Spanish Music Mini Challenge 🔥

Hey fellow toneBuddies!! 🎶

We've got an exciting opportunity for all of you guitar aficionados out there! Introducing the Spain Mini Challenge, a celebration of Spanish guitar music that will have us exploring the rich and vibrant sounds of this beautiful country. Inspired by the upcoming recent cross stream by Magdalena Baczewska “A Journey into the world of Spanish Music”, we thought it would be amazing to show them how Spanish music should really sound like, played on the guitar! 🎸

🌟 The Challenge: 🌟

We invite you to record and upload a video of yourself playing a piece of Spanish guitar music. Share your talent, passion, and skill as we come together to appreciate the diverse and captivating world of Spanish guitar.

📹 How to participate: 📹

Record a video of yourself performing a Spanish guitar piece. Upload your video to your preferred platform (e.g., YouTube, Vimeo, etc.). Share the link to your video in the comments section below. Feel free to add a brief description of the piece you chose and what makes it special to you.

Bonus Points: Share your favorite recording of an iconic Spanish piece of Music!

🤝 Interact and engage: 🤝

Don't forget to check out the performances of your fellow toneBuddies! Show your support by leaving comments, constructive feedback, and appreciation for their efforts. Let's encourage each other to explore and enjoy the richness of Spanish guitar music.

🏆 Reward: 🏆

There's no specific prize for this challenge, but it's an opportunity to showcase your talent, receive feedback, and connect with fellow guitar enthusiasts who share a love for Spanish music. Who knows? You might even make some new friends along the way!

💡 Need inspiration? 💡

If you're not familiar with Spanish guitar music, don't worry! There are plenty of fantastic composers to discover, such as Francisco Tárrega, Isaac Albéniz, Enrique Granados, and Joaquín Rodrigo. Listen to their works or performances by other guitarists to get inspired.

🎶 Ready, set, play! 🎶

We can't wait to see your incredible performances of Spanish guitar music. Let's show those pianists what Spanish music really sounds like when played on our beloved instrument!

Happy playing, everyone! 🎉

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    • Wainull
    • Wai_Ng
    • 11 mths ago
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    Gaspar Sanz - Rujero y Paradetas

    The 4th piece of "Suite Española" is "Rujero y Paradetas". But this time, I tried to play directly from the original Baroque tablature instead of playing the arranged version. I am unsure if I played them correctly, but it was fun and made me want to try playing them on a real Baroque guitar.🤩

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    • Wai I love those! Short and sweet, but you really capture the flavor of the music. Your ornaments are really god. If I close your eyes, it sounds like you are playing a baroque guitar.

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      • Santi
      • Santi
      • 11 mths ago
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      Wai thank you for chosing one of the greatest Spanish guitar composers in the Baroc period. I dare to post here my interpretation of another piece of Gaspar Sanz's Spanish Suite: Fuga al Ayre Español.

      https://youtu.be/CzoG4ntCK3k

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    • Wai Good performance , sounds like played in an authentic barroque guitar ¡¡¡¡

      Gaspar Sanz was probably one of the first composers for guitar.....good choice.

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    • Santi Great Santi, I liked it very much......very very spanish flavour.......... Is maybe this fuga one that Joaquin Rodrigo imitate in his "Fantasia para un Gentilhombre"???

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      • Santi
      • Santi
      • 11 mths ago
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      JUAN ALONSO Thank you so much, Juan. As far as I know, for his Fantasía.... Rodrigo mainly based on another piece of the Gaspar Sanz's suite, Españoletas, which I have also recorded in this video. I am sure you will recognized it! 

      https://youtu.be/UKm6yPtbOdQ

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      • Wainull
      • Wai_Ng
      • 11 mths ago
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      Eric Phillips Thank you, Eric! I've been watching other people play these pieces on YouTube, and I found that they repeat certain passages. However, I'm not sure how to determine which passages should be repeated. I noticed that there's a double barline in the tab, maybe those are the places for repeat? 🧐

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      • Wainull
      • Wai_Ng
      • 11 mths ago
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      Santi Thank you, Santi! Your playing was beautiful. I also enjoy playing Bradford Werner's arrangement of Sanz's music. His version is faithful to the original but not overly challenging. While I haven't tried the version in your video yet, I look forward to giving it a try in the future!  

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      • Wainull
      • Wai_Ng
      • 11 mths ago
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      JUAN ALONSO Thank you, Juan! 🙂

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      • Santi
      • Santi
      • 11 mths ago
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      Wai thank you for your kind words.  You cannot miss trying it!

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      • Steve Pederson
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      • Steve_Pederson
      • 11 mths ago
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      Wai This is really fantastic Wai! Wow - reading the Baroque tablature! Way to go! Where did you manage to find the tablature?

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    • Wai that’s really very nice, Wai. I love these pieces so much, and you make them sound fresh and playful. 

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      • Wainull
      • Wai_Ng
      • 11 mths ago
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      joosje Thank you, joosje.

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    • Andre Bernier
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    • Andre_Bernier
    • 11 mths ago
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     To All,

    I have been too busy to participate in the recent challenges. However I took the time to listen to all your great performances. They are very inspiring for a beginner like me. 

    Thank you very much to share your work.

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  • I'd worked before on a few of Torroba's Castillos de Espana including Montemayor, aka Romance de los Pinos, so I thought I'd readdress them here.  

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    • Steve Price Very good, Steve! Sorry for the late response, somehow I missed this posting you made. This is one of those pieces that always brings me joy and nostalgia, and you played it very well.

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    • Eric Phillips Thank, Eric. I appreciate it.

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      • Steve Pederson
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      • Steve_Pederson
      • 11 mths ago
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      Steve Price Very nice work on this Steve. What a sweet little piece! 

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    • Steve Price nice playing. Good phrasing and use of colour. Such a lovely piece

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      • Derek
      • Derek
      • 11 mths ago
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      Steve Price I've had a busy week Steve and just seen this - beautifully played.

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  • I´m posting another Julian Arcas piece, Bolero, with such tipical Arca´s  flavour between clasical and popular ( flamenco ) music.....Arcas deserves a space in our Tonebase , It´s a pity he have none.......enjoy

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    • JUAN ALONSO Great job! That third section is pretty difficult, but you played it well. I always need to slow it down there.

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      • Santi
      • Santi
      • 11 mths ago
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      JUAN ALONSO. Owesome!

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      • Steve Pederson
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      • Steve_Pederson
      • 11 mths ago
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      JUAN ALONSO Way to go Juan! Nice addition to the challenge! 

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    • JUAN ALONSO That's really impressive, Juan. I really knew nothing about him so this is great to hear.

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