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Brendan

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Just practicing. (Performances are judged so critically in the classical world. :shocked: )

I love playing these though - great for reading/fingering/intervals etc ..

This one is a Sonata by Leonardo Vinci (not the inventor).
It's rushed and could be more expressive and have fewer mistakes .. :)))

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majordennis

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Well done, one of my favourite finger looseners, have a look at Rachmaninov's Vocalise, a classic.
 

Brendan

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Well done, one of my favourite finger looseners, have a look at Rachmaninov's Vocalise, a classic.
Thanks Dennis - I hadn't heard that Rachmaninov piece before. (I listened to a nice cello version on youtube.)
I found the music ... so now I have a new project !
 

Wade Cornell

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This sounds plenty difficult as it is and you're going through it at a fairly fast clip. For me this style/period is about nailing the tempos precisely and having the feel of the music come from within those relationships of tones, but it must first have rhythmic precision. From a musical perspective (rather than just as a practice) having everything fit precisely in the tempo is more important than playing all the notes (without the fit). Regardless it certainly shows your dexterity with the bari-beast.
 

Brendan

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Thanks a lot Wade - I agree with you 100%.
(It's why I made the "rushed" comment.)
But what I know and mean to play often just doesn't materialize !

Before I hit record I said to myself .. "OK this time, slow and in time".
Ha !! not a chance. :doh:
 

B Flat

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Hey Brendan.
You handled that well.
I can see how that would be a good finger loosener.
Keeping in time would kill me in this type of exercise, but you seemed to manage it pretty well.
Looking forward to "flight of the bumblebee". For the next one.
 

Brendan

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Looking forward to "flight of the bumblebee". For the next one.
Ha Ha .. I hate that tune !

I did record the second movement of the piece .. but it's even rougher. ;}

Here it is - no comments necessary, just close the tab and move on !

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majordennis

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Thanks Dennis - I hadn't heard that Rachmaninov piece before. (I listened to a nice cello version on youtube.)
I found the music ... so now I have a new project !

IMHO the definitive version is by Anna Moffo, beautifully crafted and well worth a listen.
 

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You seem to get round that finger twister vey nicely Brendan. It sounds like you enjoy playing these pieces of music.

Chris..
 

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