AKim wrote: ↑
Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:20 pm
Rick Beauregard wrote: ↑
Sun Dec 30, 2018 8:03 pm
As to where and whether to start the Delcamp online lessons, I’ll share my thoughts. Like you I had a couple years of lessons decades ago and restarted after retirement. I suggest you start with D01 Lesson 1 and start sight reading every exercise and all the piece. You’ll reach a point where you can’t just sight read the piece anymore. Start your study there, or maybe even back up a year.
I started in D03 by this method. I was very late in the year but it was not that challenging for my level so I powered through it. The next year I continued at D04. Now I’m struggling through D07 on the Spanish Forum. The lessons provide great graded repertoire for your level, a constant source of challenge and encouragement, and great comraderie with others like us from around the world.
That’s some great advice on figuring out the Delcamp lessons. I looked at the section and instructions and got completely overwhelmed because I have no idea what level I’m at. I’m in the same boat of picking it all up after many years. The video requirements are a bit intimidating though, due to time constraints.
Ya the videos are tough, time consuming. But invaluable in terms of “performance practice.” It gets easier, and don’t think they always have to be perfect performances.
Some view them a havi g to be polished performances. But I find it takes too long to get anything like a perfect take, so I don’t bother. The feedback from your peers is always positive and sometimes very helpful. The ability to benchmark agains others is better than private lessons in my view. I wish more teachers would chime in but that’s the only issue. After a while you get to know your classmates and look forward to the interaction. Each has their strengths and weaknesses and not the same as yours.
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