I'm playing all the pieces apart from the Beethoven (although I try it occasionally).
I really like Lady Hudson's Puffle but I play it too fast and can trip myself up
I love music from this period anyway so take great pleasure in the Bflats.
I do like 'Jeanie' and 'Old Joe Clark' but Jeanie sounds squeaky played so high up and (sorry! but to me it's a piece that should be played in the lower registers...) Joe is a bit lifeless
My favourite has to be O mio babbino caro BUT I'm still just working on intonation and vibrato so haven't really sorted out my bowing and dynamics on this one. This piece IS going to take until next March to learn to play properly because I know how I want it to sound and it's going to take time to build up the technique and security to play it the way I want. At the moment it sounds awful (even my husband told me so last night
) but I know what I'm trying to achieve so I'm just going to work away at it.
The Grande Valse is lovely (I used to play this a great speed on the piano
) but I don't know anything about 'bouncing' bow techniques so I just use short bows?
I just make it sound light??
I love Sweet Lorraine and really swing this one along making it all jazzy and sloooopy
The Rumba is nice too and is the only one I play with the accomaniment CD at the moment because it seems really easy