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Aug 3, 2021 - 6:30:42 PM
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chuckv97

Canada

59075 posts since 10/5/2013

The classical guitar is prevalent in the music of Spain, and Francisco Tarrega is often called the Father of Modern Classical Guitar. He lived in the latter part of the 19th century and early 20th, having composed some excellent pieces for the instrument. His playing had a huge effect on Andres Segovia, among many others since.
Here is one of his preludes, Lagrima meaning “teardrop”.
(the guy without the beard is me laugh)

https://youtu.be/ztrPlvQ2jrA




Edited by - chuckv97 on 08/03/2021 18:31:27

Aug 4, 2021 - 2:59:18 AM
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3800 posts since 4/29/2012

I love Tarrega, mainly because it was the high point of my own classical guitar playing (Villa-Lobos was beyond me - Bach lute suites were playable and wonderful but not as beautiful). I'm sure that a guitar weighs less than 10lb - So what's your problem ? smiley

Aug 4, 2021 - 5:22:50 AM
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banjoy

USA

9795 posts since 7/1/2006

Chuck, when I clicked on the YouTube link, the ad they had up for "The World's Best TP" saying it's good for your bum. How the heck did they know?? LOL

This is very beautiful, but Earl didn't play it like that. wink

Aug 4, 2021 - 11:14:44 AM
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4115 posts since 11/29/2005

Really nice, Chuck. I'm glad I've started playing Classical guitar again. I did post one short video of me attempting Kuffner's Landler that I didn't mess up too badly.

youtu.be/iebiEUGLj6M

Aug 4, 2021 - 12:45:31 PM
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chuckv97

Canada

59075 posts since 10/5/2013

Good work, Fred. Keep it going!

Aug 4, 2021 - 2:59:31 PM

chuckv97

Canada

59075 posts since 10/5/2013

quote:
Originally posted by banjoy

Chuck, when I clicked on the YouTube link, the ad they had up for "The World's Best TP" saying it's good for your bum. How the heck did they know?? LOL

This is very beautiful, but Earl didn't play it like that. wink

That piqued my curiosity, Frank.  I know he played Jingle Bells which really isn't classical,, but did Earl ever play anything that was close to classical music? Did he play "Under the Double Eagle" or anything like that? 
Aug 4, 2021 - 3:34:11 PM
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banjoy

USA

9795 posts since 7/1/2006

You're asking the wrong guy, Chuck. I don't know, I think he did. And if he did, I'm sure I don't play it that way too.

Aug 4, 2021 - 3:46:26 PM

chuckv97

Canada

59075 posts since 10/5/2013

Ok,, I figured you being near Flint Hill ground zero for banjo and all things Earl you’d be a walking encyclopedia on his career……wink

Aug 4, 2021 - 3:50:01 PM

banjoy

USA

9795 posts since 7/1/2006

Yeah, I'm near Ground Zero but that doesn't mean it ever sank in. Other than visiting the Scruggs Center every now and then and ogling over his tie, that' about the extent of my Earl knowledge base.

I've been told a few times in my banjo life that I don't sound like Earl, Earl never did it like that ... which is fine, because I never tried to sound like Earl. Seems like it's working.

Aug 4, 2021 - 3:56:41 PM

chuckv97

Canada

59075 posts since 10/5/2013

Ah,, I heard you throw out an Earl, and even a Reno lick here & there. The rest is “Frank-Pickin’” - and mighty fine too.

Edited by - chuckv97 on 08/04/2021 15:57:34

Aug 4, 2021 - 4:26:06 PM
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banjoy

USA

9795 posts since 7/1/2006

Well shucks, Chuck, coming from you I consider that a high compliment. You're a fine musician. But this thread isn't about me, it's about you. While Earl didn't do it like that, you do. You have your own unique sound both on guitar and banjo. Sounds good to me.

Aug 4, 2021 - 5:25:37 PM
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6429 posts since 9/21/2007

Very nice! I've been learning to read for Spanish guitar using Carcassi and Sor, I hope to be able to play Tarrega someday.

Here is Bickford's version of the Carcassi Studies I recently scanned...

archive.org/details/carcassi-t...-bickford

Aug 4, 2021 - 5:50:06 PM

chuckv97

Canada

59075 posts since 10/5/2013

Yes, thanks, Joel. Those Carcassi studies are a handful. I learned no. 3 years ago,, it’s a nice one.

btw, I've adapted a Ferdinando Carulli piece to the banjo,I'm still working it up..,, maybe I'll call it Classical Grass.

Edited by - chuckv97 on 08/04/2021 17:54:03

Aug 5, 2021 - 12:09:55 PM
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4115 posts since 11/29/2005

The Carcassi Method is the book I used to teach myself Classical guitar way back in the 60's.

Never actually finished the book, but did a lot of bouncing around inside it.

Aug 5, 2021 - 12:26:20 PM

chuckv97

Canada

59075 posts since 10/5/2013

Here are all the practice pieces in the Carcassi method book.
youtu.be/idVYu4m0tgo

Aug 5, 2021 - 12:29:17 PM

2910 posts since 4/19/2008

Joel I really got into STUDY 23 a whopping 50 years ago.

Aug 5, 2021 - 12:33:11 PM

chuckv97

Canada

59075 posts since 10/5/2013

quote:
Originally posted by mmuussiiccaall

Joel I really got into STUDY 23 a whopping 50 years ago.


No. 23 by a master...

https://youtu.be/xOFJsmwYQ2k

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