Week 1: In the Salons of 19th Century Paris! ☕

Welcome to the Main Thread for the first week of the "Around the 19th Century Guitar World" challenge! 

Pick a piece from the 19th century and feel free to share it! Tell us what you love about it, how long you've been playing it, what you're struggling with! Let us into your practice room 🖖


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  • Chopin op. 33.1 Mazurka Update

    This is cleaner and improved interpretation of this Mazurka. I find this piece pretty difficult because it is so sparse. The second section is the biggest challenge for me, especially the large (octave) leaps.

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    • Jack Stewart I had never heard that before, but I love it! Who did the transcription? Very effective!

    • Eric Phillips  I had a small collection of music that included this piece (different transcription). I found a recording of it on piano and loved it as well. This transcription is by Stephen Aron and is much better than the version I first encountered. . He has transcribed all of Chopin's Mazurkas for guitar! Tarrega also did a transcription of this as well as several other pieces by Chopin. The Raindrop Prelude, op. 28.15 which I submitted for the Romantic Challenge was by Tarrega.

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