Week 4: "Samba Strings Showcase"
Welcome to the Main Thread for the last week of "Villa-Lobos Voyage" practice challenge!
Select a mesmerizing piece from Villa-Lobos or a composer connected to his Brazilian heritage. Whether it's a soulful Villa-Lobos composition, a rhythmic Brazilian-inspired work, or a piece by another artist inspired by the Brazilian musical tradition, the choice is yours!
Commit to regular practice and share your progress with the community. Strive to practice daily and upload at least two videos per week to showcase your musical voyage. This not only keeps you motivated but also allows you to share your artistic journey with our tonebase family.
Share your favorite performance or recording that captures the spirit of the "Villa-Lobos-Voyage Challenge." Your submission will inspire others and create a vibrant collection of potential pieces for fellow members to explore.
↓ Happy Sharing! ↓
martin Hi is there a way for members to create/start a discussion board/thread and how does one go about it if it's possible?
Also I was wondering if tonebase can organise some Q andA sessions on Left Hand technique and other topics.
I joined a few months ago. Although I've watched and learned from previous livestreams. It'd be great to have some new interactive livestreams, QnA on fundamentals like technique.
Since our theme is Villa-Lobos and Latin American music, I thought I would post the sad news of the passing today of the great Venezuelan Luthier, Ramon Blanco. He was 90 years old and is known for his masterful classical guitars, cuatros and early instrument replicas. He was also a well-known mountaineer, who was the oldest person in 1993 at the age of 60 to climb to the summit of Mt Everest and by 2003, he had climbed all of the 7 world's summits by the age of 70. I was fortunate to have known Ramon and had at one time, one of his beautiful guitars. I also even got to do a hike with him on Avila National Park in Caracas in 1984. The attached photo was taken in the mid-1980s and includes three great Maestros of Latin American, Antonio Lauro on the left, Abel Carlevaro on the right and Ramon Blanco in the middle. RIP Maestro Blanco!