What are you learning at the moment?

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ddray
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Re: What are you learning at the moment?

Post by ddray » Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:55 pm

Taking a break from guitar and working on learning to play the alto recorder, and also working on Liszt's piano transcription of Bach's organ Prelude and Fugue BWV 544. What a majestic work that is.

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Jorge Oliveira
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Re: What are you learning at the moment?

Post by Jorge Oliveira » Sun Nov 12, 2017 11:14 pm

My rendition of Fernando Sor Opus 60 nr. 17 was posted today, Nov 12th, as part of the Project Let’s learn Sor’s Opus 60 together, shall we?. I'm now moving on to the next piece in the Opus 60, the nr. 18.
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Re: What are you learning at the moment?

Post by larryguitar » Sun Nov 12, 2017 11:32 pm

Bach’s Invention #4 From David Nadal’s book of classical guitar duets.

Plus, I’m writing up an arrangement in StaffPad that was given to me of Henry Purcell’s Music for a While, in A minor. I have trouble reading handwritten music.

The singer requested F minor or G minor but I have enough trouble in A minor, LOL. I think the singer is not aware that music is not transposed as easily on the guitar as it is on the piano. Anyway, I talked her into trying it in A minor. The original is in C minor, too high for her voice.

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Bododio
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Re: What are you learning at the moment?

Post by Bododio » Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:35 pm

My instructor assigned yet another of Leo Brouwer's Estudios Sencillos, this time #9. It's a challenge :!: :!: :shock:
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Re: What are you learning at the moment?

Post by JGraff » Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:43 pm

Carcassi 2. He's a bastard for making the Tremelo M A M A Rather than P A M I :lol:

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Re: What are you learning at the moment?

Post by Pajarillo » Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:46 pm

Guys! Does anyone have WALTZES by Antonio Cano???

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Re: What are you learning at the moment?

Post by tsulej » Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:36 pm

Since I'm freshly reunited with guitar I'm working last pieces I've played while was in the school: Brunon Baron - Tango Mexicana and Martin Ratz - Variations(?)
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Re: What are you learning at the moment?

Post by zupfgeiger » Mon Nov 20, 2017 1:41 pm

I started to learn the rest of Bach's 1. Cello Suite. While the Prelude and the Gigue are part of my repertoire for quite a while, Allemande, Courante, Sarabande and Menuets are still missing. The Menuets are beautiful and not difficult at all. Compared to the 3. Cello Suite of which I also play some pieces, the first one is much easier. Seems to be a rising level of difficulty with the Cello Suites starting from first (easy) to 6. (very difficult).
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Re: What are you learning at the moment?

Post by Alvisa » Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:18 am

I am working my way through Carlevaro Microstudies. All short but so deep to play well and musically.
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Re: What are you learning at the moment?

Post by yylik » Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:25 pm

Polacca Mertz. Preparing ABRSM grade 8 exam next year.

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Re: What are you learning at the moment?

Post by Pajarillo » Fri Nov 24, 2017 1:15 pm

"Baiaozinho" by Edmar Fenicio - for my 2-nd CD with his works.

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Re: What are you learning at the moment?

Post by asmodeus » Sat Nov 25, 2017 9:26 pm

Learning the right-hand pattern of Villa-Lobos Etude No. I using ...a m a m a m a p i. Quite a challenge for me but I can already feel some improvements in m a independence.

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Re: What are you learning at the moment?

Post by andreas777 » Sun Nov 26, 2017 3:14 pm

This weekend I try to memorize Solamente Una Vez (A. Lara) and Habanera (Carmen Suite, G. Bizet).
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Re: What are you learning at the moment?

Post by bobotar100 » Mon Nov 27, 2017 4:15 am

La Paloma, (Yridier/Tarrega/Romero). (I feel like a child posting something this simple, but I love the sweet melody and the dance rhythm.)
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Guitar Chimes, by Blind Blake.

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Re: What are you learning at the moment?

Post by Flawiler63 » Mon Nov 27, 2017 11:09 pm

I have just memorised the beautiful Incantation nr.2 by William Lovelady. At the moment, the sublime Arioso by Muriel Anderson is at the top of my to do-list, a new top 10 of pieces to play and play and play...There are just a few bars left to memorise. Next up, at the request of my son (he claims that I am always playing beautiful but slow stuff), is a more up-beat piece, Classical Gas by Mason Williams.

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