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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  • Although I thought not to be able to participate in this challenge, I have realized that I am working ONLY with musica española !

    I will share here my study on the RH "El abejorro" (what improves my tremolo also) done with iam. The aim (and not iam jajaja)is that "el abejorro" will make us crazy with his buzzzz, This requires a lot of work for my hands...All is difficult for me in this study, LH also and coordination also. Still a lot to work on. I play it here quick (for me) , with mistakes...but ..here we go.....

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    • Nora Torres-Nagel wow, you’re keeping a good speed all along the piece with its different passages. It’s really hard, well done! keep buzzing…

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    • Nora Torres-Nagel Great job, Nora! What stamina, keeping that up for so long!

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    • Nora Torres-Nagel good work on this, tremolo pattern between 2 strings, not easy at all! AMI would definitely feel far from being natural, the original is about IMI... you know some people do really good sounding tremolo with IMI or MIM... fascinating.

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      • Jack Stewart
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      Nora Torres-Nagel Wow another relentlessly challenging piece! Great job Nora. That kind of right hand technique would overwhelm me. Who is the composer?

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      • Derek
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      Nora Torres-Nagel Really buzzing - that's great Nora

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      • Steve Pederson
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      Nora Torres-Nagel I am impressed! 

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      • Moyses Lopes
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      Nora Torres-Nagel , Great!!! Well done, a lot of work to your right hand!

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    • Blaise Laflamme thanks Blaise! in fact I am playing iam...still inconsistent...but I am working continously on it. Yes! some people (Ana Vidovic for instance) plays the tremolo with im....not for me!!!!!! but yes it is fascinating to observe her fingers doing that and protecting the first string with "a".....glup!

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    • Moyses Lopes gracias Moyses!

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    • Steve Pederson thanks for hearing Steve... it is improving...but still far away  from as it should sound....it improves very slowly...

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  • Additionally....I am working on the Sor study OP.6 N.6, also with Martin advises....although still needs a lot of work....I hope Eric will enjoy it (a little right now...)

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    • Nora Torres-Nagel brava, Nora. The thirds are getting smoother and stronger.  Good job!

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    • joosje gracias!!!!!

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    • Nora Torres-Nagel bravo Nora! you already have a good understanding of the form, phrases and shades... really good work. 💪

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    • Nora Torres-Nagel I liked that very much, Nora! That entire Op 6 is so wonderful, but so challenging. I have only played a couple of the pieces in it seriously. This one is very difficult in the left hand for me.

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      Nora Torres-Nagel That was great Nora. I've always loved that piece. I have played it in the past - you have inspired me to take it back up. TIt is a difficult piece, those 3rds are relentless!!! Great job. Thanks for adding this..

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      • Derek
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      Nora Torres-Nagel Brava Nora. That's a tricky piece. I think that most of it is there. Look forward to another video with your progress.

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    • Derek thanks for hearing me Derek 🙂

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    • Jack Stewart gracias Jack! I like his "Freude"...how to say it..."alegria"..."gladness" ????

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    • Eric Phillips thanks Eric! it has several difficult passages for the LH yes....and the tempo....but it is nice to try it and the hands learn a lot as a "study".

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    • Nora Torres-Nagel I love this study.  Knowing that you are fan of Carlevaro, have you seen the Chanterelle publication, Abel Carlevaro Guitar Masterclass, Volume I, F. Sor: 10 Studies?  He has a chapter on this study along with the score and his fingering.  

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      • Wainull
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      Nora Torres-Nagel I also watched the masterclass, it was my first my to join live events on Tonebase, what a great experience! Thank you for sharing this beautiful piece in the masterclass, I learned a lot even just watching it. 👍

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      • Moyses Lopes
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      • Moses
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      Nora Torres-Nagel you are not reading!!! Everything by heart! Brava! 

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    • Blaise Laflamme thanks for hearing me!!!! and your comments..

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    • Dale Needles hi Dale! I am very delayed in this challenge trying to hear and read the great contributions and commentaries. No! I did not know that publication... I will have a look! yes I am a fan of Carlevaro and I have his Masterclasses of Villalobos (Studies, Choro1 and preludes) and commentaries, always so interesting since he met him. Definitevly (wrong written) I will look it and.....right NOW. Thanks!

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