Pieces with the most amount of techniques?

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Pieces with the most amount of techniques?

Post by twistedblues » Sat Mar 25, 2017 4:15 pm

Can someone recommend some classical guitar pieces that require the most amount of various techniques to play? Arpeggios, single note lines chord work and so on

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Re: Pieces with the most amount of techniques?

Post by astro64 » Sat Mar 25, 2017 6:23 pm

The Bach chaconne comes to mind...

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Re: Pieces with the most amount of techniques?

Post by David_Norton » Sat Mar 25, 2017 7:28 pm

Ponce's "Folias Variations" covers it all: chords, scales, arpeggios, ragueados, tremolo, octaves, harmonics. A veritable display table of CG technique in one package.
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Re: Pieces with the most amount of techniques?

Post by D.Cass » Sat Mar 25, 2017 9:40 pm

Most amount of techniques? Hmmm... I am sure somebody composed something with all of them. However, Tango En Skai by Dyens has quite a few packed into a relatively short piece. For example, arpeggios, scales, legatos, staccato, rasguedos, tamboras, pizzacatoes, harmonics, both (natural and octave), mordants, and 2 against 3 rhythms. Some have even elevated to use their nose for parts, I forget the name on YouTube. Only thing missing I think is the Eddie VanHalen two hand tapping and pinch harmonics.

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Re: Pieces with the most amount of techniques?

Post by Erik Zurcher » Sat Mar 25, 2017 10:36 pm

Tarrega: Gran Jota de Concierto and Armand Coeck: Constellations are pieces that spring to mind. Check them out on youtube.
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Re: Pieces with the most amount of techniques?

Post by twistedblues » Sun Mar 26, 2017 2:08 am

Thank you!!

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Re: Pieces with the most amount of techniques?

Post by robert e » Sun Mar 26, 2017 4:25 am

Hard to imagine more of a potpourri of technique than Gary Ryan's Benga Beat. Has just about every conventional CG technique plus a bunch of unconventional ones, including tapping, clapping, and a host of percussion effects.

https://youtu.be/wL4snMJbLks

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Re: Pieces with the most amount of techniques?

Post by Jim Davidson » Wed Mar 29, 2017 3:03 am

Paganini's 24th Caprice is probably up there. No tremolo, but pretty much everything else.
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Re: Pieces with the most amount of techniques?

Post by ben etow » Wed Mar 29, 2017 10:35 am

Invocación y Danza. Tango en Skaï and the Folia variations are excellent suggestions too...

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Re: Pieces with the most amount of techniques?

Post by rojarosguitar » Wed Mar 29, 2017 1:42 pm

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Re: Pieces with the most amount of techniques?

Post by Guitar Maniac » Wed Apr 05, 2017 2:30 am

astro64 wrote:The Bach chaconne comes to mind...
I agree it's very hard but it is more musical demanding than technical demanding and it doesn't contain "the most amount of techniques", just chords and arpeggios...
Erik Zurcher wrote:Tarrega: Gran Jota de Concierto and Armand Coeck: Constellations are pieces that spring to mind. Check them out on youtube.
I second Gran Jota de Concierto, plenty of techniques in one piece, including some special ones such as playing the melody by left hand fingers only, tambora, oboe sound imitating by playing bass strings somewhat like pizzicato but not really pizzicato, descending slur in treble line, drum sound imitating by barre holding down the 6th and 5th strings while playing some treble notes at the same time...

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Re: Pieces with the most amount of techniques?

Post by Smudger5150 » Mon May 15, 2017 11:23 pm

robert e wrote:
Sun Mar 26, 2017 4:25 am
Hard to imagine more of a potpourri of technique than Gary Ryan's Benga Beat. Has just about every conventional CG technique plus a bunch of unconventional ones, including tapping, clapping, and a host of percussion effects.

https://youtu.be/wL4snMJbLks
Haha - it's as though he had ADD when he was composing it! 'No, I'm bored with that bit, let's try something else now!'
I loved it and thanks because I wasn't familiar with his work. :)

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Re: Pieces with the most amount of techniques?

Post by oc chuck » Tue May 16, 2017 6:41 pm

Depending on your level of playing, maybe Carcassi's Op. 60, #25.

Mostly chord and arpeggio work, scales, legatos, and position shifting;
add some of your own right hand tone colors, dynamics, harmonics etc.
and you get a pretty good workout.

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