I agree that it could be a little faster and "letting go" would help, but I'd still like to find out whether there are any specific details about the way I'm playing that phrase that I could focus on too.JohnGrinsted wrote: In the first place I think you could just play it a little bit faster and with a bit of "let go". It seems that you've got the basic shape but you just need to express yourself more. You could try shutting your eyes and imagining you are in some Spanish setting.
I have many recordings of this piece and I know the performances I really like, but the trouble is, I can hear they are doing something I'm not - but I can't pinpoint it! It is also true that practically every pro who plays this piece, plays that passage slightly differently, which complicates things further.JohnGrinsted wrote: Alternatively, seek out other recordings of this piece, there are so many to choose from I won't even mention any. Listen for the ones that really resonate with you.
I agree that one's personal feelings are important in helping to bring a piece alive. I feel if someone is really "in synch" with the music, it results in more sensitive playing and the many subtleties that exist within great music get communicated more effectively.JohnGrinsted wrote: At the end of the day, I think it was what you feel when you play that counts and it can sometimes take time before we can take ownership of a piece and express ourselves through it.
I agree with David: play the f's like an echo.David_Norton wrote:I would suggest you more clearly differentiate the "up-stem" melody line of the top string, from the accompaniment on the inner strings. The melody is A, A, not A-f, A-f.
You've got the right idea, Lucy, but I think you're over emphasizing that second note a bit. The thing to avoid is what David Norton (and Erik) adviseslucy wrote:I think part of the problem is not accentuating the note on the second beat enough
I don't hear you doing that, but it's something to be aware of.David_Norton wrote:The melody is A, A, not A-f, A-f.
Thanks for reporting this, Lucy. It has now been fixed and wav files should be OK in future.lucy wrote: (By the way, I tried to attach a wav file, but a message said it was not allowed, so I've put up an MP3 instead).
Yes, this is really important to understand.Erik Zurcher wrote: Correct phrasing and punctuation give a whole different meaning.
Thanks a lot lagartija - and Alan. That's very nice of you to say!lagartija wrote:I want to thank you, Lucy for putting yourself out there and being the pioneer and first poster in this new part of the forum.
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