Your preference piece(s) to play when trying out a guitar

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Re: Your preference piece(s) to play when trying out a guitar

Post by pmiklitz » Fri Jun 30, 2017 5:27 pm

hesson11 wrote:
Tue Jun 06, 2017 4:26 pm
Judging from most of the guitar stores I visit, I'd say it's "Stairway to Heaven."

-Bob
That's forbidden since "Wayne's World"! :contrat:

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Dringt durch des Aberglaubens Nacht, die Euch zu finstern Köpfen macht. Christian Fürchtegott Gellert (1715 - 1769)

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Re: Your preference piece(s) to play when trying out a guitar

Post by ben etow » Mon Jul 03, 2017 12:38 pm

I forgot to mention the introduction of Piazzolla's Café 1930.

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Re: Your preference piece(s) to play when trying out a guitar

Post by Soho » Tue Jul 11, 2017 8:59 am

kloeten wrote:
Wed Jun 07, 2017 7:02 am
I prefer playing (phrases of) pieces that need a lot of 'work' to sound well on my current guitar.
That helps me assess whether a new guitar has something to offer or not.
I do the same thing for the same reason :)

Here is the list:

Sebastián Yradier - La Paloma (arr. Francisco Tarrega)
Eduardo Sainz de la Maza - Habanera
Cancion de Cuna (Berceuse) - arr. Leo Brouwer
Chopin - Nocturne op. 9 no. 2
Eduardo di Capua - O Sole Mio (arr. Francisco Tarrega)

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Re: Your preference piece(s) to play when trying out a guitar

Post by zupfgeiger » Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:48 am

I just learned Tarrega's little minuet style etude which David Russell beautifully plays on yt. It's good for checking the higher registers of an unknown or new guitar. But also for judging sweetness of tone, particularly on trebles. It goes up and down the fretboard. A real gem.
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Tobias Braun, Santos copy, spruce/yew, 2017
Andrea Tacchi, Enrique Garcia model, Spruce/BRAZ, 2016
Giovanni Tacchi, Daniel Friederich copy, cedar/EIR, 2017
Alain Raifort, cedar/EIR, 2004

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