Attention all tonebuddies! Are you ready to dive into a new realm of musical exploration? Join our "Transcriptions Challenge" community event and experience the joy of playing pieces on classical guitar that were originally composed for other instruments. Over the next four weeks, we invite you to share your renditions of works from composers like Albeniz and Granados, or any other instrument or composers of your choice. Connect with fellow forum members, learn from them, and expand your musical horizons. This challenge is open to all levels, from beginners to experienced players. Let's come together and celebrate the versatility of the classical guitar through this exciting transcription adventure. Are you ready to take on this unique challenge? Let's get started!

The Watch party of April 30th will be of RECORDED videos from the challenge, NOT a live community concert! So make sure to submit your videos and work!


Challenge start: Official Kick-Off on April 6th!

Challenge days: April 6th -  May 10th

Watch Party of selected submissions:  May 10th, 11am PST


If you're excited to tackle the "Transcriptions Challenge," follow these two steps to get started:

  1. Pick a transcription that was originally composed for another instrument, like piano or violin. Don't be afraid to choose a challenging piece or explore works from composers you haven't played before. 

  2. Commit to practicing daily and share your progress with the community. Aim to practice every day and post at least two videos per week showcasing your progress. This will help you stay motivated and accountable, and also allow you to share your transcription journey with others. Whether you're tackling a complex piece, refining your skills with a piece you already play, or experimenting with new playing techniques, the community is here to support you and celebrate your achievements.

  3. Share your favorite piece that you would like to see transcribed or your favorite recording of a transcription. This will not only inspire others in the community but also provide a rich resource of ideas for everyone to explore. Plus, it's a great way to celebrate the creativity and artistry involved in adapting music from one instrument to another.

Remember, the goal of this challenge is to embrace the art of transcription and expand our appreciation for the classical guitar's adaptability. So choose a piece that excites you, and embark on this musical adventure with enthusiasm and curiosity. With dedication and an open mind, you'll be amazed at the new possibilities waiting to be discovered. Let's get started!

🎶Need some Inspiration?🎶

Here are some tonebase tutorials to help you get started with playing transcriptions:

In addition, here are some transcriptions by Tarrega and Mertz of pieces by Schumann, Schubert, Beethoven, and Chopin:

Transcriptions by Tarrega and Mertz

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    • Barney
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    martin Martin has advised  that the revised Challenge days ending is May 10th, and Watch party is on May 10th.

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    • martin.3
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    Hey everybody, Barney is correct, there was a mistake in the schedule:

    • Challenge start: Official Kick-Off on April 6th!
    • Challenge days: April 6th -  May 10th
    • Watch Party of selected submissions:  May 10th, 11am PST
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