On Jul 21, 9:16 am, florence.rei...
> On Friday, July 20, 2012 11:20:41 AM UTC-7, Cactus Wren wrote:
> > Alain, you know what, I hate #18. It is just too hard for me! #19
> > really feels like an easy Carcassi study after that monster.
> I would not practice both one after the other ... (in the same practice section)
> I hear you ... # 18 is as you say a monster ... but a lovely study, a rare Eb 19 century gift! And ...
> it can be tamed! The big thing is to bring the LH to be light. I remember a student playing at the conservatory ... he really had the spirit of that piece, (Smiling all the way through!) I have never heard it played that way since ... # 19 is rough towards the end ... having fat fingers does not help ...
> Most people play it too fast ...
> Anywhoo ... you are way ahead of me in that project! I am still plucking at #1 to 10, visiting # 12 from time to time ... ironing some specific spots ... mostly stretches ... in # 7 and 8 (these will be a breeze to play on a 19th century guitar!) and inner voice smoothening ... (1,2,3,6)
> Away from my guitar from the next few days ... enjoying a short family summer vacation in a beautiful Whistler location, green lake!
Slow and steady makes for the best music :)
I have been working on #12, but it looks like it will take a long time
to get it to a respectable tempo. I am starting on #19, too. And
there is this Milonga that I have under my fingers but still haven't
managed to play too well yet!