What is on your musical bucket list?

Do you have a musical bucket list? 📝

Maybe it's to play a recital for friends and family, maybe it's to play in a chamber group or go to a guitar festival! Perhaps it’s finally hearing your favorite guitarist play or tackling Rodrigo's Concierto D'Aranajuez. Let us know what's on your list, no event is too small!

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  • - Bach 6th cello suite and C major violin sonata

    - Britten Nocturnal

    - premier more new works (did 3 this season) 

    - do more work with mixed chorus

    - do more chamber music 

    sorry I guess this isn't all strictly bucket list stuff as much as shorter/medium term goals.     

    • Dave McLellan I had sort of the same take on this. I go through Nocturnal every once in a while but it's still well beyond me. A great piece to study though. Henze's Drei Tentos has always been at the top on my list and I think they may be doable at some point. I've had an on-again/off-again relationship with Bach's BWV 996 for years and I've long thought of being able to play the entire suite but I keep hoping some musicologist will come out and say the Gigue is a fake and the piece ends after the Bouree. That thing is a beast. I don't have any performing goals but I'd like to get more serious about composing but we'll see. 

    • Steve Price true enough, that Gigue is a bear.  so just play a few movements.  you don't need no stinkin' Gigue :-).    I haven't played serious Bach in a really long time (not tellin' how long!).  I have the Henze out on the stand occasionally.   


      Actually this next season is focused on music by women composers (Assad and Amelkina-Vera chosen so far), and music inspired by nature and birds (for a big Mass Audubon society concert next year).  new commission coming in that vein.  


      So Bach and Benji Britten will have to wait.  :-)    

    • Dave McLellan You're right and I might try to figure out a mini-version of the suite I'm comfortable with. Enjoy getting ready for the next season. I especially like the nature and birds theme. It's funny you say that since in the current Tonebase challenge, I'm working on the music of Costa Rica and I just found a piece by Jose Mora-Jimenez which is a suite called "4 Totems" describing a night in the life of a colony of bats of all things. It won't be ready for this challenge for sure but it's a good long-term project for me. Love the exposure to new music and people on this platform. 

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    • tiogutao
    • tiogutao
    • 1 mth ago
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    Chaconne Bach

  • 1. Agustin Barrios Mangore

    i) Julia Florida 

    ii) Prelude in C minor

    iii) La Catedral 

    2. Franciso Tarrega

    I) Capricho Arabe

    ii) Lagrima

    iii) Study in E minor

    iv) Prelude No.5

    3. Heitor Villas Lobos

    I) Prelude No.1

    ii) Etude No.1

    4. Un dia de Novembre and study No.6 by Leo Brouwer

    5. Study in B minor by Sor

    6. Elegie by Kasper Mertz

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    • Brian
    • Retired Software Designer/Developer, Inventor, Dog Lover
    • Brian_Bowman
    • 1 mth ago
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    Learning jazz drumming and bass clarinet 😀

    Seriously, as far as classical guitar goes:

    BWV 1006

    Castles of Spain (various)

    Villa-Lobos (various but especially several of the Eudes and the Brazilian suite).



    Other composers will no doubt arise as I continue to develop on classical guitar.  

    I'm retired and can put several hours a day into practice but also study Jazz Guitar seriously so everything develops at a slower pace then it could if I were only singularly focused.

  • The complete works for solo guitar by Abel Carlevaro. I am over half way through with the next up, Carlevaro's Milonga Suite. 

    • Dale Needles You've definitely got a good start Dale. Keep them coming. 

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  • This is what I am actually working:

    - Pujol's Etude no. 1

    - Fernando Sor - Opus 60 no.9

    - Giuliani -120 Right hand studies

    My bucket list for 2024:

    - Brouwer's Estudio Sencillos no. 1

    - Gulli Bjornsson - Landscape II

    - Fernando Sor - Opus 60 no. 4

    - Fernando Sor - Opus 60 no.8

    With the followings 2 Tonebase courses:

    - Introduction Rest stroke and free stroke - Edouardo Inestal

    - Basic Arpeggio concepts - Edouardo Inestal


    With 6 monts to go; I think I can get through the list for the end of the year. 😅

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    • Jack Stewart
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    • Jack_Stewart
    • 1 mth ago
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    Most of my bucket list is trying to reclaim and, then, maintain pieces I have already learned

    these include:

    Chopin Mazurkas (3, I think,) Waltz op. 69.2. and Raindrop Prelude op.28.15

    Bach - a lot - BWV 996, 1009, 1000 Fugue and others

    Rameau Suite in 'a' minor (1706)

    Various 20th C works - Sauguet, Brouwer, Bogdanovic

    Things I want (wish) to do:

    composing, sight reading, continue to pursue new music

    That's nor asking too much, is it?

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