Week 4: Harmonic Heights
Welcome to the Main Thread for the fourth week of "The Transcriptions" practice challenge!
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Pick a transcription that was originally composed for another instrument, like piano or violin. Don't be afraid to choose a challenging piece or explore works from composers you haven't played before.
Commit to practicing daily and share your progress with the community. Aim to practice every day and post at least two videos per week showcasing your progress. This will help you stay motivated and accountable, and also allow you to share your transcription journey with others. Whether you're tackling a complex piece, refining your skills with a piece you already play, or experimenting with new playing techniques, the community is here to support you and celebrate your achievements.
Share your favorite piece that you would like to see transcribed or your favorite recording of a transcription. This will not only inspire others in the community but also provide a rich resource of ideas for everyone to explore. Plus, it's a great way to celebrate the creativity and artistry involved in adapting music from one instrument to another.
↓ Happy Sharing! ↓
I have a project to create an all Albeniz program where I play the same pieces on guitar and piano. I'm just returning from vacation, so I haven't had time to brush up and record Granada on piano, although I've played it through some. I agree with Albeniz that Granada seems to feel more at home on the guitar. Years ago, I played the Segovia edition. This is Barrueco's transcription and I think it allows for more legato playing.
Just realised it is 4 weeks now. Is too short..
I've been making small but steady improvement. I tried practicing in 3 sections using the metronome. I tried various speed per practice section and the moment I catch myself thinking of what to eat or what to do after I know I can increase tempo again.
My target is 75bpm but at the moment I'm only at 55-57.
Lascia Ch'io Pianga (From "Rinaldo") - George Frideric Handel
I've been practicing this piece for a week now. Although it's not too technically difficult, I still kept making mistakes, hesitated, and experienced memory slips. Nonetheless, I wanted to share my progress with you all, and sorry for ruining this beautiful piece.