What are you learning at the moment?

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Jorge Oliveira
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Re: What are you learning at the moment?

Post by Jorge Oliveira » Tue Aug 08, 2017 6:30 pm

Jeffrey Armbruster wrote:
Tue Aug 08, 2017 12:03 am
Jorge Oliveira wrote:
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I'm now studying the next piece in the Opus 60, the nr. 16. Not easy...
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... when I play this lovely and unusual study, which I find thoroughly charming.
Thanks for your comment, Jeffrey. I can already feel this #16 is a charming piece, but I've not yet come to a point of fully appreciating and enjoying it... :). As a poor sight reader :(, I'm still struggling to memorize its notes. Once I do that, I'll set up a metronome at a very low beat and will start playing it taking the values of the notes in consideration (the fast slurs included :)). I'll then slowly increase the metronome beat and, hopefully, will reach within days the designated tempo - andantino - without too many mistakes. From then on it is a question of playing it every day until I reach the stage where I can make a reasonable record, post it, and move on to the #17 :).
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Re: What are you learning at the moment?

Post by larryguitar » Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:21 pm

Jeffrey Armbruster wrote:
Tue Aug 08, 2017 4:28 pm
David Starobin is a wonderful player who gives a great performance of the Sor no. 13. And like every great performance I've heard played on a romantic guitar, I wish it was being performed on a modern guitar. I guess the charm of these instruments is lost to me.
Every time I hear a piece on a modern double top guitar, I wish it was being performed on something that sounds better, namely, the banjo. I guess the charm of these modern double tops is lost on me. :-)

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Re: What are you learning at the moment?

Post by Jeffrey Armbruster » Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:19 pm

larryguitar wrote:
Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:21 pm
Jeffrey Armbruster wrote:
Tue Aug 08, 2017 4:28 pm
David Starobin is a wonderful player who gives a great performance of the Sor no. 13. And like every great performance I've heard played on a romantic guitar, I wish it was being performed on a modern guitar. I guess the charm of these instruments is lost to me.
Every time I hear a piece on a modern double top guitar, I wish it was being performed on something that sounds better, namely, the banjo. I guess the charm of these modern double tops is lost on me. :-)
Oh,I didn't mean double tops! I meant modern as in, the last 175 years.
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Re: What are you learning at the moment?

Post by Luuttuaja » Tue Aug 08, 2017 11:20 pm

After having spent the summer without learning many new pieces on my guitar, I'm now trying to learn the Etude #3 from Sor op. 44. After that I'll perhaps start practicing op. 60 by Sor. I really like the way his beginner pieces have pleasant melodies and sound like "real music".

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Re: What are you learning at the moment?

Post by larryguitar » Wed Aug 09, 2017 12:19 am

Luuttuaja wrote:
Tue Aug 08, 2017 11:20 pm
After having spent the summer without learning many new pieces on my guitar, I'm now trying to learn the Etude #3 from Sor op. 44. After that I'll perhaps start practicing op. 60 by Sor. I really like the way his beginner pieces have pleasant melodies and sound like "real music".
Sor is awesome. I bought the complete works published by Tecla.

I'm hoping to work my way up to some of the duets.

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Re: What are you learning at the moment?

Post by Archibal » Wed Aug 09, 2017 6:29 am

I'm still struggling with BWV 1001 Presto : Damn I have hard to find right hand fingering!!! Back to exercise basics :chaud: :?

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Re: What are you learning at the moment?

Post by Tom Wimsatt » Mon Aug 14, 2017 10:10 pm

I am working my way through Noad's Solo Guitar Playing book (second edition), and am currently working on Greensleeves and Carulli's Etude pieces.

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