What are you learning at the moment?

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Re: What are you learning at the moment?

Post by D.Cass » Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:44 pm

Malats: Serenata Espanola
Albeniz: La Torre Bermeja
Turina: Hommage to Tarraga

Lately been going through a Spanish phase.

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Re: What are you learning at the moment?

Post by Jeffrey Armbruster » Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:00 am

JohnB wrote:
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.
Well put John. I thought that Tariq Harb discussed the polyphony pretty well, but maybe he just emphasized the bass line in the opening measures more fully than the rest of the voiceings later in the piece. I did find his performance compelling, but maybe he emphasized the chordal (choral) aspect over the polyphony more than you'd like. I'll listen again. Certainly it's the interplay of both that make this piece remarkable.

p.s. I always underplay the difficulty of pieces that I'm starting, probably to give myself courage to begin!
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Re: What are you learning at the moment?

Post by Archibal » Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:59 am

I have started to learn LA ESTANCIA VIEJA by Atahualpa Yupanquibut, BUT I am very poor at reading standard score’s progress is “gentle”, veeeeeery moderat :? :chaud: ______ TAB for this piece, anyone...please :wink: :contrat: ??

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Re: What are you learning at the moment?

Post by bacsidoan » Tue Feb 06, 2018 7:26 pm

Oblivion by A. Piazzolla, arranged by our very own Denian Arcoleo. Excellent work by the way.

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Re: What are you learning at the moment?

Post by Golfgnome » Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:45 pm

Pitchman wrote:
Mon Mar 15, 2010 7:04 am
I am learning "Our Great Savior" by Rowland Prichard from Parkening's "Sacred Music for the Guitar." I wanted to learn something to play in Church someday.
I am learning "Be Thou My Vision" for the same reason.

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Re: What are you learning at the moment?

Post by Pajarillo » Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:52 pm

HULDRA by Byron Fogo!!!

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Re: What are you learning at the moment?

Post by el Corcobés » Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:51 pm

Toledo ~ Daniel Fortea
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Re: What are you learning at the moment?

Post by Bododio » Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:51 pm

In yesterday's lesson, my instructor gave me 3 pieces to learn: Reverie, by Shawn Bell; Italian Dance, by Hans Neusiedler; and Kemp's Jig, by Autore Incerto. :wink: :lol: The last 2 are lute transcriptions. All three look pretty easy and shouldn't take long to work up. :guitare:
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Re: What are you learning at the moment?

Post by Pajarillo » Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:08 am

Blue Bossa by Kenny Dorham!

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Re: What are you learning at the moment?

Post by kloeten » Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:35 am

Frederic Mompou - Suite Compostelana

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Re: What are you learning at the moment?

Post by Tavi Jinariu » Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:54 pm

Una Limosna Por El Amor de Adios via the tutorial taught by Ines Thome on EliteGuitarist website.
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Re: What are you learning at the moment?

Post by olgavovk » Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:39 pm

I am finishing Habanera by Bartolomé Calatayud.
Here is a youtube video by pedagogiaguitarra.

Search for "Habanera - B. Calatayud"

I like how he plays it, but I would like to have more expression, more Catalonian vigor in mine :-)

Thank you!
Olga

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Re: What are you learning at the moment?

Post by zupfgeiger » Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:23 am

I am working on the third Cello Suite, BWV 1009. Starting with the beautiful Bourees I followed with the Courante and the Sarabande. Now I started to get familiar with the Gigue which is not easy at all. It's going up and down the fretboard and the chromatic arpegios are quite a challenge as well.
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Re: What are you learning at the moment?

Post by mtenuta » Sat Feb 17, 2018 7:31 pm

Back after 15 years. Re learning Torrona Sonatina.Usher Waltz and Grand Ovetire

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Re: What are you learning at the moment?

Post by spanishguitarmusic » Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:50 am

I am currently learning, Waltz by Ferdinando Carulli from the Frederick Noad book one. :bye:

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