What are you learning at the moment?

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Re: What are you learning at the moment?

Post by spanishguitarmusic » Tue Apr 11, 2017 12:29 am

I am currently learning Spagnoletta, a piece from a lute work. :)

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Re: What are you learning at the moment?

Post by Pje53 » Tue Apr 11, 2017 1:25 pm

Como llora una estralla by Antonio Carillo arranged by Alirio Diaz. A lovely piece but technically challenging for my intermediate level particularly with the mix of time signatures throughout the piece 3/4, 7/8, 6/8, 5/8 within the first 10 bars.

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Re: What are you learning at the moment?

Post by zupfgeiger » Tue Apr 11, 2017 1:29 pm

Nothing new at all for the time being. Instead I am repeating and improving what I learned. Better than beginning one new piece after the other and playing none of them perfect.
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Re: What are you learning at the moment?

Post by Archibal » Thu Apr 13, 2017 9:29 am

zupfgeiger wrote:Nothing new at all for the time being. Instead I am repeating and improving what I learned. Better than beginning one new piece after the other and playing none of them perfect.
I totally agree. Just recognized that I’m try to learn new piece after piece and forgot to master/improving “old” pieces and also – in some cases - TOTALLY forgetting old pieces. So now I’m also into “repeating mode” - Very worthwhile!!

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Re: What are you learning at the moment?

Post by DanielMcPherson » Fri Apr 14, 2017 3:19 pm

Same here. I've realized that there are many pieces that I used to play all of the time and then moved on from to learn new "better" pieces. Now going back to reclaim some of those older pieces that used to be my go to music to play but have now slipped from my memory.

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Post by rinneby » Fri Apr 14, 2017 3:43 pm

zupfgeiger wrote:Nothing new at all for the time being. Instead I am repeating and improving what I learned. Better than beginning one new piece after the other and playing none of them perfect.
Same here as well :)

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Re: What are you learning at the moment?

Post by Archibal » Sat Apr 15, 2017 6:56 am

The theme of the day: "Maintaining Repertoire" :D

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Re: What are you learning at the moment?

Post by andreas777 » Sun Apr 16, 2017 7:53 pm

Today I memorized Choro da Saudada, the last of the 10 famous Barrios pieces I wanted to memorize and add to my repertoire. I can play them all now without music sheets, but the hardest part will be to keep all notes and chords in memory (and improve my performance) during the next weeks.
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Re: What are you learning at the moment?

Post by Frederic » Sun Apr 16, 2017 11:09 pm

Jesus, Joy of Man's Desiring in a version arranged by Laurindo Almeida. Surprisingly intricate fingerings, and true to the feeling of the original. It is found on this site, (not the Almeida version, however), under its original title of Jesus Meine Bleibat Freude, as Movement 10 of Bach Cantata No. 147. The true original is not based on an entirely original Bach composition, as movement 10 was based on a hymn earlier composed by Johann Schopp.

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Re: What are you learning at the moment?

Post by Rome714 » Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:21 am

Currently I'm learning to play a C major scale left handed. I'm experimenting to see if it helps my playing when I play right handed normally. I'm hoping I can play decently left handed and see where it goes from there.
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Re: What are you learning at the moment?

Post by zupfgeiger » Wed Apr 19, 2017 9:02 am

Frederic wrote:Jesus, Joy of Man's Desiring in a version arranged by Laurindo Almeida. Surprisingly intricate fingerings, and true to the feeling of the original. It is found on this site, (not the Almeida version, however), under its original title of Jesus Meine Bleibat Freude, as Movement 10 of Bach Cantata No. 147. The true original is not based on an entirely original Bach composition, as movement 10 was based on a hymn earlier composed by Johann Schopp.
Frederic, you mixed up the title a bit. Here is kind help from a German native and Bach addict. The original title is: Jesus bleibet meine Freude
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Re: What are you learning at the moment?

Post by kirolak » Thu Apr 20, 2017 4:14 pm

Fingals Hoehle by Mertz - quite easy but it SOUNDS really difficult; I wonder what grade it would be?

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Re: What are you learning at the moment?

Post by Gwynedd » Tue May 02, 2017 5:57 pm

Coste's Lesson in A minor (our challenge piece from guitar salon group), and working still through RCM Bridges 1 the Branle and the French Lullaby. Polishing Sor's Andante in Cmaj and Carulli Waltz (Op 241, I think.) And going back over (what passes for) my repertoire to make sure I still can play the stuff I learned months ago.

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Re: What are you learning at the moment?

Post by Jorge Oliveira » Tue May 02, 2017 8:22 pm

Fernando Sor Opus 60 nr. 11, as part of the Project Let’s learn Sor’s Opus 60 together, shall we?. I hope to be able to post this weekend my rendition of this little piece :D.
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Re: What are you learning at the moment?

Post by PeterJasonWhite » Wed May 03, 2017 6:46 pm

Spoilt for choice at the moment, just started practising Roland Dyen's Tango en Skai - really good fun but tricky, also been playing Dyen's arrangement of Adios Muchachos and just got a lovely version of Moliendo Cafe arranged by Giuseppe Torrisi.

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