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Second Steps for Guitar

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This is a tremolo piece that I wrote for classical guitar.

NOTE: if you're not sure what a tremolo piece is then please check out the following - one needs to understand what tremolo is to get to grips with this piece:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QlAzXWoQDlg

Here's a score of my piece: http://pdfsr.com/pdf/tremolo-guitar-study-4

This is a recording of a single guitar, I'm playing, and it's very tricky. If anyone here doesn't know how one would go about making this sound you should check out videos of people playing Recuerdos de la Alhambra... I really recommend you get clued up as to how tricky these piece can be to write and play!

This is one of six tremolo studies I've written for the guitar at this point. Alex's Aria is another! So check that out too :D

Hope you enjoy it!

Edit: I just want to explain that this piece frequently switches between 3 and 4 finger tremolo... So listen out! It's also super high on a classical!

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you should play songs from Yorgui Loeffler


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Daveisgr81 responds:

I'm going to give some of it a go, it's heavy-going but not impossible!

Thanks for the (second!) review!


I love the tremolos. This piece is really soothing and flowy. I thought you could’ve done more with the piece rhythmically, however. It sounds more like an etude than a structurally complete piece. It has this pensive continuity to it that enhances the atmosphere a lot, yet you do little to add to that atmosphere or otherwise strip it away over the course of the track. It lacks the sort of structural ebb and flow that I usually look for in a piece, which makes it hard to judge because you’ve clearly put a lot of effort into it. Mixing and mastering aren’t really relevant here. Admittedly, this piece doesn’t really fit a lot of my compositional criteria at all, but there’s a great atmosphere and majesty to it. This is an enjoyable piece, but I’d like to see you flesh out the structure a bit more next time. Keep it up, man!

7/10


Daveisgr81 responds:

Thanks for the positive review!

It is an etude! As for mixing and mastering, it took quite a while to get it properly balanced, the low-end is always a real issue on classical guitars.

I'll put in something a bit more... in your face for the final :D


Just thought I'd pop by and say that you've done a really solid job composing and playing this. However, I will say that it requires a certain amount of guitar technique knowledge and understanding in addition to music theory knowledge/understanding to fully appreciate this - as such, you've got some balls submitting something like this. Keep it up, and best of luck to you.


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Daveisgr81 responds:

Thanks for the positive review! This is by far the closest things to a 'proper' piece of classical music I've ever uploaded to Newgrounds... So I hope it makes it through to the next round, I have something seriously riffy for that :D

I've popper up a score and a video to a tremolo piece so people can understand what I am doing more clearly. Hopefully that will help :)

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Jul 25, 2016
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