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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    • Wainull
    • 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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      • martin.3
      • 2 yrs ago
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      Wai wow, that was beautifully done, you have a clear understanding of the musical direction! Sound is wonderful, glad you learned something in the recording course 🦁

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    • Wai great job Wai!  Very nicely done!

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    • Wai great submission. You made a great recording. More important. Beautiful playing!

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      • Steve Pederson
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      • Steve_Pederson
      • 2 yrs ago
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      Wai That's how it's done! Great job. I see you're playing a Cordoba as well. What model is that? 

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      • Wainull
      • Wai_Ng
      • 2 yrs ago
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      Steve Pederson Thanks for listening. The model of my Cordoba is C10 CD, it's a very bright and responsive guitar, I like it a lot.

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    • Wai very well played Wai, and your sound is great! What microphones did you bought?

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      • Wainull
      • Wai_Ng
      • 2 yrs ago
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      Blaise Laflamme Thank you. I bought a pair of Lewitt LCT040 Match because it's quite affordable 💰😅

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    • Wai indeed they are, I was looking at them before Martin  suggested Line Audio CM4. Thanks for sharing 👍

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      • Emmanull
      • Emma
      • 2 yrs ago
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      Wai well played, well phrased, well interpreted!!! bravo!!!

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  • I started watching several lessons to get knowledge about composers, I never played, so I used the list of links to tonebasetutorials as guide, but there is no way to play such peaces now. I restarted playing Guitar 3 Years ago.... Then I looked after peaces, I played several decades before and took out a flamencoscool of Azpiazu, I followed as a teenager and ...everything is gone. My q-finger so weak, that I cant hear a sound, my a-golpe so uncoordinated....ridiciulous, Im not able to make the movement!!! I took out a flamencotutorial of Gerhard Graf-Martinez, that I bought 20 years ago because I love the typical chords and harmonies and its very good for beginners. I spent some hours with it, and to regain it, I should work on it every day which I cant actually but I  feel so inspired by looking after spanish music. But I wont work on a peace now, because I  still have work with my current peace-Yesterday I simply did etudes out of Carcassis Opus 60, well, I will use the month to just approach spanish guitarmusic again.

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      • martin.3
      • 2 yrs ago
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      Stefanie Mosburger-Dalz thank you! Inspiration is the first step that lights the fire to get you started again! The Carcassi Etudes 60 are fantastic, we did a 30 day challenge around that a while ago!

      When getting back into playing it is important to be patient and build up habits that bring you back to the guitar regularly!

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  • Aguado - Lesson 40

    This is another lesson with a focus on sustaining one voice while other voices move around it. Some of the fingerings are pretty tricky.

    After I recorded this, I listened to Segovia's version. He plays it quite a bit slower than I do. I guess he can't keep up with me! 🙂

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    • Eric Phillips beautiful. Never heard Segovia with this. But you’re good!

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    • joosje Thanks, Joosje. Derek told me about a recording Segovia made of eight of Aguado's lessons. You can find them on YouTube.

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      • Steve Pederson
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      • Steve_Pederson
      • 2 yrs ago
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      Eric Phillips Nice! Would you call that a "campanula" sound effect - sustaining a voice while others move around it? 

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    • Steve Pederson Thanks, Steve. Do you mean campanella? If so, no, this is just polyphony. Campanella as I understand it is when the notes of one melody line ring together by playing them on different strings.

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      • Steve Pederson
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      • Steve_Pederson
      • 2 yrs ago
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      Eric Phillips that must be the word! 😉 Thanks!

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    • Eric Phillips oh yeah you're starting an Aguado challenge within the Spain one! 😂 Well done Eric, your affinity with this style is evident.

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    • Blaise Laflamme Thanks, Blaise. I do get a bit fixated.

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    • Eric Phillips we all have our own OCDs 😂... stay like that! ❤️

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      • martin.3
      • 2 yrs ago
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      If you mention Segovia's name a bit too often he'll be bach!

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    • Martin I heard that he wore that outfit (with the gun) at a few of his masterclasses, just to intimidate the students even more. 🙂

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      • Moyses Lopes
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      • Moses
      • 2 yrs ago
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      Eric Phillips , Great! Thank you for sharing!

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      • Emmanull
      • Emma
      • 2 yrs ago
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      Eric Phillips long time I don't hear Aguado, beautiful!

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    • Emma Thank you, Emma!

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