Week 4: Prepare for Landing! ✈

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    • Derek
    • Derek
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    Here's the second recording today. My original understanding of the challenge was that we played the music of our own country. Not sure if that's correct or not but my mother in law was Austrian so that's my excuse for including a piece by the early 20th century Austrian composer Alfred Uhl. It's from '10 Pieces for Guitar' dedicated to Karl Scheit. I used to play this many years ago but I've decided to revisit it as a study piece as I think it's useful for practising various techniques.

     

    As in the previous piece, I messed up the end and rerecorded it but this time I don't think you can hear the join :-)

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      • Derek
      • Derek
      • 1 yr ago
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      joosje Thanks Joosje. I first played this piece just over 40 years ago! I subsequently re discovered it about 6 or 7 years ago when I was looking for some Viennese pieces to play down at our local guitar club.

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    • Derek This was an interesting work as well.  A new composer for me.  Nicely done.

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  • For this week I do a bit different... about a week ago a french composer, Michel Dalle Ave, dedicated me a nice little piece in the folk/finger style that got published by Oz, I could not resist to quickly record it. Here we go...

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      • David Krupka
      • Amateur guitarist/lutenist
      • David_Krupka
      • 1 yr ago
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      Beautiful piece, beautifully played Blaise! That's quite an honour to be the dedicatee of such lovely music! 🙏🙏👋👋

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    • Blaise Laflamme Just awesome, Blaise! Congratulations.

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    • David Krupka Eric Phillips Thank you! It was quite unexpected, the composer is very generous and fun to work with, a great experience so far.

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    • Blaise Laflamme Congratulations on the piece. A great song and so well played. 

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    • Steve Price Thank you Steve!

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    • Blaise Laflamme Bravo!  Such a beautiful piece and superbly performed with great expressiveness.  Congrats on the composer dedicating it to you.  You returned the composer's gift of dedication with an excellent performance!

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    • Dale Needles Thank you Dale, yeah it went without saying... it was the right thing to do!

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      • Barney
      • Barney
      • 1 yr ago
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      Blaise Laflamme You deserve the dedication as displayed in your wonderful performance.  Bravo! Thanks for sharing it with us!

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    • Barney thank you Barney, it was a nice experience.

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      • Derek
      • Derek
      • 1 yr ago
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      Blaise Laflamme Great playing Blaise and a very nice piece too!

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      • Moyses Lopes
      • Classical Guitarist and Electroacoustic Interpreter
      • Moses
      • 1 yr ago
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      Blaise Laflamme Fantastic! What phrasing, Blaise! A beautiful piece with superb performance. Great combination! As some colleagues said, congratulations to both: the composer and you. Thanks for sharing!

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    • Derek Thanks Derek!

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    • Moyses Lopes Thanks Moyses, it was a nice and unexpected collaboration!

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    • Blaise Laflamme  what a joy to wake up on Monday morning and hear this. Great playing and what a good piece this is.  Hope to hear more of his music…. 

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    • joosje Thank you Joosje, I plan to record another work from this composer by the end of the month.

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      • Steve Pederson
      • The Journey is My Destination!
      • Steve_Pederson
      • 1 yr ago
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      Blaise Laflamme what a gorgeous piece, and with some really tasty chords in there - somewhat unexpected, but a very nice surprise! 

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    • Steve Pederson Thank you Steve, this is an interesting piece, simple and easy to learn.

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      • Jack Stewart
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      Blaise Laflamme Beautiful, Blaise. It is a finger style piece that has that 'composer' quality in the vein of Bensusan or de Grasse (though quite distinct from theirs). Congratulations on the dedication. You have done it very well indeed.

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    • Jack Stewart Thank you Jack, I did my best with my allowed time within a week!

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    • Blaise Laflamme How awesome to have such a beautiful piece dedicated to you!  You play it with confidence and direction and beautiful tone!

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    • Marilyn Blodget Thank you Marilyn!

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  • Maurice Sherbanée - Sahara

    While surfing YT, I came across a video of Edson Lopes playing this piece, and it really struck me. I can't find out anything about the composer. There are several performances of his pieces on YT, but a Google search on his name gives me nothing about him. (There is an actor with the same name, but I suspect they are not one and the same person.) Has anybody heard of him?

    According the score (attached), the music is arranged for guitar by Howard Heitmeyer. I don't know the original setting. Maybe it's a song?

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