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Old 01-09-2023, 05:27 PM
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Default Back to classical after decades away. 3 pieces

I earned a classical guitar degree in the 1980s, but haven't played for decades. I'm back into it now, and I'd love to hear anyone's feedback on one or two of these short pieces. Tansman and York are two of the composers. It's a long road back... !!

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Old 01-11-2023, 05:38 AM
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Nice work!
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Old 01-11-2023, 08:44 AM
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VERY nice. Thanks.
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Old 01-11-2023, 02:16 PM
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I earned a classical guitar in the 1980s, but haven't played for decades. I'm back into it now, and I'd love to hear anyone's feedback on one or two of these short pieces. Tansman and York are two of the composers. It's a long road back... !!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7bl...fxyfOPQqJOK81N
Ken,
That was very well done. Long road back, but you're well ahead, and on the right one!
Great job on Andrew York's Cradle Song. It reminded me of Satie's moody Gymnopedie, which I think was Andrew's intent with this composition.
Thanks for sharing, and welcome back!
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Old 01-22-2023, 03:23 PM
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Ken, can you tell me what your setup is regarding video? cellphone or camera? You get a good tone across
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Old 01-22-2023, 10:23 PM
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I wish I had your tone. Excellent stuff.
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A beautifully played piece...
But what completely captivated me was the tone... fantastic...
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Old 01-24-2023, 06:58 PM
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Ken, can you tell me what your setup is regarding video? cellphone or camera? You get a good tone across
sure... 2 se8 mics into the motu m2 preamp and straight into my laptop. it's not too expensive... like maybe $600 for all of it I don't fully remember.
But it's very clean. If you can find a quiet place in your home to record, it'd come out good.
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A beautifully played piece...
But what completely captivated me was the tone... fantastic...
thanks, I appreciate that!
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Old 01-24-2023, 07:04 PM
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I wish I had your tone. Excellent stuff.
Hi Barry, You have a good tone. Quick suggestion... see if you can work on some arpeggios where your right hand i,m,a are moving (as relaxed as possible) primarily from your large knuckle, as if the tips of your fingers touch your palm. Right now you are using more of your tip joints which is fine, but you might get a fuller sound trying this. This is a terrible description, but I hope you get the idea. Watch the right hand of some of the pros on Youtube... Thanks!
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Hi Barry, You have a good tone. Quick suggestion... see if you can work on some arpeggios where your right hand i,m,a are moving (as relaxed as possible) primarily from your large knuckle, as if the tips of your fingers touch your palm. Right now you are using more of your tip joints which is fine, but you might get a fuller sound trying this. This is a terrible description, but I hope you get the idea. Watch the right hand of some of the pros on Youtube... Thanks!
Thanks, I will.
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I earned a classical guitar in the 1980s, but haven't played for decades. I'm back into it now, and I'd love to hear anyone's feedback on one or two of these short pieces. Tansman and York are two of the composers. It's a long road back... !!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7bl...fxyfOPQqJOK81N
Very niceÖ I like the soft but clear tone you get. I hadnít heard those compositions before - great choices - and thanks for sharing!
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Old 01-27-2023, 09:23 PM
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Thank you! And agreed, I love those pieces too.
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Old 01-28-2023, 05:02 PM
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sure... 2 se8 mics into the motu m2 preamp and straight into my laptop. it's not too expensive... like maybe $600 for all of it I don't fully remember.
But it's very clean. If you can find a quiet place in your home to record, it'd come out good.
Thank you for the info.
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