Week 1: Exploring New Territories

Welcome to the "Around the World in 80 Strings Challenge"! This month, we'll embark on a global musical journey, exploring classical guitar compositions from various countries. The only rule: Don’t play a composer from your home country. Let’s make this a truly international experience!

🗓️ CHALLENGE TIMELINE

  • Challenge Start: Kick-Off on May 15th
  • Duration: May 15th - June 6th
  • Watch Party: June 24th

🎼 ACTIVITIES

  1. Choose Your Piece: Select a new piece of music to work on. Share your choice in the thread below and inspire your fellow musicians!
  2. Video Submission: Submit a video of your practice this week. Highlight your favorite passage from the piece that showcases the origin of this piece!

🎸 GET INVOLVED

Let’s kick things off with enthusiasm! Share your progress, encourage others, and explore new musical horizons together. Can’t wait to see what everyone chooses!

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    • Jack Stewart
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    This is less than a month!!! How can I possibly get something worked up in that amount of time?! I'm still working on last month's challenge! and the month before... and the month before... and the....🙂

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      Jack Stewart 

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      • martinTeam
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      Jack Stewart Better start shaping those nails!

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    • Jack Stewart I think you had better change your strings first.

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      • Barney
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      martin Jack Stewart Not sure if Jack is going "nailess" using Brandon Acker's approach ... but I like kitties, so thanks for posting it...haha

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    • martin  Eric Phillips a cat video challenge?

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      • Jack Stewart
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      martin Eric Phillips joosje Barney 

      Only 3 weeks to learn a new piece?!!!!

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      Jack Stewart martin joosje Eric Phillips  Hey Jack, I agree we need at least an additional week. Thanks for pointing that out.

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    • Barney Jack Stewart or just select an easier work that can be playable with 3 weeks... 🤔

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      • Jack Stewart
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      Blaise Laflamme That only exists in the metaverse.

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      Jack Stewart Blaise Laflamme Barney joosje Eric Phillips 

      Okay, 2 options! We can push it to June 12th or June 24th. What do you prefer?? 

      Adding a cat for attention

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      • Jack Stewart
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      Martin After carefully analyzing this cat's use of keyboard I have transcribed it's typing as:

      meow meow meow meow meow meow meow......

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      • Jack Stewart
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      Martin As to your question

      I think either are good, though I would probably lean towards the 24th. ( This assumes -perhaps faulty - that more time will produce better results).

      That being said, if this complicates your schedule I would heavily defer to your preference, Martin. 

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    • Jack Stewart Maestro Segovia joins the Metaverse.

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    • martin Personally, I'd lean towards the earlier date. A shorter time means we can have more challenges. Like Blaise said, we can choose something a little easier. 

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      • Barney
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      martin Jack Stewart Blaise Laflamme joosje Eric Phillips I would prefer June 24th, if that works for you guys.

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    • For me any date is good as I can't play any Canadian music! 😭 and I'll also be without my guitar for two weeks as it gets a check up and a re-varnishing 😵

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      • Andre Bernier
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      martin  My preference would be for June 12th but both dates are good for me 😺 

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    • @martin As requested by my fellow members, a little bit more time would be great. Since the last challenge, I'm taking a bit easy on my practice time, trying to focus on the basics of techniques. So, I might not be submitting this time, but let's see.

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      Barney Blaise Laflamme Jack Stewart Eric Phillips Steve Price Andre Bernier Nijwm Bwiswmuthiary 

      Let's roll with June 24th! We'll have a few exciting productions next month and a TWI with Arturo in between, so there will be plenty to do and organize!

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    • martin perfect!

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      • Jack Stewart
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      Martin Thanks Martin. Of course, this means I just lost my excuse to not have a completed piece (or 2).

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      Jack Stewart 

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      Jack Stewart lol me too Jack 

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      • Barney
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      martin Great!  Please  update the duration period on the challenge timeline. Thanks!

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