Capricho Arabe Lesson for Classical Guitar

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Capricho Arabe Lesson for Classical Guitar

 

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2017-07-16T20:22:30+00:00 11 Comments

11 Comments

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    Rick Lord July 16, 2017 at 9:40 pm - Reply

    Thank you Simon for this introductory lesson to Capricho Arabe. The primary take away for me is how important it is to allow the score and it’s rhythmic structure to be a primary source informing one’s interpretation. In a sense, one must “pay their dues” to the score before jumping off into personal interpretive choices. Once that fundamental work is done, the interpretation is bound to be more thoughtful and convincing. Thanks again.

    Rick

  2. Mike Goodreau July 16, 2017 at 9:45 pm - Reply

    I played this exactly as you described. A complete Frankenstein! Thanks so much for the.clarification.

  3. Sergio Espíndola July 16, 2017 at 11:49 pm - Reply

    Dear Simon, congratulations and thanks for this video.

    Sergio

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    Albert July 17, 2017 at 7:53 am - Reply

    Hi Simon, where can I get music sheet for this piece. Thanks.

  5. Chapman July 17, 2017 at 8:59 am - Reply

    The lesson is great , especially explaining about the importance of the rhythm, thank you very much.

  6. Roy July 17, 2017 at 3:52 pm - Reply

    A huge help , thanks a ton Simon

  7. Roy July 17, 2017 at 3:53 pm - Reply

    Made me look at the piece with new eyes , thanks Simon

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    Armando Baltra July 17, 2017 at 5:21 pm - Reply

    Simon, this is REALLY great stuff.

    I’ve been fooling around with this piece on and off for many years, but never got to do anything serious and systematic with it.
    Your introduction is the spark that I need to get back to work on this fantastic piece.
    Even if I never manage to bring it to “performance” level, I can see that working on it is great technique practice.
    I am looking forward to your complete analysis of Capricho Arabe.

    Thank you for all these amazing lessons

    Armando

  9. Timothy Burris July 24, 2017 at 11:15 pm - Reply

    Thanks, much, Simon. Very insightful. You’ve inspired me to add it to my “Tárrega and Contemporaries” concert program (after some serious work, incorporating your suggestions, of course ;^) T.

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    Pitchou July 25, 2017 at 2:23 am - Reply

    Hey there,
    thank you Simon for an other amazing course. I can’t wait to be able to even start playing it as it is one of my favourite pieces (of course) along with Granada ! Hope this one will be coming too.

    Question, would you recommend at any moment to play those fast passages with ami ami ami ? Instead of mi mi or im, I’m. Especially the sextuplets ?

    Cheers !

  11. Bob July 26, 2017 at 11:56 am - Reply

    Haha! I was practicing this for a recital ~10 years back. I never got to play it on stage because at the time, I felt I was too immature as a guitar player and was definitely doing all the wrong stuff you were describing here. Thank you so much for this great content, and putting up the intro free is still very very useful! Makes me want to get back to playing guitar again. I also look forward to the day I can pay for membership here. Cheers!

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