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 :)
If you need some help with the piece, check out a livestream that goes INDEPTH with this piece!
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!
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.
- Variation you worked on: The whole piece!
- One thing you found easy: Some sections easier than others an overall easier than most Liszt pieces.
- One thing you found difficult: Sections 1,3,5 and finding the time to practice!
Hi everyone, I vowed to make a recording before I leave for the weekend so here is my video.
Having a deadline is great motivation to practice and making the video is a useful tool as it simulates a "performance" situation (I get a bit nervous as soon as I hit record).
Wish I'd had more time to practice and provide regular updates, but I'm just happy to participate and enjoy everyone's videos!
Here is my final video! I'm so happy to have participated in this challenge, it's been a GREAT experience! I almost felt like a student again, witch is something I have missed. Thank you Dominic ! And everyone else! Already looking forward to the next one!
This week I've worked on what I like to call "The extended version" that is the version Dominic played. It has some added parts and ornaments.
What I found easy was practicing the new parts, because it was so enjoyable!
What I found challenging was trying to make a perfect recording. It is 10 minutes of music, and some nerves did sneak in on the trickier parts.
Overall I'm satisfied with the performance :)