Week 3: Melodic Memories 🍇

WELCOME TO THE MAIN THREAD FOR THE THIRD WEEK OF "THE TRANSCRIPTIONS" PRACTICE CHALLENGE! 

  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.

↓ Happy Sharing! ↓

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    • Barney
    • Barney
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    Here is one of my favorites by Granados.  I used the Llobet transcription, but modified certain passages with Segovia's version.

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      • Jack Stewart
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      Barney That was great, Barney. That is a very interesting piece, sort of a mosaic of motives and melodic fragments.. I don't believe I  am familiar with it. 

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    • Barney Bravo Barney, again Spanish music is a perfect «soul» fit with you, beautifully played.👌

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      • Barney
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      Blaise Laflamme Thank you Blaise!!

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      Jack Stewart Thanks Jack!  This is a favorite of guitarists who enjoy the music of Granados, etc.  There are many wonderful recordings from some of our guitar heros like, Bream, Segovia, Alirio Diaz, Williams, Parkening, David Russell, etc.  Also, Martin recently recorded a Tonebase lesson with Carlos Bonell of this piece.  Anyway, just a few suggestions in case you wanted to listen to some of the "Greats" performing it.

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      Barney Wow! With that kind of lineup I  must have heard it before! I think I get tunnel vision (ears?) focussing on my latest project of the moment.

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      • Wai_Ng
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      Barney Barney, that was truly beautiful—a performance of CD-quality! Your consistently high standard of playing challenging pieces is always a joy to watch. 

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      • Barney
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      Wai Thank you Wai for those kind words!!

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    • Barney Wonderful Barney!  I really enjoyed your performance!  Beautiful tone, nice contrast of color, and played from your soul!

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  • I'm a bit late to the challenge and a bit busy on other works but... last week I found the score of this beautiful arrangement of «Suo Gân» by our Tonebase friend Stephen Goss and could not resist to record it for the challenge. In fact I first heard this version a few months ago by Uros Baric and I was immediately seduced.

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      Blaise Laflamme Beautiful Blaise!  I'm glad you found this little gem to share with us. Your playing, tone and sound are flawless. Thanks!!

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    • Barney Thank you Barney!

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      Blaise Laflamme That was beautiful, Blaise. The UK has a wonderful traditional music tradition.

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    • Jack Stewart Thank you Jack, I'll look if Goss has done more arrangements like this one, he's such a great composer!

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    • Blaise Laflamme Beautiful! Thanks for sharing this Welsh gem. I will be in Wales in early November and will be sure to listen to this again. 

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    • Dale Needles Oh... don't forget to take a picture and post here!

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      • Wai_Ng
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      Blaise Laflamme What a lovely piece, and your playing was so warm and beautiful. Thanks for sharing, Blaise!

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    • Wai Thank you Wai!

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    • Blaise Laflamme Well I am not in Wales yet, however this beautiful gem seemed to fit the atmosphere of the Fairypools on the Isle of Skye. Photo attached. 

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    • Dale Needles Wow, thanks for sharing this beautiful picture... the sound of the stream must be relaxing.

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    • Blaise Laflamme How lovely Blaise!  Gorgeous tone and phrasing!  Truly a gem.  Thanks Steve!

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    • Marilyn Blodget Thank you Marilyn, definitely a gift from Steve Goss!

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    • Blaise Laflamme Yes indeed!

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