WEEK ONE Updates: Main Thread - Awakening Tárrega's Spirit
Hello and welcome to the WEEK ONE Main Thread for this challenge!
Alright my friends - this is the thread where we'll all be posting our daily updates.
Twice a week between Mai 31st and June 21st, I hope to be reading your daily updates in this very thread right here!
Please use the following format when commenting (feel free to copy & paste!):
- One thing you found easy:
- One thing you found difficult:
- (Optional): a video of you performing it!
Started revising prelude no. 1 and the prelude(s?) Endecha-Oremus
endecha is a Canción triste y de lamento, for funerals, I understand. And oremus, means praying, so they go together, but were they written as one piece? Is there a story behind? Anyway, they represent the sadness in my heart as I must leave Prague and many dear friends .....
easy: technically not complicated and I studied the pieces before. Long time ago, with Srdan Tosic, eminence grise of the Belgrade CG world.
difficult: a clean phrasing and legato, consistent fingering for Oremus, clean harmonics at the end of prelude 1
Etude I'll be working on: Maria Gavotte. I've always enjoyed it. It's so rockin'!
One thing I find easy: It's not complicated musically and it is very guitaristic.
One thing I find difficult: I've always been intimidated by any piece that goes much above the 12th fret, and so I've never fully taken this one on. I'm particularly nervous about the portamento in measure 41. I'm going to give it my best try, though.
- Etude you worked on: Capricho Arabe, first page
- One thing you found easy: No much difficulty with sight reading since I worked on it last year for a short time, still remember the scores
- One thing you found difficult: Sometimes molto accelerando
I am planning to work on the first page entire week, and the second next week. It is not an easy piece, but I want to finish it this time. That's why I like these challenges
Hi Martin and everyone! I’m also really excited about this challenge. The two Tarrega pieces I already have in my repertoire are Lagrima and Adelita. I have always wanted to learn the Gran Vals and Capricho Arabe so this is a great opportunity to pick one and see it through. I’ve never tried either. And since we just finished the Virtuosity Challenge, why not?
Hmm eeny, meeny, miny, moe...
Capricho Arabe! I will start on it tomorrow!
Hi Martin. This should be a great challenge. I have an ongoing challenge of my own but I can work on the Tarrega pieces alongside this. I've just actually been working on Prelude 5 and was hoping to record it before Wednesday for something else so I shall post the video here. I've tried to play Maria a long time ago so will also work on that this week. Hopefully I'll have time to learn the Tango after that (but not this week!)