WEEK THREE Updates: Main Thread - The Golden Sound of Tárrega

Hellooo, everyone, and welcome to WEEK THREE - the final Main Thread for this challenge! 🤩


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  • This is an update of Pavana, which I have continued to work on. I think this piece is my biggest takeaway from this challenge (at least so far). Before this, I knew the piece and liked it, but now it feel as though it has become a friend for life.

    The score I used (which I attached) does have a simpler way of playing the first full measure of the B section. It's from a Tarrega book that I bought in Spain, and the introduction of the book claims that all pieces are from unedited originals, so I'm going to say that MY score is correct, not the one Martin attached. 🙂 One thing is certain - the way I'm playing it is easier! I personally don't think the music suffers at all from the simplification.

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      • Olli
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      Eric Phillips very nice, - never heard that piece before.

      Very warm interpretation, nice tone  - thank you very much for uploading 🍄

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    • Olli Thanks, Olli!

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      Eric Phillips what book are you using ? I had the idea to buy a complete Edition of Tarrega - but I do not find a book like that ??? 📔

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      Eric Phillips Very nice Eric!! As you know, I like that song very much ... and your version too, especially the pizzicato!! Simplification is always a good idea and music does not suffer, if you do it with taste, like you did.

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    • Olli Here is a picture of the book cover. I only have one volume. I bought it in Madrid about 25 years ago.

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    • Thomas Thank you Thomas  It was your recording of the piece that really captured me and made me want to play it myself. Thank you so much!

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      • Olli
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      Eric Phillips 👍🌻

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    • Eric Phillips Eric, very nicely done!.  I tried this piece several years ago.  You have inspired me to learn it. Bravo!

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    • Paul Kennedy Thank you, Paul! As I said above, my inspiration to play it came from Thomas, and maybe now that is being passed on to you. That's what is so great about these challenges!

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      Eric Phillips Beautiful! I hadn't heard this piece before. Thanks for introducing me! Your performance of it is fantastic!

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      Eric Phillips Wow, so cool, that works VERY well and makes a lot of sense in terms of playability! Moreover, this is such a beautiful interpretation and thanks to you I discovered that piece as well! 🕺🧙‍♂️💪

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    • matt Thanks, Matt!

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    • Martin Thanks, Martin! I also saw Uros Baric simply play the third beat of measure 10 without the ornament, which is great too.

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    • Eric Phillips Bravo!!!👋

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    • Giuseppe Gasparini Thank you, Giuseppe!

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    • Eric Phillips you play this piece beautifully Eric, I'm blown away by your consistency and dedication in learning and getting better 👍👍

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    • Blaise Laflamme Thanks, Blaise, I appreciate that!

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    • Olli
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    • One thing you found easy: 😂 🤔
    • One thing you found difficult: I find the very similar parts difficult to tell apart

    https://youtu.be/cW8cgc1SAuo

     

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    • Olli  you are back with bells on 🔔 ! Great playing, as always. And all the great pieces. So beautiful. The capriccio is truly my favorite Tarrega piece, alongside with some of the miniature preludes…

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      • Olli
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      joosje thank you very much for your heartly comment Joosje,

      "Capricho Arab" is also one of my favorite pieces !

      but my all time favorites are "Un sueno en la floresta" and "Mazurka Appasionata"

      ... and a new song I never heard before is "Campanas del Alba" /Sainz del la Maza wow - I love this piece

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKwJ_PGYq9E

       

      Martin I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO FUTURE TIME

      - WHAT ABOUT A "NITSUGA MAGORE" CHALLENGE ??? 🥰

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       *Mangore

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      Olli We share the "Mazurka" as a favourite! A Nitsuga Challenge would be a great a idea, let me think abut that!

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    • Olli ca.mpanas del Alba is a wonderful piece. . I love it. Looking forward to hearing you play it. 

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    • Olli I adore his music, of course! Are there enough pieces in the beginner and intermediate skill levels?

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