How did Carcassi Etude #3 become so popular?

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Dirck Nagy
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Re: How did Carcassi Etude #3 become so popular?

Post by Dirck Nagy » Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:51 pm

David Norton wrote:
Sat Jul 07, 2018 1:13 pm
What I am curious about is, "how did Etude #3's huge popularity come about?"
Martin wrote:
Sat Jul 07, 2018 1:40 pm
I often think the influence of Fred Noad is greatly underestimated.

...I think he effectively created the core of a beginner/intermediate repertoire that other teachers have been drawing on for half a century.
Mark Clifton-Gaultier wrote:
Sat Jul 07, 2018 5:28 pm
I know that it was in John Mills' collection, "Music from the Student Repertoire" (around the early 70s) which included most of what could now be called "the usual suspects", you know:
In 1966 Volume 43 from "The World's Favourite" series (edited by Harvey Vinson) also had it (along with the rest of the usuals).
In 1961 Vahda Olcott Bickford was already using Carcassi studies in her method - you would need to check which ones.
It is included in Bruno Henze's 1950 method Das Gitarrespiel.

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