Mark Farber wrote:Here is my first go at this assignment (sorry again that it is a little late).
For the record, I almost never use rest stroke and am therefore not very good at it. I struggled a lot (and continue to struggle) with the first exercise. As for the Schiarazula, well let's just say it still needs LOTS of work...
Hi Mark. First of all, congratulations for your recordings.
I like the dampening with your thumb, you do that very well. I remember that was the most difficult part for me, play a note while move the thumb to damp the bass strings at the same time. It seems that when you use your thumb to play a note your whole hand is moving excessivly, it is hard to see as the video doesent show it. When looking at Mr. Delcamps video, his hand is hardly moving at all. I would suggest that you keep your camera a bit further back to record both hands.
While the rest stroke gives you some trouble, the free strokes in the Arpegios seem to work very well. Good pace, fluid and good tone. Excellent.
Overall the Schiarazula sounds very good and it doesent feel like it needs more speed!! Very nice. Only the 16th notes seem to slow you down a bit. Apart from that its very nicely played.