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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  • Things you found easy:
  • Things you found difficult:
  • (Optional): a video of you performing it!
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    • Olli
    • Mr. Pizza
    • Saitenzwirbler
    • 2 yrs ago
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    Guarda las vacas / Luis de Narváez

    • Things you found easy:

           - holding the guitar

    • Things you found difficult:

           - to decide how to play the repetitions and how to shape the whole piece musically

     

    https://youtu.be/ze4XUBwuucM

      • Olli
      • Mr. Pizza
      • Saitenzwirbler
      • 2 yrs ago
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      Eric Phillips wow, that looks really great "Guten Appetit - lass es dir schmecken !" 🙂

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      • Olli
      • Mr. Pizza
      • Saitenzwirbler
      • 2 yrs ago
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      Jack Stewart thank you for your Kindly words - often the easy pieces seem to be difficult at the end...

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    • Olli 

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    • Olli so beautiful. We can hear and appreciate the work you put into this. Really like your interpretation. It’s one of my favorite renaissance pieces.

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      • Olli
      • Mr. Pizza
      • Saitenzwirbler
      • 2 yrs ago
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      Eric Phillips what ? 😂

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    • Olli and last but not least ... "Guardame las vacas"! I love these variations also....thanks for your music

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    • Jack Stewart
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    • Jack_Stewart
    • 2 yrs ago
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    De Falla Homenaje Debussy update #2

    This is getting closer. I still have troubles with the second half but the problems are more localized and not quite as pervasive. I guess the same is true about the first half. But the remaining halves are just fine. 😁

    Sorry about the perspective, it blocks the fingerboard. I didn't notice it until now. I'll try to be more mindful.

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    • Jack Stewart wow, Jack, you are really working with focus and it really shows (or better: sounds). I tried to play this piece once and was frustrated by the ‘litlle’ tricky moments , making it so hard to get it ‘clean’.  You’re  almost there! Great tone and intensity.

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    • Jack Stewart That is getting really good Jack! The feel and musicality are up even higher than last time. Other than that short  final section, I think you have it down.

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      • Jack_Stewart
      • 2 yrs ago
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      joosje Thanks Joosje. "...frustrated by the little tricky moments", That is it in a nutshell!! I'm getting closer to having it under my fingers, but getting my head around it is another matter.

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      • Jack Stewart
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      • Jack_Stewart
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      Eric Phillips Thanks Eric. I think I still have a ways to go but it is getting better. I just recorded a better version just before the masterclass. All of the information I got from Martin and Manny before should keep me busy for a while.

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      • Emmanull
      • Emma
      • 2 yrs ago
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      Jack Stewart this is very good progress! and such a hard piece, it sounds very very good.

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  • José Ferrer – Minuet Op 12 No 3

    I went back to Ferrer’s Op 12 for today’s video. Like I mentioned above, this is a set of twelve minuets dedicated to Francisco Tárrega. Unlike the very dramatic number 8 above, this one is light and dance-like.

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      • Wainull
      • Wai_Ng
      • 2 yrs ago
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      Eric Phillips I really enjoyed listening to your performances, they all sounded sweet and delightful. 👍

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    • Wai Thank you, Wai!

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      • Jack_Stewart
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      Eric Phillips Nice Eric. As Wai stated - very sweet and delightful. You do an impressive job bringing these pieces up to a high level of performance in a very short time. Great work.

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    • Eric Phillips very enjoyable indeed! What a charming piece. Played so nicely,  sounds like the sun reappearing at the end of a rainy day…..

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    • Jack Stewart Thanks, Jack. I swim much better in the shallow end of the pool.

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    • joosje Thanks, Joosje. Very poetic way of putting it.

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      • Jack_Stewart
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      Eric Phillips You're smarter Than me. I tend to jump into the deep end and flail and flounder.

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    • ivan paolonull
    • amateur guitarist
    • ivan_paolo
    • 2 yrs ago
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    Spanish Romance (Romanza o Jeux Interdits etc.)

    Hello everyone, I took two weeks of rest because the assiduous study of the preparation of the pieces for the last Concert had caused me inflammation in the tendons of the left thumb. Now everything seems to be back in place. This is my contribution to the Spanish music trip.
    My approach to the piece is inspired by M° J.Feeley, M°H.Sato and M°S.Rak

     
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    • ivan paolo That was so special, Ivan! I love the reworking of the standard way of playing it. It kept me wondering what was going to happen next!

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      • Wainull
      • Wai_Ng
      • 2 yrs ago
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      ivan paolo wow, it was the most "dreamish" version of Romance I have ever heard, beautiful!

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      • Jack Stewart
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      ivan paolo Interesting arrangement Ivan. Very nicely played.

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      • Steve Pederson
      • The Journey is My Destination!
      • Steve_Pederson
      • 2 yrs ago
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      ivan paolo Wow Ivan! This was really spectacular! Glad to hear your thumb is feeling better. I know what it's like to experience hand pain. Scary stuff sometimes. Man, this performance and arrangement has opened my eyes to a world of possibilities. Thank you for bringing this one to the table! 

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