Week 1: A Continent Full of Music! 🌴

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What do you connect with Music from Latin America?


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  • Ariel Ramirez – Balada Para Martín Fierro

    This is from a 1968 Argentinean film called Martín Fierro based on an epic poem by the same name. Fierro is a renegade gaucho, something like an Argentinean cowboy. I find this music to be quite sad and beautiful.

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      • Moyses Lopes
      • Classical Guitarist and Electroacoustic Interpreter
      • Moses
      • 2 yrs ago
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      Eric Phillips I really love this piece. Ariel Ramirez is well known for another song, "Alfonsina y El Mar", immortalized in the voice of "La Negra" Mercedes Sosa. In fact, I had plans to post a video with that piece, but now it's absolutely unnecessary, you played so beautifully that I prefer just listening to you. Thank you, Eric!

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    • joosje Probably like Martin Fierro himself.

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    • Moyses Lopes Thank you, but I’d love to hear you play it too.

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    • Eric Phillips indeed ad, but beautifully played 👍

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    • Blaise Laflamme Thanks, Blaise.

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      • Jack Stewart
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      • Jack_Stewart
      • 2 yrs ago
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      Eric Phillips Yet another sad, romantic song played beautifully, Eric. I honestly don't know how you can play so many pieces so well. BTW, I am addressing these submissions backwards. I was out of town for a few days and the I got back there is a huge list of submissions. I'm not sure when I can get around to practicing there are so many to address.

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    • Jack Stewart Thanks, Jack. I often go backwards too. There's never any need to listen to or comment on my posts - I will never be upset. I hope you had a pleasant time away.

      As you can see, I've reverted to more intermediate level pieces, which explains my higher volume of music than in the Bach challenge (at least so far). I guess I'm a quantity over quality kind of guy! 🙂

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    • David Krupka
    • Amateur guitarist/lutenist
    • David_Krupka
    • 2 yrs ago
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    Thanks for sharing this with us, Eric! A beautiful, melancholic piece I had never even heard of. You give the impression of having played this for years, but I wouldn't be surprised if it's another example of your ability to master repertoire after a day or two of practice! Either way, a wonderful performance.

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    • David Krupka Thanks, David. I first discovered it maybe a couple years ago in a YT video by Fabio Zanon. I learned it then, but stuck it in one of my giant binders of music. I just pulled it out again a couple days ago with some other Latin American pieces that I’d like to play this month for the challenge. It’s such a great piece, and not too difficult.

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    • Lars Kjøller-Hansennull
    • Amateur with too little time and bingeplayer with sore arms and fingers
    • Lars_KjollerHansen
    • 2 yrs ago
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    Misionera Bustamante arr J Morel.

    Came late to Johan S birthday. A week in bed and 12 days work including night calls. But this weekend  off work. and started on this one

    This is a Challenge.  Fast , contrapuntal and tremolo. My first shot.

    Think I am going to get it

    Probably before the Bach. BTW on BWV I continued this Latin recording sthraight on with the Bach  and have uploaded it that from- Too late - but think I ought- and not really satisfied

    Looking forward to last week of April in my beach house.

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      • Moyses Lopes
      • Classical Guitarist and Electroacoustic Interpreter
      • Moses
      • 2 yrs ago
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      Lars Kjøller-Hansen Nice, Lars! Great start, this is a difficult piece, written to the piano. This rhythm is "galopa misionera" from the Misiones region, on the border of Brasil, Argentina and Paraguay. Thank you for sharing!

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    • Lars Kjøller-Hansen That great, Lars! You are so good at the fast, rhythmic pieces.

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    • Lars Kjøller-Hansen I like it, it is full of life!

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    • Lars Kjøller-Hansen nice piece. Great start , Lars. Hope to hear more of this. 

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    • Lars Kjøller-Hansen great first shot Lars! I hope you'll be less busy this month so we can enjoy more of your submissions!

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      • Jack Stewart
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      • 2 yrs ago
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      Lars Kjøller-Hansen That's very impressive for a first take, Lars. I am looking forward to see/hear your progress on this.

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    • Lars Kjøller-Hansen very nice playing! The rythm is so fun! 

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    • Moyses Lopes
    • Classical Guitarist and Electroacoustic Interpreter
    • Moses
    • 2 yrs ago
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    Hi, friends! Like Eric Phillips I'll post a gaucho piece. 😉 My father used to make me repeat this piece many many times... A bit of him is here, in this recording. From Abel Fleury, Milongueo Del Ayer.

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    • Moyses Lopes Incredible, Moyses! Your right hand is so fluid, and your rhythm is so perfect. Very impressive. That is a wonderful connection to your father. Is he a guitarist as well?

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    • Eric Phillips so flowing! your father did right!!!

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      • Olli
      • Mr. Pizza
      • Saitenzwirbler
      • 2 yrs ago
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      Moyses Lopes wow Moyses - that rocks !!! 👍😉

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    • Stefanie Mosburger-Dalz uups, that should go to Moyse;-)

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    • Moyses Lopes wow, energetic and gentle at the same time. Great playing, thank you for sharing

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      • Moyses Lopes
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      • Moses
      • 2 yrs ago
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      Eric Phillips Hi, Eric! Yes, he was a guitarist, I started to learn with him. He was a guitar passionate. Thank you!

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      • Moyses Lopes
      • Classical Guitarist and Electroacoustic Interpreter
      • Moses
      • 2 yrs ago
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      Stefanie Mosburger-Dalz , thank you!

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