Couldn't agree more.Carcassiest wrote:I hate when I play abominably in front of someone, but almost flawlessly, when I'm alone.
Me too i don't like the constant use of harmonics. I like it how they used it to "El Testament d'Amelia" and "Granados Spanish Dance 5". But to use it on the entire piece and to show the audience how expert they are in playing harmonics makes me feel bored and lose interest.Les Montanjees wrote:Not hate, exactly, but I'm getting very bored with harmonics. So many performers these days seem to wallow in pieces with endless passages of harmonics. It's a charming aspect of our instrument but I prefer to hear it used very, very sparingly. As for tremolo, I think it comes into its own in flamenco, which is where it might be best to remain...
And yes, since my teacher has got me enthused about choro and milongas, the term "classical" doesn't seem to cover the ground anymore. If "the old box" is good enough for Bream I think that'll do me.
Makes complete sense to me. Most people look good in a tux. I find the drunkenness problem is easier when playing duets. Did a Spanish embassy gig once and found that lots of sangria is fine as long as ones partner is driving. We ended up having an live ornament competition in a piece of Bach. Hysterical.Mikkel wrote:Don't know if it's been mentioned, but let me contribute to the hate: I hate that I can't get a stable job playing in an orchestra, hate that we don't have great late-romantic repertoire, hate that there's an anti-amplification vibe in the guitar community (wish the amplification was better too), and hate that most of my training as a guitarist was spent playing and practicing alone and not with others. And I hate that 99% of my repertoire is way too difficult to perform drunk
On the flip side I think tremolo is charming, I look good in a tuxedo and I don't mind the name classical guitar!
I assume you never heard Roland Dyens in concert. Just saying, never judge a man from recordings or youtube. I have been to numerous classical guitar concerts. Most of them were OK, but his concert was memorable.mts132 wrote:Roland Dyens
Interestingly the OP has started a thread that is likely to live forever! Perhaps this should grant him/her 'eternal life' on this forum.David_Norton wrote:Not sure if anyone noticed that the OP has dropped off from the Delcamp active membership list. Guess there were too many things he hated about the CG...!
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