Week 3: The final dance of the Soirees!
I am so impressed by the hard work, and determination that you all have for this piece! Extremely admirable work from everyone, and THANK YOU for sharing your videos with all of us! This is the final week of the challenge so keep it up! A watch party will be happening next week :)
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Alright everyone - this is the thread where we'll all be posting our daily updates.
Twice a week between August 30th - September 6th I hope to be reading your daily updates in this very thread right here!
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Please use the following format when commenting (feel free to copy & paste!):
- Section you worked on:
- One thing you found easy:
- One thing you found difficult:
- (Optional): a video of you performing it!
Sample daily update:
- Section you worked on: No. 1
- One thing you found easy: Learning the notes, and rhythms were rather straight-forward, and not challenging!
- One thing you found difficult: Playing the trills/ornaments in an elegant way was what challenged me the most.
Feel free to make these updates as short or long as you wish!
This was tough for me, much harder than anything in the Handel Chaconne. I think because of the speed of movement required up and down the keyboard while maintaining the touch and rhythym for the music. It is quite easy for me to know how the music should sound, the melody, the feel of it, but very difficult for me to get my hands and fingers to do it!
I was having login issues for tonebase.com for some reason, so I haven't been able to stay as engaged as I wanted to with this piece. I really like it, and wish we had another week to work on it! I have been working on so many other things that I haven't had time to make any videos for this piece. I'm glad to have been introduced to it, as I was not familiar with it before.
Have been working on 4-9. Generally focussing on the fingering for the triplets, sixths, and the cadenza. So more or less all coming together. I think this piece is best played from memory to avoid the bumpiness of trying to read the score, turn the page, and watch hand jumps simultaneously! But step by step and here is my video of #4, and hopefully will record the rest tomorrow.