2011 March 12
by roma

Interval Review:

Reviewed yesterday’s intervals and new cards. Just a couple of days and all the cards will be added.

Warm-up/Technique:

Page numbers refer to Pumping Nylon
Finger-stretching exercise - 1st position.

Stringwalking exercise (Pumping Nylon pg. 37) i, m @ 110 bpm. Near bridge at 95 bpm.
Stringwalking exercise with m, l with eight notes @ 93 bpm rest and free
String-Jumping 1st string to 5th string, 2nd string to 6th string @ 90 bpm

Right-Hand Velocity (pg. 63) with sixteenth notes @ 110 bpm rest & free.
l, m @97 bpm rest & free
i, l @ 95 bpm

Synchronization Exercise (Pumping Nylon pg. 65) with i,m sixteenth notes 95 bpm.
l, m @ 85 bpm

Putting it all together p. 67 Exercise - @ 80 with i, m.
@ 75 bpm l, m rest stroke

Scale Rhythmic Variation p. 68 @ 100 bpm i, m
@ 80 bpm l, m

Played etude @ 84 bpm with i, m.

Percussive Exercise
Played Nothing on You rhythm @ 90. Sounds tight!

Repertoire:

Just the Way You Are (Bruno Mars cover)
Practiced @ 90 bpm. Pretty much ready to video this for showcasing to potential singers.
In the following, I have the metronome on silent, and am really concentrating on trying keep to it.

I figured out an arrangement for the song's finale. It wasn't 100% satisfied because the arpeggiation is quite simple. But then I was playing around with it and realized that allowed the acoustic guitar to express its dynamic capabilities. Here's a video of just this finale and me toying with different dynamic ideas.

Pica-Pica

Estrellita
It was hard for me to feel the essence of the composition. My mind kept wandering.

While watching the above video, I was struck by how close to the bridge my right hand was. After all, this is supposed to be a very mellow piece. When I'm play, I tend to think I'm closer to the soundhole than I actually am. So I decided to make another video - this time I would control myself consciously and play over the soundhole.

Samba Caribe
Part A measure 13-14 @ 65 bpm. Recorded. Comments are in the video.

Na Gafieira Do Vidigal
Played once through. Need to get back in earnest to this piece (didn't record).

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