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

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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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Re: What are you learning at the moment?

Post by Jeffrey Armbruster » Thu Aug 17, 2017 4:12 am

Mompou's Cuna from the suite Compostalena. Just gorgeous! It's all about the right hand, which is good work for me.
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Re: What are you learning at the moment?

Post by Bododio » Fri Aug 18, 2017 10:29 pm

Added to the mix in yesterday's lesson, "Carinhoso." Original tune by Pixinguinha, real name Alfredo da Rocha Viana, Jr. The CG arrangement is by Edson Lopes, and is available at his web site, along with dozens of other of his original compositions and many arrangements and transcriptions. It's a fun piece to learn and play, and sounds very Brazilian. I hope I can do it justice.
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Re: What are you learning at the moment?

Post by spanishguitarmusic » Tue Aug 22, 2017 12:22 am

Tarrega's Study in E minor! :)

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Re: What are you learning at the moment?

Post by Palooza » Tue Aug 22, 2017 7:50 am

Lullaby by Peter White. A lovely jazzy piece that sounds easy but is currently causing me a lot of left hand cramp given the amount of barre-ing needed

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Re: What are you learning at the moment?

Post by hackedpineapple » Tue Aug 22, 2017 7:19 pm

I just started learning the first movement of Giuliani's sonata in C major. God it's so joyful and beautiful I love it.

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Re: What are you learning at the moment?

Post by fast eddie » Tue Aug 22, 2017 10:40 pm

Ragtime Ramble.
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Re: What are you learning at the moment?

Post by Peskyendeavour » Tue Aug 22, 2017 10:50 pm

Sor studies and lessons... Some of them...

Hard to play them well. Keep going forwards and then going backwards and find more things I should work on...

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Re: What are you learning at the moment?

Post by Smudger5150 » Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:31 am

Scarborough Fair and Greensleeves since I found out my wife quite likes these tunes.
Trying out various versions - some that I found here on delcamp!
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