What are you learning at the moment?

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Re: What are you learning at the moment?

Post by Thushara » Wed Aug 23, 2017 8:02 pm

These days I'm busy with Trinity Diploma exam so I'm learning Gavotte 995,Alhambra,Capricho Arabe,Dengoso,Aconquija,Theme and Variation.I like these collection of pieces intact I'm enjoying lot😊

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Re: What are you learning at the moment?

Post by niasla » Mon Aug 28, 2017 6:19 am

Villa Lobos Prelude 1
Villa Lobos Etude 1
JS Bach BWV 999 Prelude
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Re: What are you learning at the moment?

Post by andreas777 » Sun Sep 10, 2017 2:20 pm

Today is 'Bolero day':
I practice (the John Zaradin version of) Solamente Una Vez, I read a novel about a Cuban Bolero singer, and this evening I will enjoy the Jazz and Latin Night concert with Claudia Carbo (vocal) and Felix Heidemann (guitar) here in Stuttgart :D
EDIT:
I just came back from the concert, and one of the pieces they performed this evening was....Solamente Una Vez, an impressive version with Claudia Carbo singing and Felix playing his classical guitar.
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Re: What are you learning at the moment?

Post by Sodaross » Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:48 am

Mysterious Barricades by Couperin, Parkening arrangement. I absolutely love this piece. I'm just starting up again after a 20 year guitar layoff and while I am spending a lot of time on basics and simpler pieces I couldn't help but start to relearn this piece that I could once play reasonably acceptable.

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Re: What are you learning at the moment?

Post by larryguitar » Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:15 am

Sodaross wrote:
Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:48 am
Mysterious Barricades by Couperin, Parkening arrangement. I absolutely love this piece. I'm just starting up again after a 20 year guitar layoff and while I am spending a lot of time on basics and simpler pieces I couldn't help but start to relearn this piece that I could once play reasonably acceptable.
Check out Kevin Gallagher's version of that piece:

https://youtu.be/UJ0V-_JhJ6o

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Re: What are you learning at the moment?

Post by Albert » Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:56 am

andreas777 wrote:
Sun Sep 10, 2017 2:20 pm
Today is 'Bolero day':
I practice (the John Zaradin version of) Solamente Una Vez, I read a novel about a Cuban Bolero singer, and this evening I will enjoy the Jazz and Latin Night concert with Claudia Carbo (vocal) and Felix Heidemann (guitar) here in Stuttgart :D
EDIT:
I just came back from the concert, and one of the pieces they performed this evening was....Solamente Una Vez, an impressive version with Claudia Carbo singing and Felix playing his classical guitar.
What was the novel and did you enjoy it?

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Re: What are you learning at the moment?

Post by andreas777 » Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:46 am

Albert wrote:
Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:56 am
andreas777 wrote:
Sun Sep 10, 2017 2:20 pm
Today is 'Bolero day':
I practice (the John Zaradin version of) Solamente Una Vez, I read a novel about a Cuban Bolero singer, and this evening I will enjoy the Jazz and Latin Night concert with Claudia Carbo (vocal) and Felix Heidemann (guitar) here in Stuttgart :D
EDIT:
I just came back from the concert, and one of the pieces they performed this evening was....Solamente Una Vez, an impressive version with Claudia Carbo singing and Felix playing his classical guitar.
What was the novel and did you enjoy it?
The title is La neblina del ayer written by Leonardo Padura. I have not finished the book yet. I will be in Cuba for 3 weeks in October/November and this story about the ancient Havana is a good 'preparation' to this trip. The book is good (story and writing style) but won't make it to my top 10.
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Re: What are you learning at the moment?

Post by Smudger5150 » Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:17 pm

Too many pieces!! But learning to play from sheet music rather than from memory. I'm leaving memorisation for when I'm performing 'favourites' for others.
Currently juggling Greensleeves and Scarborough fair for my wife (pretty much ok now), lua_branca by Chiquinha Gonzaga (interesting life...), Costa del Grimsby by R Hume (?), Various etudes by Mertz, Time Remembered by Bill Evans, La Gauchita by M Rodrigouez Arenas, Lauro's El Negrito, and, for grade 6, still Brouwer's Un dia .. and Tarrega's Sueno (but my tremolo is still in the R&D stage!).
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Re: What are you learning at the moment?

Post by Conquestadore » Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:43 pm

I'm currently studying Lagrima, having a really hard time of it but the piece is beautiful enough to keep plodding through anyway.

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Re: What are you learning at the moment?

Post by fast eddie » Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:32 am

"DaDaLaDa"
A ragtime piece from "The Art of Ragtime Guitar", a book I bought in the 1970's. This past week I finished memorizing "Ragtime Ramble" from the same book, which took me about 2 months. These two pieces are about 3-4 pages each. Also recently finished "Greensleeves" and two 16th very short century pieces. I remember my teacher in the mid 1970's had me memorize every piece he assigned. He did not want me to be distracted by the notes on the pages.

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Re: What are you learning at the moment?

Post by Archibal » Wed Sep 27, 2017 2:18 am

Back to basic!! I have now decided to start taking lessons….again. This time to get the correct technic, i.e. technical exercises. Maybe this will boost progress in otherwise halting development.

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Re: What are you learning at the moment?

Post by Ben Hoffman » Wed Sep 27, 2017 12:17 pm

I'm obsessively working on Catedral's Allegro Solemne. I don't know how far away I am from mastering it, or even having it reasonably performable, but it is showing me how badly I need to let go of all unnecessary tension.

fast eddie wrote:
Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:32 am
"DaDaLaDa"
A ragtime piece from "The Art of Ragtime Guitar", a book I bought in the 1970's. This past week I finished memorizing "Ragtime Ramble" from the same book, which took me about 2 months. These two pieces are about 3-4 pages each. Also recently finished "Greensleeves" and two 16th very short century pieces. I remember my teacher in the mid 1970's had me memorize every piece he assigned. He did not want me to be distracted by the notes on the pages.

I have not played in 40 years and just began began this past summer. So I had to start from zero. It hasn't always been pretty, but I am staying off the streets at night
Thematically, you should find a young Tom Cruise and teach him how to play...

Nice stuff! I imagine ragtime music is quite a challenge for guitar.

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Re: What are you learning at the moment?

Post by doralikesmath » Wed Sep 27, 2017 3:24 pm

Just gathered the courage to start with Bach's Chaconne, Barrueco's transcription. This post is a timestamp to see how long it would take me to learn the masterpiece...
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Re: What are you learning at the moment?

Post by Jorge Oliveira » Wed Sep 27, 2017 4:34 pm

My rendition of Fernando Sor Opus 60 nr. 16 was posted on Sep 22nd, as part of the Project Let’s learn Sor’s Opus 60 together, shall we?. This was version 1, still very crude and, my good friend Monique called my attention to, with a couple of unwarranted beats in between measures 12 and 13. Quite a shame... :oops:. But I keep on practising it every day and I will soon post a version 2 which, I expect, will be better.
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...when I play this lovely and unusual study, which I find thoroughly charming.
And you are right, Jeffrey, now that I can play the whole piece from beginning to end (including those two "complex slurs" :)) I also find it quite charming one, of the best of the Opus 60 so far :).

I'm now moving on to the next piece in the Opus 60, the nr. 17. Seems easier than nr. 16.
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Re: What are you learning at the moment?

Post by fast eddie » Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:38 am

"Just What the Doctor Ordered". A ragtime piece in a book I bought on Oct. 31, 1975 (I wrote the date in the book). The title of the book is "The Art of Ragtime Guitar". Have learned two other pieces so far in the book: Ragtime Ramble, and Dadala. It's not Bach, but I am enjoying it.
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