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Beautiful soft tone. So suitable for this style. I would rather have not seen you both with your heads in the music. How is it that you need to read this? The guitarist is somewhat tentative at first, as though he really needed to read the music, but gets it well together by the end and makes it his own.

Very slight tendency to play sharp and some dynamics could have communicated a bit more in your delivery. That's being very picky though.
 

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Very nice, I enjoyed it a lot.
 

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Beautiful soft tone. So suitable for this style. I would rather have not seen you both with your heads in the music. How is it that you need to read this? The guitarist is somewhat tentative at first, as though he really needed to read the music, but gets it well together by the end and makes it his own.

Very slight tendency to play sharp and some dynamics could have communicated a bit more in your delivery. That's being very picky though.
Thanks for the response! Actually, I wasn't reading it, I think I had my eyes closed most of the time, but it does look like it on the video. As much as I had my eyes open I was looking at the guitar player. I don't imagine he was reading it, but probably looking at the chart to make sure he remembered what happened when if I had to guess what he was doing (we "rehearsed" for about 5 minute earlier in the day). Yeah, intonation is always hard, isn't it? Better sharp than flat though, at least how I hear my own sound, so I tend to err on that side a little.
 

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I checked out this and a few of your videos the other day, enjoyed your playing throughout.

I understand the point about not reading music on the bandstand, especially for standard repetoire. fwiw, as long as it doesn't "sound" like you're reading it, I don't think it makes any difference to the listener, does it? Just my $0.02.

I'd rather not have music up there either, but don't feel like I have anything to prove in not using it either. So, if I need it or think I might get lost, I'll have it there.
 

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I checked out this and a few of your videos the other day, enjoyed your playing throughout.

I understand the point about not reading music on the bandstand, especially for standard repetoire. fwiw, as long as it doesn't "sound" like you're reading it, I don't think it makes any difference to the listener, does it? Just my $0.02.

I'd rather not have music up there either, but don't feel like I have anything to prove in not using it either. So, if I need it or think I might get lost, I'll have it there.
Couldn't agree more! Especially now that I'm playing alto too, I'm inclined NOT to give my memory the benefit of the doubt when it comes to remembering tunes - it's so easy to slip into Eb or Bb by mistake. Thanks for all of your feedback, I appreciate it.
 
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