Was pleasantly surprised listening to my practice tape today. Hesitantly excited I sped up the song. Continue reading
It’s about as best as I get it these days, which seems ok to me. For the most part, there’s a note here and there, practice practice practice. This is hard stuff, and still just beginner stuff. phew
There’s a bit of noise reduction and reverb added to the recording, and it was sped up by 220%. You can see the sheet music used scroll down in the video as the music plays. It doesn’t have the variations that came with the later editions, some are so incredibly nice, but it’s the version I got so I’m playing it :) I’ve already looked around in hopes of acquiring some flashier ones on the cheap, but it’s really low on my priorities for now.
The .wav file is also available on this bandcamp page, free to listen or download.
I’m at looking into fixing up the -bda- gallery page at this point. There’s four items to add so far, and I’ve worked up a better layout and such on the notepads. Going to start a new sequence after the digital-guin. Not restarting the numbering just creating sections with the current series starting off at beurq and spooky, then 022, 023 and so on.
I’ll keep on adding photos of the picture frames as I get funds to print them and stuff, but I’ll move that to a different page, and have the main gallery display the digital versions with links for downloading the highest quality file.
#024, codename “selfie”, was shared already on mastodon.social, you can check it out if you want, I guess. In any case, if you’ve read or scrolled this far, have a preview of #028. No name on this one.
Am aiming at posting all the newly finished bda along with the updated gallery page by the end of this coming weekend.
Just getting a new setup going to try and log some of these guitar practices. This piece isn’t anything new, it’s actually one of those early ones that really got me into the instrument. I’ve never been happy with any of the takes I’ve made of my interpretations on it, and this here isn’t perfect by any standard, but here I was just testing for the sound, and warming up to check and see if I was feeling well enough to maybe keep playing some more right away… turns out not really, no. Later… Anyways…
Sadly I’m wearing this old sweater from that place I used to work at, there’s a window open and there’s a fan running on the other side of the room, however Leonard just moves in, such timing! Epic catness! Steals the show!
… nevermind :D much spoilers …
cats being cats, it’s no doubt going to be tricky
getting him to do that again, on cue :/
About as hard as finding a metronome with an espressivo setting to it.
…and I end up with what’s honestly my favorite recorded take on it so far, that little esthetic bias aside even. Hard stuff, this thing has some pretty gnarly phrasing, and I’ll mess up on some harmonics, yeah. Overall, I don’t screw it up too bad though so I’ll call it my best one so far too.
I’ll keep on trying. I’m expecting, well, hoping for anyway, that I’ll get a better take on it while playing it in sequence with the other ones in the set. If I’m eventually to record the whole sonata anyway kinda makes sense that way. Part 1 and 4 are a nightmare, mostly because of a few bars here and there, part 4 especially. I’ll ask for help and feedback for those too, in time, but for now if you know this music and might have some tips, you can probably tell by the clip which sections I’m struggling most with.
In any case, it’s a working progress, but I hope you’ll enjoy listening anyway.
Quick post to update on the new eh… things, yeah. Things. Like these three new additions to the picture gallery (click for full sized image):
The classical guitar section got boosted up by a video. Managed a decentish practice take on some Tárrega arrangements, updated the typical daily song list.
And that’s about it for the most part. Haven’t moved at all on the books front, though it’s what I had in mind for the weekend, and anyway supply far exceeds current demands for them. Additionally, going by this year’s number, currently stocked inventory is abundant enough to complete all orders forever so… like, no rush.
If you haven’t looked here in a while you’ll see a huge difference in the sidebar and menus, and if not well you might see some minor changes.
I wasn’t going to make a listens post or list for this week but I’ll mention a couple things. Like Rustbelt Abolition Radio, which I hadn’t clicked on yet when I made my post last week, and The Rebel Beat podcast I’m listening to while writing this.
In any case, to reduce mouse clicking attrition check out the list of co-conspirators over at Channel Zero Network. If you like what you see on that list, you might also like hearing they recently started up an uninterrupted audio stream from a mix of episodes from all of these shows. … !!! Yeah, go check it out.
(ed: wp is totally fucking up with the tweet embeds with this theme so… (does a weird blockquote thing idk))
So… wanted to get this done yesterday. Now I got even more listens coming in, listening to something right now! (Which I’ll pause and switch to something music while my attention is here)
Mostly just English podcasts and such, plus the arts history show Artracaille which is in French. Music playlists tend to be all over the place. I’ll start with that one then, since the shows I got noted down are all from last week, and use it as the time marker of sorts…
This week Artracaille was about a German artist, named Käthe Kollwitz, who worked with painting, printmaking and sculpture. The previous week was on a French printmaker, caricaturist, painter, and sculptor Honoré Daumier.
Another Honest Government Advert, this time on Wealth Care, from The Juice Media.
The Rebel Beat posted a special about Suena A Revolution and a summer playlist over on spotify.
There’s two The Final Straw episodes on this timeline: the one from the 25th with people from Radio98fm in Athens and the one from the 30th with an interview with author Margaret Killjoy on her book The Lamb Will Slaughter the Lion.
Their blog also posted an archived episode from 2011: “On this, the anniversary of Sante Geronimo Caserio’s assasination in 1894 of French President Carnot, Bursts shared music about Caserio’s attentat (propaganda by the deed), music about Ravachol, about dynamite, about insurrection. The music is varied in style to say the least, but tied to the theme of direct actions.”
Horizontal Hostility came out with a 5th episode. This time with talking points around post-leftism, fascist creep, and Wolfi.
The week’s episode of Kile Line covers the recent demonstrations outside the Workhouse in St. Louis, Missouri.
Radical People Podcast came out with a first episode on the Tar Sands Blockade and Tree Sitting campaign of 2012-2013, I was just listening to ep2 called “Meat Anchors” about climbing and banner drops before writing this… fun stuff. Criminal dumping tho, I agree kinda stinks to go on record for…
Solecast #46: “Repression Is A Battlefield” talks with J20 defendant facing 75 years of jail time.
Revolutionary Left Radio put up an episode about the crisis in Venezuela and the Bolivarian Revolution.
I’m probably forgetting a few. I only started noting them down over the weekend but I’ll see about jotting this all down as I play them for the next posts, and there mostly all recurring shows anyhow … I can’t think of anything else for now.
I though ending the post with some more video links. BadMouse released a critique of UBI. Dick Coughlan has a new Racist Website Safari Hunt up as well as a more personal video explaining his health issues.
I was also discovering this Kevin Logan fellow and his “Decent of the Man-osphere” series which was kind of interesting… but then both his channels got deleted one then the other. So that’s that.
And this channel here, I also only recently found out and have been going through, which just recently published a nice take on immigration and the fall of Rome.
And that’s about it, since a week, for all the peeps and places I regularly click on these days. It’s Going Down is where I heard about many of these podcasts for the first time, so it’s a good idea to check them out. Speaking of which, I’m a go and turn back on this one here.
It’s really frustrating that this is still my best take on this one, it’s from the weekend, or Monday I think. I haven’t tried recording all week, and it’s gotten better since I practiced it a lot I just can’t seem to get it right today without completely either screwing up the intro bars, the ending, or both :/ I’ll try again tomorrow. For now I’m not going to bother editing and adding it to my vlog just yet, probably at least add it to the vlog next week if this keeps up though. I didn’t do it last week because I was convinced I would just replace it right away anyway.
At least the beginning isn’t (comparatively) a total wreck… even though it fails a lot especially in the end, almost ad lib in some places… rough. I keep listening to it over and over trying to convince myself it’s not that bad.
I was feeling really good after getting it down so well this week, yesterday, and today, super bums me out that this older one turns out to still be my best video effort. 😠