Nuttall, Peter - Mexicana

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Nuttall, Peter - Mexicana

Post by savobalac » Sat Dec 31, 2016 2:16 pm

Here is my recording of 'Mexicana' by Peter Nuttall.

Played on a Manuel Adalid 50th Anniversary cedar.
Recorded on a Roland R05, in an acoustically "dead" room, with no effects.

I played it for my recent Grade 4 Trinity UK exam.

Comments please, good or bad, as I'd like to improve my playing.

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Re: Nuttall, Peter - Mexicana

Post by lucy » Mon Jan 02, 2017 6:26 pm

:bravo: Your playing sounds very solid to me. Well done. :)

I suppose, it could be a bit faster, if you can manage it. You do speed up a bit the first time you play the second section, but to me, that sounds like a nice tempo to play the piece. So, perhaps you could play the whole piece to match that tempo, (apart from the last line). Generally, you should play it more rhythmically too.

You could also work on your dynamics, by playing more loudly in places, particularly in the second section, so it would sound more dramatic. You could also accent some notes, perhaps the B in the second bar of the second section, because that is a dissonant note, which resolves upwards to the C. Think of that phrase as lively!

You could also play the last line more softly, to go along with your piu lento.

Anyway, good job!
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Re: Nuttall, Peter - Mexicana

Post by savobalac » Thu Jan 05, 2017 1:13 pm

Thanks Lucy for your comments.

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Re: Nuttall, Peter - Mexicana

Post by tangfan » Tue Jun 13, 2017 5:45 am

Very nice. Thanks for posting.

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Re: Nuttall, Peter - Mexicana

Post by Stephen Kenyon » Tue Jun 13, 2017 9:57 am

I guess you've moved on from this now? - but if not, the only real thought I had was that it would be good have a little more connection (e.g. legato) between the 3rd rising note at the beginning and the following chord - and same in similar places of course.
One thing you get well that many don't in this piece is that you keep a good proportion between those first 3 notes and the A on the top of the chord - the A often disappears, even though its the most important note so far.
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Re: Nuttall, Peter - Mexicana

Post by andrebraci » Wed Jun 14, 2017 2:08 pm

That's a very beautiful piece! First time hearing this composer, your interpretation is magnificent as well, congratulations!!
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Re: Nuttall, Peter - Mexicana

Post by eschutz » Wed Feb 28, 2018 11:08 pm

Very nice. I like it just as it is, although you might try speeding it up just to see how it "fits".

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Re: Nuttall, Peter - Mexicana

Post by janepaints » Sun Mar 11, 2018 12:55 am

loved your playing--and the quality of the recording....i've nothing critical to say...keep on with your music, good job!

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