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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↓ HAPPY PRACTICING, HAPPY SHARING ↓

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  • Antonio Cano – El Eco

    Here is a piece by Cano that is very different than the one I posted yesterday. It’s a blast to play! The title becomes obvious once you listen to it. The shifting is absolutely crazy (bordering on ridiculous). I botched more than a few of them, but I hope it is still listenable.

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      Eric Phillips Awesome! I've never heard of that composer either, but as Emma was pointing out this could be a great musical exercise for shifts!

      Jack Stewart He sight-readed that?!?! I had exactly one sight-reading exam, it was for the entrance exam at the Royal Academy and Steve Goss was in the Jury. Thankfully I looked like a total geek back then, I don't think he recognized me (yet), otherwise we probably wouldn't do so much livestreams together 🤡 I am really bad at sight reading.

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    • Martin Thank you, Martin. No, I was not sight-reading. I’m not sure why Jack thought I was. That’s pretty cool, though, about Steve Goss being on your jury!

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      Eric Phillips Probably because no one wants to imagine that besides posting video submissions on tonebase you still manage to find time to actually practice these pieces 🙈🔥

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    • Martin We won’t tell them that you magically turned me into John Williams. Unfortunately, I’m John Williams after drinking a couple bottles of Rioja! (Actually, I bet he’d still play way better than me even with all that wine.)

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    • Eric Phillips I must confess I did not know Antonio Cano 😐.

      Very nice pieces....! how do you do "Mensch" (hombre!) so many different pieces...thanks for sharing this Eric!

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    • Nora Torres-Nagel Thank you, Nora. I think I must have ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder).

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      Eric Phillips It's sounding great, Eric! A lot of work to make the repeats sounding interesting, but you did!

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    • Moyses Lopes Thanks, Moyses!

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      Eric Phillips I assumed you were sight reading because you present so much music. I am retired and I thought I was practicing a lot but I can barely get 2 pieces together in a month. So you;'re not sight reading? - just masterful at learning new music quickly. Either way it is humbling.

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    • Jack Stewart It's a combination of having the week off of work (all schools here are closed for a week in February), being completely obsessed, and choosing easier pieces to play.

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      Martin I had assumed he was sight reading because of his prodigious submissions. 

      I have a similar experience from having attended a Pepe Romero masterclass when I had only been playing for about a year. I shudder to think he might remember me. I mentioned this in the submission for your master class.

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    • Jack Stewart Martin

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      Eric Phillips Hahahaha, I love it!!!

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      Eric Phillips 😂I'm afraid Pepe's expression is too cordial for that memory

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  • Now I want to share my Granada!!! which still needs a lot of work but the challenge is finishing...and this will take me quite a lot of time yet....sooo community here it is.... I continue working on it in my practice diary...

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      Nora Torres-Nagel You are doing great, Nora. This is a really challenging piece but you have it well under your fingers. You played it very all the way thru to the end. I really would like to hear/see your progress.  Keep going, you got this! 

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    • Nora Torres-Nagel Very impressive. Such a beautiful piece and nicely done. I enjoyed listening this. 

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    • Jack Stewart thanks Jack....my improvements are always sooooooooooooo slow! but I will😊.

      thanks for hearing me.

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    • Dale Needles gracias Dale. I continue working on it. And I have looked at the Carlevaro and Sor book online. I n fact I have a list of Sor studies that I am going to work on, maybe I will buy Carlevaro classes, although those of my list are not in the book!!!!🤨

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      Nora Torres-Nagel Very beautiful, Nora! It's a hard piece but you are getting a great result. Thanks.

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      Nora Torres-Nagel very beautiful Nora 💐. I can already hear how it will sound when practiced for a longer period of time. Your recording sound has this sweetness I love very much on older recordings. Is there a special equipment you are using ? 

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    • Olli thanks Olli. No! I have only a "Fame" Studio CU5 microphone, which I bought when I begun to record myself by studying otherwise ...with the microphone of my computer sounds terrible....

      I hope to find the time to listen all the workshops of Martin on recording....

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    • Barney
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    Hey guys, I joined this challenge very late , so the pieces I submit are works in process, I won't be available to do any updates before the watch party.

    This piece used to be a favorite encore by Segovia and Angel Romero.

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      Barney That was beautiful, Barney, both the piece and your playing.

      I'm glad to see you here again. 

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    • Barney Well done, Barney. That is so difficult to play in that key. I’ve got some Torroba in store for next week too.

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