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derper
Mar 5 2012, 12:07 AM
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I've finally gotten some time to put some dedicated time into Cosmin's lesson, "Vivaldi: Winter Arpeggios"



Still sloppy and slow. BUT, my biggest battle is usually finding the time to memorize all of the sections. After that, the fun begins!! I generally don't have much trouble getting something like this up to speed, in fact it is difficult to play it this slow. But, it's necessary until I have EVERY single note down perfect, and without thinking. Playing at speed, for me, usually isn't as much about the speed and technique.....it comes down to being TOTALLY confident on the material, to eliminate any small hesitation.

I just got all of the parts memorized as of yesterday, and shot this video at work today. Obviously, there is PLENTY to improve on, but I think most of it will come along nicely as I increase tempo and get the piece burned into my muscle-memory.

Thanks for the awesome lesson Cosmin!! Lovin' it!!

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Cosmin Lupu
Mar 5 2012, 11:21 AM
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Thanks mate! There are all sorts of 'hick-ups and bumps' if we may call them like that, here and there, but I am sure that you will get it flowing in no time wink.gif am I right? biggrin.gif

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Ben Higgins
Mar 5 2012, 03:18 PM
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Nice one, Gabe.. good to see you still shredding away at work ! cool.gif

QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Mar 5 2012, 10:21 AM) *
Thanks mate! There are all sorts of 'hick-ups and bumps' if we may call them like that, here and there,


Yeah I'm wondering if that's different notes bleeding into each other instead of being cut off before the next one ?

But yeah, that'll all iron itself out !

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derper
Mar 5 2012, 07:12 PM
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Yeah, this take was all kinds of "no bueno"!

BUT, it was "Step 1": Getting the whole thing memorized. I really don't think it will take long to get this one up to speed, although only time will tell!! In fact, this seems more difficult to play slowed down and clean, in my opinion. The "speed" isn't an issue with me on this piece, but the main thing holding me back from "speed" is that I am not yet 110% totally familiar with the piece. I think with a few moresolid hours dedicated to it, I will be near REC-ready!!


Oh, and Cosmin.....I know you asked about "how long it takes" to get REC-ready, and I was figuring it out last night. So far, I had put in around 4 hrs total to get the whole thing "memorized", and about an extra hour yesterday when I filmed this vid. So about 5 hrs total. I'm thinking another few SOLID, DEDICATED hours and I'll be ready. I'll keep you posted, because I've also wondered how much time I put in. It's hard to track, because sometimes I spread 8 hrs of practice over a month timespan! Depends on how busy I am that month.

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Cosmin Lupu
Mar 6 2012, 10:35 AM
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QUOTE (derper @ Mar 5 2012, 06:12 PM) *
Yeah, this take was all kinds of "no bueno"!

BUT, it was "Step 1": Getting the whole thing memorized. I really don't think it will take long to get this one up to speed, although only time will tell!! In fact, this seems more difficult to play slowed down and clean, in my opinion. The "speed" isn't an issue with me on this piece, but the main thing holding me back from "speed" is that I am not yet 110% totally familiar with the piece. I think with a few moresolid hours dedicated to it, I will be near REC-ready!!


Oh, and Cosmin.....I know you asked about "how long it takes" to get REC-ready, and I was figuring it out last night. So far, I had put in around 4 hrs total to get the whole thing "memorized", and about an extra hour yesterday when I filmed this vid. So about 5 hrs total. I'm thinking another few SOLID, DEDICATED hours and I'll be ready. I'll keep you posted, because I've also wondered how much time I put in. It's hard to track, because sometimes I spread 8 hrs of practice over a month timespan! Depends on how busy I am that month.


Hey man, you are very right smile.gif time spans differently for all of us indeed

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Alex Feather
Mar 6 2012, 10:15 PM
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I like it good job! I think I want to practice this lesson myself smile.gif

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Cosmin Lupu
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QUOTE (Alex Feather @ Mar 6 2012, 09:15 PM) *
I like it good job! I think I want to practice this lesson myself smile.gif


biggrin.gif Send a vid man! I'd be honored to see you playing this!

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