Week Three: Vive la musique fran莽aise!

Hello and welcome to the WEEK THREE Main Thread for this challenge! 馃ぉ

 


Alright everyone - this is the thread where we'll all be posting our daily updates.      

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Twice a week between May 23 - 30 I hope to be reading your daily updates in this very thread right here!      


Please use the following format when commenting (feel free to copy & paste!):      

  • Piece you worked on:
  • One thing you found easy:
  • One thing you found difficult:
  • (Optional): a video of you performing it!

Sample daily update:      

  • Piece you worked on: Ravel's Prelude
  • One thing you found easy: Learning the notes, and rhythms were rather straight-forward, and not challenging!
  • One thing you found difficult: Shifting the Hands was a bit tricky to get smooth!

Feel free to make these updates as short or long as you wish! 

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    • Gail Starr
    • Recently retired MBA (international consumer products/luxury goods/classical music mgt.)
    • Gail_Starr
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    Here's my week 3, Chaminade - Pierrette, Op. 41.

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      • Juan Carlos Olite
      • Philosophy teacher and piano lover
      • Juan_Carlos
      • 8 mths ago
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      Gail Starr Bravo, Gail! What a wonderful performance! I love your musical freedom with this provocative and playful tempo.

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      • Gail Starr
      • Recently retired MBA (international consumer products/luxury goods/classical music mgt.)
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      Juan Carlos Olite Thank you so much, dear Juan Carlos!

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      • GerryM
      • GerryM
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      Gail Starr Great playing Gail! Beautiful! 

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      • Gail Starr
      • Recently retired MBA (international consumer products/luxury goods/classical music mgt.)
      • Gail_Starr
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      GerryM Thank you so much, Gerry!  it still needs to get up to tempo, but I'll circle back and address that later this summer...

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    • Gail Starr lovely playing! And you give it a lively feel too!

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  • Here is No 1 of Poulenc Three Novelettes. Congratulations everyone, I really enjoyed listening to all the recordings.

     

    https://youtu.be/ye7cwM_klt0

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    • Angela Fogg Lovely playing Angela! The main melody is so pretty. 

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    • Angela Fogg Wonderful playing, Angela! 

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    • Angela Fogg that was great! I hope to learn this piece at some point, it sounds really well there!

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    • Angela Fogg Vidhya Bashyam Thank you! I really enjoyed your performance on Saturday.

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    • Sindre Skarelven Thank you Sindre. I enjoyed your performance as well!

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    • Derek McConville It is a lively piece, everyone enjoys it. Thank you!

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    • Angela Fogg Whoops, that should read 鈥榣ovely piece鈥 but it is pretty lively as well. In fact I鈥檓 a bit slow for the suggested quaver equals 160 metronome mark.

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      • Juan Carlos Olite
      • Philosophy teacher and piano lover
      • Juan_Carlos
      • 8 mths ago
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      Angela Fogg Excellent playing, Angela! Thank you for sharing it!

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    • Juan Carlos Olite Thank you Juan, glad you enjoyed it!

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    • Angela Fogg I love Poulenc and you play absolutely beautifully! Thanks for sharing!

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    • Andrea Buckland That鈥檚 very kind - thank you Andrea!

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      • Gail Starr
      • Recently retired MBA (international consumer products/luxury goods/classical music mgt.)
      • Gail_Starr
      • 8 mths ago
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      Angela Fogg Lovely playing with such nice, lilting phrasing!

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    • Gail Starr Thank you Gail. Really enjoyed your Pierette as well!

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    • Angela Fogg this is lovely, Angela. I enjoyed listening to this.

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    • Natalie Peh thank you Natalie!

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    • Michael
    • mpetnuch
    • 8 mths ago
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    • Piece you worked on:  Debussy's Arabesque No 1 Andatino con Moto
    • One thing you found easy: with no fast jumps it's reative easy to be secure with the piece
    • One thing you found difficult: the opening, for some reason I find this incredibly hard to start, especially since the opening doesn't have the right-hand leading voice at the entrance. I feel if I get a good opening the piece works right away, else I feel like I struggle to get it to flow correctly

    Enjoy the video of my week #3 practice performance. I really feel energized (joie de vivre, perhaps) after my vacation in France last week. I think it has infused my playing, allowing me to create a more magical atmosphere in my playing.

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    • Michael That鈥檚 lovely Michael! I think you鈥檙e on to a good thing here, perhaps tonebase could arrange trips to the countries of the music鈥檚 origin for us. We could drink in the atmosphere. All in the nature of research of course!

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    • Angela Fogg what a great idea! 馃槃

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    • Michael Beautiful! I can hear that you are really enjoying this music.

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