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I dont feel right. Need some guide on this Bach's work.
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That’s very good so far; you’ve got all the notes under your fingers and you play cleanly and in time
What you need to add, in my view, is more attention to the ‘shape’ of the music. You need to define the way the music is phrased and place more emphasis on the important notes. Can you find a recording of this piece that you like? Listen to the first section and see if you can work out how it differs from your recording, especially in the way the music is shaped.
Eric from GuitarLoot
Renaissance and Baroque freak; classical guitars by Lester Backshall (2008) and Paul Fischer (1995)
Yamaha SLG 130NW silent classical guitar (2014)
Thanks for advices.
Yes I found some recordings of this prelude. They play twice faster than me, so it's difficult to shape the work like them at my slow tempo(Quater = 40).
I wonder how to play it well at a relatively low speed. I dont think the fast one is better. Prefer slow and soft.
Nicely played but you definitely need more accentuation like you do at seconds 30 to 32, that's good. Then it gets flat again. You should sing out loud the melody - not while playing - that'll help. Also as a basic exercise put emphasis to notes that are on the beat. Then little by little remove some unwanted accent. But until you reach that point accentuate all the beats.
Try 'leaning' on the first G sharp which appears in the top line. This is an appogiatura which means it is a dissonant, non-harmony note which has to have more weight on it than the following note (A) which is the note of resolution. This applies to the other appogiaturas in the opening bars, and is a good rule of thumb in general. Good luck!
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