Level 10 - List Of Pieces (+ Discussion Space)

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What to expect: 

Level 10 features advanced lessons that require a knowledge of advanced techniques and a rudimentary understanding of theory and ear training.

Description:

Level 10 lets you explore advanced repertoire and hone in on advanced techniques like cross string trills, campanella scales, barres that require more endurance. Here you will find more rhythmic complexity than in the previous levels, exploring polyrhythm, syncopation, as well as changing time signatures mid way through pics. If you are comfortable coming up with your own interpretations, but you are still looking for ways to hone your skills the lessons here will help you do that by isolating specific techniques and ways of practicing that can help you take your interpretations to the next level.

Skills covered:

  • cross string trills (right hand)
  • campanella scales
  • extended barres (left hand)
  • polyrhythm
  • syncopation
  • harmonic function

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(In alphabetical order)

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  • Which piece should I start with?

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      • David Krupka
      • Amateur guitarist/lutenist
      • David_Krupka
      • 1 yr ago
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      peter hancock I’ll ‘answer’ you with a further question: are you confident you’ve been placed at the correct level? A few of us have noted that the quiz has placed at us at levels well beyond our actual capabilities. If you’re not sure where to begin, this may be the case for you as well. I would say the easiest piece at level 10 here is probably the ‘Preludio saudade’ by Augustin Barrios. (It is by no means ‘easy’ but it is far less difficult than, say, the Bach fugue (BWV1000) or Sor’s ‘Mozart variations’.) My recommendation is to have a look at the repertoire list of a variety of levels, and judge your actual level by what you can already play. I hope this helps.

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    • David Krupka 

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    •    David Krupka  Thanks for your reply. I was under the assumption that your course listed all those pieces in a logical order  according difficulty for the propose of  your course.  I did not know that all those pieces are by different people. Using the "skills covered " what skills are you presenting to me?

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      • David Krupka
      • Amateur guitarist/lutenist
      • David_Krupka
      • 1 yr ago
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      peter hancock Just to be clear, Peter, I responded to your question as a fellow ToneBase subscriber, not as part of the staff. So what I am expressing is probably best described as an ‘opinion’. I don’t believe the various skills listed in the brief preamble are directly taught in any of the ‘lessons’. Rather, the individual skills may be developed through the learning of a particular piece. To give an example, the use of ‘cross-string’ trills is likely to arise in the Sonata (K.333) by Domenico Scarlatti. I haven’t watched this particular video yet, but I would guess the technique is discussed without directly being taught. (I might be wrong about this!) You should understand that nearly all of the repertoire at level 10 is technically very demanding. If you are uncertain about where to begin, you should perhaps interact directly (i.e. via private message) with one of ToneBase staff, either Martin (who generally monitors the public forum) or Mircea (who oversees the guitar program). They’re both friendly and helpful, so don’t hesitate!

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    • David Krupka Thanks for that clarification.  It really does help. Level 10 was assigned to me after answering questions.   I answered them honestly. But I did not understand the format of the  presentation of the page for Level 10.  It sounds like you follow the philosophy of  Marco Tamayo. For he believes that techniques are learned by playing pieces rather strick exercises.  Again thanks so much for your reply.  I will make the necessary adjustments. 

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      • MirceaTeam
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      • Mircea
      • 10 mths ago
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      peter hancock Hi Peter, the courses above are currently listed in alphabetical order. The beauty of tonebase is that you get to choose which repertoire you'd like to work on, in the order you like and based on your own musical preferences! So feel free to pick and choose and spend as much time as you need on any one of those.

      The level system is meant to serve as a guide, rather than to prescribe what you should learn and in which order. Some learners prefer to spend a long time working on pieces they find relatively easy, perfecting those, and staying within a level they feel comfortable in. Others prefer pushing their boundaries and learning more and more difficult repertoire every week. It's up to you how you choose to use it!

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    • Ron
    • Ron.1
    • 1 yr ago
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    Thank you for this list however, it is a fairly extensive one with not much indication regarding the specific techniques taught in each one. This makes it very difficult to assess which piece would give me most benefit at this point in time. Please could you offer some guidance in this regard.

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