During the last two weeks, as I mentioned in my latest post full of energy after an exciting summer, I have been studying an excellent piece of music, Double (no.6) from Partita No.1 in B minor, BWV 1002, from J.S. Bach.
This is a “dreamy” piece of music, that can be classified it as of medium technical difficulty. But, although not very demanding in terms of speed and chords (actually there are no chords in this piece), in order to be played properly, the performer needs to be very relaxed and play each note with accuracy but without tension, in order to allow Bach music to flow from the mandolin to the ears of the listener, as water would flow in a quiet stream.
After two weeks, I have managed to reach the stage where I can play the whole piece by heart and without major issues. If you are interested you can hear my performance here: