Week Three: Vive la musique française!
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 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!
Pieces you worked on: Emmanuel Chabrier, Feuillet d’Album
One thing you found easy: The beginning. And the piece is nice and short.
One thing you found difficult: Could have done with a few more weeks to feel technically more secure, to play the end with more direction, to experiment with more colors…
But so far so good.
Piece You Worked On: Romance Sans Paroles Op 17 No 3 by Gabriel Faure
One Thing You Found Easy: I love pieces with a good melody/where the melody stands out. The melody in this piece kept my interest throughout and helped me have some focus while learning. I could also easily imagine the words behind the melody- a narration of a love story.
One Thing You Found Difficult: The last section at the very end. I feel this is where “they live happily ever after.” Need to work on the grace notes/melody here and basically make it prettier.
I really enjoyed this month’s challenge as my piece and many played by others are by composers who are new to me. French music is beautiful!