February 18, 2021 at 6:51 pm #45440AndrewKeymaster
qiuyan – Well done, Qiuyan! Excellent job on the pace of the piece and I love the arpeggiated plucks. Keep up the great work!
andrewvh – Well done, Andrew! Timing & feel is spot on 🙂
lisadmh – Performance sounds great! From what I can see for the barre chords, it looks like you are pushing too hard. So it’s like a clothes pin, the thumb and the index push inwards together. Only push hard enough to get the notes to ring clear. So experiment with how much pressure you need to accomplish that.
But the key to rubato is how you use it. If you listen to the first section of your performance, it has a slow and elegant feel to it.
At 44 seconds, you kick off into the next section. And you can hear that it sounds rather rushed compared to the first.
So when you listen back to performances, that’s the thing that I would be keeping an ear on. Which is: how does the section or phrase connect to the one before and/or after.
amaddi – Sounds great! The only suggestion I have is to slow the tempo down a little bit. It’ll allow the music to breathe more.
turkgoose – Bravo, great performance!
brettboy – Sounds great with the guitar! Keep working on the B Melody so you can get it a little bit cleaner.
ukandoit – Love the reverb, tone sounds great! And of course a lot of that is due to your performance 😉 Well done, Matthieu!February 19, 2021 at 8:27 am #45444annemarieParticipant
Thank you, Andrew, for the very helpful feedback! Memorization has always been something I struggle with. I’ll definitely look at the past lesson you referred to in order to make some changes!February 19, 2021 at 8:46 am #45445lisadmhParticipant
Thanks Andrew. If I don’t squeeze as hard as I possibly can, I get dead strings, which is all that much more obvious with the arpeggiated pluck. I think I need to lift finger weights to build strength.February 19, 2021 at 9:20 am #45446samash07Participant
My attempt at Andrew’s masterpiece…February 19, 2021 at 2:47 pm #45448AndrewKeymaster
@samash07 – Sounds great, Sam! I would just work on the transitions, so you don’t have pauses. Keep up the great work!February 19, 2021 at 3:58 pm #45449bibileleParticipant
Not perfect, but this piece was quite a challenge for me. And as addon today I suffered from red light fever.🙈February 19, 2021 at 5:52 pm #45450lyndallkParticipantFebruary 19, 2021 at 7:01 pm #45451brettboyParticipant
Thanks! @lyndallk! I recorded the videos with my phone. first the guitar, then I listened to that while I made a video of the uke. I used imovie and it was very tricky to get the two videos to sync up and I’m certain they’re still not exactly in sync… just as close as i could get them and still be happy with the video. imovie lets you do “picture in picture” with two videos. let me know if you have any other questions 🙂February 20, 2021 at 7:17 am #45452biancakParticipant
Melody B repeated several times can send me into a meditative state 😅
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February 20, 2021 at 7:30 am #45453February 20, 2021 at 8:10 am #45454biancakParticipant
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It’s a Kala Butterfly. Soprano so limited to 12 frets which makes it challenging sometimes… Changed strings to Martin Nylon standard ones as I find they give a nicer tone to classical style finger picking pieces.
(On the “strumming uke” I have Aquila Nylgut strings.)February 20, 2021 at 8:18 am #45455coffeemugParticipant
Thanks for the feedback, Andrew. Yep, I was going for the rubato. I guess I went overboard.February 20, 2021 at 10:53 am #45458February 20, 2021 at 11:29 am #45459terryfallon3Participant
Andrew, Thanks for your encouraging feedback, even though my version didn’t deserve it. I’ve been following your suggestion and have been amazed to learn that my fingers actually will learn a note pattern without the interference of thought. So that’s how it’s done… I’ll apply that tactic of breaking songs into segments – which I know you’ve said often in lessons but I didn’t use – when I practice. Thanks and I’ll be listening.February 20, 2021 at 1:13 pm #45461malku2603Participant
Hi Andrew!!!! I tried playing Into the Maze and this is my first video to this month’s challenge.
Can you please share some tips on how can I improve my playing ??😊😊😊
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