Searching for some therapeutic meditative classical guitar music

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Re: Searching for some therapeutic meditative classical guitar music

Post by Whiteagle » Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:06 am

gilles T wrote:
Mon Mar 25, 2019 10:29 pm
Hello,

Guitar transcriptions of John Cage's "Dream" and "In a landscape" might fill the bill...
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Gilles
Thanks, I will look into this.

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Re: Searching for some therapeutic meditative classical guitar music

Post by Stephen Kenyon » Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:58 am

Fantasias for lute or vihuela would be my choice, often very flexible in tempo, slow can be very meditative. The counterpoint is what makes this kind of repertoire do this - vocal polyphony too of course, and lute/vihuela is that in style.
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Re: Searching for some therapeutic meditative classical guitar music

Post by musikai » Tue Mar 26, 2019 12:02 pm

I think it really depends on what kind of meditation is in your mind. Listening to music could itself be a meditation and here is a music that reflects the state of a zen meditation:
https://www.classicalguitardelcamp.com/ ... 63#p290397

Yesterday I thought about what kind of music on classical guitar could work for a meditative state.
As you say you want something sounding that doesn't distract from the meditation subject.
Tried different repetitiv patterns. Some more complex or abstract. But most would be a result by thinking. So more important perhaps would be the mood. Then the old piece "Träumerei" came to my mind as it is positive and simple. https://www.classicalguitardelcamp.com/ ... 12&t=28779

But still this would be too distracting for a meditation. I tried to make a variation of it with simpler chords, and the more I felt into it, and imagined a session with people trying to meditate or relax, the more I came to the conclusion nearly all music (melodies, chord changes) is too much distraction. So here is my suggestion, 1 positive major chord with repetitive pattern and just a minimal repetitive melody:
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Re: Searching for some therapeutic meditative classical guitar music

Post by GabrielSilva » Tue Mar 26, 2019 1:39 pm

Kurt Penner wrote:
Mon Mar 25, 2019 4:03 am
Satie's Gymnopedies are thought to be meditative. Many transcriptions are available, though they are also easy to transcribe on your own.

KP
Where can I find guitar transcriptions of the Gymnopedies? They are at public domain?

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Re: Searching for some therapeutic meditative classical guitar music

Post by Edzard » Tue Mar 26, 2019 3:26 pm

Snowflight by Andrew York

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Re: Searching for some therapeutic meditative classical guitar music

Post by dng » Tue Mar 26, 2019 3:37 pm

Ryuji Kunimatsu.

Ciudad de la Tristeza and other compositions...
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Re: Searching for some therapeutic meditative classical guitar music

Post by gilles T » Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:41 pm

Hello,

On YT, search for Derek Gripper. The man plays kora music from west Africa on classical guitar. He's fantastic.

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Re: Searching for some therapeutic meditative classical guitar music

Post by Mollbarre » Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:53 pm

I was thinking (sorry! :mrgreen:) - if you are just compiling your own play list - all you need to do is select the softest, romantic pieces from any album and string them together and play back at lower sound level...
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Re: Searching for some therapeutic meditative classical guitar music

Post by Rick Beauregard » Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:35 pm

I have more of an issue finding up lifting happy music for CG. It seems everything is meditative or contemplative or melancholic. I know these are not the same thing. But the instrument lends itself to ambient type music you could meditate to.

When I find a piece that’s more uplifting I draw a smiley face on the score so I remember to have some pieces in my rep that won’t hypnotize my listeners.
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Re: Searching for some therapeutic meditative classical guitar music

Post by simonm » Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:48 pm

No clue if someone hs done a decent arrangement for guitar or how it would sound but Chopin's One Minute Walz is about as therapeutic as it comes.


Edit ... found a duo arrangement played on youtube by "kupinskiguitarduo" ...

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Re: Searching for some therapeutic meditative classical guitar music

Post by celestemcc » Tue Mar 26, 2019 7:40 pm

Graeme Koehne: A Closed World of Fine Feelings and Grand Design. Not very well known, and it is definitely meditative.
(Though I admit first time I heard it I had to know what it was! and am learning it...) Here's a lovely performance. You can hear John Williams play it on Youtube as well.

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Re: Searching for some therapeutic meditative classical guitar music

Post by Whiteagle » Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:46 pm

celestemcc wrote:
Tue Mar 26, 2019 7:40 pm
Graeme Koehne: A Closed World of Fine Feelings and Grand Design. Not very well known, and it is definitely meditative.
(Though I admit first time I heard it I had to know what it was! and am learning it...) Here's a lovely performance. You can hear John Williams play it on Youtube as well.

This is a beautiful piece. Great job by Daniel Nistico. I think the first section could be suitable, probably wouldn’t play the second section. Great suggestion, thankyou.

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Re: Searching for some therapeutic meditative classical guitar music

Post by Whiteagle » Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:48 pm

Edzard wrote:
Tue Mar 26, 2019 3:26 pm
Snowflight by Andrew York
Hi, yes I play snowflight but usually with lots of dynamics and its pretty quick. Might slow it down and soften it and see how it feels.

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Re: Searching for some therapeutic meditative classical guitar music

Post by Kurt Penner » Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:55 pm

If you google guitar solo publications, their store website lets you search for Erik Satie. Lotsa sheet music there.

KP

GabrielSilva wrote:
Tue Mar 26, 2019 1:39 pm
Kurt Penner wrote:
Mon Mar 25, 2019 4:03 am
Satie's Gymnopedies are thought to be meditative. Many transcriptions are available, though they are also easy to transcribe on your own.

KP
Where can I find guitar transcriptions of the Gymnopedies? They are at public domain?

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Re: Searching for some therapeutic meditative classical guitar music

Post by GabrielSilva » Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:52 pm

Kurt Penner wrote:
Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:55 pm
If you google guitar solo publications, their store website lets you search for Erik Satie. Lotsa sheet music there.

KP

GabrielSilva wrote:
Tue Mar 26, 2019 1:39 pm
Kurt Penner wrote:
Mon Mar 25, 2019 4:03 am
Satie's Gymnopedies are thought to be meditative. Many transcriptions are available, though they are also easy to transcribe on your own.

KP
Where can I find guitar transcriptions of the Gymnopedies? They are at public domain?
I know I can Google it, but I asked to have indications on any specific transcription that someone may have already seen if it was good :)

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