I'm posting Sor's Opus 35 #4 (V1) below. This piece is classified as Elementary
. The learning period, which refers to the dates I started with the piece and the day I considered it to be fully memorized and “in my fingers”, was 28Nov18 - 10Mar19. From then on I was most of the time building up speed with the help of a metronome. Quite a lengthy period of time indeed for an Elementary
piece… (those from Sor's Opus 60 were easier, no doubt). The score does not call for an assigned speed but I liked the interpretations of powderedtoastman
and Steve Gallagher
in this thread and tried to play it as fast as I could. I settled, eventually, at 1/4 = 90 bpm, slightly lower than intended. Perhaps I'll post a faster V2 later
. Listening to this rendition, however, I realize that it is played, perhaps, too much mechanically. Indeed, I relied on a metronome stuck in my ear
to make sure that no beat was lost (though there are a couple of spurious "clicks" in measure 15
I have no idea where they came from...). Comments are mostly welcome.
The record was produced with the Zoom Handy Recorder app on my iPhone, the sound capture being made by an iRig microphone that connects to the iPhone via a Lightning to 3.5 mm Headphone Jack Adapter. The guitar used was my Ryoji Matsuoka No. 50 (1976), fitted with Knobloch Actives Carbon CX, High Tension strings (2 months and 10 days old and 34,84 hours of effective playing time). The resulting .wav
file was then processed with the Audacity audio editor on Windows 10 to produce the .wma
files below. Apart from cutting and splicing the audio wave file to eliminate some not so well succeeded sections, no special effects were added during the recording and editing sessions.
Sor, Fernando - Opus 35 #4 (V1).mp3
With this new record, the Table of Posted Records (TPR) becomes the following:
The corresponding Excel file (TPR
) is stored in my Google Drive and any Forum Member can download and use it at any time. By pointing to any particular post, the reader will have available not only the sound or video file but also all the subsequent comments made by other Forum members.
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