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Matthew McAllister
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Show the process

Post by Matthew McAllister » Thu Jun 22, 2017 7:17 pm

Hi folks,

I am keeping a daily practice log, a little snippet of my practice each day and some info about what I am doing and how I am doing it.
I thought it would be a nice little insight on to the types of things I get up to in my practice. These are short videos no more than a couple of minutes long, captured straight to my camera phone.

I have a new project that I am working towards recording, my last two solo albums have been French Collection and Celtic Collection and this new recording will be American Collection. When working on something new like this I try to practice every single day.

Here are the first two days.

20th June
Some late night practice going on. The fast / slow / fast / slow / fast / etc etc etc.... method.

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21st June
More late night practice going on. Trying out some different right hand fingerings for some Ralph Towner.

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You can keep up to date with all my goings on at the links below:

https://www.facebook.com/matthewmcallisterguitar/

https://twitter.com/McAllisterpluck

http://matthewmcallister.com/

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Re: Show the process

Post by Kurt Penner » Thu Jun 22, 2017 8:34 pm

Hooray for Köln Concert IIc! I loved Barrueco's transcription on Sometime Ago. My fave CG album of all time. So glad you are taking on this challenge, Matthew.

KP

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Re: Show the process

Post by Matthew McAllister » Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:43 pm

22nd June
Another late night practice session. Trying to keep a sense of legato and flow whilst crisp little ornaments flash in and out.

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Re: Show the process

Post by Matthew McAllister » Mon Jun 26, 2017 11:31 pm

26th June
Here I am trying different colours and right hand ideas for little runs in Toledo by Ralph Towner. You can see how little I use my middle finger and how repeating the A finger is a good choice for maintaining sound on a line.

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Re: Show the process

Post by Matthew McAllister » Mon Jun 26, 2017 11:32 pm

Kurt Penner wrote:
Thu Jun 22, 2017 8:34 pm
Hooray for Köln Concert IIc! I loved Barrueco's transcription on Sometime Ago. My fave CG album of all time. So glad you are taking on this challenge, Matthew.

KP
Hi Kurt,

This is actually one of the Chick Corea Children's songs but you given me inspiration to re-vist Barrueco's arrangements of the Jarrett!

Best wishes,

Matthew

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Re: Show the process

Post by Smith » Tue Jun 27, 2017 12:14 am

These are great! I really appreciate you sharing these videos here. All the best to you!

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Re: Show the process

Post by Kurt Penner » Tue Jun 27, 2017 12:44 am

Matthew McAllister wrote:
Mon Jun 26, 2017 11:32 pm
Kurt Penner wrote:
Thu Jun 22, 2017 8:34 pm
Hooray for Köln Concert IIc! I loved Barrueco's transcription on Sometime Ago. My fave CG album of all time. So glad you are taking on this challenge, Matthew.

KP
Hi Kurt,

This is actually one of the Chick Corea Children's songs but you given me inspiration to re-vist Barrueco's arrangements of the Jarrett!

Best wishes,

Matthew
Even better! I get two pieces from my fave album!

KP

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Re: Show the process

Post by Matthew McAllister » Sun Jul 16, 2017 11:28 pm

Smith wrote:
Tue Jun 27, 2017 12:14 am
These are great! I really appreciate you sharing these videos here. All the best to you!
Thanks! :D

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Re: Show the process

Post by Matthew McAllister » Sun Jul 16, 2017 11:32 pm

17th July
Some more late night work and this time on a passage from the Chaconne by Bach. Trying to work on slurs, maintaining lines inside & out and dampening resonances.

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