Tárrega, Francisco - Capricho Árabe - D08 Video

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Tárrega, Francisco - Capricho Árabe - D08 Video

Postby optichero » Fri Feb 14, 2014 10:13 am


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This video was taken in Aug of 2011 when I was 13 in a very small village called Entraguyes in France. The background is that of a church as shown in the begining picture. The sound was unedited and is the natural reverb of the church. We had a great week of guitar workshop with some of the best classical guitarist in France with concerts each night, they included Judicael Perroy, Jeremy Jourve, Florian Larousse. I hope you enjoy it and comments are welcome. :D :D :D

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Tárrega was born on 21 November 1852, in Villarreal, Castellón, Spain. It is said that Francisco's father played flamenco and several other music styles on his guitar; when his father was away working as a watchman at the Convent of San Pascual the child would take his father's guitar and attempt to make the beautiful sounds he had heard. Francisco's nickname as a child was "Quiquet".

An infection permanently impaired his eyesight and when the family moved to Castellón the child was enrolled in music classes. Both his first music teachers, Eugeni Ruiz and Manuel González, were blind.

In January 1906, he was afflicted with paralysis on his right side, and though he would eventually return to the concert stage, he never completely recovered. He finished his last work, Oremus, on 2 December 1909. He died in Barcelona thirteen days later, on 15 December, at the age of 57.

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Re: Tárrega, Francisco - Capricho Árabe - D08 Video

Postby Allister Slingenberg » Fri Feb 14, 2014 10:30 am

very nice!

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Postby Jacek A. Rochacki » Fri Feb 14, 2014 11:12 am

:bravo: :merci:
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Postby petermc61 » Fri Feb 14, 2014 11:15 am

I wish I'd played like that when I was 13. Or even now! :-)

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Postby Massimo Piazza » Fri Feb 14, 2014 11:39 am

So young but already so mature musically,GREAT!!

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Postby George Crocket » Fri Feb 14, 2014 1:09 pm

What a wonderful performance for such a young guitarist. Thanks for posting it, Kevin.
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Postby SteveR » Fri Feb 14, 2014 1:25 pm

Bravo. Great performance for a person of any age, let alone 13 years old. And I understood your French perfectly too!
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Postby UliRawks » Fri Feb 14, 2014 4:00 pm

Wonderful! Very inspiring and great interpretation!

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Postby lagartija » Fri Feb 14, 2014 5:14 pm

:bravo: Very nice sound! And I was listening to you on my iPad with crappy speakers! What beautiful acoustics in that church.
I like your interpretation and how you bring the melody out. I've been working on this piece and I can't get the phrasing as legato and continuous as I would like yet. :pascontent: You have that quality better controlled than I have in many of the sections in the piece. I'm going to listen again when I get back to my computer and hear it on "real" speakers. :wink:

Thank you for sharing that recording!
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Postby optichero » Fri Feb 14, 2014 11:39 pm

:merci:

THank you all for dropping by and your comments too !
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Postby Stephen Kenyon » Sun Feb 16, 2014 11:07 pm

Hi, I impractically posted this as a reply to your comment to my video of this piece, but assuming you didn't check back on it, here were my thoughts on yours ...

Paul is quite right, you have very little to learn when it comes to this piece. In case you are interested I would make the following very small points;
- check your 6th string is in tune when you are tuned to D (its a tiny bit sharp)
- enjoy your bass range a bit more, especially in the bass motif of course
- do the first slide, don't be embarrassed about seeming sentimental
- the second crotchet/quarter note of the main theme has an accent on it. So do that, I'd say Tarrega had the best ideas when it comes to his own piece. But you can also try enhancing the accent by shortening the beat before the accent (the first note of the theme)
- consider experimenting with the exact sonority of the harmonics at the beginning (and end) rather than just making it random, particular parts of the string produce quite different, some more interesting than others
- consider more variety in the timing of the ornaments, some should be quick but others can be more interesting played as triplets
- we can all do more to clarify the difference between the tune and the accompaniment, especially in the F major section when the chords are above the theme on string 3.
But among all the things I think you got exactly right;
- you control the basses, not letting the D ring under the others
- you control your speed in the fast semiquaver/16th passages, so one can still hear the pulse, rather than losing it in a messy flurry
- you space the rhythm properly at the beginning - most people don't seem to notice the duration of the first chord!

i have some fond memories of playing in French churches - but I was more than twice your age at the time!
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Re: Tárrega, Francisco - Capricho Árabe - D08 Video

Postby optichero » Sun Feb 16, 2014 11:48 pm

Hi Stephen,
thank you for taking time to write and sharing with me your observations! Hope to re-record this sometime in the future !
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Postby Gorobete » Mon Aug 22, 2016 3:03 pm

:merci: :casque: :casque: :casque: Yes sir! I love your interpretation and considering your age at that time I would say this is an awesome performance !!! I like your clean sound and the way you are going into the scales .

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Re: Tárrega, Francisco - Capricho Árabe - D08 Video

Postby sanjayks » Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:30 pm

Loved the performance!

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Postby spanishguitarmusic » Tue Feb 14, 2017 1:35 am

:bravo: Wow, exquisite performance, just wonderful for a youngster of 13 years of age! I loved it! :merci: :)


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