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Feedback on my Fantaisie in E Major

This was the first score I posted on musescore. I posted it first because I am particularly proud of it. It is difficult at parts, but most people should be able to play parts of it (Hint: at the beginning play the Es on the 7th fret of the 5th string). If people really find it so difficult that they cannot find a way to play it on their own I can add in fingerings, but for now I am curious what people think of the score (besides how messy it is. It is messy because it was made before I knew how to space things out on musescore) and how tricky people find this piece. Here is a link to it: https://musescore.com/user/26752381/scores/4783201

By the way, the word Fantaisie is in French because that's what language Sor used to title a lot of his music.

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.

The Best of Laugh Silly Each Month Contest

I'd like to try something fun in my new role as co-administrator of Laugh Silly. Each Month, I will name the best laugh-inducing, silly composition submitted during the month, at least according to me and then post the winners here.
You are also welcome to nominate what you think are the best of the month, also.

August 2016......

musical chairs competition

here is an idea for a new competition
someone will start a composition with maybe 5-10 bars and then another person will continue it for another 5-10 measures, and then the next person and so on until the game will unexpectedly end (the music stops, in other words) and the last one to enter when the music stops (as determined randomly by the one running the competition) wins.
any takers or anyone want to start a piece?

musescore 2.01 comments

I realize there is likely a discussion of this elsewhere but decided to have my own discussion to keep track of issues. you are welcome to add your own comments of course.

notice that some compositions created in the older version don't open in the newer one, says they are corrupted. I realize my music is very corrupt but musescore could have been a little nicer about it all. that is just plain mean.

notice that the violin sounds a lot better, more pleasant ( I won't say it sounds more like a real violin being played because then it would sound worse, if I was playing anyway)

but also notice that the overall sound seems very quiet. I have to turn the computer volume up really high. and then if I forget and play something with the older version, I am deafened. yowza!

wonder how music made with this new version plays at the online musescore site, or does the sound balance get messed up as it does now…

haven't found how to do some things… seems they changed the layout a bit.

DYDD, The Opera

The following is a synopsis of an opera about the DYDD, Downy Yellow Dingle Dork for those of you who still do not know. (see http://chinadoll123.wix.com/dingle-dork1 and https://musescore.com/groups/the-downy-yellow-dingle-dork-extinction-group and also https://musescore.com/user/266756). Any suggestions or comments are welcome (other than "don't do it") and anyone who would be willing to collaborate or otherwise help in any degree on this project is most welcome. Although it may have taken Rossini only 13 days (supposedly, I also heard 40 days) to write the "Barber of Seville," I am no Rossini of course and this project, if it ever gets done (no, don't start off negatively! be positive) will likely take more like 13 months to put together (being realistic, no?) Anyway, I welcome any comments as always. Thank you, music lovers.

Synopsis of the dydd opera

An opera in Three acts
Patterned after the magic flute
Themes are right to life, preservation, tolerance, freedom

Overture- a medley of the opera tunes
First act
We see the members of the secret audobon discussing the dydd. They sing of the reasons why the dydd must be made extinct and of their plans for its capture and extermination. This should be done very comically.
We then meet some isolated folks who want to save the dydd. These folks each have their own melody and they meet and sing a medley of their individual tunes.
They decide to form the knughts of dingle dork. This introduces the theme of the knughts and their motto.
We get a fleeting glimpse of the shadow of the dydd which introduces its theme briefly. Then we hear its cawing mocking laugh as it flees the pursuing secret audobon
Act one ends with the knughts singing on one side and the secret audobon singing on the pther side their competing themes and aims.
The act ends with both groups expressing frustration at not being able to capture it and we agin hear the dydd’s cawing laugh as the curtain closes.

Second act
This act begins with the chase music as the secret audobon sets its traps and then falls into their own traps.
We then get introduced to the dydd and it sings its tune.it sings about its life and how important and beautiful it is although it Is lonely since there are no other dydds. It can also sing its signature theme.
The knughts then chase after the dydd and they do many comical face plants and capture a dydd doll.
The dydd has many adventures in its travels to other lands. Th act ends with its discovery of pacificus and its capture by the Inhabitants.

Act 3
The third act is the resolution of everything.
As the act opens, we learn about pacificus and the dydd meets a female dydd and sings its love song. It realizes its importance in the world through discovering its history in the land of pacificus.
Meanwhile the secret audobon and the knughts have a showdown and manage to capture each other in their traps.
The act ends with everyone in traps or tied up and the dydd comes center stage and proudly sings its victory song. The female dydd cones out to join it and they sing a duet. Then all the baby dydds join them onstage and everyone sings the grand fanale.

announcing the Laugh Silly Silly Contest for 2016

post your silliest most fun original composition to the Laugh Silly Group and keep us all laughing hilariously. Anything goes. No deadline yet, let's so who is brave enough or silly enough to enter. don't worry, no one will laugh at you, they will just laugh at the brilliant humor and fun of your compositions. Remember, there is no difference between silly and serious in music. they both begin with the letter "S" after all for goodness sake.
elephants_give_me_drinks reportedly already wants to be in this contest with the wonderful composition "One, Two, Three, Four" so it is officially now entered. Listen to it at https://musescore.com/user/561466/scores/383781
So, enter now at Laugh Silly, https://musescore.com/groups/laugh-silly the home of all of musescore's silly, nonsensical, and ridiculous compositions (I just made that up, it might not be true, likely isn't, ok, it is a complete fabrication)