WEEK 2: La Guitarra Espanola! 🐂

Welcome to the Main Thread for the second week of our musical Journey to Spain!! This is the place to share submissions of the second week! 🔥


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↓ HAPPY PRACTICING, HAPPY SHARING ↓

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    • martinTeam
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    • 2 yrs ago
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    I had some fun playing around with Manny's excellent  score  of "Torija" by Torroba! Here's the tutorial if you want to check that out!

    My recurring theme with slow pieces is that I get so immersed into the music that I get quite tense during the performance, which makes me loose the overarching line and mess up my tempo a bit!

    Especially this passage is a bit tricky, I am aiming to keep the first chord in the second bar of that picture as long as possible, which is why I have this awkward fingering going in there, I'm not sure if it worth it in the end!

     

    • Martin wow! that was so beautifully played! So introspective with right amount of colors and freedom... you made my day, thanks for sharing!

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    • Martin Unbelievably expressive playing, Martin! So beautiful. Let me guess, you practiced it for fifteen minutes!

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      Blaise Laflamme Thank you!! I did a lot of string and color changes, but the guitar sings so beautifully on the 3rd string!

      Eric Phillips Thank you, too!!! But why is playing epxressive so damn hard and exhausting, haha

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      • Jack Stewart
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      Martin That was beautiful. Your control of dynamics and phrasing are really impressive. Thanks for the inspiration.

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    • Martin Very very beautiful. Expressiveness has no limits. Worth all the time spent

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    • Martin I think it's because you put your whole self into it.

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    • Martin wunderschön!

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      Jack Stewart Thank you! You should check out that piece, it is soooo beautiful!

      joosje you're absolutely right 👏

      Eric Phillips Maybe! Btw, I did not learn that in 15min, I've first learned it after Manny's production came out, but I'll take the challenge to finalize that piece!

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      Stefanie Mosburger-Dalz Thank you, gracias, Dankeschön ☀

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    • Martin I hope many will follow and play this wonderful piece. You set the standard very high, but it’s a piece that could help many of us discover the extents of color and expressiveness that we can attain….

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    • Martin what a beautiful read!  Absolutely gorgeous!  Thank you Martin

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      • Steve Pederson
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      Martin man, so beautiful! You're making that guitar cry! It's like that song is why they make guitars. 

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      • Wainull
      • Wai_Ng
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      Martin Wow! It was so beautiful! How did you produce such a sweet tone~🍯

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      joosje This piece really invites to explore all the different timbres on the guitar!

      Paul Kennedy Thank you so much ♥I got back into all the Castillas after your submissions!

      Steve Pederson beautifully put into words, thank you so much!!!

      Wai Thank you so much! I tell my students always "there are three secrets to become a good guitar player: 

      1. Practice
      2. Practice
      3. and Practice

      🧙‍♂️

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      • Moses
      • 2 yrs ago
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      Bravo, Martin  !! Bravíssimo! Inspired and Inspiring! What a beatiful work!

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      Martin so beautiful!!! that second part with the glissando .... beautiful piece and beautifully played. Thank you !!!

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    • Jack Stewart
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    Well, damn. I was hoping to submit an initial recording during the first week. Now I am hoping I can submit an initial recording during the 2nd week.😕

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    • Jack Stewart there will be another chance, Jack! Make sure you are pole position for the 3rd lap. 

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      Jack Stewart We're all waiting 🦁

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    • Jack Stewart great... En Los Trigales?

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      • Emma
      • 2 yrs ago
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      Jack Stewart same here!!

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    • Wai_Ng
    • 2 yrs ago
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    Wow, it's already week 2? Time flies!!

    I was practicing Fernando Sor Opus 35 No.2 last week, and in the meantime, I went to buy a Focusrite 2i2, a pair of mics, and a Reaper software, followed everything Martin taught in the recording course, and here is my first video and my first Tonebase community challenge. (The guitar sound is a little bit harsh, sorry, but I will keep practicing :P)

    I am going to practice Espanoleta (Theme) this week, hope I will have something to share with the community next week. Thank you, Tonebase and Martin, for teaching us how to record at home.

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    • Wai That was excellent, Wai! The phrasing, dynamics, and variation in tone color were all flawless.

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    • Wai super!!!

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