WEEK 4: Homenaje a la Guitarra 🎶

Welcome to the Main Thread for the fourth week of our musical Journey to Spain!! This is the place to share submissions of the fourth week! 🔥


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  • Antonio Cano – Exercise #4

    Here is a name that I had never heard before this challenge. While looking for Spanish Romantic era guitar music, his name kept coming up, so I decided to check out his music a bit.

    Cano (1811-1897) was another student of Aguado and likely gave some lessons to Tárrega. He taught at the Conservatory of Madrid and published a method in 1852. As I was poking around in his method book, playing some of the early exercises, this particular one struck me as something more than just an exercise. It has a sweet, gentle melody that I love.

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      Eric Phillips This is nice Eric and beautifully played (as usual).

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    • Jack Stewart Thanks, Jack! I'm just having a ball over here in the shallow end, while you do your death-defying platform diving over in the deep end. 😄

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      Eric Phillips beautiful!!! so many new authors and pieces!!! I am copying them all so I don't forget!

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      • Steve Pederson
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      Eric Phillips That was SO beautiful Eric, and such a great piece! Great balance and nice job bringing out the melody and making it sing! 

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    • Steve Pederson Thanks, Steve!

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      Eric Phillips What a beautiful piece - I'm not familiar with Cano's work but I love the Spanish Romantic era. As ever, expertly played. Thanks Eric

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    • Ron Thank you, Ron. It’s not too late for you to add some music to this challenge!

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      Eric Phillips Yes I had planned some Sor but we're in the middle of some overrunning building work at the moment which has disrupted practice time. Still, off to Spain next week!

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    • Ron Really? You're going to Spain?

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      Eric Phillips Yep. We'll be in Spain for the watch party - if the internet is working!

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    • Eric Phillips never heard of him but you played that so nicely, thanks for sharing!

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    • Eric Phillips very nice melody Erik in your hands!!!!

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    • Blaise Laflamme Thank you, Blaise and Nora Torres-Nagel .

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    • Ron That's awesome! How appropriate. I hope you have safe journeys and that you get to listen to some good guitar music while you are there.

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      Eric Phillips wow - so great ! Ia am laughing at the moment - this piece would fit 100% perfect for "Good night - sleep well Children´s film" Like "Sandmännchen" .... do you know this Good-Night-Film ?

      https://youtu.be/T7z8Id9eJx0

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    • Olli Thanks, Olli. I do not know the film at all. Is this well-known in Germany? The Cano piece does sound like a lullaby, definitely.

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      Eric Phillips yes, we grew up with the so called "Sandmännchen" At 7PM you can watch this Lullaby-show every night - since 60 years ... or more ! :o)

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      Eric Phillips Never heard of him but I guess Cano would like to hear you playing that... Thanks for sharing!
       

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    Gaspar Sanz - Españoleta

    After recording the theme of Españoleta, I wanted to practice the whole piece, so I decided to record this piece again.

    • Things I found easy: The first half was quite easy actually, but the second half was harder than I thought, I should have got this piece memorized before recording.
    • Things I found difficult: Ornamentation was still a challenge to me, besides, the whole piece was full of scale runs which were busier than I thought, and the stretch between low G & high G (using 3 & 4 fingers) was challenging.
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    • Wai I really like that a lot, Wai! Your sound and technique are so clean and pure. I was lost in the music as I listened (and that’s a very good thing). Between you and Blaise, I am falling in love with the music of Sanz!

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      Wai great job Wai 👍

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      Wai This was excellent Wai. You have a great feel for this music. I don't know this piece of Sanz, it is really nice. Great job.

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      Wai so beautiful!!! as Eric says, it sounds crystalline, as it should ....

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      • Steve Pederson
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      Wai Lovely performance Wai! Thank you for performing this. I have the music for it, but I've never learned this one. You have inspired me to dive into it. Bravo!

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