Tárrega, Francisco - Prelude in E major - Video

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Tárrega, Francisco - Prelude in E major - Video

Postby Nick Cutroneo » Tue Dec 22, 2015 2:28 pm

Hello everyone, and happy holidays! Here's my last video of 2015. This one is of Tarrega's Prelude in E major. I use this piece with students to develop playing block chords (the first step I'm my curriculum in developing free stroke technique) as well as learning to bring out melodic lines in chordal passages. It also does a great job of introducing some barre and extended barre technique. You'll see me using hinge barres in some places, I find this helps with left hand tension, especially for barres.

Enjoy!


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Re: Tarrega, Francisco - Prelude in E major

Postby chrispeppler » Wed Dec 30, 2015 3:51 pm

Beautifully played... and an interesting looking guitar with a lovely tone. Thank you for posting this.

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Re: Tarrega, Francisco - Prelude in E major

Postby Halil Akaydin » Wed Jan 13, 2016 8:50 pm

Thanks for posting. Sounded great. Are you as relaxed as you look while playing? I find eliminating tension while playing a challenge.

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Re: Tarrega, Francisco - Prelude in E major

Postby Nick Cutroneo » Thu Jan 14, 2016 2:53 pm

Chis and Halil - thanks for watching! Glad you enjoyed the video.

Halil - I'd like to think I'm as relaxed as I look. Working on finding excess tension and being rid of it is a continual journey for me. Something that I realize has to be fundamentally part of my practice everyday. It takes years of exploration of your body and understanding cause and effect as well as how your body works to develop the awareness of tension. Then you have to learn to play without it.
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Re: Tarrega, Francisco - Prelude in E major

Postby Halil Akaydin » Fri Jan 15, 2016 10:27 pm

Thanks for the reply. It's encouraging to hear it's an area that can be improved.

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Re: Tarrega, Francisco - Prelude in E major

Postby Nick Cutroneo » Sat Jan 16, 2016 12:21 am

Halil Akaydin wrote:It's encouraging to hear it's an area that can be improved.


As I tell all students you have to be patient and understanding that there isn't a quick fix. However, if you are continually working and being aware of the issue and developing ways of rectifying the issue it will happen. I'm going to state the obvious, but working with a teacher is super important.
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Re: Tarrega, Francisco - Prelude in E major

Postby Terry Sanderson » Sat Jan 16, 2016 10:27 am

Nick, could you tell me where I can find the scores please? There seems to be a number in E major.

Nice videos your making. Perhaps you could include link to scores too?

Thanks
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Re: Tarrega, Francisco - Prelude in E major

Postby Nick Cutroneo » Sat Jan 16, 2016 7:38 pm

Terry Sanderson wrote:Nick, could you tell me where I can find the scores please? There seems to be a number in E major.

Nice videos your making. Perhaps you could include link to scores too?

Thanks


My ultimately goal is to provide my own editions for the pieces that I perform that are public domain works, which will be teaching editions. However I haven't gotten around to it at the moment. The easiest place to find it is in Delcamp's complete Tarrega collection.
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Re: Tarrega, Francisco - Prelude in E major

Postby Terry Sanderson » Sun Jan 17, 2016 10:00 am

Thanks Nick, I'll take a look in the collection.
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Re: Tarrega, Francisco - Prelude in E major

Postby Frousse » Sun Jan 17, 2016 12:31 pm

Thanks for sharing this beautiful piece.

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Re: Tarrega, Francisco - Prelude in E major

Postby ashworth » Sun Jan 17, 2016 1:19 pm

Beautiful little piece. I like the dynamic variation you put in to make it expressive.
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Re: Tarrega, Francisco - Prelude in E major

Postby RHSOldboy » Sun Jan 24, 2016 11:26 am

A very enjoyable listen. Many thanks for posting.
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Re: Tarrega, Francisco - Prelude in E major

Postby rob8624 » Sun Jan 24, 2016 12:37 pm

Well played. Great performance Nick.

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Re: Tarrega, Francisco - Prelude in E major

Postby Nick Cutroneo » Sun Jan 24, 2016 3:38 pm

Frousse, ashworth, Robert, and rob -- thanks for watching the video! So glad you all enjoyed it!
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Re: Tarrega, Francisco - Prelude in E major

Postby Terry Simons » Fri Feb 05, 2016 9:41 pm

Very nicely played, Nick. Thanks for posting this.
P.S. - That is an interesting looking guitar, it has a nice sound!
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