Easy nice-sounding classical song?

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Re: Easy nice-sounding classical song?

Post by kmurdick » Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:02 pm

FrankBlack wrote:
Fri Dec 29, 2017 3:07 pm
I might be weird, but I really like the studies and exercises in the Carcassi method. Other methods have similarly interesting pieces (Noad, Sagreras, etc.). I really believe that if you just picked up the guitar and started playing some of those tunes, anyone would think they were nice.
The Carcassi Method is a much neglected classical guitar fake book. Also Parkening's 2nd book is a terrible method book but a great anthology. Actually, the Carcassi Method is a terrible method as well.

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Re: Easy nice-sounding classical song?

Post by kmurdick » Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:53 pm

Waltz in G by Fortea. It's probably in the Delcamp music collection.

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Re: Easy nice-sounding classical song?

Post by beanctr » Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:40 pm

Evocation as played by Jason Vieaux. R
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Re: Easy nice-sounding classical song?

Post by Peter Corey » Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:59 pm

Afro-Cuban Lullaby is easy to play and audiences always like it.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2FGj3hMIJ0

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Re: Easy nice-sounding classical song?

Post by henders » Mon Jan 22, 2018 3:16 am

beanctr wrote:
Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:40 pm
Evocation as played by Jason Vieaux. R
Evocacion is not something that I consider easy, especially the second section.

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Re: Easy nice-sounding classical song?

Post by davekear » Mon Jan 22, 2018 5:27 am

"pieces for classical guitar by Peter Greenwood" is a great little book. Has some very simple, but good renditions of music through all the eras. Renaissance, Baroque, classical, romantic etc. Has some great tunes by Bach, Beethoven, Handel, etc. Some really nice, easy melodic pieces. I use it as a "fake book" when I play live.

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Re: Easy nice-sounding classical song?

Post by georgemarousi » Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:47 am

my best easy piece is:
Francisco Tarrega, Etude in E minor
Paulino Bernabe Especial 2009
Ramirez 1A 1980
Pavlos Gypas 1989
Panagi Brothers 1970
Juan Martinez nr 55 2014 (the comeback)
Yamaha cg 110 1988 (the 1st)
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2014: the comeback

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Re: Easy nice-sounding classical song?

Post by kervoas » Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:18 pm

If you want an option to maistream clssical, how about Andrew York 8 Discernments (sorry about the title but you can't have everything). I love Willow and a few others; the pieces explore various simple tecniques. Also there are lotes of graded downloadable pieces on the Eythor Thorlaksson site, Guitar Moments.
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Re: Easy nice-sounding classical song?

Post by khayes » Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:37 pm

kervoas wrote:
Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:18 pm
If you want an option to maistream clssical, how about Andrew York 8 Discernments (sorry about the title but you can't have everything). I love Willow and a few others; the pieces explore various simple tecniques. Also there are lotes of graded downloadable pieces on the Eythor Thorlaksson site, Guitar Moments.
+1. Discernments was written with students in mind, mostly first/second position, few if any bar positions if I remember. I'm always amazed at what different folks classify as 'easy'.
Ken

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Re: Easy nice-sounding classical song?

Post by bensonm » Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:15 pm

Jeffrey Armbruster wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:12 pm
YeramYoon wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:09 am
Tomzooki wrote:
Sun May 21, 2017 11:29 pm
Un Dia di Noviembre by Leo Brouwer
Second this suggestion. Was my first beginner’s piece.
Wow. You guys were much better as beginners than me,
Me, too. I regard Un Dia as about my pinnacle after several years of study. But to the OP, try Cancao de Lladre by Llobet. Lots of fun.
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Re: Easy nice-sounding classical song?

Post by dng » Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:12 pm

Mauro Giuliani op.48-5. Alllegro

Mauro Giuliani study 3 in Am op.1a, Andantino mosso
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Re: Easy nice-sounding classical song?

Post by Todd Tipton » Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:35 pm

I recommend the Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM) guitar series. The easiest music is in the book titled "Preparatory Level," although a bit of prior work in reading and technique is required. After that, the music gradually gets more difficult with grades 1-8. This graded repertoire gives a student a wealth of music to choose from at a level that is appropriate for them. There are plenty of renaissance, baroque, romantic, and modern pieces to choose from. At the end of each piece are footnotes detailing the source of the music. As merely one example, Carlo Domeniconi has written a fair amount of great music even at the preparatory level. When many students fall in love with the music, they are easily able to obtain more of a good thing that is outside the RCM collection. This collection should be in every teachers library. At least the first three books (preparatory, grade 1, and grade 2) should be in every students library.

You are welcome. :-)
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Re: Easy nice-sounding classical song?

Post by implicitnone » Sat Mar 10, 2018 2:39 pm

Minuet in G major by Bach,

Clair de Lune by Debussy.

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Re: Easy nice-sounding classical song?

Post by Robert Drechsler » Mon Apr 02, 2018 2:45 pm

Easy nice-sounding songs ;-) i am totaly impressed what some of you understand as easy ;-) (absolute beginner thought)

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Re: Easy nice-sounding classical song?

Post by ameriken » Mon Apr 02, 2018 3:29 pm

Tomzooki wrote:
Sun May 21, 2017 11:29 pm
Un Dia di Noviembre by Leo Brouwer
This was an awesome recommendation.
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