Calling all Members! Share Your Ideas for Our Next Community Challenge 馃挊

Hey everyone,

We hope you all enjoyed our recent "Music YOU Love Challenge" as much as we did! The response was amazing, and we loved seeing all of your favorite music choices.

Now it's time to start thinking about our next community challenge, and we want to hear from you! 

The challenge can be anything you like - it could be related to music, or something completely different. It could involve composers, genres, or regions or anything else! We want to hear all of your ideas!

So, what do you think? Do you have an idea for our next community challenge? We can't wait to hear from you! Please post your ideas in this thread!

Thank you all for being part of our community, and we can't wait to see what you come up with!

 

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    • Jack Stewart
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    There are some Challenges that should be annual reoccurrences; Bach, Sor, Transcriptions.

    I would be interested in Modern music (20th and 21st C.), Renaissance, Song and Dance could be interesting (that could include Renaissance dances, Baroque suites sans preludes I suppose, Schubert and Opera transcriptions,  Giuliani's Rossinianas, Sor Variations, Pieces from David Starobin's 'New Dance' recording and Piazzola tango's, to name a few).

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    • Jack Stewart I really like both the modern idea and the song and dance idea.

      Also, in my entire guitar life, I've never heard anyone else mention New Dance before. Starobin was one of the first people to expose me to late-20th c. music. I spent some time working on Apostolos Paraskevas's Chase Dance and Bryan Johanson's Open Up Your Ears from New Dance but they are in the "need more skills" file for the time being. 

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    • Jack Stewart I agree with you Jack, annual recurrences of Bach, Sor, Carcassi, Tarrega, ... makes sense as those are fundamentals to our repertoire and there's never enough of them.  

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    • Jack Stewart And yes... a 20/21th modern music challenge would be great... with some serialisme and the like 馃槏

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    • Blaise Laflamme I鈥檓 always up for Cage鈥檚 4鈥33鈥.

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    • Eric Phillips 馃槀... a duo transcription?

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    • Blaise Laflamme I say we should get TB piano and cello in on the project.

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      • Jack Stewart
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      Eric Phillips The ornamentations are really tough.

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      • Jack Stewart
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      Steve Price New Dance has been a favorite of mine since it was first released. I have several scores from. I tried Natarayah by Lavista for the Latin Challenge but it was way beyond my abilities, certainly within the time allotted - 1 month.

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    • Jack Stewart I like all your ideas Jack as long as someone from your group could recommend me some pieces at my skills level

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    • Steve Pederson
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    A couple other ideas...

    Unfinished Business - work on pieces that you began a while ago but never got around to finishing

    Monsters of Nylon - pieces that are either so difficult or long and intricate that you know you you won't be able to finish it in one challenge, but at least you'll stop putting it off and get started on it. Who knows, you might be surprised at how much progress you make! 

    Homegrown Heroes - A piece or pieces written by a composer from your hometown (from any era)

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    • Steve Pederson similar to your last suggestion it could be music from where you live (any era) and then lets you discover composers and music from your own area while we also discover with you!

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    • Steve Pederson I like your unfinished business Steve. I could continue working on Greensleeves and not feeling guilty to put it on the back burner 馃憤

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    • Jack Stewart
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    Another suggestion- Discoveries. Pieces that are not within the standard repertoire, rarely played or not represented at all.

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    • Jack Stewart I love this idea! I have long felt that 鈥渄iscovering鈥漵uch music is the most enjoyable part of being a musician.

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      • Jack Stewart
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      Eric Phillips I suspected as much. We should probably restrict you to only repertoire warhorses and old chestnuts.馃

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    • Jack Stewart As long as I can play 4鈥33鈥, I鈥檓 a happy man!

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      • Steve Pederson
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      Eric Phillips 馃槀

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  • I like the idea that martin suggested to expand the Celtic Music to a World Music Challenge focused on compositions which utilize regional folkloric themes and rhythms.  I find simply Celtic music might limit participation.

    Other Challenge ideas that have been suggested that would also appeal to me are:

    1. 20st/21st Contemporary compositions

    2. Lesser-Known Compositions

    3. That gran composition you always wanted to tackle.

    4. Etudes

    5. Song & Dance

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  • I also like expanding Celtic Music to a World Music Challenge as Dale suggested.  

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      • Jack Stewart
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      Marilyn Blodget I also like the idea of expanding Celtic Music to World Music as Marilyn suggested Dale suggested Martin suggested.

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    • Barney
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    Another more flexible idea would be for the player to select an "Era"  or "Style" of his/her choice and only practice/play pieces in that category for the Challenge.  It would be like planning a certain group/section  (2 or 3) of pieces for a recital program that would includes a few pieces from each of the Categories or Centuries; but for the Challenge--pick one.

    The player would identify the Era or Style chosen in the Forum thread for the Challenge and stay within that guideline.

    This approach would make all players happy and in more control while remaining  disciplined.

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    • David Krupka
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    • David_Krupka
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    Here's a proposal for a challenge with a timely theme - call it 'March Madness'. The task is as follows: learn (and for those who wish, present) a musical march by any composer of any era. (A search of IMSLP reveals a surprising number of such pieces!)

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    • martin.3
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    We appreciate your valuable suggestions and will certainly consider them for our upcoming community challenges! One idea that I would like to explore now is a World Music Challenge, where you can choose classical guitar pieces from regions that inspire you musically, or even showcase the traditional music of your home country. This would be a great opportunity for everyone to explore diverse musical styles and connect with fellow classical guitarists in the tonebase community. Thank you again for your input, and we hope to see you participate in the challenge!

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