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I didn't think to go deep into the subject of bass guitar, although I have an acoustic instrument for home music.

But there were pieces, where the bass is revealed unexpectedly full and beautiful — that's why I decided that it is necessary to share.
However, there was no group where such scores were in demand.
So this group was created...

Bass in XXI centure

J.A. Moses – The Concordance of Frogs
for Cello & Contrabass

Jan Willem van Ree – Septem ultimis verbis Domini Nostri Jesu Christi, Part III
for Bass Guitar and String Synth.

Hans Jacobi - Michelle Fugue 
for Bass Guitar and Wind Duet

Jan Willem van Ree – Notation en mémoire de Pierre Boulez
for Contrabass and other instruments

Bass in Baroque

J.S. Bach – Cello Suite №1 – Prelude
for Bass Guitar

Simon Ives – "Ayre №2"
for Bassoon Duet

G.P. Telemann – Fantasia II from "36  fantasias for Harpsichord"
for Bassoon and Contrabassoon

J.S. Bach – Entrée from the Overture Suite
for Bassoon and Guitar

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:

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.

you can find the other three pieces here

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):
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.):
Op. 21 Air varié:
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):
Op. 22 Air varié part 2:
Op. 23 Introduction et Caprice:
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):
Numbers 4-6:
Numbers 7-10:
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.):
Fantasie on Themes from Mozart's Don Giovanni (Same case with this one as with the Bellini Variations.):
Feuillet d'album (another piece recently rediscovered in 2010.):

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:

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:

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:
 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. 


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.


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.