What are you learning at the moment?

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Re: What are you learning at the moment?

Post by Pajarillo » Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:03 pm

Antonio Sinopoli - "SAUDADES DO BRASIL" (Valsa).

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Re: What are you learning at the moment?

Post by Jorge Oliveira » Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:29 pm

Fernando Sor - Opus 35 #4 for posting in the Topic Fernando Sor, Opus 35 - shall we learn it together?
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Re: What are you learning at the moment?

Post by musicbyandy » Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:35 pm

Filippo Gragnani: Sextet Op. 9 I. Allegro (guitar 1)

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Re: What are you learning at the moment?

Post by Marc Herbach » Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:32 am

I am working on a Tarrega Etude and Melancholia by Alfred Uhl

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Re: What are you learning at the moment?

Post by Ausangate » Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:31 am

After being out of practice for a few years, I am working on some of the Brouwer Etudes, and old B. Powell piece that it is simple but very expressive. Needless to say, a considerable amount of the daily practice goes into technique exercises. Thus far, it feels good to be back playing the guitar. This forum is a great help.

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Re: What are you learning at the moment?

Post by Smudger5150 » Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:19 am

I've pretty much 'learned' to play La Gatica but I use the sheet music as a crux (I'll maybe memorise it fuller later...) but I can't quite get it to 120bpm.
However, I was tempted to try a new Sor piece, as a bit of variety, from the Noad book 'First Book for the Guitar' - Sor's Op 31 No 1 (Study in F).
But I'm confused!! It looks very different from the Op 31 no 1 piece in the set of Op 31 that one can obtain from various places (delcamp's free sheet music area included).
So I'm wondering - is it Op 31 no 1 or something else that I'm looking at from the Noad book??
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Re: What are you learning at the moment?

Post by barcod » Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:35 pm

I'm learning Recuerdos de la Alhambra (halfway through) and Spanish Dance no:5 (almost finished). At the same time teaching myself Flamenco through Juan Martin's el Arte Flamenco de la Guitarra.

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Re: What are you learning at the moment?

Post by Pajarillo » Sat Feb 16, 2019 4:38 pm

Antonio Sinopoli - "IMPROVISACION" (Melodia)
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Re: What are you learning at the moment?

Post by nickmb » Sat Feb 16, 2019 8:58 pm

I have been attempting to play Prelude Fugue and Allegro by JSB for several decades! I am using the Frank Koonce edition, although I like to play many of the bass notes in the Allegro an octave lower.

I first heard this piece played by Julian Bream on his Westminster Bach Recital LP in the mid to late 60s and have loved and played it to varying standards of competence ever since. I didn't like his later version in the 90s that much, however.

This was my first real introduction to Bach and was the first time I heard the Chaconne. A life changing moment. I gave up pop music, traded in my Harmony H75 and played only classical from then on.

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Re: What are you learning at the moment?

Post by GeoffB » Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:36 pm

Hi Nick, welcome to the forum. Could I ask you to introduce yourself here?

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Re: What are you learning at the moment?

Post by 80guitarguy » Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:34 am

I just finished memorizing Una Limosna Por El Amor De Dios by Barrios Mangore. I am now at the stage of playing through it repeatedly until it's cemented in my memory bank. It's my most challenging piece to date and I'm really glad to have learned it.
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Re: What are you learning at the moment?

Post by Pajarillo » Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:54 am

Antonio Sinopoli - "ADRIAN" (Polca Correntina)

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Re: What are you learning at the moment?

Post by cchopen » Fri Feb 22, 2019 4:18 am

I'm learning Lagrima by Francisco Tárrega :D

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Re: What are you learning at the moment?

Post by Archibal » Mon Feb 25, 2019 11:53 am

Taking a break from ”classical…” and having pleasant time with
Johan Söllscher arr. of Dream a little dream of me. Great fun to play!!
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Re: What are you learning at the moment?

Post by khayes » Mon Feb 25, 2019 4:22 pm

Like Archibal said, I'm also taking a break from classical and working on a few pieces more suited to my actual level, as opposed to my self-perceived level..."Tomorrow Song" and "A Simple Song" by Hirokazu Sato, "A Seaside Town" by Joe Hisaishi, and "Cancion Paranema" by Efrain Silva.
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