Week 6: Triumph & Reflections

Get the Scores for the Carcassi Etudes op.60 Challenge 

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Ready to join the "Carcassi Etudes op.60 Challenge"? Here’s your starting line:

  1. Pick Your Etude: Dive into the evocative world of Carcassi by selecting an etude from op.60. Whether it's a piece that tests your technical limits or one that you've longed to perfect, the choice is yours. 🎼
  2. Commit to Practice: Embark on a disciplined practice routine, aiming for consistency. Share your journey with at least two video updates each week on our platform. This commitment will not only enhance your skills but also enable us to experience your progress, fostering a supportive atmosphere in our tonebase community. 🌱
  3. Share Your Practice: Submit a recording that you feel best captures your connection with Carcassi's music. This will inspire and contribute to a rich collection of performances for our community to enjoy and learn from. 🎶

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  • It looks like some of us were interested by #16... then here's my own version... As a personal choice I opted to use right hand preparation to execute the written accompaniment articulation and to not make the bar repetition for the second section. 😅

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    • Blaise Laflamme wow, this is so beautiful. I’m speechless. 

      ok, back to practice….

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    • joosje Thank you Joosje, a bit different than what's out there but while I was working on it I got hooked by the accompaniment articulation! 😵

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    • Blaise Laflamme Here I am in a classic apartment in the historic center of Bordeaux listening to your beautiful performance of Carcassi. It doesn't get any better. Merci!

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    • Dale Needles Thank you Dale, what a fantastic environment you're in... definitely a good match with this music! If you have some free time please post a picture! 😅

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    • Blaise Laflamme A very elegant and rich rendition. Good camera work too!

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    • Neil Macmillan Thank you Neil, it looks like my second camera had bad framing (I figured out after the recording session) then it was hard to use in most case, at least it worked out when I was playing higher on the neck.

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      • Barney
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      Blaise Laflamme Beautiful interpretation , Blaise!  Using  right hand preparation to execute the  accompaniment articulation serves to bring out the melody lines more effectively.  I like it!

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    • Barney Thank you Barney, yes and at the same time it helps in shaping chords voicing and harmony direction!

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      Blaise Laflamme Agreed.  Thank you for pointing that out as well!

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    • Blaise Laflamme Fantastic sound and video production Blaise......congratulations for your interpretation.....great

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    • Blaise Laflamme As usual Blaise this is an exceptional interpretation with an outstanding recording. Thanks a lot for sharing your work.

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    • JUAN ALONSO Thank you Juan!

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    • Andre Bernier Thank you Andre, I was hoping to produce at least two but I ran out of time 😥

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      Blaise Laflamme Beautiful, Blaise. This is such an expressive etude with a very interesting harmonic structure which you did a wonderful job of bringing out.

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    • Jack Stewart Thank you Jack, I'm glad you like what I did!

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  • Very nice playing Blaise and your articulations are great.  This is one of my favorites that puts me in the zone as soon as the first measure!  

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    • Rick Lord Thank you Rick, it's definitely one of the more interesting musically. I haven't yet settled on a more definitive way of playing it, I'm still exploring all its avenues but I wanted to make a version for the challenge. 😅

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  • hello to all participants....I´ve been disconected last weeks but today I´m posting my take of the etude number XX.....I´ll try to record Nr XXV before the challenge end.....which is a very motivating to revover old etudes sometime you played....I hope ypu like it. 

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      JUAN ALONSO Excellent, Juan!  Happy you returned to us to submit this one.  Hope you also have time to record No. 25.  I look forward to your next post.  Thanks for sharing.

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    • JUAN ALONSO Great performance Juan. Bravo and thanks for sharing 👍

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    • JUAN ALONSO this is sounding very good Juan, it flows perfectly under your fingers! 💪👏

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    • JUAN ALONSO wonderful! I really like the solidity of your tone (also in slurs) and consistency of the pulse. Thank you for sharing. 

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      JUAN ALONSO Another excellent posting. Beautifully played.

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    • Carlo Martins
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    Hello everyone,

    This is my last attempt to n.9 (not sure if I will have time to repost before the challenge ends), still not good, so accepting all suggestions! 😄

    Thanks for listening and commenting

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      • Barney
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      Carlo Martins Nicely done Carlo!  Wondering if, as you vary the tone color, it might sound more beautiful to sometimes play over the sound hole for a warmer tone.  The slurs look pretty clean.  Are you snapping off many of them (like rest strokes) to achieve more clarity?

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