Week 4: Music from Latin America! 🔥

Welcome to the Main Thread for the last week of the "Music from Latin America" challenge! 

Your submissions are absolutely fantastic, keep them coming!


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  • To relax after the stressful recording of Sojo’s galeron, I decided to come up with this: another Rodrigo Riera piece, the Serenata Ingenua. A bit less complicated for my tormented LH fingers…

     

    btw, it’s a nice encore to end your concert.

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      joosje Very beautiful Joosye!  Such great tone, balance, dynamics, color and nuances.  Wonderful!!

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    • Barney thank you for your kind words. 

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    • Eric Phillips thank you Eric. Yes a bit like some Sagreras.

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      joosje That was beautiful, Joosje. 

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    • joosje Beautiful!!!

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    • joosje thats so beautiful. I love it!!!

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    • joosje incredible guitar as well;-)

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      joosje You're really expressive, and I like so much to listen to you. Thank you for sharing with us these moments of great music!

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    • Moyses Lopes thank you for listening, Moyses. And thank you for the great music you shared with us! 

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      joosje I really enjoyed listening to your playing, always full of colour and emotion. 

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  • Well, I thought my previous post of the Juan Alais pieces would be my last post of the challenge, but I decided I needed to end with some additional pieces by Abel Carlevaro. So here are two posts, the first has two short studies in very contrasting styles.  The first study is called Estudio Moviementos Alternativos which focuses on shifitng between the longitudinal left-hand position to the transerval position.  It uses classic Carlevaro tonal language.  The second study works the right-hand thumb in an arpeggio based on the popular candombe rhythm of Uruguay.  The second post is a beautiful little unpublished Tango that Carlevaro wrote sometime in the 1960s.  I promise these are my last posts. 

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    • Dale Needles I love it! Could you explain the guitar, Carlevaro plays on the photos you posted, I miss the soundhole, but as he is so sensitive, there must be a reason for the shape and the tecnical construction?

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    • Dale Needles I don't want these to be your last posts, Dale! I have so enjoyed getting to know the music of Carlevaro a bit through your playong and writing. Of the offerings above, I aprticularly enjoyed the Tango. I'm partial to very lyrical music.

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    • Stefanie Mosburger-Dalz 

      Thanks. Regarding Carlevaro's guitar, he designed it in the 1980s and it was built by Manuel Contreras. He began playing it in 1985, He formerly played a 1938 Hauser.  Carlevaro introduced several innovations in his guitar design. First, the sound board is not glued to the sides but rather attached with braces. This allows the sound board to vibrate more than if it was glued.  Additionally, the sound hole in the center of the guitar has been removed. However, there is a small gap between the sound board and sides around the circumference of the sound board which replaces the sound hole.  Finally, the curvature of the side in which the guitarist rests the right arm has been removed and is level so the right arm can move more easily from playing near the bridge to the neck.  

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    • Dale Needles  love it. His music is really a world of its own. Did you play yourself one such guitar, Dale?

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    • joosje Thanks. I played one of Carlevaro's guitars years ago and liked it.  It had a clear tone and projected very well. But I never purchased one since I loved my traditional guitar built by the great American Luthier and friend Anthony Murray.  

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      Dale Needles Beautiful, Dale! With these,  I have no doubt: you're an authentic Latin American! 😉 As said Eric, thank you for bringing us all this Carlevaro's world.

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    • Moyses Lopes Thanks!  Also, Moyses, what a compliment.  I really appreciate it.

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    • Eric Phillips Thanks!  Also been enjoying the Brouwer studies that you are posting.  These are wonderful studies which every guitarist should play at some time.  

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      Dale Needles Oh, keep uploading great music, please. 🙏 We are all enjoying this great Able Carlevaro music journey.

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    • Dale Needles thank you so much for your sharing your incredible knowledge and love foe Carlevaro and guitar!!!!

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    • Stefanie Mosburger-Dalz Thank you for listening!

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  • I promised that I´ll play another Latin Rithm, this is a Carranga, is born in Colombia (South America) its a mix of merengue and rumba, ist the traditional music in the rural zones.

    I hope that enjoy it!

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    • Oscar Leonardo Molina Sierra wow, I cant keep my body unmoved!!! So vital and an amazing open sound!!!! I want to dance

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    • Oscar Leonardo Molina Sierra I love to watch you play!!!!

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