Searching for some therapeutic meditative classical guitar music

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Searching for some therapeutic meditative classical guitar music

Post by Whiteagle » Mon Mar 25, 2019 1:05 am

I am looking for some classical guitar music to play or listen to that is therapeutic/meditative. recommendations would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Searching for some therapeutic meditative classical guitar music

Post by Tonit » Mon Mar 25, 2019 1:10 am

Hi,
What about Vicente Amigo even if it is a flamenco tune?
I am not sure if it is therapeutic, but for me some of his works are more meditative.


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Re: Searching for some therapeutic meditative classical guitar music

Post by Kurt Penner » Mon Mar 25, 2019 4:03 am

Satie's Gymnopedies are thought to be meditative. Many transcriptions are available, though they are also easy to transcribe on your own.

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Post by Jacek A. Rochacki » Mon Mar 25, 2019 4:54 am

Hommage à Eric Satie by Erling Pedersen
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Post by musikai » Mon Mar 25, 2019 10:28 am

Semi improvisation from long time ago. 2 classical guitars and didgeridoo: Organstärke 9
https://www.dropbox.com/s/corxr2kazxf4k ... 9.mp3?dl=0

Or this special Bach Arrangement in Am is quite meditative to play:
https://www.classicalguitardelcamp.com/ ... 6#p1202517
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Re: Searching for some therapeutic meditative classical guitar music

Post by Whiteagle » Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:22 am

Thankyou everyone for the suggestions so far. If the piece is well known I think it could make meditation difficult as the listener would be drawn to following the music. Some of these suggestions wouldn’t be known. I know what I am looking for contradicts the intention of most classical guitar music. We expect the audience to listen rather than play things that are medidative that a listener might enjoy hearing in the background but wouldn’t be drawn to following the whole piece. Interested in other perspectives re meditative guitar music.

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Post by Paul Janssen » Mon Mar 25, 2019 1:24 pm

I believe that Karin Schaupp's album "Dreams" would fit the bill nicely. I have often used it myself to get into a calm meditative state. It is mostly solo classical guitar except for one track that also features a violin. The vast majority of tunes I believe would be lesser known.

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Post by Mollbarre » Mon Mar 25, 2019 2:16 pm

So...you are looking for something completely boring, as white-noise?
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Post by Dirck Nagy » Mon Mar 25, 2019 3:19 pm

Mollbarre wrote:
Mon Mar 25, 2019 2:16 pm
So...you are looking for something completely boring, as white-noise?
Ha! One of my composition professors had a side job writing music for a series of meditation recordings (cassette tapes, back then!) He joked about the same thing!
Whiteagle wrote:
Mon Mar 25, 2019 1:05 am
I am looking for some classical guitar music to play or listen to that is therapeutic/meditative. recommendations would be greatly appreciated.
Whiteagle, I know you requested guitar music, but if you are looking for "Real Music" (sorry...I couldn't resist!!!) for relaxation, maybe try Renaissance a capella Vocal Music, some Masses by Palestrina, perhaps? Or Josquin (my personal favorite) or Victoria? or Ockeghem?

To our modern ears, the textures and timbres are non-threatening, the harmonies sound uniformly consonant to our ears, the pulse is less obvious, and the cadences and tension control are not what most 21st century folks are familiar with. Unless you speak Latin, the lyrics won't be a distraction, either!

The Tallis Scholars have a lot of excellent recordings.

cheers!
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Post by Whiteagle » Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:27 pm

Mollbarre wrote:
Mon Mar 25, 2019 2:16 pm
So...you are looking for something completely boring, as white-noise?
No. I don’t regard meditative music as white noise, it can be quite beautiful.

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Post by Whiteagle » Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:29 pm

Whiteagle wrote:
Mon Mar 25, 2019 1:05 am
I am looking for some classical guitar music to play or listen to that is therapeutic/meditative. recommendations would be greatly appreciated.
Whiteagle, I know you requested guitar music, but if you are looking for "Real Music" (sorry...I couldn't resist!!!) for relaxation, maybe try Renaissance a capella Vocal Music, some Masses by Palestrina, perhaps? Or Josquin (my personal favorite) or Victoria? or Ockeghem?

To our modern ears, the textures and timbres are non-threatening, the harmonies sound uniformly consonant to our ears, the pulse is less obvious, and the cadences and tension control are not what most 21st century folks are familiar with. Unless you speak Latin, the lyrics won't be a distraction, either!

The Tallis Scholars have a lot of excellent recordings.

cheers!
dirck
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Hi, thanks for these suggestions and I will check them out but I am looking for classical guitar music that I can play.

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Re: Searching for some therapeutic meditative classical guitar music

Post by Mollbarre » Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:35 pm

Whiteagle wrote:
Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:27 pm
Mollbarre wrote:
Mon Mar 25, 2019 2:16 pm
So...you are looking for something completely boring, as white-noise?
No. I don’t regard meditative music as white noise, it can be quite beautiful.
Now you have me wondering - can't white noise be beautiful?
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Post by Karen » Mon Mar 25, 2019 10:19 pm

Klangbild 24 by Carlo Domeniconi is in the Level 2 RCM Bridges book. I like to play it slowly with a steady, hypnotic rhythm and picture a dark woodland pool after a light rain, surrounded by wet ferns dripping into it. Simple, but very meditative if played slowly.

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Re: Searching for some therapeutic meditative classical guitar music

Post by gilles T » Mon Mar 25, 2019 10:29 pm

Hello,

Guitar transcriptions of John Cage's "Dream" and "In a landscape" might fill the bill...
(meditative) regards,
Gilles

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Post by Whiteagle » Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:05 am

Karen wrote:
Mon Mar 25, 2019 10:19 pm
Klangbild 24 by Carlo Domeniconi is in the Level 2 RCM Bridges book. I like to play it slowly with a steady, hypnotic rhythm and picture a dark woodland pool after a light rain, surrounded by wet ferns dripping into it. Simple, but very meditative if played slowly.
Hi, thanks for this suggestion. Yes I know this piece and it could work if slowed right down like you suggest.

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