Carcassi Mini Challenge
We're buzzing with excitement to announce a community mini-challenge that's bound to strike a chord with all you classical guitar devotees - The Carcassi Mini Challenge! This challenge is all about paying homage to the prolific Italian guitarist and composer Matteo Carcassi, whose brilliant compositions have forever changed the landscape of classical guitar music. We believe there's no better way to celebrate his work than by breathing life into it through our personal interpretations!
We're calling you to record and upload a video of yourself performing a composition by the renowned Matteo Carcassi. Dive deep into the tonal intricacies of his etudes and share your distinct artistry, passion, and mastery. Let's come together to appreciate and traverse the diverse world of Carcassi's guitar literature.
How to participate:
Record a video of yourself performing a Matteo Carcassi composition. Upload your video to your platform of choice (e.g., YouTube, Vimeo, etc.). Share the link to your video in the comments section below. Don't forget to add a brief explanation about your selected piece and why it holds a special place in your heart.
Bonus Points: Share a link to your favorite Matteo Carcassi composition performed by a virtuoso!
Interact and engage:
This challenge presents a great opportunity to connect with your fellow tonebuddies! Show your support by leaving comments, offering constructive criticism, and expressing admiration for their performances. Let's inspire each other to delve even deeper into the rich and melodious world of Carcassi's music.
While we don't have a physical prize, the reward lies in the chance to display your skill, gain priceless feedback, and connect with other guitar enthusiasts who share a love for Carcassi's music. You might even stumble upon a new favorite piece or form connections with like-minded aficionados!
If you're unfamiliar with Matteo Carcassi's music, fear not! You'll find an abundance of resources and tutorials on tonebase to guide your journey through his compositions. Allow these resources to spark your creativity.
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Ready, set, practice!
We're eager to listen to your stunning interpretations of Matteo Carcassi's compositions. Let's unite and immerse ourselves in the captivating realm of classical guitar!
Happy practicing, tonebuddies!
Carcassi – Moderato Op 60 No 5 (June 26)
When I saw this mini-challenge posted, I thought I’d like to play something I have never played before. My first thought was to go outside of his famous opus 60, but when I started looking at opus 60, I saw that I had never played number 5, so I thought I would give it a go.
After reading through it, I quickly realized why I had never played it – it is really difficult! Carcassi says these studies are progressive, but if I were arranging them progressively, I’d put this one much closer to the end.
Here is where I am after about an hour of practice. The fingering took me some time to work out, as there are so many possibilities. I'll continue to work on it and post my progress.
This is the first challenge I have responded to. Partly because I am looking for something to motivate my practice, and partly because Carcassi's Andantino is a piece I regularly warm up with. I know it is basic, but that is where I am at (see mp3 file below). I am working on Etude no. 1, but that is still awhile away from performing.