What are you learning at the moment?

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Re: What are you learning at the moment?

Post by larryguitar » Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:25 am

Sor’s Op 35 No 22, in B minor. That’s Segovia Study #5, I believe.

Evidently, Bream wowed people with that piece when he played it for a guitar society early in his playing days.

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Re: What are you learning at the moment?

Post by Bododio » Fri Nov 03, 2017 5:43 pm

Just assigned in yesterday's CG lesson: #9 from Leo Brouwer's Estudios Sencillos. I can already play the first 8, which are challenging. But this one's rhythms and syncopation are even more so!! :shock:
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Re: What are you learning at the moment?

Post by erinmcgonigal » Fri Nov 03, 2017 6:36 pm

Malagueña, scales, where notes are on the fretboard (complete beginner)

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Re: What are you learning at the moment?

Post by Bododio » Fri Nov 03, 2017 11:33 pm

larryguitar wrote:
Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:25 am
Sor’s Op 35 No 22, in B minor. That’s Segovia Study #5, I believe.

Evidently, Bream wowed people with that piece when he played it for a guitar society early in his playing days.
Yes, #5. It's a lovely study, one I've been working on for over a year. Almost have all the kinks sorted out. :D If you haven't already, get the entire Segovia/Sor set of 20 studies. Enough to keep us busy for years to come. I've also been working on #2 and #3. One of these years I'll tackle #1. :shock:
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Re: What are you learning at the moment?

Post by Archibal » Sat Nov 04, 2017 9:09 am

larryguitar wrote:
Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:25 am
Sor’s Op 35 No 22, in B minor. That’s Segovia Study #5, I believe.

Evidently, Bream wowed people with that piece when he played it for a guitar society early in his playing days.
I’m playing this piece too! It is a beautiful piece of music and I found out that there are always some new things to learn from it. I have played it for 8 years and still enjoying challenges, soo fun!

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Re: What are you learning at the moment?

Post by larryguitar » Sat Nov 04, 2017 12:56 pm

Bododio wrote:
Fri Nov 03, 2017 11:33 pm
larryguitar wrote:
Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:25 am
Sor’s Op 35 No 22, in B minor. That’s Segovia Study #5, I believe.

Evidently, Bream wowed people with that piece when he played it for a guitar society early in his playing days.
Yes, #5. It's a lovely study, one I've been working on for over a year. Almost have all the kinks sorted out. :D If you haven't already, get the entire Segovia/Sor set of 20 studies. Enough to keep us busy for years to come. I've also been working on #2 and #3. One of these years I'll tackle #1. :shock:
Yes, it is a wonderful study, and so much can be done with it. Here is Kevin Gallagher's rendition:

https://youtu.be/P4mqeYp23zE

I bought an old edition of the Segovia studies by the Edward B. Marks Music Corporation, from 1945. I don't think this edition is that hard to find. It has a picture of Segovia as a young man on the cover.

One tip: Use a hinge at bar 41. I think hinges can also be used in other places. It is a good study in trying to figure out when to have a relaxed bar and when you need a little more tension, but not so much tension as to cause pain. I'm working on getting my arm more involved in the bar chords.

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Re: What are you learning at the moment?

Post by mike.janel » Sun Nov 05, 2017 11:51 am

mike.janel wrote:
Thu Jul 13, 2017 10:11 pm
Bach BWV 1001 Fuge.
Will take forever, but I enjoy it very much.
I struggle to keep my old repertoire memorized.
Just wanted to note that I am still on that Fuge.
About half way through, working on the arpegios from bar 48, which are nice and flowing.
It is the block chord progressions that really kill me.
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Re: What are you learning at the moment?

Post by eadiaz » Sun Nov 05, 2017 4:30 pm

I'm currently working on a couple of Antonio Cano pieces from his Metodo Completo de Guitarra, a public domain work from the late 19th century available on the Delcamp site.

I'm refining the Ejercicio 7 Mano Derecha (p. 16 of the Metodo), which is also known as Estudio Cano or Estudio in G Major. It has a nice, Romantic-era melody on top arpeggios. It is a good workout for the right hand with some intermediate passages for the left hand. I found a version of Ejercicio 7 in Mario Arenas Rodriguez's Escuela de Guitarra Libro 3.

I'm also working on Ejercicio 4 Mano Derecha (p. 14). Edson Lopes has posted a version with left- and right-hand fingering under the name Estudo EL 13. This piece also in a Romantic style, with a haunting melody over arpeggios. This piece might be a slightly easier than Ejercicio 7 with slightly easier left hand challenges.

Is anyone else working on these pieces or have them already in his/her repertoire? Cano has at least a half dozen very nice Ejercicios and Estudios, but he seems to fly somewhat under the radar.
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Re: What are you learning at the moment?

Post by Jacek A. Rochacki » Sun Nov 05, 2017 4:46 pm

I love mentioned pieces by Antonio Cano and I play them very often; the Estudio Cano is part of my everyday's practice. I like this piece as was played by Patricia Di Lernia
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xIuN8B09joE
Professor Lopes did a splendid job by elaborating and publishing these pieces by Antonio Cano - EL 13 and EL 14. I also like and play EL 26, here played by prof Lopes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xsYi3EJ ... el&list=UL
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Re: What are you learning at the moment?

Post by jackhuy » Thu Nov 09, 2017 4:50 am

paganini 5th sonatina, quite challenging

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Re: What are you learning at the moment?

Post by John Fuary » Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:31 pm

"Moorish Dance" in Aaron Shearers Classic Guitar Technique. Driving me nuts!!
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Re: What are you learning at the moment?

Post by Smudger5150 » Fri Nov 10, 2017 12:27 pm

Sneaking a peak at El Colibri by Sagreras Julio.
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Re: What are you learning at the moment?

Post by Golfgnome » Fri Nov 10, 2017 2:11 pm

Tubbers wrote:
Sat Mar 13, 2010 10:19 pm
Trying to learn a short Bach piece but my fingers feel like a drunken centipede. :lol:
I hear you !!! :lol:

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Re: What are you learning at the moment?

Post by Cass Couvelas » Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:03 pm

A traditional Scottish reel, arranged by David Russell. It's part of his collection of Celtic music, 'Message of the Sea', no. 11 from vol. 1.

It's huge fun. I chose it as something to enjoy whilst trying to come to grips with my dislike of speed (actually fear of speed, to be honest).

Here's Russell's own recording of it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3RTcU7_1X4

Marvellously uplifting!
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Re: What are you learning at the moment?

Post by mts132 » Sat Nov 11, 2017 3:15 pm

New:
VInce Guaraldi - Christmas Time is Here Again
JS Bach - Goldberg Variations Aria
SL Weis - Prelude and Allemande from London Manuscript 4

Resurrecting:
Tchiakovsky (arr. Sparks) - Sugar Plum Fairies, Reed Pipes, Waltz of the Flowers
Some Villa Lobos

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