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#2151320 - 09/16/13 01:37 PM La Bell Fyne; Sight read and improvisation
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I'd never heard of this piece, it's outcome nor the score and I was interested in doing this at some point....so...um...thoughts? I kept as close to the score first time through as possible..I opened the PDF file sick for the first time and played instantly so...I don't know, um, I appreciate it's hardly Liszt smashing out the Grieg concerto, but is it alright? Any and all comments appreciated, of course. Thank you...be well and happy!
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#2151323 - 09/16/13 01:47 PM Re: La Bell Fyne; Sight read and improvisation [Re: FSO]
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#2151666 - 09/16/13 10:17 PM Re: La Bell Fyne; Sight read and improvisation [Re: FSO]
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You need to work on your sightreading. grin

Interesting music though. I may take a crack at it sometime and show thee how it's done. ha
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#2152981 - 09/18/13 12:49 PM Re: La Bell Fyne; Sight read and improvisation [Re: FSO]
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Hi FSO,

Thanks for sharing this. I like your spontaneous impression of this music with choice of tempo and also the improvisation, and I hope to hear more.


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#2152993 - 09/18/13 01:21 PM Re: La Bell Fyne; Sight read and improvisation [Re: FSO]
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If the read-through is meant to follow the score, your timing is off in several places. You occasionally play eighth-notes as though they were quarter-notes, giving an extra beat (or two) to some measures.

Interesting music, though.

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#2153187 - 09/18/13 05:32 PM Re: La Bell Fyne; Sight read and improvisation [Re: FSO]
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Hi, FSO -- "Going in", I don't find the idea of sight reading something and then improvising on it for a couple of go-rounds very attractive. The only way I see that "working" is either a very familiar theme or a very arresting, compelling one. Since this piece was neither of those, I'm afraid all I heard was some added ornamentation and sudden dynamic contrasts at arbitrary junctures, with the soundscape otherwise left unchanged. Some of your other freer improvisations have been much more interesting -- here, I'm afraid you've elected for the worst of both worlds.

However, since you've indicated a keen interest in pursuing early music further, I'll look forward to hearing how you will approach this in the future. But, no doubt about it, I'd first learn an early tune cold -- THEN apply the improvisatory element.

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#2153203 - 09/18/13 05:55 PM Re: La Bell Fyne; Sight read and improvisation [Re: FSO]
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Or improve her sight-reading, Tim. The sight-reading needs work.
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#2153503 - 09/19/13 04:58 AM Re: La Bell Fyne; Sight read and improvisation [Re: FSO]
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The sight-reading needs....what? laugh Um...yes, my sight-reading is, arguably, at best sub-par...but there's not much to be done about that...thank you for your comments; I wasn't 100% sure if I could pull it off or not...not's okay laugh I can focus on other things...see, being told you've done something rubbish is *so* useful...so improvising without abandon or not at all...I can live with that laugh Um...Michael...do you dislike *anything*? I mean, it's fine if you don't but...oh how envious of you we all deserve to be if such is the case!
Xxx
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