Week 2: Strings Attached
Welcome to the Main Thread for the second week of "The Transcriptions" practice challenge!
- Make sure you've read the guidelines before replying!
- Watch the kickoff livestream!
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! ↓
Manuel Ponce arranged a number of popular songs for piano and then either he or Andres Segovia, depending on the source, arranged some of them for guitar. This is the start of Por Ti Mi Corazón which may have actually been an original or was based on a popular piece, again, depending on the source.
I started changing the way I learn pieces and I've been going through them phrase by phrase instead of working through the whole piece which hadn't proven productive for me. Here are the first two phrases of the a section.
The sound is odd since I'm regrowing nails and like Jack said, it's forcing me to dig in to get some volume. I recently installed a new floor which is rough on the hands and especially the nails so I had to take a bit of a break.