Week 3: Music is Music! 🎉

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    • Olli
    • Mr. Pizza
    • Saitenzwirbler
    • 2 yrs ago
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    Dear Community, this is my attempt of playing "Asturias". In this Challenge I only uploaded two pieces..."Jesu bleibet meine Freude" und "Asturias" took so much time.... I am looking forward to the watch-party 😉...

    Have a nice time and stay healthy 🍀.https://youtu.be/SNK-UMdsk40

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    • Olli that's amazing what you've done in 3 weeks... bravo! Have you changed something with your sound recording? because it's warmer than before 👍 

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      • Olli
      • Mr. Pizza
      • Saitenzwirbler
      • 2 yrs ago
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      Blaise Laflamme thank you for your kind words. No - I did noch change anything....but I am wondering. I record with OBS and it looks ok - after importing to Imovie it looks horrible......and after uploading to Youtube it looks disgusting....don`t know how to fix that Problem.... 😪

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      • Olli
      • Mr. Pizza
      • Saitenzwirbler
      • 2 yrs ago
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      Blaise Laflamme i have forgotten to mention - surely the sound is brighter because of new strings and the Spruce guitar is much more brighter than the cedar guitar ...🎼

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  • Chopin Mazurka Op 7 No 2

    Well, we are at the end of this challenge, so I wanted to post a complete version of this mazurka I've been working on for maybe about a week. It still needs much more work, but at least I can play it through from beginning to end with reasonable confidence. I had never played anything by Chopin before, so this was (and will continue to be) a learning experience for me. Without this Transcription Challenge, I most likely would not have taken on this piece, so once again, I am so grateful for the TB community.

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    • Eric Phillips thank you Eric, I can  hear this one over and over again . It’s so beautiful!

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    • joosje Thank you, Joosje!

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      • ivan paolonull
      • amateur guitarist
      • ivan_paolo
      • 2 yrs ago
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      Eric Phillips 

      I think you are on the right track, this is a music that is anything but simple. I love A. Rubistein's version, which is also heard on YT. Very useful for getting suggestions on dynamics and the indispensable "rubato"

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    • Eric Phillips good work on this Eric, again you provided a lot of content over this challenge... bravo!

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    • Blaise Laflamme Thank you, Blaise!

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  • Chopin Op 35 No 3

    Just for fun, I thought I'd play this peppy little tune. I think it might go by another more famous title. Enjoy!

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    • Eric Phillips for fun? It’s such a  sad tone to end this challenge with, Eric. But still, beautiful.

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    • joosje I meant it as a bit of a joke. Sorry to be morbid.

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      • Roni Glasernull
      • Classical guitarist and composer
      • roniglaser
      • 2 yrs ago
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      Eric Phillips So this challenge definitely killed us. Thanks for the music to celebrate our demise Eric!😜

      Good work though, sounds lovely!

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      • ivan paolonull
      • amateur guitarist
      • ivan_paolo
      • 2 yrs ago
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      Eric Phillips 

      I am familiar with this composition by Chopin, known as the "Funeral March". It is a very intense and sad song. With all due respect to you Eric, I think this arrangement delivers nothing of the poignant romance of the piano version.

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    • ivan paolo I could not agree more with you, Ivan.

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    • Roni Glaser Thanks, Roni, just having some fun! 🙂

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    • Eric Phillips oh yeah... finally a joyful piece to finish this challenge! 😂

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    • Blaise Laflamme It reminds me of Beethoven‘s 9th Symphony.

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      • Jack Stewart
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      • Jack_Stewart
      • 2 yrs ago
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      Eric Phillips Don't say I didn't warn you about Chopin. 

      You know, I think this piece could benefit with a Bossa Nova beat

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    • Jack Stewart Great idea, Jack. That would have Chopin rolling in his grave! (I just need to stop, don’t I?)

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    • Roni Glasernull
    • Classical guitarist and composer
    • roniglaser
    • 2 yrs ago
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    All right, maybe to lighten the mood after the funeral, here's is a first attempt at playing my arrangement of "Avadim Hayinu" ("We Were Slaves"), a Passover song.

    It's definitely very rough around the edges; it's late here and I'm a bit sleepy, but it's probably enough to give you an idea of what it's supposed to sound like. I thought it best to post before the end of the challenge too.

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    • Roni Glaser I love this, Roni! Great contrasts of rhythm and texture. Excellent use of silence (love that long pause after the intro). The build up at the end was just awesome! What a great arrangement.

       And yes, nothing like slavery to lighten the mood! 😂

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      • Roni Glasernull
      • Classical guitarist and composer
      • roniglaser
      • 2 yrs ago
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      Eric Phillips Thanks for listening and for your kind comments Eric!

      The playing still needs work to make sure everything's clean enough, and it can get a bit "high energy", so I need to be careful I can play it within my range of tempo. I'm happy enough with the arrangement though.

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    • Roni Glaser love this, Roni. Great arranging job. Impressive ending…. 

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    • Roni Glaser bravo Roni! what a great job! you clearly have the gift of composition and arrangement of music. ❤️👍💪

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