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    Re: Recording through the Bach Cello Suites

    I love this movement. There are a couple special things about it. First, the intervals Bach writes in are truly inspired, beyond what you'd expect from any Baroque music... some really juicy...
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    Another movement complete. I was just trying to enjoy the sound of my mandolin on this one. Trills were meh, and I left four notes out, but I'll leave it to the listener to find out which ones....
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    Suite 5 has begun!

    It seems like a lot of teenagers bond strongly with music during the years transitioning from childhood to adult, whether they latch onto an artist or an album or a song or a...
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    I've always heard this movement as "The Official Start of the Second Half of Bach's Cello Suites." Obviously, by movement count, it's several movements past the midway point, but to me the character...
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    Re: Recording through the Bach Cello Suites

    This is one of the movements where a mandolin can actually outperform a cello. There are several places where the melody note is played, followed a beat later by all the other harmonies of the chord....
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    I felt like I went through a big growing phase practicing for this song. Sort of like computer processor manufacturers go through a tick-tock innovation process, I had a bit of a "tick" this song: my...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xl-3aHogSgE

    I really liked practicing this movement. I frequently like to go back to basics, working on fundamentals like placing my fingers on the fretboard,...
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    https://youtu.be/X132dXGY98Q

    Yes, I crashed, and kind of right at the climax too.

    This movement... this movement... This was hard for me.

    I've been practicing it for a solid month now, and...
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    Re: Recording through the Bach Cello Suites

    Nice! Thanks for sharing: really well done!

    I did a little of the same thing when I recorded the 2nd Cello Suite: I tuned the mandolin down a *half* step. Simple A minor just seemed so bright,...
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    Re: Recording through the Bach Cello Suites

    I'm now halfway done with my New Year's Resolution! Things get super hard next movement though. There may be a couple weeks before I record. Enjoy!


    https://youtu.be/MPY4dQjk2qc
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    Not sure which kind you'd call this. I like it broken in a bit, and not out-of-the-bag new186254.
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    Re: Recording through the Bach Cello Suites

    Suite 3 Bourrée is done! Hopefully the Gigue will get done this Saturday. Enjoy!


    https://youtu.be/L0nBJERPgXs
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    Re: Recording through the Bach Cello Suites

    New Bach up! I like Sarabandes. Sorry for the delay getting this recorded and posted. Life happens (and I'm in no rush to get the the Fourth Suite's Prelude... knuckle buster, that!) Enjoy!

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    Recording through the Bach Cello Suites

    I submit for your perusal, critiques, and perhaps even enjoyment, what I have so far in my 2020 new year’s resolution: to record the complete Bach Cello Suites on mandolin, publishing each next...
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    Very nice! I just recorded a video of this a couple weeks ago as part of my Bach project this year, so I appreciate all the difficult parts you played much better than I did. Are you playing a...
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