I was away on a work trip when Dave sent out the weekly update mentioning this and I can’t get to CGC on my work VPN so I was waiting all week to come home and give it a listen.
My teacher encouraged me to try working on the solo version of this piece a while back but I struggled after the the first page or so.. will have to come back…[Read more]
Hi Bruce, thanks for stopping by!
My initial thought about the Kenny Hill Torres is that it does feel, sound and smell like a new Kenny Hill guitar first, and has a nice Torres replica flavor second. If you are a stickler for the most authentic Torres copy then might sound like a negative thing, but I certainly don’t mean it in that way. After all…[Read more]
Mak Grigc is a young up and coming guitarist and seems to be quite a good player.
It looks like he’s doing a thing where he’s looking for people’s original scores to play and upload to YouTube. I know a few people here have some pretty cool pieces so I thought I’d share here in case anybody would like to try adding something to the pile…
Looks like I’m late to the party on this one. I could say that’s incredibly impressive but there’s just not a strong enough choice of words to convey just how much.
It looks like you did this all in one continuous take? Yeah I’m floored then, I don’t even have the get-up-and-go to film myself doing one big repertoire piece let alone 24 minutes…[Read more]
Steve Battazzo replied to the topic Live Seminar #65 [Sign Up] Sunday, October 20th, 4pm NYC time in the forum Live Member Events 1 month, 3 weeks ago
I would like to play for you Giulio Regondi Etude #1.
My time constraint is that I may need to leave by 2:30pm my time which is about half hour before the session ends.
Steve Battazzo replied to the topic Arias from Mozart, The Marriage of Figaro – violin and guitar! in the forum Classical Guitar Student Showcase 1 month, 4 weeks ago
If you want the truth, I’d rather be doing the Mozart and Paganini duos than what I actually do at work all day :)
Credit where credit is due, the recording effort and YouTube upload is thanks to Greg at SBGS as this was played at the last open mic night!
Steve Battazzo started the topic Arias from Mozart, The Marriage of Figaro – violin and guitar! in the forum Classical Guitar Student Showcase 1 month, 4 weeks ago
I usually practice once a week with my violin guy who sits in the office next door to me at work. We have a variety of things that we do but lately it’s this set and Sonata Concertata by Paganini…
Please enjoy our selected two out of 8 Arias from Le Nozze di Figaro, arranged by Ferdinando Carulli in his op.…[Read more]
I’m sorry to hear this hope that you’ll bounce back quickly!
I also hope that revisiting a combination of two things could help to prevent a repeat issue.. It’s some part finding the minimum pressure required to achieve a barre chord; especially on nice guitars like yours, you actually need a little less than you might think.
Then the other part…[Read more]
This is my first performance on cello, virtual or otherwise. It was lots of fun to finally get in on one of these DuJu collaborations. If I did another in the future on guitar them perhaps I might be a little more amenable to travel for some great scenery to go along with the music :)
Thanks all for stopping by to listen, and for the kind…[Read more]
Jeff P and I got the wonderful privilege of seeing Connie play a concert in Palo Alto last night at First Lutheran church.
I’ve been to that venue to listen in on a competition before but this was my first concert there.
The room is very nice and comfortable and has great acoustics for a guitar concert so it was a great fit. Perhaps…[Read more]
Edson is a really great player and performer. His rendition of this sounds a little more “crisp” with both more clarity in both the highs and lows.
I still love Carles Trepat’s concert for that old world sound on that 100-plus year old guitar with gut strings, but I am kind of biased in that direction.
The “tres facile” on the titles of so many…[Read more]
Congratulations! I know you got a very fine instrument which will sound great and be amazingly comfortable to play.
Did you get one with cedar or spruce?
I don’t know if they do this on the Century series but I think they build some double tops with both woods, but they say the one on the outside dominates for expected sound quality.
For me the Sor studies are of very great interest and value as they truly span the range of difficulty levels and harmonies but even the simplest ones stand on their own as nice little miniature pieces.
Not one of the “studies” but here is one of my favorite performances of a Sor piece:
This video is…[Read more]
Wonderful, what a great achievement to get to build your own instrument and play it when you’re finished. I think you must have experienced an amazing rewarding feeling after finishing this. Look forward to seeing and hearing this nice guitar much more here!
Hi Donna and JR,
Thanks so much!
I will almost certainly post more of Op. 51 either through Open Mic outings or home videos. It’s one of the good number of opuses on my list to play in their entirety.
Number 3 in the set is in the RCM bridges series so it might be more commonly played than some of the others.
Number 7 is not under my fingers…[Read more]
Nice, congrats on your submission! I see a good and relaxed posture and it looks to me like your hands are in good position. The rest will come with time and repetitions and slowly learning to hear more things as you go along. So please do keep at it!
So they did post my Sor Op. 31 no. 22 this morning!
Not the best I’ve played it, just some dead notes here and there and I kind of botched the end a little… but at least not terrible, either!
I like what you’re doing with the Bagatelle, and I think it sounds great on that cedar guitar.
A couple years ago I wasn’t into pieces like this but I’ve definitely warmed up to these after trying out some Brouwer and opening my ears up a little more at the concert series.
Anyway I will really look forward to hearing the whole piece!
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