Week 1: Wanderer over a Sea of Fog! 🌥

Welcome to the Main Thread for the first week of "The Romantic Era" challenge! 

When is a piece of music romantic for you?


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    • don
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    Realized most of the songs that I'm learning and really like are all from this era.  

    Lob Der Thranen, I've worked on this piece for a while now. Thanks Martin for the fingerings suggestions. 

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDaof66E_VY

     

    The girl with the flaxen hair: Simply love this piece. 

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oEovbkmv-hw

     

    Julia Florida: Have learn it a while back, meaning have memorized the fingerings and the piece but never really work on it in terms of phrasing and dynamics. Will use this challenge as an opportunity to work on it. Very rough especially with the B section and harmonics. 

     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MiB2RX64Rg8

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    • don you're not working on easy stuff!! I think you could have posted your videos individually, they deserve it, and that would make it easier for commenting. Good work!!

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      • Jack Stewart
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      don Wow! What a collection of pieces in one posting. W These are all wonderfully played. ell done, Don.

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    • don how sweet that sounds!

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      • don
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      Eric Phillips Yes, I only recently learn about Debussy's music and totally love them. It is such a pity that he never wrote anything for the guitar. 

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      • don
      • don.2
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      Jack Stewart Blaise Laflamme Stefanie Mosburger-Dalz Thanks!

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      • Wai_Ng
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      don They were all beautiful. I agree with Blaise, they all deserve an individual post. 👍

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      • Moyses Lopes
      • Classical Guitarist and Electroacoustic Interpreter
      • Moses
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      don Bravo! Such a impressive collection of beautiful pieces you chosen, and played so well! Thank you for sharing! Yesterday was the Barrios' anniversary, great gift you bring us!

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    • Eric Phillips Don and Eric, I agree, this is a beautiful piece.  I love Debussy but hard to find good transcriptions for our instrument.  Don, this one is very nice and played so beautifully!

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      • don
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      thanks all.. 

      Paul Kennedy I was using the Jack Marshall arrangement. It started with me listening to the Piano rolls of Debussy playing his own music on youtube then Christopher Parkening playing this piece came out and I knew I had to play it. 

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    • don don Yes, I do have that one.  Quite a difficult little piece.  You played it beautifully.

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  • The second set of Aguado etudes

    Leccion 47 and Estudio 13, from his Nuevo Metodo para guitarra. They are also in the selection of Aguado Etudes GA 62 (7 and 17)

    In contrast with the previous set, the main voice is here in the upper part.  Having problems with my a-finger nail lately, I had to work so hard to make the melody sing, without sounding too sharp and thin.

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    • joosje Well, you certainly succeeded in making the melodies sing, Joosje! There is such a purity to these these Aguado studies. I need to revisit them.

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    • joosje you're sounding great even with a problem with your a nail!! I think you can make the melody sharper and thinner without being less interesting, in most case a clearer timber will stand out better from the rest IMHO.

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      • Jack Stewart
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      joosje You play these beautifully, Joosje. 

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    • Eric Phillips Yes! me too;-) I sometimes take them out but I make mistakes....

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      • Wainull
      • Wai_Ng
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      joosje After a whole day of work, listening to your music was one of today's main enjoyment. Thanks for sharing. 👍

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      • Moyses Lopes
      • Classical Guitarist and Electroacoustic Interpreter
      • Moses
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      joosje I agree with Eric Phillips , you really know how to make a melody sing. Thank you again!

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    • joosje Beautiful Joosje!  Both pieces are very lovely and well played.  You were able to bring out the singing voices quite nicely despite your nail issue.  Eric's choices in Coste's music have inspired me to delve more deeply into Coste's work.  Your performances here have done the same for me with Aguado.  Thank you!

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      • Lars Kjøller-Hansennull
      • Amateur with too little time and bingeplayer with sore arms and fingers
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      joosje I like your choice of pieces and beautiful playing in various challenges very much.

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    • Eric Phillips Blaise Laflamme thank you . I try different colors all the time, but as soon as I start recording I tend to back down on that aspect.

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    •  Stefanie Mosburger-Dalz yes, I never get tired of Aguado’s studies. They are so rich, even the ‘easier’ ones. You want to bring out all the beauty and it’s just never enough. 

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    • Moyses Lopes Paul Kennedy Lars Kjøller-Hansen thanks for your encouragement . This period offers such a great variety of miniatures and masterpieces. Bojes  Samling provides all the original scores. Shear pleasure. 

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    • joosje Joosje, I never noticed how lovely they are! You play so sweet!!

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  • Coste - Op 38 No 8 (May 5 update)

    I have been able to sneak in some practice time on this piece. I think I'm playing it at the tempo I'd like now, but there are still many trouble spots. I really don't enjoy playing fast music like this. I always feel like I'm trying to keep up with a speeding train, and I get very anxious. Is that something everyone feels, or is it just my personality?

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      • Wainull
      • Wai_Ng
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      Eric Phillips Me too, always feel anxious when playing a faster tune. I need to memorize the whole piece and play super slow when practicing something faster than my comfortable speed. 

      The flow you played this time was better than last time, and thanks for your suggestion, I think I will start with some simple pieces by Mertz this month. 😃

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