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Gregory Gillis
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I performed (using the word performed in the most generous way possible) in high school. I remember missing lots of the notes but I gave it my best effort. Now in my retirement years I will do my best to play it better. I will post as I progress in learning this piece. This is the perfect piece to work on the things Beth told me in her first video about my playing. I am still trying to get that floppy wrist. I think I'm getting floppier but still I have a ways to go.
Gregory Gillis
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Posted: October 9, 2019
Last Comment: October 11, 2019
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Timothy Smith
Posted: October 11, 2019
I feel like I should have payed to hear that.

Ray
Posted: October 11, 2019
I keep coming back and listening to your playing, especially your intonation.  A d of course yourvibrato. Wow.

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Barbara Habel
Posted: October 10, 2019
Dear Gregory

What a joy to listen to.

I pulled out this piece some 5 years ago but struggled at the ultra fast sections and put it back onto the shelf.

I am still grateful to my teacher that she did "not" say to me: "this piece is far above your head." - Instead she let me have a go at it until I myself quit it.

And at the appropriate time I will consider this piece again. But first of all I want to play Jenkinsons: "Dances of the Elves" - so that I can practice fast sections in preparation for the Czardas.

Listening to you play is a true gem. Slow music with lush vibrato intertwined with fast and accurate sections.

Congratulations to an excellent performance!!!! Thank you for sharing your good efforts with us.

Dianne
Posted: October 10, 2019
I noticed the intonation as well- it gave the whole piece a uniform sound. I especially liked the harmonic section which looks very hard to do!

Beth Blackerby
Posted: October 9, 2019
Wow, Gregory. That's amazing! I still can't believe how accurate your intonation is. You've totally captured the style. I hope you post it again after you have more time with it. I'd like to see how your practice shapes the progression of the piece and to see what you do with it.

Ray
Posted: October 9, 2019
Simply: Well done!!!