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! 🔥


If you want to describe your process (optional), feel free to use the following template.

  • Things you found easy:
  • Things you found difficult:
  • (Optional): a video of you performing it!
  • (Optional:) questions

↓ HAPPY PRACTICING, HAPPY SHARING ↓

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    • Wainull
    • Wai_Ng
    • 2 yrs ago
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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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      • Ronnull
      • Ron.3
      • 2 yrs ago
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      Wai Great performance Wai - well done!

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    • Wai great Wai! a beautifull sound....so brillant....a beautifull interpretation! thanks for sharing that!!!

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    • Wai bravo Wai, very well played and clear sound!

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      • Wainull
      • Wai_Ng
      • 2 yrs ago
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      Thank you all. I am so glad to join this community and have a chance to share music with other people. I just picked the guitar back up last year, and still have a lot of things to learn. Hope that I will have more recordings to share with you guys.

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      • Moyses Lopes
      • Classical Guitarist and Electroacoustic Interpreter
      • Moses
      • 2 yrs ago
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      Wai beautiful sound and great interpretation. Inspiring! Thanks!

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    • Emmanull
    • Emma
    • 2 yrs ago
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    My goal for this challenge was to learn this piece. It is a bit hard for me and I have become even more aware of my shortcomings. Now I have to go back to slow practice of the difficult passages, and do intensive practice on the side of the slurs and scales. What is hard: the chord progression so it sounds legato (suggestions??),  slurs, making the melody shine while those triplets sound rhythmical and clean in the back, doing the changes in volume and colour that this piece deserves. Easy for me the memorisation, I think I will interpret it well in the future, I can envision how it should be played. Now it is in my practice diary. The objective is to play it well by June! but.. I could not let this challenge go without one submission!

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      • Steve Pederson
      • The Journey is My Destination!
      • Steve_Pederson
      • 2 yrs ago
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      Emma Way to go Emma! I LOVE this piece! You are very well on your way and you will get this! I played it (more like butchered it) for my senior recital back in the day. It's been a LONG time since I've played it, but I am looking to revive it and bring it back into my repertoire as well.

      I remember going in to a very high-end classical guitar shop on Michigan Ave in Chicago many years ago. I wanted to play some really nice classical guitars - like a José Ramirez. Once I played this piece on one of the cheaper guitars, the owner let me see his private stock of very nice guitars - and I got to play on a José Ramirez, which I absolutely loved but couldn't afford. 😄

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      • Ronnull
      • Ron.3
      • 2 yrs ago
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      Emma Emma you've clearly worked very hard on this. It sounds beautiful. Well done

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    • Emma thanks for your submission. Very good that you are here with us! Great achievement Emma. You are well on your way to a beautiful performance. I listened to it several times. So beautiful! This middle part, you play it so well, strong and quite secure  in sound. Bravissima!

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    • Emma what a piece, and you're doing very great. I have no doubt that it'll sound just perfect by the time you expect. 👋💪

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    • Emma very good Emma!! it is a beautifull piece and you are doing very well, you have it in your fingers and it is sounding clear with a sure LH !!! a lot of work !

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      • Wainull
      • Wai_Ng
      • 2 yrs ago
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      Emma It sounded great! How you guys could play a 4 mins tune without a single mistake and without looking at the score is beyond me~ Bravo!!

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      • Olli
      • Mr. Pizza
      • Saitenzwirbler
      • 2 yrs ago
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      Emma wow Emma, it almost sounds great ! For my small opinion - the hardest part in learning a piece you have already finished - knowing the piece by memorisation and to have an idea how it should sound at the end of practicing....After that, there comes the fun part 🙂... Your recording makes me want to play that piece in the future ! Best Regards

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      • Emmanull
      • Emma
      • 2 yrs ago
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      Steve Pederson thank you!!! What a good story….

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      • Emmanull
      • Emma
      • 2 yrs ago
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      Olli thank you!!! Yeah… now starts the fun! I have to see how to organise it so it doesn’t remain perpetually regular…

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      • Emmanull
      • Emma
      • 2 yrs ago
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      Wai thank you Wai…You didn’t notice the mistakes…

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      • Emmanull
      • Emma
      • 2 yrs ago
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      Nora Torres-Nagel gracias Nora!!! Y de Cádiz a Granada que están a un paso 

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      • Emmanull
      • Emma
      • 2 yrs ago
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      Blaise Laflamme thank you Blaise!!! Plenty of work ahead but happy to play it from top to bottom!

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      • Emmanull
      • Emma
      • 2 yrs ago
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      Ron thank you! Yes I did!!!

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      • Emmanull
      • Emma
      • 2 yrs ago
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      joosje thank you!!! And thank you thank you for listening more than once!!! It si not secure but since I made this video, it is much better! 

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    • Emma Very nice! Keep it up, you are very close. I enjoyed listening to your post. Thanks for sharing. 

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      • Moyses Lopes
      • Classical Guitarist and Electroacoustic Interpreter
      • Moses
      • 2 yrs ago
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      Emma Brava! You did a great job, this piece is sounding really good. June? Maybe before. Thanks!

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      • Emmanull
      • Emma
      • 2 yrs ago
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      Emma Martin here it is! 

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      • martinTeam
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      • martin.3
      • 2 yrs ago
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      Emma Gracias!!!

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    • Olli
    • Mr. Pizza
    • Saitenzwirbler
    • 2 yrs ago
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    Luis de Narváez / Cancion del Imperador

    • Things you found easy:

           - holding the guitar

    • Things you found difficult:

           - to let the piece go forward

           - to leave the instrument in vibration

           - to not have any interruptions in the Melodie 

          - to use "P I P I" instead of "M I M I"

           - I put the Melodie of "Mille Regrets" into the score and tried to

              bring it forward (all Voice-Notes are marked green or put in)

           - not to be an Arpeggiator 😄...

     

    https://youtu.be/RI-6mkpP7RQ

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