WEEK 3: Heavenly Harmonies of J.S.Bach! 🌤

Welcome to the Main Thread for the third week of the J.S.Bach Challenge! This is the place to post submissions of the third week!


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    • Moyses Lopes
    • Classical Guitarist and Electroacoustic Interpreter
    • Moses
    • 1 yr ago
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    Hi, friends! For this 4th week I did something different (for me, at least). I listened to some pieces for clavichord and choose one to transcribe for two guitars.

     

    …And the Oscar goes to... BWV 930 Prelude!!

     

    I didn't find any recording with guitar or guitar duo, just pianos and clavichords. Maybe that is the WORLD PREMIERE of BWV 930 for guitar duo... 😄

     

    Most recordings are at 90 BPM. To be honest, I prefer a bit faster, 100 or even so 120, but I  followed the crowd.

     

    I discovered that is not easy to record a guitar duo video... Anyway, the result is below. No ornaments, just experimentation. For me, it was like a playground!

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      • Wainull
      • Wai_Ng
      • 1 yr ago
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      Moyses Lopes Sounded fantastic and the sound balance was really good!

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      • Derek
      • Derek
      • 1 yr ago
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      Moyses Lopes I love it Moyses - brilliant!

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    • Moyses Lopes That was wonderful, Moyses! The sound was good and the contrapuntal texture really came out beautifully. That really opens up a big world of music to play.

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    • Moyses Lopes fantastic!!!!!!!!👍

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      • Emmanull
      • Emma
      • 1 yr ago
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      Moyses Lopes you and your twin brother play so well the guitar!!!! That was fantastic!!! 

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      • Steve Pederson
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      • Steve_Pederson
      • 1 yr ago
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      Moyses Lopes This was really great Moyses! It sounded terrific. It must've been fun to do this. It reminded me of a video I've seen with Julian Bream playing a duet with himself - side by side: 

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    • Steve Pederson That's awesome! Bream has the best face and body expressions when he plays!

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      • Moyses Lopes
      • Classical Guitarist and Electroacoustic Interpreter
      • Moses
      • 1 yr ago
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      Wai , Thank you!

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      • Moyses Lopes
      • Classical Guitarist and Electroacoustic Interpreter
      • Moses
      • 1 yr ago
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      1. Derek Thank you, Derek!
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      • Moyses Lopes
      • Classical Guitarist and Electroacoustic Interpreter
      • Moses
      • 1 yr ago
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      Eric Phillips I'll try another recording, faster, I guess the texture may sound better. We'll see...

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      • Moyses Lopes
      • Classical Guitarist and Electroacoustic Interpreter
      • Moses
      • 1 yr ago
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      Nora Torres-Nagel Thank you, Nora!

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      • Moyses Lopes
      • Classical Guitarist and Electroacoustic Interpreter
      • Moses
      • 1 yr ago
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      Steve Pederson It's a great video, thank you! Not just a great guitarist, Bream reveals himself as a great actor too! 😄

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    • Barney
    • 1 yr ago
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    This version of the Prelude was done by Ponce for Segovia to bring out the music using the capabilities, beauty and poetry of the modern day guitar.  I first heard it while watching (with my father) a Segovia Masterclass series on TV filmed in Santiago de Compostella, Spain in I think about 1965. Segovia played this for his students.  IMO, it was a magical guitar moment.

    I have played the bare bones version, but always wanted to learn this one.  It was more difficult than expected and is still in process.  Here it is!

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