Tárrega, Francisco - Danza Mora, en si minor - D09

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Tárrega, Francisco - Danza Mora, en si minor - D09

Post by tom servo » Thu Feb 28, 2008 7:08 pm

Recorded a few days ago. The name means Moorish Dance.
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Re: Tárrega, Francisco - Danza Mora

Post by Vesuvio » Thu Feb 28, 2008 8:41 pm

Hello Tom,

You surely love your Tárrega! What a challenging piece—thank you very much indeed for sharing it with us,

All the best, V :)
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Re: Tárrega, Francisco - Danza Mora

Post by Gretawog » Fri Feb 29, 2008 2:01 am

A quite difficult piece and i think you carried yourself very respectably.
Well done

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Re: Tárrega, Francisco - Danza Mora

Post by KeMe » Sat Mar 01, 2008 3:00 am

tom servo,
Wonderful performance. What kind of a recording system did you use? I noticed a lot of reverb in your recording.
I really enjoyed listening to you play. Thank you for recording this for us.

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Re: Tárrega, Francisco - Danza Mora

Post by matoyamni » Sat Mar 01, 2008 3:12 am

Ohhhhh, I love this piece! Thank you Tom Servo! You play it so sweetly!


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Re: Tárrega, Francisco - Danza Mora

Post by tom servo » Sat Mar 01, 2008 4:52 am


I'm glad if it's really sounding sweet/enyoable rather than difficult. Difficulty is rather similar to Marieta (they are rated the same here on Delcamp). I should just practice it more. The amount of barre could be a hurdle in learning it. It makes slow practice harder
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Re: Tárrega, Francisco - Danza Mora

Post by Hans W » Sat Mar 01, 2008 5:02 am

I'd never heard that piece before and enjoyed it very much. Your playing was excellent.
Thanks for posting it.

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Re: Tárrega, Francisco - Danza Mora

Post by Juergen Schenk » Sun Mar 02, 2008 10:09 am

Klasse! :okok: :applauso:
This piece is much harder to play than it sounds...as always with Tárrega :) Refering to Emilio Pujol Tárrega evaluated the Danza Mora as one of his best works (and not RDLA :wink: )

Contrary to KeMe I think, there is not too much reverb, but too less...this eclipses your fine playing

Thank you for sharing! Please keep posting such fine pieces!

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Re: Tárrega, Francisco - Danza Mora

Post by GuitaristOrdinate » Thu Jun 11, 2009 10:21 pm

Fantastic job Tom , I've liked this piece for years but never got around to trying to play it . :bravo: :bravo:


Re: Tárrega, Francisco - Danza Mora

Post by marta150310 » Fri Jun 12, 2009 8:11 pm

It is difficult piece but you have managed. Nice phrasing. :) You should work on legato, becouse i hear some errors. I think that fisrt chord should be more powerful and you should take breath before first long passage and in other too - then it will be more clear. But you played it well and I'm sure that If you work on it , it will be better. Sorry for my poor english:)

Thank you for sharing


Re: Tárrega, Francisco - Danza Mora

Post by Bodo » Tue Jun 23, 2009 3:59 pm

Hello Tom,
(this is my first "comment" in Delcamp´s forum...I hope, I´ll find the appropriate words)

I haven´t heard (or played) this Song Danza Mora, just remembered a swedish folk-song with the same name.
For sure I will try to find the music sheets soon at my library.
Sure, as you say, Tarrega always sounds more easy then to play it!

Thank you very much!


(Reverberation is not too much, in my opinion..perhaps a little much of the "high mids",(again my taste), although this depends on the guitar you played with)

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Re: Tárrega, Francisco - Danza Mora

Post by Tubbers » Wed Jun 24, 2009 10:08 pm

Tarrega Forever!


Re: Tárrega, Francisco - Danza Mora

Post by Timbo » Fri Jun 26, 2009 9:02 pm

Yes, really nice piece, I think I like pretty much anything by Tarrega. I'd also be interested to know the recording system you used, it was really "clear" (refering to the reverb reduced version).


Re: Tárrega, Francisco - Danza Mora, en si minor - D09

Post by kafka » Wed Oct 13, 2010 10:54 am

Good job Tom Servo.
Do you know that Tarrega composed this moorish dance in Algiers? And the rythme (very important in this piece) is inspired by a traditional tambourin he heard in the streets of this city. Tarrega was here for vacation but he probably meet Saint-Saens, composer of the famous "Carnaval des animaux".
Your interpretation is good. It can be better with a regular rythme, maybe slower to give every note her value.

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Re: Tárrega, Francisco - Danza Mora, en si minor - D09

Post by amade » Sat Nov 26, 2016 4:38 pm

One challenging segment is found In bars 46-47, where one shifts from VII to XIII with a slide of the fourth finger. I've noticed that there is a transitional area for the left hand when shifting to higher positions that require the thumb to be brought out from behind the neck to the lower edge of the fretboard. Roughly analogous the tricky "passaggio" area of the voice (when a singer shifts between the chest and the head voice), smooth execution here is the challenge, especially when combining such techniques as the slurs, slides and portamenti.

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