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! 🔥


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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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      • martin.3
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      Olli Hi Olli! I won't open an extra thread for the last couple of days, so this is the place for the grand finale 🥳

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      • Olli
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      • Saitenzwirbler
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      Martin no Deadline ?

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      Olli Oh wait, of course there will be a fourth week! I'm sorry, this challenge is running the whole month, forgot that for a second because there are soooo much great submissions already!

      So I will open week for next Monday on March 21st, the cut-off date for the Watch Party will be March 28th, that's when I am preparing one Powerpoint Presentation to rule them all!

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      • Olli
      • Mr. Pizza
      • Saitenzwirbler
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      Martin that is great 😍 Thank you for your information

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    • Martin you probably mean February 21st and February 28th instead of March 😮

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      Blaise Laflamme of course, man, I should get a coffee!

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    • Martin no worries... that's the pandemic effect 😂

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      • Emma
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      Martin yes please wait for me!!! Still working on my Cadiz😵

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      Emma Go go go!! 🕺

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  • Jose Broca - Un Adios Op 4

    Today, I will break into the very large world of Spanish Romantic (era) music. As I fish around for pieces to play, there is such a vast ocean to choose from. The big name is Tarrega, of course, but there is so much more. For the next several days, I will be playing pieces all written by men named Jose.

    Jose Broca (1805-1882) was a student of Dionisio Aguado, so he is a good bridge to the previous era. This piece is simple, but charming, and very satisfying to play.

    Here's a joke that perhaps only people from the U.S. will understand. What question do you ask Jose before a baseball game? Jose, can you see? (If you don't get it, here's a hint: it's a musical joke, and the KEY is very important.)

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      Eric Phillips Very nicely played Eric - even if it is romantic!

      As to your (Dad) joke , I will provide my daughter's favorite emoji for me 🙄

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    • Jack Stewart Hah! As a high school teacher, I get a lot of eye rolling at my plentiful jokes. But when alums come back to visit, they always tell me that they LOVED my jokes! It's strange how time changes our perception of everything.

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      Eric Phillips That's probably because your alums are now parents and are sympathetic.

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    • Jack Stewart That is correct! I'm starting to get students whose parents I taught. It makes me feel old (and, of course, to my students I am old, like very old).

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    • Eric Phillips Congrats! Very beautiful sound, you played it with great musicality!

      I did not know this composer! It's great to get to know more Spanish pieces.
      I always played guitar, but never took the time to learn much about composers and expand my knowledge of the repertoire.

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    • Stefano Thanks, Stefano. I have always enjoyed discovering the lesser-known composers and music for our instrument.

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    • Eric Phillips thanks Eric for sharing with us less-known music, that kind of music is definitely in your natural zone, beautiful.

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    • Blaise Laflamme Thanks, Blaise!

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    • Eric Phillips ooh! This is so sweet. Makes me almost cry. It’s your phrasing and mellow tone that does it. Nice discovery. Didn’t know it. And btw I didn’t get the joke. I’m not into baseball.

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    • joosje Thanks Joosje! It’s actually from the US national anthem (written by Francis Scott KEY). It is always sung at the beginning of baseball games. The first words are, “Oh say, can you see…” which sounds like, “Jose, can you see?” It’s a really dumb joke, which is the only kind I know.

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      Eric Phillips "It’s a really dumb joke" ie: Dad joke.🙂

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      • Emma
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      Eric this is beautiful Eric!!! So well played such a beautiful piece. I need to write this one too

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    • Emma Thank you, Emma!

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    • Eric Phillips Very nice Eric;  that’s a beautiful little piece by a name I am totally unfamiliar with.  (…as in Francis Scott?)

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      • Steve_Pederson
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      Eric Phillips This is a very interesting piece, Eric. It sounded a bit classical at the beginning, but then at the 2 minute point it sounded like it went into a completely different song and a different time period, which I'm assuming was just a B section. I can see what you mean by him bridging the gap. Very nice piece. 

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