Rachel plays Tarrega

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Cary W
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Rachel plays Tarrega

Post by Cary W » Fri Aug 26, 2011 4:51 pm

My daughter Rachel has been learning the guitar for over two years now. We were all away for the day, and she decided to make a video. This is taken with a still camera on video mode, and uses only the tiny microphone on the camera for sound. The guitar is my old Yamaha GC-3 (1987)


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2008 Yamaha GC31C Indian/cedar D'Addario EJ46
1987 Yamaha GC-3 Indian/cedar D'Addario EJ45

Tarbaby (1953 - 2016)

Re: Rachel plays Tarrega

Post by Tarbaby (1953 - 2016) » Fri Aug 26, 2011 8:18 pm

Ha ha! Just goes to show you what kinds of mischief our kids can get into when they have the house to themselves! :lol:

This is wonderful. Congratulations to you both! :bravo:

The thing that stood out for me is that she has learned to put expressiveness first. That's a sign that she's "hooked". :wink:

I would suggest that she try playing it in strict tempo a few times, just to see if her rubatos are for musical reasons or because of technical difficulty on certain passages. (We all should be doing this).

I don't know if it's necessary, but in the 3rd measure of the B section she could try holding the high notes down while she plays the low notes that come next. That's how I learned it anyway and it makes me picture tears cascading down. That was my first introduction to big stretches and it really opened my eyes! (Not unlike the kind of revelations torture victims experience on the rack). :chaud:

Thank you for sharing this, Cary. Do you think she'd have any interest in joining the forum? You know it's family friendly.
:discussion:

Alan

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Re: Rachel plays Tarrega

Post by Cary W » Fri Aug 26, 2011 11:05 pm

Thanks Alan. I'll pass on your suggestions.
The part about joining the forum...if she can tear herself away from Facebook or Angry Birds...maybe? :mrgreen:

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Re: Rachel plays Tarrega

Post by KeMe » Sun Aug 28, 2011 5:10 pm

:bravo:
Rachel, that was a wonderful performance.

Cary, I know that you must be very proud that your daughter wants to learn to play the guitar. Are you teaching her yourself? If so you have done a great job.

Kay :sorride:
Music touches the heart, but playing classical guitar can lift your heart and enrich your life.

ruth_boy

Re: Rachel plays Tarrega

Post by ruth_boy » Wed Sep 21, 2011 8:36 am

Nice job Rachel, I have just started learning this piece. I still have a lot to do towards perfection. A very touchy piece indeed.

Trystramys

Re: Rachel plays Tarrega

Post by Trystramys » Wed Sep 21, 2011 12:18 pm

Now how about a dad and daughter duet? :D

:guitare: :guitare:

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Re: Rachel plays Tarrega

Post by Cary W » Wed Sep 21, 2011 12:26 pm

Trystramys wrote:Now how about a dad and daughter duet?
Actually there's one right here: viewtopic.php?f=70&t=55364

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2008 Yamaha GC31C Indian/cedar D'Addario EJ46
1987 Yamaha GC-3 Indian/cedar D'Addario EJ45

Trystramys

Re: Rachel plays Tarrega

Post by Trystramys » Wed Sep 21, 2011 12:59 pm

Cary W wrote: Actually there's one right here: viewtopic.php?f=70&t=55364

Cary
Ah, ok. Note to self: use forum search function. :oops:

Anyway, lovely duet and lovely daughter too. :D

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Re: Rachel plays Tarrega

Post by Linda » Mon Sep 26, 2011 1:00 am

Very very nice

Thanks for posting!

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Re: Rachel plays Tarrega

Post by granadina » Sat Oct 15, 2011 6:02 pm

Despite the occasional numbness of a few notes , the playing is quite expressive !
Rachel certainly seems to be enjoying the CG experience .

Hoping to find more videos soon .

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Re: Rachel plays Tarrega

Post by James » Sun Oct 16, 2011 5:52 am

That was very good for a player of just two years experience. Well done Rachel!

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Re: Rachel plays Tarrega

Post by jon17 » Fri Oct 21, 2011 9:14 am

Absolutely fantastic work!

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Re: Rachel plays Tarrega

Post by Cary W » Mon Oct 24, 2011 1:48 am

Thanks everyone for your kind comments. :)

Cary
2008 Yamaha GC31C Indian/cedar D'Addario EJ46
1987 Yamaha GC-3 Indian/cedar D'Addario EJ45

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Re: Rachel plays Tarrega

Post by Mykart » Sat Dec 03, 2011 11:17 pm

Very nice indeed. As the father of a 3 year old girl, this warms my heart a little bit thinking of the future.
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Re: Rachel plays Tarrega

Post by Brunot » Sat Mar 31, 2012 11:04 am

Sounds very good for a 2nd year student. I like that she puts herself into the music :)

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