Barrios Mangoré, Agustín - Maxixe

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Barrios Mangoré, Agustín - Maxixe

Post by Guitar Maniac » Thu Feb 04, 2016 6:18 pm

I have been practicing this piece for over 8 months but has never ever yet been satisfied with my playing. Recently, after many attempts to record my playing, I reluctantly got one version as below:


sorry for any stuttering, my hands were rigid due to cold temper during recording and also anxiety as usual whenever I try to record something

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Re: Barrios Mangoré, Agustín - Maxixe

Post by Steve Ganz » Thu Feb 04, 2016 7:53 pm

It is a hard piece. Your hard effort is paying off. Thanks for sharing.

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Re: Barrios Mangoré, Agustín - Maxixe

Post by mike.janel » Thu Feb 04, 2016 10:02 pm

One way to cope is record audio only. It is less stressing.
Also just keep recording several runs without stopping.
After few minuts you will relax.
You can cut the best one later.
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Post by Kenbobpdx » Fri Feb 05, 2016 12:29 am

Very well done! It is a difficult piece and I think you pulled it off well.

One thought that a teacher told me a long time ago is to slow difficult, fast pieces down a bit more than you think they should be played. The theory is that a well articulated piece played at a slightly slower tempo actually sounds faster and cleaner than a piece that is played fast but without clean articulation.

You really have this piece in your hands and it is clear that you know it well. I totally understand how stressful recording can be!
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Post by lucy » Mon Feb 22, 2016 4:30 pm

:bravo: Very enjoyable!

I admire your technical facility, in spite of the odd slip. It had a nice spirit to it too! :)

I think kenbobpdx's advice is very good and could help you tidy it up a bit.

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Post by Guitar Maniac » Tue Aug 09, 2016 9:56 am

Sorry for my very late reply and thank you all for your compliments, advice and encouragements :)

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Post by Gorobete » Mon Aug 22, 2016 2:07 pm

Not an easy piece to play and your performance is quite impressive . I think you should try to slowdown a little-bit and stick a little bit more on the bass line in order to keep the tempo . Once correctly executed it should be not a problem for you to speedup step by step. Thank you for sharing ! Cheers.

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