What are you learning at the moment?

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Re: What are you learning at the moment?

Post by JRomano » Sun Jan 28, 2018 4:25 pm

Bach Allemande from Lute suite 996. What I really want to work on is Couperin's Les Barricades. But it may elude for a bit longer.

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Re: What are you learning at the moment?

Post by rueyyen » Mon Jan 29, 2018 4:52 am

Fuenllana: Fantasia de Redobles
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Re: What are you learning at the moment?

Post by Golfgnome » Mon Jan 29, 2018 2:06 pm

"Be Thou My Vision" an old hymn popular in Protestant churches and played beautifully by Jonathan Roth.

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Re: What are you learning at the moment?

Post by SteveL123 » Mon Jan 29, 2018 2:24 pm

mike.janel wrote:
Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:31 am
Still on BWV 1001.
Working on bars 52-54.
It is like stitching a quilt. Each piece of fabric requires soacial attantion.
What was I thinking starting on this one...
Beautiful piece! I've been working on it myself for about 5 months now. I've worked out all the fingerings for the most part, going back to make changes in a few places for the left hand to make it easier and flow more smoothly.

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Re: What are you learning at the moment?

Post by Evocacion » Mon Jan 29, 2018 11:12 pm

Fernando Sor, Opus 44 No 3.
I can play it from the score (at slower than normal tempo) and I'm now trying to fix it in my memory.
It is, of course, a beautiful piece. Life is too short to waste time on pieces I don't like!

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Re: What are you learning at the moment?

Post by Pajarillo » Tue Jan 30, 2018 1:42 pm

Memorias de Barrios (Elegia) by Edmar Fenicio.

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Re: What are you learning at the moment?

Post by mike.janel » Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:34 pm

SteveL123 wrote:
Mon Jan 29, 2018 2:24 pm
mike.janel wrote:
Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:31 am
Still on BWV 1001.
Working on bars 52-54.
It is like stitching a quilt. Each piece of fabric requires soacial attantion.
What was I thinking starting on this one...
Beautiful piece! I've been working on it myself for about 5 months now. I've worked out all the fingerings for the most part, going back to make changes in a few places for the left hand to make it easier and flow more smoothly.
Yes, it is wonderfull piece.
What version are you using?
I am playing something based on the 🎻 version, transposed to A minor, standard tuning.
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Re: What are you learning at the moment?

Post by SteveL123 » Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:04 am

mike.janel wrote:
Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:34 pm
SteveL123 wrote:
Mon Jan 29, 2018 2:24 pm
mike.janel wrote:
Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:31 am
Still on BWV 1001.
Working on bars 52-54.
It is like stitching a quilt. Each piece of fabric requires soacial attantion.
What was I thinking starting on this one...
Beautiful piece! I've been working on it myself for about 5 months now. I've worked out all the fingerings for the most part, going back to make changes in a few places for the left hand to make it easier and flow more smoothly.
Yes, it is wonderfull piece.
What version are you using?
I am playing something based on the 🎻 version, transposed to A minor, standard tuning.
Mine is also the violin version transposed to A minor, which I prefer over the BWV1000 version. It is from a book Anthology of Classical Guitar Favorites which seems to be out of print. It has sparse fingerings and a few errors. I look at many youtube videos of the piece to get ideas on fingerings and come up with a mix and match of fingerings that suits my hands.

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Re: What are you learning at the moment?

Post by thomasonedin » Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:56 am

I'm relearning a routine for myself. Seems to be the hardest piece of music ever.

When I'm done with that I will continue work on Suite del plata where I'm at the milonga right now.

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Re: What are you learning at the moment?

Post by Flawiler63 » Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:06 pm

Bach's choral prelude BWV 147, Jesus remains my joy and Amazing Grace in Mark Hanson's amazing arrangement.

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Re: What are you learning at the moment?

Post by tubeman » Sat Feb 03, 2018 6:08 pm

I'm getting Bach's Prelude, Fugue, and Allegro back under my fingers. Actually, I never fully learned the Allegro, so that will take some time. The other two movements are progressing satisfactorily. I'm using Abel Carlevaro's edition with a few modifications.
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Re: What are you learning at the moment?

Post by lennarton » Sun Feb 04, 2018 3:49 pm

Bach - Air for the moment and Sagreras
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Re: What are you learning at the moment?

Post by Pajarillo » Sun Feb 04, 2018 4:23 pm

Memorias de Barrios (Estudo Brilhante) by Edmar Fenicio - the last - 6th piece from the cycle!!! Beautiful virtuosic Study in Homage of the Great Barrios!!!

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Re: What are you learning at the moment?

Post by Jeffrey Armbruster » Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:46 pm

Segovia Sor study #1. Not too hard! (but I've said this before.) And there's a good tutorial on it at Tonebase. Plus the performance is excellent. I love playing those beautiful choral chords! Oh and p.s. the second Brouwer Estudios sencillos is a good primer for this piece!
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Re: What are you learning at the moment?

Post by JohnB » Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:28 pm

I've also been looking at Sor/Segovia No 1 and find it considerably more difficult than it appears (though that probably says something about my abilities). I'm not totally convinced by the performance on Tonebase, beautiful though it is. The problem as I see it (and I might well be wrong) is that the piece is mainly polyphonic in nature, not chordal - though of course the strands of the polyphony do create chords.

For example, in measures 5 to 8 you have a phrases of descending thirds in the treble alternating with the same pattern in the base, and to my mind, both need to be clear (I find articulating that is a bit like patting your head and rubbing your stomachs at the same time). Also, say, the descending melodic line in the base that starts in measure 10 does just stop at the start of measure 11 with the attention transferring to the treble but the base line carries on while the same pattern is repeated, overlapping (in canon?) an octave higher - both of the melodic lines need to be heard simultaneously for the effect to make sense. Etc, etc.

For me it is quite a difficult piece to play in the way that I would like to play it, bringing out the polyphonic lines.
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