Thorlaksson, Eythor - Vals Solano

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Thorlaksson, Eythor - Vals Solano

Post by David McHarg » Sat Feb 11, 2012 10:27 pm

Hi,

This is a waltz from the iceland guitar collection volume 3, its called 'Vals Solano' by Eythor Thorlaksson. Recorded with Edirol R09HR & Rohan Lowe guitar.

A little pic of my Rohan Lowe guitar. Every year i think the trebles are getting better :-)
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Re: Thorlaksson, Eythor - Vals Solano

Post by Erik Zurcher » Sat Feb 11, 2012 10:41 pm

Lovely played, David! Have you noticed that Icelanders are either good in football, chess or guitar? Must be the long winters! :lol:
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Re: Thorlaksson, Eythor - Vals Solano

Post by KeMe » Sun Feb 12, 2012 2:32 am

:bravo: :bravo:
What a beautiful piece of music!
I really enjoyed hearing you play this piece. I thought that I had played through all of this collection, but I suppose that I missed this one. Now I'm glad that I got to hear it before trying to play it myself. (Not that I could ever play it as beautifully as you have here.)
Thank you for giving us this opportunity to hear you play this wonderful waltz.
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Re: Thorlaksson, Eythor - Vals Solano

Post by George Crocket » Sun Feb 12, 2012 9:42 am

Very nice, as ever David. A pleasant waltz, well played.

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Re: Thorlaksson, Eythor - Vals Solano

Post by willbo2000 » Sun Feb 12, 2012 11:22 am

Great!

I've played this for a while but never as nicely as this - I'll have to get it out again and try it your way. You make it much more flowing and tuneful.

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Re: Thorlaksson, Eythor - Vals Solano

Post by rojarosguitar » Sun Feb 12, 2012 12:16 pm

lovely!
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Re: Thorlaksson, Eythor - Vals Solano

Post by willbo2000 » Sun Feb 12, 2012 12:55 pm

Did you say you only started playing 3 years ago? You have a very musical sound, did you play other instruments before the guitar?

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Post by David McHarg » Sun Feb 12, 2012 1:57 pm

Thanks.

I started back playing about 2.5 years ago. I stopped playing for 4-5 years because i was getting a little frustrated with my playing. At the time i think i was playing pieces that were just too difficult and i was getting bored/frustrated with the same pieces. Since returning to playing i've decided to take a different approach and work on simpler pieces, develop my sight reading and really work on tone, phrasing and overall trying to play more musically. I am going on the theory that until i can play simple melodies musically there is no point in trying to tackle really difficult pieces.

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Re: Thorlaksson, Eythor - Vals Solano

Post by willbo2000 » Sun Feb 12, 2012 2:56 pm

I think it really shows in your music!
I have had a very similar experience and also now tend to play simpler pieces. I actually think there is a great wealth of 'easier' pieces for the guitar - its just a matter of finding them!
I always watch for your threads as you frequently come up with the better ones!

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Post by simonm » Sun Feb 12, 2012 10:52 pm

Thank you for this. Really lovely. Looking forward to the next "simple" piece you find for us. :D

And thanks also to Eythor Thorlaksson.

I will definitely try and learn this piece.

For some reason this reminds just little of some of some of Julio Sagreras's music too.

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Post by simonm » Sat Sep 19, 2015 7:43 pm

Just noticed that David has been de-activated. Hope he comes back at some point.

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Re: Thorlaksson, Eythor - Vals Solano

Post by tateharmann » Fri Jan 27, 2017 5:44 pm

Here's the original without corruption.
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Re: Thorlaksson, Eythor - Vals Solano

Post by Frank » Fri Jan 27, 2017 9:11 pm

A lovely piece beautifully played!!!

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Re: Thorlaksson, Eythor - Vals Solano

Post by Smith » Fri Jan 27, 2017 11:33 pm

Very nice! Thx for reviving this thread.

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Re: Thorlaksson, Eythor - Vals Solano

Post by spanishguitarmusic » Sat Jan 28, 2017 2:08 am

:bravo: Wow, what a lovely piece and beautifully played! The guitar sounds so nice as well! :) :merci: for posting it.

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