Week 1: Rhythmic Revelations
Welcome to the Main Thread for the first week of "Song and Dance" practice challenge!
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.
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.
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.
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I decided to throw into this challenge with a Scherzo which is by definition 'A lively piece, often humorous, in triplet time and used for the third movement of symphonies and sonatas.' I guess you could dance to it.
Scherzino Mexicano by Manuel Ponce I have a video of the first 16 bars played very slowly, very slowly and spotty with a few clams here and there, I included comments about the trouble spots I'm working on. Next week I should have this much better along with the 'B' Section. Did notice I need to focus on fretting the notes closer to the frets. Guitar may be out of tune also.
Hi all, a great challenge theme indeed! So many wonderful dance guitar pieces out there.
Posting my practice of Cuban Dance by Anatoly Beldinsky. It seems to be difficult to find more info about this composer, appreciate if anybody has some info to share.
Working currently on the tempo, color, also stopping unwanted sounds is a challenge...
Sor - Valse Op 47 No 6 (May 17 update)
Last time, I recorded this in three sections, and now I am able to put it all together. The C section (measures 17-24) still gives me the biggest problems (shifting to the wrong fret, hitting the wrong bass string, executing the slurs poorly).
This is definitely not the kind of piece that comes naturally to me. The fast tempo (for me), with practically no moments to take a breath and regroup, makes me feel very anxious when I am playing it.