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#1
Hey to all you classical fans out there,

Just wondering if tehres any good classical sogns that you guys/girls might recommend. The only good ones i know are classical soul (my favourite), classical gas, romance, maria luisa, and some other ones which i can't even pronounce. Hit me abck with something worthwhile to learn and play =]

Thanks
Michael
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I wouldn't call this classical music...

Everyone loves to hear Canon in D by Pachelbel.

Same goes for Fur Elise - Beethoven.
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J.S. Bach - Prelude in D
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#7
Classical Soul rocks.

Other ones that are fun to play:

Bedroom Acoustics - Matt Bellamy (Muse)
Canon in D - Generic, but oh well.
Sonate Pathetique - Insanely fun to play, unusual fingering positions on the fretboard.
Rondo Alla Turka - Even more insanely fun to play, quite tricky.
Capricho Arabe - My favorite to listen to, though it's in drop D...
#8
Asturias-Sir Isaac Albeniz
Capricho Arabe-Franciso Tarrega (?)
Spatter the Dew-David Russell---This one is my absolute favorite. It's so great and catchy. I've had it stuck in my head for the past week and I'm still not tired of it.
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#9
John Dowland - Allemande ("My Lady Hunsdon's Puffe") is a standard in classical performance repertoire and isn't too brutal. It's in drop-D. (those crazy 15th century metal heads!! hehehe....) Easier than Romanza, if you're using the full arrangement with the tremolo, etc. Roughly on par with Austurius, IIRC.

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Asturias-Sir Isaac Albeniz
Capricho Arabe-Franciso Tarrega (?)
Spatter the Dew-David Russell---This one is my absolute favorite. It's so great and catchy. I've had it stuck in my head for the past week and I'm still not tired of it.


I got about halfway through learning all of that but had to stop because my thumb nail broke off

It's almost back though, so I'm about ready to continue working on it. It's really fun

EDIT: To the guy above me, you can't really compare that Download piece to Asturias (Leyenda)
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#11
It's been a while (like 10 years....) since I've played them, but I have played them both. Austurius is a bit harder if I recall. Are you suggesting that my memory is foggy? Seriously... it might be.

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#12
No, but I mean... they are so different in almost every aspect.

I have the sheet music for both, and I just now glanced over the Dowland piece.
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#13
Yes, they're very different, but both great pieces. I checked over my notes too. I have a "simplified version" that clocks in around a grade 7 level. The Dowland piece is grade 8. The Segovia arrangement of Asturius is grade 9. So... yes, the "proper" arrangement of Leyenda is harder, but not *that* much.... the tremolo bit in the second half is a killer though.

Chris
Could I get some more talent in the monitors, please?

I know it sounds crazy, but try to learn to inhale your voice. www.thebelcantotechnique.com

Chris is the king of relating music things to other objects in real life.
#14
There are sooo many. Where to start. Check out www.classtab.org (not my site). Loads of classical tabs there. Lejania is a beautiful piece. I'd agree with Capricho Arabe. Izaac Albeniz has written some fantastic tunes (originally for piano) but they've since been transcribed to the guitar. Kind of depends on what sort of music you like. Personally, I love Spanish (Albeniz, Granados, Tarrega) and South American (Lauro). The music has some fantasic rhythms as so much of the music comes from native folk songs and dances. Check out Francisco Tarrega's Gran Vals for a well known, catchy tune. It's where Nokia's original ring tone came from. Or how about Recuerdos de la Alhambra if you fancy tackling some tremelo?

Gary.
#15
If you like Spanish/South American, check out Villa Lobos too. Watch it, though, because some of the studies (#3 I think it is.... there is a book of 12 studies that are very popular performances pieces) is brutally hard. Some aren't so bad, though.

Chris
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Chris is the king of relating music things to other objects in real life.
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Hey to all you classical fans out there,

Just wondering if tehres any good classical sogns that you guys/girls might recommend. The only good ones i know are classical soul (my favourite), classical gas, romance, maria luisa, and some other ones which i can't even pronounce. Hit me abck with something worthwhile to learn and play =]

Thanks
Michael

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Bach's Bouree. You'll know the tune once you play it.
Yep, that's a fun one.
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What are the classical guitar grades and which song you must be able to play to be considered each grade (if we don't mind the theorical part...) ?
#20
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Bach's Bouree. You'll know the tune once you play it.


Agreed. Jethro Tull did a really nice version of this in the 70's!
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I particularly love the suggestions of 50cent, Randy Rhoads and Clapton. Probably the most 'classical' stuff I've ever heard of! LOL

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What are the classical guitar grades and which song you must be able to play to be considered each grade (if we don't mind the theorical part...) ?


The Canadian system is modelled after the British system. I'm sure there are similar systems throughout the world. The Royal Conservatory of Music has a syllabus that outlines certain performance, theoretical, technical, and ear requirements for each grade. Once you get up to grade 10, you can take your ARCT which stands for Associate of the Royal Conservatory Teacher or something like that. Generally considered the practical equivalent of a college degree, but a step down from a university degree.

http://www.rcmusic.ca/ContentPage.aspx?name=aboutRCM

Chris
Could I get some more talent in the monitors, please?

I know it sounds crazy, but try to learn to inhale your voice. www.thebelcantotechnique.com

Chris is the king of relating music things to other objects in real life.
#23
Hehe.... guy who said 50cent was surely kidding.... er..... I hope....

Chris
Could I get some more talent in the monitors, please?

I know it sounds crazy, but try to learn to inhale your voice. www.thebelcantotechnique.com

Chris is the king of relating music things to other objects in real life.
#24
Hotel Calfornia-mtv Unplugged Concert

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#25
Classical? He's kidding too...... er..... I hope......

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Could I get some more talent in the monitors, please?

I know it sounds crazy, but try to learn to inhale your voice. www.thebelcantotechnique.com

Chris is the king of relating music things to other objects in real life.
#26
Heh Capricho is deceptively simple. Many can play the notes, only a handful of players can make it sound right. Even some professionals don't nail it well. Technically good, but the feel doesn't come out right.

Hotel California is another perfect suggestion, it's as classical as an electric guitar.
#28
Bach has a prelude from his 1st cello suite that's quite solid. It's originally in G but my version is in D (drop D tuning). Lots of other great suggestions here though, for sure
#29
That prelude from Cello Suite #1 is one of the few that is still somewhat in my hands.

Great piece. Never seen an arrangement in D, though..... certainly not to suggest it doesn't exist, though.

Chris
Could I get some more talent in the monitors, please?

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Chris is the king of relating music things to other objects in real life.
#30
Ravel's Bolero?
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That prelude from Cello Suite #1 is one of the few that is still somewhat in my hands.

Great piece. Never seen an arrangement in D, though..... certainly not to suggest it doesn't exist, though.

Chris



I have it arranged in D as well
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#32
What is the source of that one? Who published/arranged, etc. that version?

Chris
Could I get some more talent in the monitors, please?

I know it sounds crazy, but try to learn to inhale your voice. www.thebelcantotechnique.com

Chris is the king of relating music things to other objects in real life.
#33
^ I think it's a Segovia arrangement... hold on lemme check.

EDIT: Oh nevermind, it's transcribed by Michael Lorimer.
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#34
Heh.... I was thinking of another piece, but I do know the one we're talking about though. The one I was thinking of is an Allemande, but I can't place which suite it is from... not the first cello suite, apparently....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_pzcLkBxTQ

Chris
Could I get some more talent in the monitors, please?

I know it sounds crazy, but try to learn to inhale your voice. www.thebelcantotechnique.com

Chris is the king of relating music things to other objects in real life.
#35
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#38
Beethoven's "Moonlight Sonata". It's not hard technique-wise, but rather long. I play it in D tuning, because it sounds somewhat darker.


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#39
asturias by john feely is a very good classical tune
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#40
Might not be "classical" classical... But I love Piazzolla's Tango Suite.
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