Week THREE: Share your love! (Watch Party is next week!)
Hello and welcome to the WEEK THREE Main Thread for this challenge!
Alright everyone - this is the thread where we'll all be posting our daily updates.
Twice a week between February 6 - 13 I hope to be reading your daily updates in this very thread right here!
Here is this week's assignment!
Because the WATCH PARTY is next week, February 14th at 11am PT let's do the following this week!
1. OVERALL GOAL: Record your piece!
2. OPTIONAL: say a few words about why you choose your piece, and what you love so much about it BEFORE or AFTER you play! (Before is nice, because then we can listen with a guided imagination through your words!) You can submit two videos (one of your words and one of the music) I will then put them together into ONE video.
3. OPTIONAL: Record your piece at least TWICE! Why? Because we want you to submit your favorite recording, and tell us why you choose the one that you did. Was it because of technical reasons? Musical ones? It is important to practice evaluating your work through words!
Ok, this is my performance recording....no edits even! https://youtu.be/IszanpzE35s
Beethoven wrote the piece for a woman he loved, and when played well is full of tender longing......and that touches me - that is one reason I love it.
The other is that it is the first 'hard' piece that I have been able to make something of. ;-) By studying this piece I now see even more how much you have to know the music, really KNOW it.