You’re absolutely right. This forum is not a university music appreciation class. If a student in a music appreciation class referred to a piece as ‘awful’, the professor would most definitely not sarcastically berate his/her students’ playing ability and then demand a performance unless they provide a sophisticated opinion. That professor wouldn’t be around very long as no student in their right mind would take a course with them.Rognvald wrote: ↑Sat Nov 04, 2017 2:56 pmTo the above respondents, if you were enrolled in a University Music Appreciation Course or one in Instrumental Performance and used the words "crap" and "awful," without corroboration/explanation, you'd have very dim prospects for passing the course. Well, this is not a university classroom but many on this Forum are well educated as well as being practiced musicians and emotional terms as these belong in a Hard Rock or Country Western Music Forum . . . hardly a CG Forum ie; "Hey Man . . . that's crap!" There is another possibility, however, and that is that Soltirefa and Jeff Armbruster are playing at such an advanced level of muscianship that it is difficult for them to appreciate others who perform below their galactic level and we certainly must consider this a possibility. So, my challenge to both of you is why not showcase your musical talents to the members of this Forum in a musical performance so we all can experience the difference between the sublime and a "crap/awful" performance and, if that is not possible, why not use the language of educated people to corroborate your shallow statements so as not to insult those on this Forum who expect more from a contributor? This certainly seems reasonable and would greatly benefit the members of this Forum. Playing again . . . Rognvald
Yet you did not offer any corroboration or explanation of your own comment that the performance is "wonderful." You merely stated it and asked what we thought.Rognvald wrote:To the above respondents, if you were enrolled in a University Music Appreciation Course or one in Instrumental Performance and used the words "crap" and "awful," without corroboration/explanation, you'd have very dim prospects for passing the course.
Are you suggesting that rock and country players cannot be "well educated" or "practiced musicians"? Surely not?Rognvald wrote:... many on this Forum are well educated as well as being practiced musicians and emotional terms as these belong in a Hard Rock or Country Western Music Forum . . . hardly a CG Forum
I switched off after a few seconds. No idea how it comes across to anyone else but it sounded terribly processed, the mixer controls must have been set at max! Sorry but I just can't take it seriously. I just know I'm not hearing what the guitarist is hearing, not even close.
this piece IMHO May not be best represented on this instrument. Or maybe the instrument is not well suited for this piece. If you have to add that many strings (which I think detracts from the sonority of the guitar) find a quartet.
Translation: It sounds like crap.also found the performance somewhat less than satisfying though I persevered to the end. Disregarding interpretation, quality of sound etc., just the many hiatus moments (whilst preparing a new right hand position?) killed it for me.