DerekB wrote:Hi Smudger
Welcome to Delcamp. How are you getting on with the Ruiz-Pipo? It used to be on the Trinity list at grade 8. Un dia de noviembre is easier but there are some difficult passages in the second part. I advise looking at the scores on Delcamp when you have access to find pieces at a suitable grade. The Iceland Guitar School is another source of free graded music.
You're right! The Ruiz-Pipo is on the 2015 Trinity list at grade 8.
I started learning it because it's a favourite of mine since hearing the Sky version in my teens. I recently heard a Sharon Isbin version and thought 'I heard that before and would love to play it!'.
I actually sought out all the pieces for grade 6 to 8 for Trinity, LCM and ABRSM and couldn't find Danza at the time.
But then I looked for it separately later on after the Isbin version and eventually found it not remembering that it was a grade 8 piece!
The tricky bit to it I think, unless I'm playing it wrong, is the right-hand of i-p that's repeated throughout, if I remember rightly (not got the music in front of me). But once I'd got that under my skin, it didn't seem too bad. Must point out that I haven't mastered playing it through properly but I'm surprised it's a grade 8 piece.
The Brouwer piece is for grade 6 and I agree the the 2nd part has the difficult passages higher up the fretboard.
Note:- I passed the LCM exams so that's the one I'm following at the mo with pieces to follow like El Marabino, Rosita, Romance de Los Pinos amongst others.
Thanks for the info about scores. I actually like trying out new and unknown pieces too so I'm looking forward to seeing what I find.