This is my rendition of Francisco Tárrega's Study over a fragment of Fossa, in D Minor, as presented in Tárrega, Obras Completas para Guitarra, Nueva Edicion Basada en sus Manuscritos y Ediciones Originales, Volumen I - 30 Estudios Originales para Guitarra (16 inéditos) (Grado Elemental), S.E.M. N.º 28
, edited by Melchor Rodríguez and published by SONETO Ediciones Musicales, Madrid (I.S.B.N. 84-87969-00-3, Depósito legal: M.13.847-1991).
The tempo indicated in the score is Allegretto
(1/4 = 98-109 bpm in Tempo, my metronome app). However, this is way too fast for me so I decided to play it at 1/4 = 70 bpm, which is within the Andante Moderato
range (1/4 = 69-72 bpm). I could play it faster but let me stress the fact this piece is played all over the middle of the fretboard and requires some awkward positions of the RH - in truth, not that Elementary
The record was produced with the Zoom Handy Recorder app on my iPhone, the sound capture being made by an iRig microphone that connects to the iPhone via an Apple Lightning to 3.5 mm Headphone Jack Adapter. The guitar used was my Ryoji Matsuoka No. 50 (1976) fitted with Knobloch Actives Carbon CX, High Tension strings (3 months and 9 days old, and 51h of actual playing time). The resulting .wav
file was then processed with the Audacity audio editor on Windows 10 to produce the .wma
files below. Apart from cutting the beginning and end of the audio wave file and replacing some bad sections with better ones, no special effects were added during the recording and editing sessions.
Any comments are most welcome.
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1972 - Kuniharu Nobe #8, 658/52, Spr, IN RW, Tokyo, JP
1976 - Ryoji Matsuoka No.50, 650/53, Ced, IN RW, JP
1979 - Ryoji Matsuoka No.40, 650/53, Ced, IN RW, JP
2014 - Hermanos Camps Master Nº 3, 650/52, CA Ced, MG RW, Banyoles, ES