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The music of Agustín Barrios

I wanted to upload a few pieces by Barrios and maybe we can talk about them or any other piece by him.

I've just uploaded 4 new pieces by him and by far the best one i think is this Serenata. It's very close to Capricho Arabe, actually i only listened to this piece one or two before, but now the more i listen the more i seem to love it. Barrios talks from his very heart here. Also i strongly encourage you to read the description i wrote in the video, and maybe we can discuss even more.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vz6ll-9GzWo

you can find the other three pieces here https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgFtStipcwBTAiLV64PeHXg/videos

The music of Giulio Regondi

So, I have already confirmed that J. Herman isn't familiar with the music of Giulio Regondi. André Lavor wasn't either. I am curious about everyone else. At any rate, if you aren't familiar the music of Giulio Regondi here are some links so you can listen to some of his music then tell me what you think (you don't have to listen to all of them if you don't want to, but I'd say you'd have to listen to at least 3 or 4 of them to be able to say you've given his music a fair chance):

Op. 19 Nocturne "Reverie" (this was the first version of the piece I encountered. There weren't that many to chose from back then, but now there are tons of recordings of this piece out there, all recorded in the last five years or so. This is still one of the best though): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rviAJNgif2s
Op. 20 Fète Villageoise (this was wrongly labelled, but I am glad I found this several years ago. Great guitarist, best version of this piece I've ever heard.):  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGakEopMmN0
Op. 21 Air varié: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52FXL5Pqako
Op. 22 Air varié part 1 (this is from the first guitarist I knew of that played Regondi on YouTube. My introduction to Regondi was him playing the Fete Villageoise, but I have found other recordings of that piece I like better since then. His recording of this one, however, has remained one of my favorites): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-HQDban90ps
Op. 22 Air varié part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPXZ9jQwyuk
Op. 23 Introduction et Caprice: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VD0g_cfyJlk
Regondi's Etudes numbers 1-3 (Not all of these used to be available on YouTube when I first found out about Regondi. He has really risen to popularity in recent years as far as I can tell): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2Fy7ToJ5Fo
Numbers 4-6: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dOXYVHXwRw
Numbers 7-10: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9o5zipLMSE
The Bellini Variations (This one was recently rediscovered in 2007 and was written in 1840's, which is around the same time Mertz wrote many of his compositions, including his operatic fantasies.): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdZptPFsj3I
Fantasie on Themes from Mozart's Don Giovanni (Same case with this one as with the Bellini Variations.): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLKBSJ5agPc
Feuillet d'album (another piece recently rediscovered in 2010.): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UrMN46blxQc

My view of Regondi is that if he had composed more and for more popular instruments besides the guitar and the even less popular (even back then, nevermind now) English Concertina, he would be widely considered one of the better composers of the 19th century. Please tell me if you agree.

The best playlist of short pieces of music I can think of

So, I made a playlist on YouTube of pieces of music all under 5 minutes, the best one I could think of off the top of my head (although I am not finished yet, I still have more pieces in mind to add to it, but it is tedious to order everything in a playlist on YouTube). I made them all under 5 minutes because that way if someone sees a piece on it that they are interested in it will only take them a few minutes to listen to it, whereas if I did a list of the best music of all time there would be quite a few really long pieces that most people wouldn't want to sit through, especially if it is music they are unfamiliar with. I stuck with instrumental classical music since that is what I have been listening to in recent years. Also, if you listen to the whole list just the changes in style between composers can be a bit jarring already so I didn't it would be a good idea to add in all kinds of different music. But, I should mention there is a lot more guitar pieces on it than I originally thought. I guess I am really biased towards guitar music being a guitarist myself. Here is a link to the list I made: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLgLpA673UvB0dCDLNMIK4ttlmFP7dL7tm

Surprisingly, without me asking or even mentioning it to him, another fellow (who also plays guitar) decided to make his own short pieces list (although not all of them are under 5 minutes). It introduced me to some pieces I wasn't already familiar with that I think are great and it also had some ones I had planned to put on my list! Here is a link to his list: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLGaNzXur0tYyHQ1ulpjGzTYxQ6RtKWH59

Overall, it was a fun experience going through his list, so I am curious if other people are interested in making their own. It doesn't have to be on YouTube. You can just type it if you want. I think this is a good way to introduce people to good music that they might not be aware of.

What are the most nostalgic classical guitar pieces for you?

 This discussion is really for people who have been into classical guitar  for a long time. I did not really listen to classical guitar music at all (or classical music in general for that matter) until I was almost all the way grown up so classical guitar music in  general is not really nostalgic for me yet. I suppose some of the first  classical guitar pieces I knew of are pretty nostalgic like La  Frescobalda (This was the first classical guitar piece I ever learned to  play. For those that don't know the piece here: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DsDRGI3uVfM)
 but even about those I found out no more than 9-10 years ago so the  feeling isn't that strong yet. This makes me curious about what pieces  people who've known about classical guitar music since their childhood  are nostalgic for.

For me, none of the music I feel nostalgic for  is (typically) played on classical guitar. The most nostalgic music for  me is the adagio sostenuto from Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata, Debussy's  Claire de Lune, and the music from Tchaikovsky's the Nutcracker. 

Welcome.

This page is for anyone who shares the passion for the guitar.  All levels of experience are welcome. Feel free to post any personal arrangements of master pieces old and new as well as original works.  Any guitar related topics or discussions also welcomed. Any non guitar related music or topics posted will be deleted. Thanks. 

Manuel Ponce's Theme Varie et Finale

I am curious about other people's opinion of my tab of Manuel Ponce's Theme Varie et Finale. It is not based off the Segovia edition, but rather the original score that Ponce himself wrote. I am particularly interested in how other people would handle measures 75, 76, and 331. But, of course, feel free to add in your general opinions of the piece or the tab, how it compares to the Segovia edition, or anything other information about Manuel Ponce's Theme Varie et Finale that might be interesting to this discussion.

Lets Colaborate

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Orchestration Practice Competition RESULTS

There were a lot really close, so all of the numbers are pretty tight :D
so here they are!

First place - @lizzapie
Second place - @vesteel
Third place - @Grimes Music Press

Scores! (in order of judging)

https://musescore.com/sss5/orchestration-thing
SCORE - 15
https://musescore.com/lizzapie/the-minute-polka--arrangement
SCORE - 20 (1st)
https://musescore.com/owlman142/the-minute-polka
SCORE - 15
https://musescore.com/user/2878026/scores/4999455
SCORE - 18 (3rd)
https://musescore.com/fabian01/the-minute-polka---orchestration-of-robin-m-butlers-the-minute-polka-for-piano-solo
SCORE - 17
https://musescore.com/johnwd/robin-m-butler-minute-p-o-l-k-a---orchestrationarrangement-by-john-donaldson
SCORE - 16
https://musescore.com/user/24959521/scores/5005494
SCORE - 15
https://musescore.com/vesteel/butletminutepolkavesteelorchestra
SCORE - 19 (2nd)
https://musescore.com/user/26997940/scores/5010382
SCORE - 16
https://musescore.com/jmusic1600/robin-m-butler---the-minute-polka-for-orchestra-arr-jacob-evarts-hq-audio
SCORE - 17
https://musescore.com/rookwizard/minutepolka
SCORE - 16


Thank you all! be sure to watch for a summer original competition! :D

*I did average out a little bit the scoring of the scores, so some scores scored higher in caparison to others than what is written, but they all had some really great ideas!!*

I’m updating “Shorts for Trombone” and need suggestions for songs to add

You may have seen my “Shorts for Trombone.” It is by far my most popular score, probably because it pops up if you search  for a lot of popular music. It has not been updated in a while and I would like to add a whole bunch of new excerpts to it. If you have any suggestions, comment them below and I will add pretty much anything.  
I am also interested in creating versions of my shorts for concert pitch treble, Eb treble, F treble, and Bb treble, and a version in bass clef an octave lower than the current version so that more people can play my shorts. I am not pro, so those would be something you would have to ask for.

Here’s the score: https://musescore.com/user/2878026/scores/2800021

Orchestration Practice Competition!!

Well I decided to do a competition here in the spring while waiting for the summer competition :D

RULES!

you must do an arrangement of this polka type piece -
( https://musescore.com/robin_m_butler/the-minute-polka )
using this template -
( https://musescore.com/robin_m_butler/the-minute-polka-template )

You must be creative! this competition is all about being creative with the colors in the orchestra, the winning score will be judged on usages of color and creativity! :D

Deadline: Must submit before April 1st. (unless not enough entries have been made, then I will change it to May 1st)

Have fun Everyone! :D

(put links to your arrangements down below!)

And once the submissions are closed, I will post a score with my own Orchestration :D