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.
↓ Happy Sharing! ↓
Sor Op 6 no 11
Manage to put some time to work on this piece. Though I've learned it before, I still struggled to play them fluidly especially the Major section. Realized the RH fingering choices I put down were really weird, probably because I have improved since then. Will take some time to work them out.
Hi everyone, I've seen a lot of music by Sor, played beautifully by you guys. So to everyone. I'm somewhat of a beginner and feel daunted and not ready enough to submit anything yet. I also happened to pick up etude no.1 by Villas-Lobos without knowing how difficult it would be for me, although I'm learning it but by bit.
As a beginner to classical music, where should I start with Sor's music? I heard Op.60 being mentioned in some online forums as the place to start. Any advice? And what are the technical benefits of learning his music? I've also heard that learning etudes by carcassi is great for technical development. Any thoughts on this?
Again, beautifully played by everyone. I hope to join you with my video submissions in the near future.
Another busy month this month so I'm afraid I haven't had chance to post anything - I've been working on Tarrega's etude on the Delfin Allard Sonatina in A major but unfortunately it hasn't progressed as much as I had hoped! Not really commented on any of the individual postings but I have watched quite a few and enjoyed them - great work as usual by you all!
I'm out at my guitar club on Wednesday so won't be able to make the watch party either but I'll be thinking of you all. Keep up the good work and hopefully I'll be able to make the next challenge!