Day 44 of 100 days of practice. Nails filed and already feeling so much better about the tone and the “touch” on the string. That moment when a finger makes contact with the string is key for good tone AND also for preparation and attack. I love this Guabina by Gentil Montaña. There’s no “magic trick” when it comes to playing guitar friends. IT’S ALL ABOUT consistency and discipline! 👨🏻🎓🏋🏻♂️🎸
Day 43 of 100 days of practice. A teacher once told me that I “play too hard”. Also I’m trying here to play with longer nails. I hear the melody in this passage more gentle and the bass line more smooth, but it’s not sounding that way. There’s more work to be done in terms of nails and also with smoother transitions, and definitely playing less percussive. Not the best day in terms of results but the best in terms of trial and error. #itsaprocess
Day 42 of 100 days of practice. ATTENTION guitar enthusiasts: in this post I changed my fingerings for this sequence so I tried them out a tempo. Then proceeded to play the same passage and failed, then played it slower to consolidate the new fingerings and it worked. This is a regular procedure to set in new fingerings. Fernando Sor’s “study 20” has brought major attention to my technical awareness! This is what studies are for! Keep plucking!
Day 41 of 100 days of practice. Time to dust off and dynamic re-shaping this passage from “Suite del Recuerdo” by José Luis Merlin.
Working on clear separation of main motif (low reg) and underlying arpeggio. I’m doing an echo-like decrescendo for repeated intervals also. Thanks for watching!
Day 39 of 100 days of practice. Working on another arrangement. This time a voice and guitar rendition of the song “Ohne Dich” by...can you guess the band? 😎🤘🏼
Hint: this will be part of our German set with @merryleapinlizard
for VenegasDuo 🇩🇪 I have the tendency to write parts I cannot play - my practice/challenge here was, clearly, deciphering the technical nuances in order to make it sound like music.
Day 38 of 100 days of practice. I have a confession to make: I’m not too fond of the “classicism” in the guitar literature. HOWEVER, the reason is because you have to pay lots of attention to all the details, voices, textural changes, ornaments, and sometimes polyphony in it. Study 20 by Fernando Sor is a great example of that. ⬆️ This is the opening of it: 3 very contrasting (in texture) and super delicate sections. Lots of work ahead! 🎵🏋🏻♂️
Day 37 of 100 days of practice. I’m not thrilled posting this, but that’s not what this is about! “Guabina Viajera” from Suite No.2 by Gentil Montaña 🇨🇴 represents a challenge in terms of L.H transitions (smooth) and voice connectivity, while maintaining a good noice-free tone. Gotta work on all of that! #perfectionisamyth
Day 35 of 100 days of practice. “Silent Night” is the quintessential Christmas carol. Here is my impromptu opening for the midnight service at St. Luke’s Edmond. My practice here was transposing and harmonizing the melody to play along with the organ on the spot. Merry Christmas everyone! 🎄🌙✨
Day 34 of 100 days of practice. James Scott Skinner wrote this beautiful Scottish melody and named it “Hector the Hero”. The story behind it is sublime, similar to the one of “Alfonsina y el Mar”. I look forward to finishing this arrangement for solo guitar AND also for duet for @henry.bayless
and Bill Bayless to play soon 🏴 🎶
Day 32 of 100 days of practice. I broke A nail! 😱 So basically lost my top voice 😉 Here’s the sight read-no (a) nail-version of “O Haupt voll Blut und Wunden” from the St. Matthew’s Passion by J.S Bach.
Day 31 of 100 days of practice. “Silent Night/Night of Silence” was a choir arrangement I first heard at @okcumusic
during a vespers concert. The closing section of my guitar version sounds like this ⬆️
Day 30 of 100 days of practice. Encouraged by @henry.bayless
and his challenge achievement, I will be finishing mine (soon?). “Silent Night/Night of Silence” counterpoint section in my Christmas arrangement of said songs. Can you hear the melody by Franz Xaver Gruber in the low register? 🎄✨ #friendsofgsi
Sólo quiero subir este pedacito para destacar la importancia de los dedajes en el piano. Nunca he sido absoluta con los recomendados en la partitura, pero como este objetivamente tenía sentido, lo seguí. Estuve meses intentando aprender esa pequeña cadenza de memoria con el susodicho recomendado y la maldita cosa NO me entraba, ni de vista ni oído 🙄😂 Por fin decidí probar el dedaje que yo presentía como útil y me lo aprendí en dos minutos kajdkadkj 🤷
Esa es mi humilde reflexión de esta noche, cabrs amen sus dedajes y su instinto. Es todo.
En este tipo de situaciones es cuando recuerdo el consejo de arrau "elige la digitación más cómoda para tu mente, no para tus dedos"
Besits wenah nosheh bendizione 😘
#fingering #pianocosas #dedajes #mudic #classicalmusic #latepractice #gopractice #escuchate #aprendiendodemimisma
Day 28 of 100 days of practice. Prairie Guitar Duo @henry.bayless
practicing after playing for GCC. Thank you @chuckhulihan
and all the guitar studio for hosting us! Practice session in preparation for our Sunday performance for @phoenix_guitar_society
Day 27 of 100 days of practice. Having fun with slow/fast practice for this section. Can you recognize the song? I made this arrangement for Prairie Guitar Duo for @rhcp1588
‘s wedding - ended up being one of the most fun ones I’ve done “in my life”. Can’t wait to play this piece with @henry.bayless
Earlier this week, I reached 1,000 followers and I just wanted to say thank you to everyone for the support! I hope that I inspire and challenge others in the same way that I find inspiration and motivation by following so many other artists. Excited for more things to come!