If I could manage that after eight years id be happy just remembering the song let alone the notes and chords.Regards Alan
I could’nt play that.
Fumbling ! i’d kill to play like that.
I was expecting a smashed guitar or at least a couple of broken strings but no – what we got was just about a perfect play through to my ears anyway. I feel cheated 😉
Thanks for all your efforts and take care.
Mike, the average person like me who is not that familiar with Romanza would enjoy your playing and would not especially notice that it isn’t perfect.
Nowt wrong with that pal.
Sounded good to me.
Wish I could play like that! Hey! Maybe I will one day if I take time to practice 😉
I never seem to play anything perfect either Mike. Great point that you make however, Mike. I do feel motivated by it. Thank you!
I BOUGHT THAT OF YOU 8 YEARS AGO AND I STILL CAN’T PLAY IT
You said you fumbled over that Mike. It sounded great to me(unmusical though I am!!)
Not too shabby… 🙂 The stretches in the second part take some getting right…
I’ve been trying to play Romanza for years if only I had your skill!! It sounded great. You make it look so easy, I must have it——please, using your music.
The secret to the guitar, or anything, really, boils down to one word…PRACTICE (and Patience…and…). (Guess that’s more than one word, hmmmm!?!)
Whether it is a computer game, an instrument, a sport, or whatever… if you practic enough over a long enough period then at least you are not starting from scratch when you dust off one of your forgotten gems.
Have always felt that if a young person dedicated themselves to an instrument with the same intensity they persue computer activities,we would have some outstanding musicians.
If I could play it as well I would die happy! : )
Mike your last two emails had no audio?? Hope you can fix.
It’s not that bad!
The tempo varies rather in the first section, but I’m jealous about the second half which I’ve never fully mastered.
As for the expressions, they’re ore frozen than agonized.
If I could play a piece as well as that after 8 years of not practicing it I’d be very happy Mike. I’m just working on the Beginners pieces. I think the strain on my face is much more like a gurning competition. Thanks for the fantastically comprehensive method of tutoring.
Still a very good effort Mike….you should hear me play it…or maybe not !!!
Very brave of you Mike, but, as you say, encouraging for us mortals. I have a job remembering the chords, words – you name it. I’m still struggling with ‘Streets of London!
I have never been able to play anything perfectly, myself, so I gave up on being a perfectionist.
I thought it was quite OK, Mike. Faster than I can play it.
Considering that you haven’t played it in many years, it’s normal to have a few places that can be smoothed out, later.
Best to you today,
A couple days and it will all come back to you…don’t give up!!
I like that you are humble enough to imagine, to lay people, with no musical education, we should see you play this piece. As a struggling, would be musician, with too many other distractions within a dysfunctional family, who should actually practice more, I enjoyed your performance. I have the piece purchased from you and shall revisit it more; given that it is beautiful and well loved by many. Do not knock yourself for memory loss or the fact that time and business takes you away from your repertoire. Gee whiz, if I could play ten percent of the material I have purchased over the years I would be more confident and open about it all.
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