Estudio Brillante De Alard (Tarrega) or Carcassi 60(25)

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Estudio Brillante De Alard (Tarrega) or Carcassi 60(25)

Post by Non Tabius » Thu Nov 23, 2017 3:51 pm

Which of these two pieces would you prefer doing from a personal taste perspective?
If you do both then great, but what if you had to make a choice for a specific purpose.?
They seem pretty much the same as far as "level" is concerned, as I see it, but just out of interest which do you prefer.

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Re: Estudio Brillante De Alard (Tarrega) or Carcassi 60(25)

Post by Guitar Maniac » Tue Nov 28, 2017 7:05 am

Having practiced Estudio Brillante for a while and even failed in a guitar competition playing this piece, I would say Estudio Brillante is far more difficult than Carcassi 60(25). But from a personal taste, I prefer Estudio Brillante.

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Re: Estudio Brillante De Alard (Tarrega) or Carcassi 60(25)

Post by Non Tabius » Tue Nov 28, 2017 7:03 pm

Thanks for your input Guitar Maniac.Much appreciated.

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Re: Estudio Brillante De Alard (Tarrega) or Carcassi 60(25)

Post by Stephen Kenyon » Tue Nov 28, 2017 7:48 pm

I prefer the Carcassi - I find the orher one contrived and not worth the considerable effort. But then there is the context of how the Carcassi completes and sumnarises the whole set.
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Re: Estudio Brillante De Alard (Tarrega) or Carcassi 60(25)

Post by Non Tabius » Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:07 am

I suppose it all boils down to taste.?I find the Tarrega very useful in exploring sonorities which are unusual from my perspective in the tonal harmonic context.Being an "estudio" or study, I would assume that it was Tarrega's intention
that it served as a concert as well as an effective assignment or study for the audience and students of his day.
I would also go with Carcassi for concert or recital purpose but yet enjoy the Tarrega for study purposes.I find the Tarrega melody to be a whee bit dated,for recital or concert,but then again I can't say until I have effectively presented it as such.The audience might think differently.I will just chisel and scratch away at both in the meantime,before attempting any real live acid tests.

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Re: Estudio Brillante De Alard (Tarrega) or Carcassi 60(25)

Post by Kevin Cowen » Sun Dec 03, 2017 11:50 pm

I can't imagine being in a position where I had to choose between the two but if I did I'd go with the Tarrega piece.
There's a lovely clip of Julian Bream playing cricket to a backdrop of Estudio Brilliante.
Therefore it is the best.

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