Week 2: Amplifying your message!
Hello and welcome to the WEEK TWO Main Thread for this challenge!
Alright everyone - this is the thread where we'll all be posting our daily updates.
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Twice a week between January 30 - February 6 I hope to be reading your daily updates in this very thread right here!
Here is this week's assignment!
1. Specify at least ONE aspect of the piece that you love most! (Ideally write this down here in the forum below!)
2. Ask yourself this question: "How do I AMPLIFY the experience of this moment for the audience?"
3. Consider your answer, write it down below, and then let us know how you are trying to implement this!
4. Submit your practice video below!
I love Debussy's piece "L'isle Joyeuse", especially the moment of the climax where the music transposes from A major and then briefly F major and then to B-flat major (measure 236). I need to focus on saving my reserves of energy for this passage, and have a fast speed of attack, plus a rich and explosive Left Hand pinky for that bass!!
My first posting of the second movement of Beethoven’s Pathétique Sonata. I recorded it in 3 sections as I have a lot of work still left to do and couldn’t manage it in one uncut recording yet.
Quoting Boris Giltburg from his video on YouTube- “It could be a song from Schubert- it has the same natural flow, the same ease of expression, the same feeling that this melody has always existed…”
Looking forward to spending many more hours with this piece in week 3- it is well worth the effort.
My favorite bars are 57 and 58. These seem to be the calm before the final storm. I try to make these as light as I can to bring as much positive emotion as can be had in a minor key.
Also, in this recording I am working on bringing out more of the melody and bringing the bass down. I forget to do this, though, so it's working only sometimes. More work to do!
Hi everyone! Yesterday I have played the Ballade from the beginning to the end. Thanks for your nice comments. Pushed me through. I think the first part improved the last two weeks and the end is still heavy. Anyway. Here is the result. Have a nice weekend. https://youtu.be/Fh5ZzJnoXOE