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bach french suite no.5

Discussion in 'Works in Progress' started by echoyjeff222, Jul 6, 2016.

  1. echoyjeff222

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    Hi all, sorry for the long hiatus. I've been busy with med school applications, but I'm happy to say it's all done, and I'll be starting school in less than a month!

    I've been learning the French Suite No. 5 over the last month or two. I decided to learn all the notes first, then start working on each piece individually with more detail. Here's the Courante that I recorded earlier this morning. I haven't had any feedback on my progress, so I hope some of you here can help me out :) Thanks!
     

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    Hello Jeffrey,
    Good work ! Excellent technical control, no wrong note, and a very constant tempo.
    - One point you can easily fix: when you go from a section to another one (for a repetition or for moving from section A to section B), don't add beats. The music should flow continuously, and one should be able to count 1-2-3 for each measure, even for those who are overlapping on two different sections;
    - Otherwise, your right hand could be more musical, expressing the curbs of the melody rather than playing the notes like a sequence of individual notes. A good excercise is to play the RH alone while singing the music (even if such a music is not easy to sing !). You can do that at a lower tempo. It applies also for the LH;
    - A last advice: when you have two voices at the RH, as e.g. in the beginning of section B, you should play louder the upper note, especially when it is a white one, supposed to last long. Otherwise we loose this upper voice and we can think that when it restarts after a long note, it is in continuity of the intermediate one. Have in mind that the higher the note, the quicker the sound vanishes (this is true on piano or harpsichord, not on organ of course !);
    Have a good day,
     
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    thanks for the excellent advice. i'm starting to work on it now with that in mind, and i will post a revised version soon!
     

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