Valentino Bruno video guitar recital

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Valentino Bruno video guitar recital

Post by Perfecto De Castro » Fri Aug 21, 2009 7:22 am

Valentino Bruno is one of my young CG students. He plays some selections from Delcamp's Vol. 1 and this marks his completion of this volume and we have started working on Volume 2.


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Enjoy the video and do leave an encouraging comment for him if you're so inclined.
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Re: Valentino Bruno video guitar recital

Post by Vito Simplicio » Fri Aug 21, 2009 1:03 pm

Hi Perfecto,

:bravo: to Valentino and to his teacher :!: It must be rewarding to see your students progress and to have the ability to post their accomplishments on YouTube. Also, nice plug for Delcamp.

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Re: Valentino Bruno video guitar recital

Post by Vesuvio » Fri Aug 21, 2009 1:19 pm

Hi Perf,

What a confident young man! I love to see youngsters getting to grips with music, I'm sure you are doing a great job,

Best wishes, V :)
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Re: Valentino Bruno video guitar recital

Post by Vito Simplicio » Fri Aug 21, 2009 1:34 pm

Here's the direct link so that you can easily post comments on YT: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QXuXOgnEeZA.
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Re: Valentino Bruno video guitar recital

Post by Perfecto De Castro » Sat Aug 22, 2009 5:29 am

Thanks, guys! I'll make sure Valentino reads all your kind and encouraging words! :D
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Re: Valentino Bruno video guitar recital

Post by avoz » Sat Aug 22, 2009 12:39 pm

Criticism of so young a performer would be invidious, but suggest he would benefit from work on left & right hand little fingers. The r.h. pinky should be more relaxed and the l.h. one should be over the fingerboard, in line (whenever possible) with fingers 1-3. But nevertheless :bravo:

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Re: Valentino Bruno video guitar recital

Post by altnaez » Sat Aug 22, 2009 8:36 pm

Bravo Valentino! I hope to see you again soon playing the volume 2 pieces.
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Re: Valentino Bruno video guitar recital

Post by owl » Sat Aug 22, 2009 10:00 pm

Nice job Perf :)
Avoz picked up on the same thing as me, you might have to watch those pinkies

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Re: Valentino Bruno video guitar recital

Post by Perfecto De Castro » Sat Aug 22, 2009 11:07 pm

Thanks for watching!

Part of the reason for these videos is so the student can watch their playing and see any issues that I point out. Aside from the pinky, there's the sitting position, and RH thumb positioning as well. These things I discuss with them during our lesson.

Of course, the positives are highlighted as well, like how he played each piece from memory, the IM alternation in the scale passages and the way that he doesn't let small mistakes affect his performance. Of course, the thing that ties everything together is his big smile after he takes a bow at the end.

Rest assured, all the negatives noticed are being addressed and will come together in time.
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Re: Valentino Bruno video guitar recital

Post by owl » Sun Aug 23, 2009 12:39 am

Perf_De_Castro wrote: Rest assured, all the negatives noticed are being addressed and will come together in time.
I'm sure this is the case Perf... and he's such a great little player already I don't think your job will be too hard :mrgreen:

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Re: Valentino Bruno video guitar recital

Post by clintcrump » Wed Aug 26, 2009 1:26 am

Bravo Valentino!!!! Well played, you have a bright future.

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Re: Valentino Bruno video guitar recital

Post by Perfecto De Castro » Thu Aug 27, 2009 5:47 am

Thanks for the comments, everybody! I met V in our weekly lesson today and he's happy to read all the positive encouragement
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Re: Valentino Bruno video guitar recital

Post by James » Sun Aug 30, 2009 4:33 am

Well done , Valentino! Most enjoyable!

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Re: Valentino Bruno video guitar recital

Post by Perfecto De Castro » Wed Aug 10, 2011 10:10 pm

Valentino and I got together recently to shoot a new video recital


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Please feel free to leave an encouraging comment on YouTube for Valentino to read :)

http://youtu.be/Hj9ufuj0nNI
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Re: Valentino Bruno video guitar recital

Post by George Crocket » Thu Aug 11, 2011 6:33 am

It is really good to see young guitarists showing so much progress. It must give you plenty of job satisfaction.
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