which Prelude in C to tackle first?

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SteveL123
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Re: which Prelude in C to tackle first?

Post by SteveL123 » Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:04 pm

MrSteve wrote:
Sun Feb 17, 2019 5:48 pm
SteveL123

Well I do have a well set up guitar, efficient with Barre technique... er not so much

Would having the same name as you help???

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Steve
Wouldn't hurt! Having those guitars in your sig wouldn't hurt either!

Best advise for Barre-ing is: Do not use the thumb strictly! Use the weight of your arm in combination with your thumb to do the fretting in order to lessen the force exerted by your thumb. Use half Barre when possible. Don't press on the frets harder than necessary for a clean sounding note. Before I knew about these techniques, my fretting hand would get real tired towards the end of the piece.

Take it at your own pace, one measure at a time if need be. Before you know it, it's under your finger tips.

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Re: which Prelude in C to tackle first?

Post by Conall » Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:28 pm

How about Sor study in Bm?

Pleasant & not too tough:


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Re: which Prelude in C to tackle first?

Post by MrSteve » Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:45 pm

Sor in Bm is one of my favorites. Been playing that for a few years, but exactly what I like and where my ability level is currently able to successfully handle.

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Re: which Prelude in C to tackle first?

Post by Conall » Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:50 pm

The D major study is nice too & chordal:


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Re: which Prelude in C to tackle first?

Post by Julian Ward » Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:04 pm

Sor study in B minor - beautiful intermediate piece.
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Re: which Prelude in C to tackle first?

Post by Conall » Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:13 pm

Or Carcassi etude in A major:


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Re: which Prelude in C to tackle first?

Post by DaveLloyd » Wed Feb 20, 2019 1:11 pm

David Norton wrote:
Sat Feb 16, 2019 11:36 pm
I'm going to offer a different suggestion: "Prelude pour Nicolas", by Jean-Marie Raymond . . . . . a link to the score (Les Productions d'Oz) is in the YT
The YT link(s) went to the Productions d'OZ website, but not to the specific score. The only one of his publications in which I could find that piece was his "Anthology".

At €51.70, I'll be giving it a miss!

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Re: which Prelude in C to tackle first?

Post by David Norton » Wed Feb 20, 2019 1:39 pm

DaveLloyd wrote:
Wed Feb 20, 2019 1:11 pm

The YT link(s) went to the Productions d'OZ website, but not to the specific score. The only one of his publications in which I could find that piece was his "Anthology".

At €51.70, I'll be giving it a miss!
It is published separately, the last of "3 petites fantaisies progressives", DZ 1306. The PDF is $4.50 USD.
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Re: which Prelude in C to tackle first?

Post by DaveLloyd » Wed Feb 20, 2019 4:14 pm

David Norton wrote:
Wed Feb 20, 2019 1:39 pm
It is published separately, the last of "3 petites fantaisies progressives", DZ 1306. The PDF is $4.50 USD.
Fantastic!

Thanks David!

Purchased and downloaded!

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Re: which Prelude in C to tackle first?

Post by Pacho-fernandez » Tue May 07, 2019 6:51 pm

I am not sure which one is best to tackle first. I have studied both . Barrios prelude is a beautiful piece to play, so colorful, very good to train your expressivity. It sounds always good if you manage the technicalities (a few hard barres and stretches). The version I studied is fingered cleverly by Delcamp. Very romantic and profound.

Bach 846 seems easier but in fact is much harder to get it right and nice. If it is not played very well it becomes boring and monotonous. You have to master as well half barrees and positioning fingers one after the other instead of all at the same time. It is very interesting how Bach was using major cords, major 7th cords, dominant 7th, diminish, and so forth. 846 could be in the real book as a jazz standard without a problem. Studying it even if you don’t master it is fascinating.

Good luck

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