READ and FAQ - Song and Dance!



Greetings, fellow tonebuddies!

Are you ready to strike a chord and move your feet? 🕺 We are thrilled to introduce the "Song and Dance Challenge", a unique experience that fuses the rhythm and harmony of dance music and songs with the elegance of the classical guitar. For the next four weeks, we are encouraging you to immerse yourself in pieces that resonate with the spirit of dance or song, spanning from (pre-) Baroque dances (Dowland, de Visée, Bach),  to Romantic-era Lieder transcriptions (Schubert, Mertz, Granados) or South-American Dances by Barrios or Lauro. Whether you're a budding beginner or a seasoned maestro, this challenge offers everyone a chance to tap into their rhythm and enhance their expressive playing skills.


  • Challenge start: Official Kick-Off on May 15th!
  • Challenge days: May 10th - June 9th
  • Watch Party of selected submissions: changed to June 7th, 11am PST


Eager to join the "Song and Dance Challenge"? Here's how:

  1. Choose a piece that is inspired or transcribed from a song or a dance. It could be a lively south-american danza, a passionate tango, a serene romantic lied, or a poignant aria transcribed for the guitar. You're welcome to explore pieces from unfamiliar composers or challenge yourself with a complex work. 🎼

  2. Commit to daily practice and share your journey with the community. Aim to practice every day and upload at least two videos each week to illustrate your progress. This will not only help you stay committed and encouraged but will also allow you to share your musical voyage with our tonebase family. 🎥

  3. Share your favorite piece or recording that embodies the theme of "Song and Dance." Your submission will serve as an inspiration to others and create a vibrant pool of potential pieces for other members to delve into. 🎧

The essence of this challenge lies in the marriage of rhythm and melody, a testament to the versatility of the classical guitar. So, pick a piece that stirs your soul and embark on this rhythmic adventure with fervor and excitement. With dedication and a rhythmic pulse, the world of dance and song awaits your exploration. Let's get strumming and dancing! 🎸💃🎶

Need Inspiration?

Dowland 🏰

Bach 💒

Barrios 🌴

Lauro 🏡

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