What are you learning at the moment?

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Re: What are you learning at the moment?

Post by Natekirk » Sun Jun 09, 2019 1:51 pm

Solea - Julian Arcas
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Re: What are you learning at the moment?

Post by Robert Rogers » Sun Jun 09, 2019 4:08 pm

Folk Song from John Duarte's English Suite.

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Re: What are you learning at the moment?

Post by VasquezBob » Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:06 pm

Mostly interested in learning more of Bach and Sagreras. However, at the moment, I am working on how to identify a composition's key(s) only by first "listening" to the composition. :casque:

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Re: What are you learning at the moment?

Post by muirtan » Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:55 pm

Mertz arrangement of Schubert's Standchen.

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Re: What are you learning at the moment?

Post by obviouslyfivebelievers » Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:58 pm

Albeniz's Cordoba and Tàrrega's Lagrima
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Re: What are you learning at the moment?

Post by Mollbarre » Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:26 am

F chord :(
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Re: What are you learning at the moment?

Post by kloeten » Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:57 am

kloeten wrote:
Tue May 07, 2019 9:43 am
Valse Favorite by Napoleon Coste
Stopped working on that piece...

Now attempting Mertz' Fantaisie Hongroise

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Re: What are you learning at the moment?

Post by cgmike » Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:34 pm

Mollbarre wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:26 am
F chord :(
Ha! That is about the level I am at too, lol.

I am tackling the intro to Classical Gas. The chords are only Am G and Em, so it's a wonderful way to learn a few chord shapes as well as both left/right hand techniques.

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Re: What are you learning at the moment?

Post by 80guitarguy » Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:35 pm

The Swan - Saint Saens
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Re: What are you learning at the moment?

Post by Jacek A. Rochacki » Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:47 pm

not really learning, just practicing a lot many etudes published in " Veintinco Estudios Melodicos" by Maestro Graciano Tarrago.
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Re: What are you learning at the moment?

Post by John Oster » Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:21 pm

Scarlatti K.1 transcribed by Wolfgang Lendle.
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Re: What are you learning at the moment?

Post by dorydee99 » Fri Jun 28, 2019 12:33 pm

I hope it's okay to mention, as it is not a traditional classical music piece, but I am attempting to learn the acoustic version of Mason Williams', "Classical Gas". I'm using an android app called Music Speed Changer which allows me to adjust the tempo of the original recording without changing the pitch. It has definitely helped me to get to 70% of normal speed.

I'm just returning to playing guitar and my approach to learning this piece has been a learning experience too. Break the song into parts, identify troublesome spots and keep playing those spots until muscle memory kicks in and now I'm practicing not using the TAB and playing it all the way through completely from memory. By doing this last bit, I am amazed at how much more I am able to appreciate how the song was constructed and can "see/feel" patterns that I wasn't noticing before when I was focused on just having the TAB tell me what to do. This was a big "wow" moment for me!

Thanks for the opportunity to share! I'm new to this site and think it's fantastic! :merci:

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Re: What are you learning at the moment?

Post by Smudger5150 » Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:53 am

Carcassi's Op 60 no.16 (I think) or whatever it is for grade 5.
Still re-visiting UK grade 5 pieces to try to learn to play (with sheet music) as many as possible before I really get stuck into grade 6 seeing as I passed grade 5 a while back but don't really think I'm 'bedded in' enough at that level.
Having said that, I'm looking at Barrios' Mabelita (grade 6) too!

Also covering the Sor Op 35 and Op 60 sets when I have time as per Jorge's thread elsewhere on delcamp.
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Re: What are you learning at the moment?

Post by stringaction » Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:51 am

Django Reinhardt Improvisation #2
Why does is always sound better when others play it?

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Re: What are you learning at the moment?

Post by Kjetil Heggelund » Tue Jul 02, 2019 1:15 pm

I spend too much time on the internet and have gotten lazy, as if I weren't before...Anyway a pianist and I will plan a recital, so now I really need to practice! Earlier we've done, amongst several pieces, some Shostakovich Preludes from op. 34, in the spirit of Franz Halasz and his wife! I've been looking at no. 5, which is a super fast half minute impossible extravaganza. It's actually pretty fun, even if it isn't so realistic. So I've been practicing 4 fingers per string scales with tremolo technique at 1/4 tempo.
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