Week 4: Etude Extravaganza!
Welcome to the Main Thread for the forth week of "Etude Extravaganza" practice challenge!
- Choose an etude from a composer that captures your interest. It could be a soothing Sor etude, a technical Giuliani masterpiece, a Carcassi finger exercise, a harmonically rich Brouwer composition, or a rhythmically challenging Villa-Lobos piece. You're encouraged to experiment with pieces from composers you're not accustomed to or push your boundaries with a technically demanding work.
- Commit to regular practice and share your journey with the community. Aim to practice daily and upload at least two videos per week to showcase your progress. This will not only aid in keeping you dedicated and motivated but also enables you to share your musical journey with our tonebase family.
- Share your favorite etude or recording that epitomizes the concept of "Etude Extravaganza." Your submission will serve as inspiration for others and construct a vibrant repertoire of potential pieces for fellow members to explore.
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Sor - Selections from Opus 31
Last week, I worked on a few of my favorites from opus 60. These last few days, I have been working on a few good ones from opus 31. This is definitely a more challenging opus technically, so I limited myself to ones I could get sounding okay fairly quickly. I went with numbers 1, 4, 10, and 23.
Carcassi – Study No 5 from Op 60
Carulli - Larghetto alla Siciliana Op 241 No 42
A while back, we had a challenge on the 25 Progressive Studies of Carcassi (Opus 60), but this is one of the ones I never worked on. I definitely think it is more challenging than it’s lowly place at number 5 in the “progressive” list indicates. It took me a while to find fingerings that work for me, but I like what I came up with.
And just for fun, I'm throwing in a study by Carulli. I came across a video of this piece this morning on YT by David Jacques, and I wanted to try it. It’s from Carulli's method book.