Home Country Hero Mini Challenge
Our musical journey continues! This month, we’re venturing into a challenge that pays homage to our roots. As each of us possesses a unique musical heritage, what better way to celebrate than by diving deep into the melodies that have shaped our cultures, identities, and histories? Let's embark on the "Home Country Hero Challenge" together and weave a tapestry of diverse soundscapes.
We invite you to record and upload a video of yourself performing a piece by a composer from your home country or your heritage. Dive deep into the traditions, styles, and stories that these compositions bring to the fore and enlighten us on how they resonate with your own cultural connection. Feel free to share a composition from another country than your own, if you have something that you deeply connect with!
HOW TO PARTICIPATE:
Record a video of yourself performing your chosen piece from your home country. Upload your video to your preferred platform (e.g., YouTube, Vimeo, etc.). Share the link to your video in the comments section below. Along with your performance, narrate a short backstory of the composer and the significance of the piece in your culture.
Bonus Points: Share a link to a performance of your chosen piece by a renowned guitarist from your country!
INTERACT AND ENGAGE:
Let's travel the world through our strings! Engage with your fellow tonebuddies by leaving comments, offering constructive feedback, and expressing appreciation for their cultural revelations. Let’s connect deeper, not just through music but through our shared human stories.
While there's no tangible prize, the reward lies in the bridges we build, the knowledge we share, and the connections we foster with guitarists worldwide. You might just find yourself inspired by a faraway land!
READY, SET, EXPLORE!
We're keen to embark on this global musical voyage with you, uncovering hidden gems and rediscovering national treasures. Let's celebrate the diversity and richness that each of our musical heritages brings to the global guitar community.
HAPPY PLUCKING, TONEBUDDIES!
I consider myself a Norwegian American, as all four of my grandparents came from Norway in the early 1900's. When I was growing, up my Dad and I played several Grieg piano and violin duets. I loved traveling to Norway, and I visited Grieg's home, Troldhaugen, twice. Grieg wrote this in 1866, when he was 23 as a love letter to Nina, his future wife.
Bogdanovic Monk-A-Ning - Final
I recorded this right after the HVL Etude #5. I made 2 takes and I think this was the better of the 2. I was so fried from all the Etude recordings I decided to leave it at this one. For the most part I am pretty happy with it. The stumples were kept to a minimum.
This will probably be my last submission as we are leaving on Monday for a month in Spain, Portugal and a bit of France.