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PostPosted: Sun Jun 14, 2020 6:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice job of resisting the temptation to go "academic" in #84, despite all the challenges.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2020 7:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MrClean wrote:
Episode #84

Also, trying to keep a very energetic, buoyant articulation despite the "distraction" of the intervallic leaps.


I think you accomplished this mission. I enjoyed some of your phrasal choices, which might not have occurred to me just looking at the music. I am thinking about the part for about 10 or so bars after the double bar line. Thanks.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2020 6:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Episode #85

https://youtu.be/PnEpBYRhVlc

Bousquet - fingers and intervallic leaps with snappy rhythms. Saliva management is going to come into play because of all the articulation - trying to keep the cup of the mouthpiece spit-free so it does not impede sound purity. Some awkward slur patterns. Again, the cornet is a different animal, though I'm getting to know it a bit better because of this project.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2020 5:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MrClean wrote:
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Nice rollicking etude. Quite enjoyable. Hope you were having fun with it.

A question I have been meaning to ask. Do you sit down and map out what you are going to do with each etude, even if it is only a short glance at it first, or do you just go at it and let it evolve?
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2020 5:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Episode #86

https://youtu.be/EuwLvgcaXzA

Trying to maintain consistent pop over the range of 2 1/2 octaves, awkward leaps at the end. There is a low F in the key I played it that has to be dealt with before ascending to the high C. This one was also difficult from a concentration angle because of the inconsistent breaks in the line (due to the 8th note rests, which aren't always where you expect them). I had to throw out more takes than I want to think about because I stepped in a hole.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2020 6:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cgaiii wrote:

A question I have been meaning to ask. Do you sit down and map out what you are going to do with each etude, even if it is only a short glance at it first, or do you just go at it and let it evolve?


Some more than others, but none of them as thoroughly as I would for an actual performance - I'm just going through too many of them to do that. I am thinking about scaling back a bit to focus more on quality than quantity. This is otherwise going to be difficult to sustain. There are already some bad habits and less than ideal physical consequences creeping in.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2020 7:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Episode #87

https://youtu.be/oj89NnMlLWI

My goal was consistent, hyper-focused articulation, with lots of bite in all registers/dynamics. Tight grace notes, even 16ths. The chromatic figure in the last line is indeed "madness".
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 18, 2020 1:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you so much for all the wonderful contributions. It really is inspiring to listen to and to watch, you make it all look so simple and effortless. I love the way that every note has quality, there is always a lyrical connection and it’s all so unfussy. Why is it that the hardest things to achieve are the simplest? At least for me anyway!
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 18, 2020 3:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MrClean wrote:
Episode #87

The chromatic figure in the last line is indeed "madness".

Kind of "Yee Haa, ride 'em cowboy." Great job staying on for the full ride on this one.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 18, 2020 5:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Episode #88

https://youtu.be/ZMfREQK0EW4

I recorded what I thought was a pretty good take, then realized I had played it (and have been for the last 30 years) much faster than indicated, Valse Lentamente. Striving for relentless connection, direction and tautness in the line to avoid overshoots, particularly on descending slurred lines. The low, soft stuff was, as usual, the most challenging aspect of this one for me, and where it gets a little rough and pitchy.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2020 5:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I really enjoy these videos.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2020 5:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Episode #89

https://youtu.be/7HEtC1xglLs

This is another one of those Brandt, sustain-intensity type etudes. Breathing was probably the biggest challenge in this one, trying to choose the lesser of evils in determining where to break a phrase to do so. Endurance plays some part mainly due to the dynamics, keeping saliva out of the mouthpiece was also an issue. Easy for fingers to get a little twisted, to lift early and throw out the sync. I normally play this in A on my C, but thought I'd try it as written on the Bb, so I really had to fight habit throughout.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MrClean wrote:
Episode #88
Striving for relentless connection, direction and tautness in the line

Well achieved and with an interest grabbing approach and interpretation, right down to the surprise in the last note. You really made something quite complex sound easy and relatively simple. As always, I find the choices in these presentations you make very elucidating.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 20, 2020 6:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MrClean wrote:
Episode #89

This is another one of those Brandt, sustain-intensity type etudes. Breathing was probably the biggest challenge in this one, trying to choose the lesser of evils in determining where to break a phrase to do so.

Wow, this one is pretty relentless isn't it. I see what you mean in that there is a lot of continuous playing without any good place to take a breath. You will just have to work on your circular breathing.
I thought you handled this hurdle quite well, and none of your breaths was disturbing to the flow.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 20, 2020 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Episode #90

https://youtu.be/e0fzq5l_214

I really tried to bring a vocal quality to this one, and to really show dynamic contrasts. Biggest challenges were probably controlling the soft passages immediate following something loud, and not getting stacked air-wise.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2020 6:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MrClean wrote:
Episode #90

https://youtu.be/e0fzq5l_214

I really tried to bring a vocal quality to this one ...


Interesting. I find it very lyrical, beautifully done, and I think I get what you are saying in the lower range, particularly toward the end. Just listening, the first thoughts that came to mind were, lyrical and sensitive, but I do not think I thought vocal until I read your comment and then went back and listened again. I think this is the etude more than the playing though, the composition itself does not sound so vocal to me. So I guess it begs the question, what is vocal quality; perhaps it is what I call lyrical. Certainly go me thinking about these ways of describing this quality of the music.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2020 7:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Episode #91

https://youtu.be/bBdZvBIGS5w

The biggest issues in this one were endurance/recovery, air management and staying focused throughout - lot's of places to let your guard down.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2020 10:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've fallen behind. Just finished listening to #88. Lovely playing!
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2020 5:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MrClean wrote:
Episode #91

https://youtu.be/bBdZvBIGS5w

The biggest issues in this one were endurance/recovery, air management and staying focused throughout - lot's of places to let your guard down.


Once again, I really enjoyed the choices you made in the presentation and how you kept it musical and lyrical. It would be so easy to let it become academic.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2020 5:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Episode #92

https://youtu.be/H8HU0tfRGXU

This was fun, like many of Phil's etudes. The goal was consistent, energetic fronts, good dynamic contrast, and snappy rhythm throughout.
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