Your favourite pieces to play

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Your favourite pieces to play

Post by kirolak » Sun Jan 06, 2019 6:12 pm

What are your favourite pieces to play, not necessarily always to listen to? Mine change often, but at the moment I am enjoying/obsessing over Bach's Sarabande + Double, also Giuliani's Andante espressivo opus 83, & Barrios' Preludio en do menor. . . .I have these playing constantly in my head, & sometimes as I go to sleep I can "see" the scores behind my closed lids.

Unfortunately, I find that I obsess over certain pieces exclusively, & all the others just fall by the wayside, as does the technical ability to play them :(
How would one get around this, I wonder?

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Re: Your favourite pieces to play

Post by bacsidoan » Sun Jan 06, 2019 6:21 pm

"Air on the G-string", arranged by Emre Sabuncuoglu. The polyphonic and contrapuntal passages are very well crafted for a plucked instrument, very close to the real thing.

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Re: Your favourite pieces to play

Post by Kurt Penner » Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:26 pm

Sons de Carrilhoes by Pernambuco. Lotsa nice energy and movement to change up my usual repertoire.

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Re: Your favourite pieces to play

Post by Kent » Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:33 pm

Not especially musical to the ears, but fun to play: Antonio Lauro"s Valse #3, Natalia

Fun to play and great to listen to; Embryonic Journey by Jorma Kaukonen.

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Re: Your favourite pieces to play

Post by David Gutowski » Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:08 am

kirolak wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 6:12 pm
How would one get around this, I wonder?
I used to memorize almost everything I played but started to realize very quickly that if I didn't play them regularly I would lose them. Now I play pieces from my repertoire book and don't bother to memorize them. I can play many more pieces this way and if I don't want to play them or time passes, I can easily go back and play from the score.

You might be over concentrating on a piece because of the anxiety of not remembering it. Imagine many pieces going through your head at the same time or right after each other...could drive you to find a release not suitable to your routine or well being. :ivresse:


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Re: Your favourite pieces to play

Post by dng » Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:47 pm

I'd think "favorite piece pieces to play" varies with the player's level...

a had a few favorite ones in my 1st year of guitar study, a few more in my 2nd year and so on...

as it now I don't know which one anymore... the few in my memory or if I can find the score on the bookshelf... :D
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Re: Your favourite pieces to play

Post by Adrienus » Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:32 pm

Everything of Bach, that I ever played. He is never boring...
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Re: Your favourite pieces to play

Post by Tim22 » Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:20 pm

That is interesting about not trying to memorise everything. I have a number of European Folk tunes that I have arranged, in my memory, but these are mostly essentially about 16 bars that you just keep repeating. Someone elsewhere on this forum had advocated memorising things in order to truly play them, but I don't think that is ever going to be viable for me, with limited memory space and practice time. I suppose you just want to get to a point where you know the score pretty well and it's a kind of an aide memoir.
As for favourite pieces to play, me, I'm no virtuoso, so i just enjoy things that sound good to me and aren't too tricky. I have a couple of books called 'Leichte Stuke aus Shakespears Zeit' which, for me, are packed full of good tunes - Packington's Pound, Robinson's May, The Sick Tune. I also enjoy other Reannaissance and Baroque pieces.
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Re: Your favourite pieces to play

Post by apazat » Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:01 pm

I'm always warming up playing Lagrima, and the more I play it, the more I enjoy it.
I also find Si ela perguntar (Dilermando Reis) strangely satisfying to play

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Re: Your favourite pieces to play

Post by Smudger5150 » Wed Mar 27, 2019 4:56 pm

Lauro's La Gatica. I always enjoy playing it and I never play it as well as I'd like!
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Re: Your favourite pieces to play

Post by brad4d8 » Fri Mar 29, 2019 6:52 pm

As with Apazat, I often warm up with Lágrima. I also enjoy most of the Castelnuovo-Tedesco pieces I've played over the years.
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Re: Your favourite pieces to play

Post by richtm » Fri Mar 29, 2019 8:16 pm

Bach BWV996, 998, 999, 1002, 1006, 1007, 1012. Sor the Fantasies, also some variations e.g. op9. and of corse the etudes!!!
Weiss some movements and the famous Fantasie, Tarregá Marieta, Capricho arabé, Albeniz Capricho catalan and Rumores de la Caleta....
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Re: Your favourite pieces to play

Post by bear » Fri Mar 29, 2019 8:51 pm

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Re: Your favourite pieces to play

Post by rob8624 » Sun Mar 31, 2019 10:20 pm

I generally play a lot of Bach, other stuff as well, but I always come bach to it. :wink:

At the moment, Bach Prelude 997.

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Re: Your favourite pieces to play

Post by guitar1001 » Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:50 pm

Bach Allemande

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