Week 1: A Guitar has Six Strings, Right? 🎸

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  • I admit I’m a bit off schedule. Many things happening around me keeping me from active practice. Yet, I’m working on the incredibly beautiful  Capricho Catalan, inspired by Manny’s live lesson. It takes time to get ready for recording. So, not yet.

    in the meantime, as an intermezzo I practiced for a little while this charming little piece from the film ´La Vita e Bella’: ‘ Buongiorno Principessa’. It takes more than one practice session, but I would like you to know this one., so I’m giving  it a go as it is…. 
     

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    • Eric Phillips thank you Erik.

      i forgot to mention: this arrangement is part 3 of a little suite by Eugenio Catina, based on the film score by Nicola Piovani.

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      • Derek
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      joosje Beautiful Joosje

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    • joosje very nice joosje, you have a great sound also !

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      • Emmanull
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      joosje so beautiful Joosje ….

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      joosje Very nice Joosje. I'd like other the rest of the suite.

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    • joosje Wow, you have such a beautiful tone. Very nice choice of piece.

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    • Roni Glasernull
    • Classical guitarist and composer
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    My uncle asked me to make an arrangement of a song by the Bengali singer Pratul Mukhopadhyay a little while ago, and here's me stumbling through an attempt at playing it.

    The original I used was a cappella, so I exercised excruciating artistic licence.

    Unfortunately I only used the mic from the computer,  didn't think the sound quality would be so bad! Sorry! I'll use a better mic next time.

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      • ivan paolonull
      • amateur guitarist
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      Roni Glaser 

      I don't know Bengali music but from your transcription this piece is similar to Irish dances, nice work. Bravo

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      • Derek
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      Roni Glaser Nice work Roni

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      • Roni Glasernull
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      ivan paolo Thanks for listening Ivan! 

      Very interesting that Irish connection, I never imagined it!

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      • Roni Glasernull
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      Derek Thanks a lot for listening Derek!

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    • Roni Glaser Really nice, Roni! Without looking at Ivan's comment first, I must say that I was thinking the same thing. It reminded me a bit of Gerald Garcia's arrangement of My Gentle Harp.

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      Roni Glaser it is beautiful!!! 

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      • Roni Glasernull
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      Eric Phillips Right, I had listen to Scott Tenant playing "My Gentle Harp", I can see what you mean! Here's the original, on the off chance you're interested:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5zkgaOuQ8A&t=93s

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      • Roni Glasernull
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      Emma Thank you so much Emma! And thanks for taking the time to listen!

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    • Roni Glaser it’s very beautiful, Roni. Looking forward to a recording with better sound, ok. But what you are doing with this melody is just wonderful.

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      Roni Glaser Really nice work Roni. 

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    • Roni Glaser That's a beautiful melody. Really nice arrangement, it must have been a lot of work!

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      • Roni Glasernull
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      Thank you Hélène Beaulieu Jack Stewart and joosje ! I'll try and get round to doing a better recording with better sound soon!

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    • Roni Glaser this is beautifull Rony! you play is clear and so full of feelings. Sorry for not hearing you before! I try to hear as much as I can, but I can never follow the rythmus of all of you! thanks for sharing this!

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      Nora Torres-Nagel That's really nice Nora😊, thank you so much for listening!

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    • Derek
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    Here's an attempt at a short piece by Piazzolla - Vuelvo al Sur arranged by Gary Ryan. Another piece that I have revisited for the challenge. I might attempt another one in the next two weeks!

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    • Derek Beautiful, Derek! Such distinctive rhythm and harmonies.

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    • Derek Loved the Piazzolla piece. It is sounding good and almost there. Just a little smoother on some of the transitions but I really like how you bring out that beautiful melody and maintain the rhythm. 

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      Derek Very nice Derek. I have never heard this piece. Thanks

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