Baroque Mini Challenge
Hey fellow toneBuddies!!
We will have an insightful live stream roundtable discussion featuring some of the most renowned experts in the Baroque and Renaissance music (learn more about that here: ). To keep the spirit of these incredible eras alive and flourishing, we thought it would be a fantastic idea to create a mini community challenge for all of you to participate in!
We invite you to record and upload a video of yourself playing a piece from the Baroque or Renaissance era. We want to see your passion and skill while you bring these timeless compositions to life.
How to participate:
Record a video of yourself performing a Baroque or Renaissance piece.
- Upload your video to your preferred platform (e.g., YouTube, Vimeo, etc.).
- Share the link to your video in the comments section below.
- Feel free to add a brief description of the piece you chose and why you love it.
Interact and engage:
Don't forget to check out the performances of your fellow toneBuddies! Show your support by leaving comments, constructive feedback, and appreciation for their efforts. Let's encourage each other to improve and enjoy the beauty of these historical eras.
There's no specific prize for this challenge, but it's an opportunity to showcase your talent, receive feedback, and connect with like-minded music lovers. Who knows? You might even make some new friends along the way!
Can't make it to the live stream roundtable discussion that inspired this challenge, don't worry! The stream will be recorded, you can rewatch it at any time!
Ready, set, play!
We can't wait to see your incredible Baroque and Renaissance performances. Let's keep the spirit of these eras alive and thriving in our community!
Happy playing, everyone!
I'll happily post a couple pieces of early music.
- Fantasia 61 by Francesco da Milano (1497-1543). I love everything by "Il Divino". His fantasias just seem to me to be the purest examples of music ever written for plucked instruments. I decided to record this one on my guitar and not my lute, only because I feel a lot more confident about my sound and technique on the guitar (plus, I already had it out ).
- Prelude to the Suite in D minor by Robert de Visée (1650-1725). Short and technically straightforward, but it's just so beautiful. Despite it's short length, there is a lot going on in there. I think this piece would be a great vehicle to teach students about polyphony and harmonic progressions.
I have attached scores for each if anyone is interested. (The da Milano is a tablature, but the de Visée is in standard notation.)