Ladies and Gentlemen,
I feel really embarrassed now - so much advice ! thank you. I've been having internet connection problems and thought that was the problem but I still can't upload my recording...
But having read all your comments I can see how my little piece is a textbook example of everything beginners do.
Daniel Hersh, thank you for yet another useful link.
There's a lot more discipline that has to go into it than I ever thought...
To sum up (for my sake):
- know the tune...really know it
- listen to more recordings rather than relying on music sheet (guilty as charged, even more damaging in my case as I'm not good at reading rhythm)
- record yourself (you wouldn't believe what it did to me, it was both mortifying and enlightening)
- review your position - stable but flexible
- vary vary vary
Edited by TimTim, 20 July 2017 - 07:02 AM.