 Etude in A - D05 Video

Post by lucy » Fri Sep 12, 2014 7:46 pm

I really love this particular study. It's so tuneful!

The way Carcassi has written it, with its many arpeggiated suspensions is very beautiful.

In response to my previous MP3 of this piece, Jouni Stenroos posted some helpful advice:
Jouni Stenroos wrote: This piece is seemingly simple, but it does have more to it. The constant conversation between two bass notes and two treble notes (bass notes on beats 4 & 1, trebles on 2 & 3). On each of the note pairs, one of them is more important than the other one. Feel those pairs and make them sing.
Well, I've tried to heed this advice. I've also attempted to make it more dramatic, as others suggested.

I play it a little slower than some, but feel this gives it a more romantic quality.

Please let me know what you think, whether positive or negative.

Thanks.


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Post by ashworth » Fri Sep 12, 2014 11:33 pm

Beautifully played! I was glad to see you post this, because I just finished memorizing it and am also playing at this speed. I think this tempo gives it a dreamy kind of quality, and it does bring out the beauty in the chords (especially those from about 1:45-1:55, my favorite part).

I like the pause before the last couple of measures. It sounds very natural (and also makes the big shift less hectic :) )

The comment you quoted about the bass notes does make sense. I can hear you doing that. I'll have to think about that when I play it. I'm also having a little trouble getting the barre at the ninth clean.
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Post by kenaces » Sat Sep 13, 2014 6:27 am

Nicely played :)

Only suggest I would have is to play with a bigger dynamic range
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Post by lucy » Sat Sep 13, 2014 1:38 pm

Thanks for listening and your valuable feedback Donnie and kenaces. :)
kenaces wrote: Only suggest I would have is to play with a bigger dynamic range
Yes, it's true I could squeeze a bit more range out of my instrument, at both ends of the spectrum. I suppose this comes back to the old principle of exaggerating ones's expression, even more than you, as a player perceive is necessary, so an audience will pick up on it.
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Post by Cary W » Sat Sep 13, 2014 10:50 pm

Right hand is working well, and you are getting good tone. I like this one a little faster, but that's just me. Thanks for sharing. :bravo:
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Post by Paul Janssen » Sun Sep 14, 2014 12:11 am

Hi Lucy,
That was really nice. I love how smooth (legato) you played this. I also thought the tempo was fine. Your tone is really sweet too which I liked very much.

Quick question. You get really good sound quality in this video. Do you mind if I ask what you use to record your video and audio?

Thanks,
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Re: Carcassi, Matteo - op.60/03 Etude in A - D05 Video

Post by granadina » Sun Sep 14, 2014 4:50 pm

Okay , so now I have a new folder named lucy with your recordings .

Soothing sounds ..
Paul Janssen wrote: Quick question. You get really good sound quality in this video. Do you mind if I ask what you use to record your video and audio?
Yes , even I'm keen to know more on this .
Thanks .

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Post by lucy » Mon Sep 15, 2014 9:21 pm

granadina wrote:Okay , so now I have a new folder named lucy with your recordings .

Soothing sounds ..
Paul Janssen wrote: Quick question. You get really good sound quality in this video. Do you mind if I ask what you use to record your video and audio?
Yes , even I'm keen to know more on this .
Thanks .
Thanks a lot Cary, Paul and granadina. Nice that you're saving my uploads granadina. Thanks for that too! :)

I used a Kodak Playtouch camera for the visual and recorded the sound separately with an Edirol R-44 digital recorder and a Rode NT4 stereo mic plugged into it. I also added a small amount of reverb.
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Post by Paul Janssen » Mon Sep 15, 2014 10:18 pm

Thanks for explaining your recording setup Lucy. No wonder your videos look and sound so good!

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Post by RHSOldboy » Tue Sep 16, 2014 11:21 am

Lovely, most enjoyable. Thank you for posting, Lucy.
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Post by therebelartist » Thu Jan 01, 2015 10:49 pm

Hi there Lucy, you've really done a good performance on this lovely piece and it's good to add drama to the interpretation.
Very smooth and flowing.
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Post by lucy » Mon Jan 05, 2015 6:05 pm

Thanks for listening RHSOldboy and therebelartist. Much appreciated. :)
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Re: Carcassi, Matteo - op.60/03 Etude in A - D05 Video

Post by Joe Reichert » Sun Feb 08, 2015 10:31 pm

Lucy, That was beautiful! Good job! My only critique would be, instead of
muting the strings between sections, let them sustain a little longer. it's hard
due to the fingering changes needed, but my ears didn't want to hear the
complete silence for that long. Like I said...It's a critique...not a complaint.
Great work and a really nice recording.

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Re: Carcassi, Matteo - op.60/03 Etude in A - D05 Video

Post by lucy » Tue Feb 17, 2015 9:59 pm

Thanks for listening Joe. :)

Fair point about my muting of the strings. I think it's a bit of a habit. Some else mentioned the same point, after he watched another of my videos. He suggested only muting them fully, with the whole hand, only at the end of a piece, partly to avoid the possibility that an audience member might think I've finished when I hadn't! Also, a good point. :wink:
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Re: Carcassi, Matteo - op.60/03 Etude in A - D05 Video

Post by Jamiehall » Tue Apr 07, 2015 3:17 am

Hi Lucy
Really nice thanks. I especially liked your tone in the repeat of the second half (a little bit stronger) . i play most of op 60 every day and this one is a favourite.

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