Ok I'm back! My lesson was delayed a few days so I didn't have any updates to post until now. Utkonos
congrats on your first lesson! Hungarian Rhapsody was a fun piece I really enjoyed playing it as it speeds up towards the end of the song.JohnnyD
I'm sorry for the late response, you probably already figured it out but I think the fingers get changed so you can keep the notes connected and play through it in legato fashion. Let me know if that helps.BSW
glad to see your update here. It sounds like your teacher is really great. How is your memorization coming for the piece you mentioned in your last post?MeganR
the last few pieces in Alfred's 1 are the best in the whole book. Laura especially is amazing. I also really enjoyed Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, it has a lot more interesting dynamics and little details than I expected. I also like Chattanooga Choo Choo mom3gram
congrats on your good progress. I can lend you some morale support on Guantanamera. It took me a total of 5 weeks before my teacher passed me. Honestly it was the most difficult piece I've encountered in the second book. I think it was even harder than La Bamba now that I think about it. You will get there. Keep up the good work
My update this week is short. I made good progress on La Raspa. I need to smooth out the acceleration that you need to do on the tempo for the repeat. Right now its sort of clunky and I speed up the tempo in discrete chunks. I need to make it more gradual and smooth. It will be a challenge.
I have For He's a Jolly Good Fellow memorized but I need to get it more solid and speed up the tempo eventually.
I'm also polishing off my Mancini piece with some very detailed things my teacher wants to add during the repeat of the verse. I love this part of the work where you're just trying to nail the last 5% of the song and make it pretty
I also passed a little exercise in my Dozen a Day Book and I working on new piece in my Masterworks series.
My teacher said I'm really doing well and told me she is going to pick out a classical piece for me to work on because she thinks I am ready!!
I'm very excited, I can't wait to see what she chooses.