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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    • Isaac
    • Isaac.2
    • 3 mths ago
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    I feel as though Tonebase is my best resource for learning all the advanced techniques to play difficult repertoire, and I'm enjoying what I have been learning. It's wonderful.

    It would be lovely if Tonebase also considered adding some content on new and interesting techniques not just from modern repertoire like Leo Brouwer or Assad but also beyond traditional repertoire like slap, from Matteo Mancuso, or percussive techniques. I've been interested in learning some of these but there aren't any good resources to break them down. I think it would be quite useful if done tastefully.

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    • Isaac oh yes, the extended techniques would be great.   there is one session out there, but I have not watched it, so I don't know what's covered.   

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      • Jack Stewart
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      • Jack_Stewart
      • 3 mths ago
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      Isaac  As I recall, Stephanie Jones gave a live stream on percussive techniques as did the Assad sister (I can’t remember her name). Both were livestreams rather than actual courses, though.. 

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    • Celio
    • Celio
    • 3 mths ago
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    Hello, yes , I would love to see and hear great players play beginner pieces and I mean real beginner pieces like the studies by

    Sor Lesson 1 op 60

    Aguado op 6 no 19

     

    The goal would be to show how much music a great interpret can extract from such simple pièces  and how to play them with a great tone.

     

    I imagine Marco Tamayo or Aniello Desiderio playing such pieces .

     

    Sounds good ? 😃

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      • Gabriel
      • Gabriel8020
      • 3 mths ago
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      Celio I have been following Borbála Seres for a couple of years, and I am a subscriber of her channel. She has recorded many beginner pieces; they are probably among the best interpretations I’ve heard in my life. It’s an excellent resource to learn from. The channel even has playlists grouped by composer. Here it is: www.youtube.com/@borbalaseres

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      • Celio
      • Celio
      • 3 mths ago
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      Gabriel Appreciate.Checking it right now . Cheers

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    • Gabriel I agree - Borbála Seres is my favorite instructor on Tonebase. She reduces the technical challenges to the most basic level, and then builds from there. I would love more classes from her.

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    • Celio I agree that the lower levels works no matter how one classifies them is lacking. For level 1 Tonebase, there is exactly one (https://guitar-community.tonebase.co/t/83ht76q/level-1-list-of-pieces-discussion-space). I agree that these fundamental pieces that are so common should be considered.

      Level 2 Tonebase has a few more, but interestingly, the Brouwer's Estudio Sencillos No. 1 is in that level for which RCM places it at level 3.  This piece is above my current capability (which I'd put at an RCM level 1 and above Tonebase level 1).  Another post mentioned Borbala Seres's courses on TB and I'll check those out.

      I'd like to see lower level material in a workshop/masterclass format.  I see a lot more lower level material on Tonebase Piano, for example Dunn's Chopin Prelude in E minor and any of Bernstein's courses covering Schumann's Album for the Young.  On Tonebase Guitar, I feel there is a gap.

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    • Martha Kreipke Agreed. Always more Borbala. 

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    • Luís
    • Luis.1
    • 3 mths ago
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    Greetings. I would love to see a lesson on Regondi’s Introduction and Caprice op. 23 with Marco Tamayo. Also more lessons with Joaquin Clerch.

    Best regards 

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    • Debbie
    • Debbie
    • 3 mths ago
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    Hi Martin, 

    I’d like to see all of the Villa-Lobos and Barrios studies and preludes. Thanks for asking! 

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  • Would really appreciate a course on jazz harmony following on from the excellent course on diatonic harmony.

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  • Tonebase Renaissance Lute! Not guitar content, but a program for this instrument would be outstanding. 

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      • David Krupka
      • Amateur guitarist/lutenist
      • David_Krupka
      • 3 mths ago
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      Michael Neverisky I'm with you on this one, Michael! (A similar idea would be to present lessons on a variety of plucked instruments of the past - including the various forms of guitar that once existed.) With a focus (as you suggest, I think) on how these instruments were actually played, as opposed to how their repertoire should be interpreted on the modern guitar. The question, I imagine, is whether there's sufficient interest in the broader community to justify the cost of producing such a forum. But in the absence of any comparable platform for 'early music' the interest might be relatively large. I'd love to see ToneBase fill the void!

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    • David Krupka  Yes, lute not guitar. I can't speak about the idea from a business perspective other than to say Tonebase is guaranteed at least one lifetime subscription! There are some good lute tutorials around but nothing at the level of content and quality found on Tonebase for guitar. 

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      • David Krupka
      • Amateur guitarist/lutenist
      • David_Krupka
      • 3 mths ago
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      Michael Neverisky There are several of us here who also play lute, so perhaps half a dozen life-memberships could be counted on! It's true that there is some valuable material available online (Including tutorials from some first-rate professional players) but there is nothing that offers the kind of community participation that is, I think, the real strength of ToneBase.

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  • I feel  that my understanding of guitar "levels" is a bit fuzzy , and I think that one thing that would help with that, is a single Web page with a list of well-known guitar pieces, classified by level.

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      • David Krupka
      • Amateur guitarist/lutenist
      • David_Krupka
      • 3 mths ago
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      James Washburn Lists of this kind do exist here, James. You can also find repertoire lists in the Syllabi of certain examination boards, including the ABRSM and the RCM. Just remember that categorization of this kind is to a certain extent arbitrary, and judgements are likely to vary among players.

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    • Barney
    • Barney
    • 3 mths ago
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    MUTING(DAMPING) A more comprehensive lesson on "muting" (damping) strings for unwanted ringing and resonances.  This should include not only the techniques, but also the decision process of when and where to do it. I mentioned this to Borbala today in our zoom check-in.

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    • Barney Mircea gave an excellent presentation on RH preparation, and covers these topics.  the concepts of touching the string are the same.   may not cover completely what you have in mind but it's a great lesson anyway, as are all of Mircea's. 

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      • Celio
      • Celio
      • 3 mths ago
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      Barney Yes definitely .It's an undercovered topic.

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      • Barney
      • Barney
      • 3 mths ago
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      Celio We agree on this .  Thanks Celio!

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      • Barney
      • Barney
      • 3 mths ago
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      Dave McLellan Thanks for your suggestion Dave! I probably saw Mircea's  lesson back then.  I'm looking for a more in depth examination on Damping with illustrations of various situations, and the thought process for determining when the muting of strings  is needed and when not...  I'm using my limited knowledge as an amateur.

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      • Ronnull
      • Ron.3
      • 3 mths ago
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      Barney I agree Barney, this would be very useful for me too.

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      • Barney
      • Barney
      • 3 mths ago
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      Ron Thanks for your support on this one.   Maybe Martin will see the wider interest.

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