What courses would you like to see next on tonebase Guitar?

Dear tonebuddies!

Every once in a while, we want to check in with you and ask what courses you would like to see next, or what you feel is missing on tonebase Guitar!

I would also like to update you on a few upcoming releases. Without spoiling the fun of anticipation, I hope 🤭

From another major course with Carlos Bonell on Sightreading, Arranging, and Practicing, we'll have a fantastic lesson with Jan Depreter and the iconic Danza Espanola Nr. 5 for you. Closing out in April. we release an enigmatic repertoire with Thomas Viloteau, which revolves all around harmonics.

All that being said, is there anything you feel is missing? Are there certain courses, or artists you cannot get enough of? We are all ears when it comes to your needs and suggestions, so please feel free to share and discuss what you would like to see next on tonebase!

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  • Hi martin ,

     

    I would love to see a course on Capriccio By Giuliani as an Arpeggio Study.  And if aligned with your purpose maybe even classical renditions of music in the popular space like Scarborough Fair, Nothing else matters etc. like what sorenmadsen.com does?  That may give us an extension to our repertoire that can span the younger crowd in our families :-)

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  • Playing without nails

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      • Debbie
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       Phill Tadman good one Phil! I play without nails and if done correctly, which takes a lot of practice, has an exquisite tone. Virginia Luque is the most famous and incredible player to do so. Tonebase should approach her to do a livestream or a lesson.

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      Debbie I have been unable to do nails for a variety of reasons and would love to get some help in RH nailless technique!

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      David you should contact her directly David. She’s an amazing teacher and very approachable. I study with her via zoom. Just email her at [email protected] 😄

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      • David.39
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      Debbie Thank you for the contact information!

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      • Jack Stewart
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      Phill Tadman I second this topic as well. I have been trying it off and on for years. My nails have really deteriorated over the last several years. Fake nails have worked sporadically but they seem to accelerate my nail deterioration. Usually I don't like my sound w/o nails but my nails are so bad now that I hate my sound. I think it is time to make a committed leap.

      I know Debbie has been a strong advocate of going nailless. I have looked up her suggestion, Virginia Luque, and she really is quite amazing. She has a recording of her transcription of Bach's Goldberg Variations and Prelude #6 BWV 851 which are amazing.

      Here is a link of another guitarist who recently made the leap and made a YT of how his progress is going and lessons learned. He is not in Luque's league and this video is just to see one person's experience making the change.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPjuWa11FzU

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    • Jack Stewart Debbie Here are some other no nailers:

      Brandon Acker: https://youtu.be/GjNFvtRU4Jc?feature=shared

       

      Rob Mackillop:

      https://youtu.be/GjNFvtRU4Jc?feature=shared

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    •  David Debbie

       

      I help out at a Senior Citizens guitar group, the majority of which play without nails.

      I’m probably not helping them by teaching my right hand (with nails) technique

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      Phill Tadman it definitely requires a different technique. You need to learn to dig in and escape the string in a different manner. 

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      Jack Stewart quite true. There is no one like her - nails or no nails. She’s an incredibly powerful player. Watch out for her new CD to be released any day now called Estampas Latinas, music by Jorge Morel. . It is her second in a series called The Gold Catalogue Composers of modern composers that she worked with personally on all the music on the CDs. The first was with Leo Brouwer - Danza La Medianoche. It is also the title of the piece she commissioned. On the Jorge Morel Cd  she commissioned this piece -  Recuerdos Argentina. Check it out. It’s exquisite!

      https://youtu.be/lA09qV4dw4g?si=qP6hn-0g4D6J4rSN

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      Phill Tadman yes I know of them. They are good ambassadors of no nails technique. Rob MacKillop has a very good article about her on his website that you can read here: 

      https://rmclassicalguitar.com/interviews/virginia-luque/

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      Debbie Looking forward to the recording coming out. Thank you for sharing the information. I noticed in the YouTube video linked to in your message that Virginia's p nail is the one that seems grown out. Perhaps to make the bass brighter? I could try to get my pesky thumb nail to grow out; one instead of 4 or 5 to "fret" over.

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      Phill Tadman very helpful videos. Thank you for the links!

      I think the video link to MacKillop is at https://youtu.be/WB_NBJbYJZo?si=18GeVEn-uQu0j-rb

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      • Debbie
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      David no David. She plays off the side of her thumb so she doesn’t use the nail. That is all flesh you’re hearing. She keeps it a bit longer only for when she plays flamenco style which she is also a master at!

      But you should definitely email her and ask her any questions. I know she would love to help you. 

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    A lesson on Passacaille by Tansman by Kassandra Siebel, who plays it beautifully, would be very nice.

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    • ors More Tansman would be wonderful. 

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  • I was surprised to find no coverage of Brouwer's early work Elogio de la Danza. I would dearly love to hear  commentary from Brouwer like he did with the Etudes, and a technique and interpretation session by one of the great artists.   

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    • Dave McLellan The Elogio de la danza would be a great addition. 

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    • Steve Price yes. Ok it's settled, we two average smart people voted for it.  they have to do it now. :-)

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    • Dave McLellan Nice! I'll be watching for it. 

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    Hi Martin! Tedesco Capricho 18 with Carlotta Dalia or Zoran would be great! 

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  • I would love to see something on Celtic music arranged for guitar, e.g., O'Carolan.

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  • I would like a session on the Barrios Prelude in Cm. I know it would be complicated because I have worked from three different scores and they are all different in the left hand fingering.

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    CAPRICCIO DIABOLICO  How about another visit by Tariq Harb on his interpretation, fingering choices for tough passages, and techniques he uses in Capriccio Diabolico.  He has a wonderful performance posted on Youtube.  I'm working on this piece, and would love to see/hear his input and advice.  Thanks.

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