Fernando Sor Mini Challenge 🙋‍♂️

Hey tonebuddies! 🎶

We're super thrilled to announce a community challenge that will tickle the strings of all you classical guitar enthusiasts! The Fernando Sor Challenge, a deep dive into the exquisite world of classical guitar compositions, brought to life through a fantastic upcoming livestream with the remarkable Eduardo Fernandez! Inspired by Fernandez's upcoming performance, we thought it would be incredible to resonate his works through our own interpretations! 🎸

🌟 The Challenge: 🌟

We invite you to record and upload a video of yourself performing a composition by the legendary Fernando Sor. Immerse yourself in the soundscapes of classical guitar and share your unique talent, passion, and skill. Let's unite to appreciate and celebrate the multifaceted world of Sor's classical guitar.

📹 How to participate: 📹

Record a video of yourself performing a Fernando Sor composition. Upload your video to your chosen platform (e.g., YouTube, Vimeo, etc.). Share the link to your video in the comments section below. Don't forget to add a brief description about your chosen piece and what makes it significant to you.

Bonus Points: Share a link to your favourite Fernando Sor composition performed by a master!

🤝 Interact and engage: 🤝

Don't miss the opportunity to engage with your fellow tonebuddies members! Show your support by leaving comments, constructive feedback, and appreciation for their performances. Let's inspire each other to delve deeper into the world of Sor's music.

🏆 Reward: 🏆

While there isn't a physical prize, the reward lies in the opportunity to highlight your talent, gain valuable feedback, and forge connections with other like-minded guitar lovers who have an affinity for Sor's music. Who knows? You might even strike a chord with new friends!

💡 Need inspiration? 💡

If you're a newcomer to Fernando Sor's music, fear not! Tune into the upcoming livestream with Eduardo Fernandez for an incredible journey into Sor's compositions. Let his interpretations guide you and spark your imagination.

Find more tutorials here:

https://app.tonebase.co/guitar/live/player/gtr-eduardo-fernandez-rubato-in-the-classics?tbModal=composerProfileModal&tbModalSlug=Sor

🎶 On your marks, get set, practice! 🎶

We are incredibly excited to witness your fantastic renditions of Fernando Sor's compositions. Let's come together and truly immerse ourselves in the magical world of classical guitar!

Happy practicing, tonebuddies! 🎉

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  • Though I would post an update on some video practice I've been doing on Sor's Fantasia in E Minor, Opus 21 (“Les Adieux”).  Trying to play with a bit more expression given the musical drama of this superb piece!  Grew a beard to help me along. 

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    • Rick Lord  So beautiful Rick. Well done. Bravo 👋

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  • Thought I would post the progress I've made over the last 4 months with Sor's "Les Adieux."  I have finished a video performance that was helpful to put together. I always find new solutions to difficult transitions, elimination of annoying squeaks, as well as smoother connections of phrases this way. It might take me a few weeks before getting down to the final takes but the process of performing in front of a camera is invaluable in my mind. Hope you enjoy!

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    • Rick Lord As I wrote on YT... Beautiful Rick, a refined and colored interpretation... a pure joy to listen to. 👌🙏

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  • Beatifull piece and very well played......congratulations......

    What gear do you use for recording???

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  • Blaise LaflammeJUAN ALONSO  Many thanks for listening/watching and your encouraging words. Juan, my main set up is two Line Audio C4 condenser mics going into an Apollo x8 interface. I use reaper as my DAW for recording and editing.  I gained a lot of helpful tips from watching Martin Zimmy's excellent Recording Course here at Tonebase.

     

    Happy playing,

    Rick

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