WEEK 3: El Canto de la Guitarra 🎶

Welcome to the Main Thread for the second week of our musical Journey to Spain!! This is the place to share submissions of the third week! 🔥


If you want to describe your process (optional), feel free to use the following template.

  • Things you found easy:
  • Things you found difficult:
  • (Optional): a video of you performing it!
  • (Optional:) questions

↓ HAPPY PRACTICING, HAPPY SHARING ↓

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    • Steve Pederson
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    • Steve_Pederson
    • 2 yrs ago
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    Man, I love this piece - Dedicatoria by Enrique Granados - so much. I think this is like take 25 or something...

    I just wish I hadn't pinched that last note. 😥

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    • Steve Pederson Your musicality is on display with this pieces.  Nicely done. 

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      • Emmanull
      • Emma
      • 2 yrs ago
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      Steve Pederson beautiful!!!! Ohhhh I am discovering so many beautiful new pieces with this challenge! You are playing it well phrased and with a beautiful tone . Bravo

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      • Steve Pederson
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      • 2 yrs ago
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      Jack Stewart Thanks Jack!

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      • Steve Pederson
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      • 2 yrs ago
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      Stefano Thank you Stefano!

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      • Steve Pederson
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      • 2 yrs ago
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      Blaise Laflamme Yes, for sure! Love playing this one. Glad that came through. Thank you! 

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      • Steve Pederson
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      • 2 yrs ago
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      joosje Thank you! 

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      • Steve Pederson
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      Dale Needles Thanks Dale!

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      • Steve Pederson
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      Emma Thank you Emma!

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    • Steve Pederson oh your melody is shining! very nice! thanks!

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    • Wai_Ng
    • 2 yrs ago
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    Last week I practiced Espanoletas (Theme) by Gaspar Sanz (Thanks to this community challenge for introducing this great composer to me). I also found a lesson on Tonebase, but the version I have is different from the Tonebase version.

    ・Things I found easy: It is a short piece, so technically it is not hard to play.

    ・Things I found difficult: Ornaments! When & How to play ornaments on this piece was the biggest challenge to me. If I didn't pay attention to them, they would sound sloppy, however, if I paid too much attention to them, they would sound pretentious and forced, it was hard to find the sweet spot of it. 

    Another difficulty was my cat, she made some noises in the background which made me laugh during the recording. Fortunately, those noises didn't pick up by the microphones. 😹

    After I practiced the theme, I decided to practice the whole piece. Hope I can share with you guys next time.

    Thank you very much

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      • Steve Pederson
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      • Steve_Pederson
      • 2 yrs ago
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      Wai beautiful job! Your ornaments sounded great!

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    • Wai That sounds so perfect, Wai! I really love your sound and those beautiful ornaments.

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      • Olli
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      • Saitenzwirbler
      • 2 yrs ago
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      Wai you did a great job on that piece...most notably I love the combination of this Pavana followed by Canarios.The ornaments sound well - it is not so easy to decide when to play what kind of ornamentation to bring some differences into the performance ( and at this point I am really wondering about my sentence in English 😂 and I hope, you will understand what I mean ....) Best Regards

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      • Wainull
      • Wai_Ng
      • 2 yrs ago
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      Olli Thanks for the comment. Yes, it was difficult to decide when what & how to play ornaments in classical music. I have watched 2 Tonebase lessons about ornamentation, and I found that it's a never-ending study, so I gave up and just followed the guideline on my score and went will the flow.

      I fully understand what you said, don't worry, English is not my first language also, we are both foreigners here. 😂

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      • Wainull
      • Wai_Ng
      • 2 yrs ago
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      Steve Pederson Eric Phillips Thank you so much. You guys are so encouraging! Really hope that more people will join this community.

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      • Jack_Stewart
      • 2 yrs ago
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      Wai That was beautiful. I do hope you add the rest of the piece.I would love to hear it. Thanks for sharing.

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    • Wai Very well done! The ornaments sound well and you obtain a great sound from the guitar!

      Can I ask you what you used for recording? It sounds like a pretty good microphone

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    • Wai beautifully played Wai, and you got a gorgeous sound... bravo!

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    • Wai Very beautiful!

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    • Wai so nice . Great sound and i think the  ornaments are very light and  musical. Thanks for posting this Españoleta. I love it.

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      • Wainull
      • Wai_Ng
      • 2 yrs ago
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      Stefano Thanks for your kind words. I only started recording myself, so I only used basic pieces of equipment. The microphones I am using are Lewitt LCT040 Match + Scarlett 2i2 audio interface and don't forget to watch Martin's great magnificent recording courses:
      https://guitar-community.tonebase.co/category/recording-course 👍

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      • Emmanull
      • Emma
      • 2 yrs ago
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      Wai so well played … again I am transported to the time listening to you, beautiful!!!

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      • Derek
      • Derek
      • 2 yrs ago
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      Wai well played Wai. I have been playing through a set of Sanz pieces, including this one, every morning for the past week or so. You play it well

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    • Wai lovely very well played Wai!

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    • Olli
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    • Saitenzwirbler
    • 2 yrs ago
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    Martin Hello Martin, will there also be a week four in this challenge ? (21-27.02.) What is the deadline for uploading a recording - I am hardly working on pieces and the time is running away. I am also eagerly awaiting the delivery of my blue LED backlight for future recordings😊 

    🙋‍♂️ The watch Party is on o4th March.... that's another half week from 28.02 till 03.03...

    Best Regards 🏋️‍♂️

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