Thanks George. That's an eternal question, whether its the player or the played, I guess. Well of course, its both, one is silent without the other, but I do think that to some degree the performer is guided and sometimes trained by the instrument; in this case, the lightness of the stringing encouraged more vibrato, and required more care in the intonation of chords, than I was used to. Also, the sheer depth of the bass response encourages indulgence in the lowest notes in the piece, which Tarrega almost seems to push us into going soppy over; the richness of eg that low E flat! Ooh its a saucy thing!George Crocket wrote:
I enjoyed your video a lot. It is a lovely piece and your performance was really good. I liked the tone a lot - whether guitar or guitarist. It was an excellent interpretation. Very effective.
Blimey, that's so kind of you sir!petermc61 wrote: That has been my 'definitive' YouTube performance of that work for quite a while. Musical as you can get and so relaxed and composed. Well done.
I know what you mean! It is hard not to get carried away by the sonorous lows in the piece and then forget that you have to keep going! That is what I call "falling into the music". You forget momentarily that you are supposed to be controlling the sound.....and get caught up in savoring it.Stephen Kenyon wrote:Also, the sheer depth of the bass response encourages indulgence in the lowest notes in the piece, which Tarrega almost seems to push us into going soppy over; the richness of eg that low E flat! Ooh its a saucy thing!
Hi Kevin,optichero wrote:
Lots to learn from your video.
Ooh, well that was the four weeks in India over the holiday, catching some rays, some guitar , and missing out on some bumpy weather .petermc61 wrote:Also glad to see you back active here - noticed your absence over recent times.