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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  • 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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    • Derek
    • Derek
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    I thought I had posted this a couple of hours ago but I can't have hit the send button. This is a piece by Gaspar Sanz that I started a couple of days ago. I have been studying a book about performing baroque music on the classical guitar, need to put it into practice now I've almost got my fingers round this. It's from a set of pieces arranged by Karl Scheit.

    I have a Shadow undersaddle pick up on my guitar and I recorded directly from this into my smartphone. I didn't play the repeats.

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    • Derek Good work, Derek. The sound was pretty good. I'm guessing that makes the recording process pretty easy (which I like). It has good volume level (which I also like).

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      • Olli
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      • Saitenzwirbler
      • 2 yrs ago
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      Derek Dear Derek, great piece - I haven't known till now !  I used this pickup too for a long time... but have you tried: 

      https://www.thomann.de/de/ik_multimedia_irig_acoustic_stage.htm

      Irig acoustic stage....

      This is a really microphone with preamp and sound adjustments......I love this thing very much ... Using it now for many years on live events in combination with a Fishman-Amp

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    • Derek nice sound. Nice piece. I know quite a few Sanz pieces, this one is new to me.

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      • Steve Pederson
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      • Steve_Pederson
      • 2 yrs ago
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      Derek I'm blown away that you've only been working on this a couple days! 😮 Fantastic job! I've been working on Sanz for years and can't seem to get it together. 😂

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    • Derek is it a pickup that you put on the bridge? It sounds a bit like a Yamaha Silent Guitar or a Godin Multiac. Thanks for sharing this piece, there are so many!

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      • 2 yrs ago
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      Derek Good job, very spirited and fiery! 🔥 So cool that you're experimenting with new ways of recording yourself! 🧙‍♂️

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    • Derek very nice Derek! I did not know it. Thanks for sharing

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      • Derek
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      Eric Phillips thank you Eric. I'm not sure that the pick up is as good as a mic linked up to my computer but it's better than the onboard mic on the phone.

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      Olli Danke Olli. Ich werde es mir ansehen. Ich Danke ihnen fur ihren rat.

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      joosje Thank you Joosje.

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      Blaise Laflamme Thanks Blaise. It's a piezo under saddle pick up which has the pre amp attached which fits to the bridge (just below the saddle) with double sided tape

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      Martin Danke Martin

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      • Derek
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      Nora Torres-Nagel Thank you Nora

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    • Derek Definitely, anything beats those! I'm guessing it is pretty convenient though, just for something quick and easy.

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    • Olli
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    • Saitenzwirbler
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    Dear Community, the time is running and I also want to upload a piece, but I am still practicing 😝.... you postet so great music - wow - insane .

    I will upload a renaissance piece after Martins Martin great " how to make a video" advice 😂...

    ( Don`t know the correct title at the moment - I mean the workshop tomorrow evening ).

    Tonebase is so cool - but for me the really hardest thing is to decide, on what pieces to work and on what challenge or livestream to participate.....🙈

     

    And also the language is a problem ! 

    I can only write clumsy, simple sentences - that is the reason I do not write very much !!! I would write more - really !!!... But that would take so much time - and this is the time I need to practice 😜

     

    Best Regards

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    • Olli your doing great Olli. I like your wonderful videos and your comments are always nice and to the point. No worries, most of us are not mother tongue English speakers, anyway.

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    • Olli welcome to the club! I understand you and I'm also looking for my words most of the time, but the good thing is that our community is so forgiving and broad-minded! I have the feeling that I know most of you, while we never met in person, because people here are so generous and respectful and the music we share is not limited by language boundaries.

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      joosje hello Joosje, you are right - maybe it takes much more time to write in a foreign language. But the music brings uns together - nether less what language we speak prelimanary

      Best Regards - See and hear you 💐

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      Blaise Laflamme It is really great that music is an universal speech 😉

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      Olli Looking forward for tonight's session on "Intro to Video Editing", this will be definitely a fun one!! I enjoy all of your submissions and thanks to Blaise Laflamme for his beautiful words about our community!

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      • Moses
      • 2 yrs ago
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      Olli I'm in the same boat... =) 

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    • Steve Pederson
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    A slow and majestic interpretation of the Gaspar Sanz piece "Pavanas". There were a few clams towards the beginning, but I felt this take was worth keeping, as I think there were some beautiful moments that I felt captured the essence of the piece. 

    I added quite a bit of reverb, as I thought that's how it would sound being played in a cathedral in Spain. 

    Gaspar Sanz was a composer, guitarist and priest that went to the University of Salamanca in Salamanca Spain. I found a picture of the Cathedral in Salamanca and looked at while rehearsing. It totally changed how I interpret the piece - giving more space at the end of the phrases for the sounds to reverberate throughout a cathedral. 

    A couple challenges I found with this piece - 

    • The trill in measure 2 is really difficult to pull off (literally) without hitting, and therefore muting, the open B string.
    • The intonation in the ascending C, D, E and F chords towards the end is really bad. After recording this I decided to leave out the doubled octave note, which doesn't seem necessary and is causing the problem. 
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    • Steve Pederson  beautiful playing, Steve. Another great piece of this period . Wonderful sound,

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