Anon. - Four South American Songs - D03

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Anon. - Four South American Songs - D03

Post by wazow » Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:57 pm

This is my slightly messy goodbye with D03 pdf. I look forward to D04 so much that I allow myself a few flaws on this one. Tell me what I should practice (but on new pieces :D ).

All four songs can be found in the D03 pdf, in the end:

1. O Cravo e a Rosa, Brazil (trad., ca. 1850)
2. Carnavalito, Peru (trad., ca. 1850)
3. Nesta Rua, Brazil (trad., ca. 1850)
4. Samba Lele, Brazil (trad., ca. 1850)

All arrangements by Jean-Francois Delcamp
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Re: Anon. - Four South American Songs - D03

Post by Bertran » Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:38 pm

You should practice everything that you recognize is not at your finger for sure. :)
For my opinion, rhythm and fluidity is best reached at Samba Lele.

From your post I didn't understand did you play all pieces inside D03. But, if you now decide to start to play pieces inside D04 I have to give you a glimpse that pieces from D04 are more demanding (not all but many of them).
But also, more interesting and prettier so they deserve more practice.

Best, Bertran II

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Re: Anon. - Four South American Songs - D03

Post by Jeffrey Armbruster » Sun Dec 17, 2017 3:24 am

Wow, I thought this was lovely, very musical and clean. Maybe the tone in parts of 2 wasn't as good, but that could be my lousy computer speakers. Great rhythm. Really, what a fine sequence!
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Re: Anon. - Four South American Songs - D03

Post by wazow » Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:13 pm

Thanks Jeff and Bertrand. Interesting that Samba Lele gives the best effect. At least this one was the hardest to nail :)

Yes, I did play most (if not all) pieces of D03, devoting at least a few days of attention to anything that appeared interesting. I am hoping that there will be more interesting things in D04, and that I will find patience to study them in depth. I totally find my accents, and phrasing to be dull pls a number of mishits, unintentional touches of strings with LH and RH nails, etc. I guess this means even more time spent playing slowly...

The tone is hard to control :) I did play it with brighter sound, but it was not meant to be an ugly sound :D. I was also experimenting also with mic position, and the one in #2 (furthest away and low on the floor) seems the least convincing. I did not have time to re-record the same piece in many positions, so the differences in ambience are audible.

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