that sounded great. very nicely played. one small bit of constructive criticism, if i may, is to consider just improvising with the profanity. sure, it often doesn't work so well, but when it does - magic.Tom Poore wrote:I really love this piece, so it was a pleasure to record it again with better stuff. And redoing it gave me an opportunity to recycle the profanity I employ when botching a take.
To be honest, I cheat. Most of my recordings nowadays are edited. (In my defense, if Manuel Barrueco can edit, then so can I.) In preparing for a recording session, I break the piece into sections and practice each one. I then write up a recording sheet that lists each section by measure numbers. During the recording session I check off each section on the list. When all are checked off, the session is done. It’s then time to sit down at the computer and stitch it together.mc1 wrote:your playing always sounds very toneful and polished.
For me, it’s a question of time and sanity. The time I’d need to get one perfect take can be better spent experimenting with expressive ideas. Further, I’d have to throw out an otherwise great take because of one flubbed note. Sorry, life is too short for that kind of aggravation. A recording, I believe, should be an ideal performance. It’s a model of how one thinks the piece should go. As long as I don’t cross the line into outright fraud—creating through digital alchemy something I can’t do live—I’ve no objection to editing. It saves time and keeps me from smashing my guitar into a wall.tateharmann wrote:Meh I wouldn't worry about editing recordings...it takes more time but the finished product is better.
Glad you liked it. I recently upgraded my equipment, so another recording of this is in the offing. And I also think the tempo should be a bit higher. Oh well, this piece is worth the effort.tateharmann wrote:Both of these recordings sounded beautiful—the second one sounded a little bit more polished and professional.
Be brave.AndreiO wrote:Bravo. The final is a bit scary for me!
Even Pepe Romero's albums were edited, Noches de España being probably the most post-edited of them all I guess, so of course you can do.Tom Poore wrote:To be honest, I cheat. Most of my recordings nowadays are edited. (In my defense, if Manuel Barrueco can edit, then so can I.)
There is no bad Sor etude! Da man was a genious. If he poured same time in piano music he would be played as Schubert, Chopin or any other big classical composer.Tom Poore wrote:Not sure why this etude gets so little attention. To me, it’s a pensive and hauntingly beautiful work.
I totally agree. Andante Largo been one of more often played ones, with d-minor part really shining the darkness and romantic sentiment. Op. 6 no 11 is another hauntinly beautifull one, but I guess both of those are quite well played.Tom Poore wrote:There’s a dark undercurrent in some of his music that tends to be ignored. So when doing his music, I like more muscle on the bone.
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