I've told you in our PMs how much I enjoyed your unique presentation, but hadn't posted here yet.
stevejazzx wrote:...btw am i noticing a step down to a dom 7th chord at 2.58/2.59 that i don't think is in original music sounds great nonetheless
I agree. It's only a minor change, but it works very well! We all know that Barrios, Villa Lobos, and Baden Powell often changed the way they played their own compositions (probably most of the great masters did), so why not?
lucy wrote:Recently, someone told me that the tremolo technique is the closest to singing the guitar can get, as when it is played well, the melody line doesn't die away (like most notes played on the guitar), but it is sustained.
It also allows us to crescendo on a note, like singers and string players do.
When I had the good fortune of attending an Emilio Pujol (the last surviving student of Tarrega) master class in the '70s, one of the students played this for him. Pujol couldn't play anymore, but he sang it to the student with all the crescendos and decrescendos that Tarrega had envisioned. You play it pretty much the way he sang it.