Clarification: this was my first solo concert with the 10-string. I've done a great many solo performances previously, but with 6-string. I've used the 10-string (or 8-string) for partial programmes, never just all by itself.markodarko wrote:Holy moly that's a big neck! (And the guitar's is quite big too. boom boom)
Congratulations on your first full-sized solo outing! How did the French polish fare in that heat?
Great programme and I think starting with Romance is exactly what I would do - both to "ground" the nerves and also because everyone knows it whether they play or like guitar music or not.
How did you find the experience, David? Were the audience more receptive to certain pieces over others?
Mr. Rory will be über disappointed that you didn't play Leyenda though. Be prepared for his wrath!
Tuning was just nightmarish in the heat. It all stabilized after about 20 minutes, but the intonation was never 100% settled in.riffmeister wrote:Congrats David! Was the tuning stable outdoors? (10 of those babies to start wandering, instead of the usual 6!!)
Congratulations! At that temperature, you should however have worn a singlet and show off your ripping biceps.David_Norton wrote:Nice day, but it was 97* already at 10:30 AM when I started. Thank heaven for pop-up shade canopies!!
That's the thing I don't quite understand. You know (better than most) of my preference for 640 size, yet really this 10 string is not all THAT hard to play. It took a week or two of stretching exercises, chromatic octaves and such, to get the LH stretch span working. But it has very soft action in the nut position, and as I said above, I was able to play for close to 90 minutes straight without hand fatigue.bear wrote:David, impressive as always, but a 660? I use a combination of advil and cherries for pain and inflammation.
I say - bring back the beard, David! Although perhaps not grow it as long as the dude in the video you posted.David_Norton wrote:By way of contrast, here's a photo of me which I scanned
Option #2. Once you are familiar with 6 string, it stays with you.wevard wrote: Can you do this because you're a master of both instruments or is this switching not that as big an issue as I think?
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