Kapsberger, J. H. - Toccata 3, Book 3 - 10-string Guitar Video

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Kapsberger, J. H. - Toccata 3, Book 3 - 10-string Guitar Video

Post by RobMacKillop » Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:46 pm

I like this piece, but I'll be the first to admit that I think Kapsberger just wrote out a rather aimless improvisation, the sort of thing he would do at the drop of a hat in between arias with a singer, perhaps. But he creates some beautiful moments, so I'm happy to share it.

10-string guitar by Juan Hernandez, the Maestro Especial model, in Theorbo Tuning, as detailed at the end of the video.



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Re: Kapsberger, H - Toccata 3, Book 3 - 10-string Guitar

Post by RobMacKillop » Thu Jan 31, 2019 1:09 pm

That bad, eh?

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Re: Kapsberger, H - Toccata 3, Book 3 - 10-string Guitar

Post by soltirefa » Thu Jan 31, 2019 1:57 pm

Well, this piece dribbles along too much for me. I don't sense the rhythm.

But I love the tone of your guitar and I'm still intrigued by the tuning. It prompted me to Google theorbo and I saw this in Wikipedia.

"The "re-entrant tuning" created new possibilities for voice leading and inspired a new right hand technique with just thumb, index and middle fingers to arpeggiate chords, which Piccinini likened to the sound of a harp."

Then I read below on Wikipedia the list of theorbo players. Among them is some dude named Robert MacKillop. So I clicked on his name and read his Wikipedia. Impressive.

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Re: Kapsberger, H - Toccata 3, Book 3 - 10-string Guitar

Post by RobMacKillop » Thu Jan 31, 2019 4:10 pm

I didn't know I had a wiki page, and what is there is not all true. I'll have to fix it.

It was characteristic of toccatas at this time to be meandering. At least you listened to it, and commented. Thanks for that. Better to hear someone doesn't like it, than be faced with a wall of silence.

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Re: Kapsberger, H - Toccata 3, Book 3 - 10-string Guitar

Post by Alain Bauer » Thu Jan 31, 2019 5:18 pm

Very nice rendition, thank you for sharing !

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Post by soltirefa » Thu Jan 31, 2019 5:55 pm

I think the "wall of silence" is very common for many people who post videos or audio. I remember back when people first started posting mp3s of their playing (circa 2000) that it was so novel that many people commented. Now everybody and their uncle post their stuff, so people are bombarded by it and it's less likely you get a comment.

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Re: Kapsberger, H - Toccata 3, Book 3 - 10-string Guitar

Post by Alain Cloutier » Thu Jan 31, 2019 6:38 pm

soltirefa wrote:
Thu Jan 31, 2019 5:55 pm
I think the "wall of silence" is very common for many people who post videos or audio. I remember back when people first started posting mp3s of their playing (circa 2000) that it was so novel that many people commented. Now everybody and their uncle post their stuff, so people are bombarded by it and it's less likely you get a comment.
+1 It happens to me all the time (I actually don't really care) and I can see a difference for the last five years. Most videos just slip in the crack I guess.

Great sound by the way Rob!

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Post by RobMacKillop » Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:10 pm

Cheers, both Alain's! Appreciated.

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Post by Big bird » Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:15 pm

Beautiful Rob, really enjoyed that! Thank you.
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Re: Kapsberger, H - Toccata 3, Book 3 - 10-string Guitar

Post by RobMacKillop » Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:29 pm

Thanks, Big Bird. Glad you liked it!

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Post by Steve Ganz » Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:45 pm

I love Kapsberger chordal transitions.
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Re: Kapsberger, H - Toccata 3, Book 3 - 10-string Guitar

Post by RobMacKillop » Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:57 pm

Yes, he had the nerve to go where few had gone before. That must have been a really exciting time in music, like when Charlie Parker, Miles Davis and Thelonious Monk created BeBop. Kapsberger, Piccinini, Castaldi - real experimental virtuosos.

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Re: Kapsberger, J. H. - Toccata 3, Book 3 - 10-string Guitar Video

Post by pogmoor » Fri Feb 01, 2019 5:10 pm

I've got an arrangement of this for 6-string guitar by Richard Yates. I'd puzzled over how to make sense of it as a coherent piece. Your very nice interpretation has any last given me some ideas :)
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Re: Kapsberger, J. H. - Toccata 3, Book 3 - 10-string Guitar Video

Post by RobMacKillop » Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:03 pm

Good to know, Eric, but to be honest I would play it differently every time. It has latitude for that approach.

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Post by tateharmann » Fri Feb 01, 2019 11:13 pm

Very very lovely :) Thanks Rob!

VERY hehe.
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