beautiful mate as always
Sounds beautiful Gerardo, well done mate
You ought to listen to some baroque period cello players like Anner Bylsma for phrasing of the cello suites. Bylsma plays on an 18th century cello. This helped me when I was learning the third cello suite. Don't lean on other guitarists for phrasing and interpretation of the cello suites. You have to get the performance practice techniques from a true baroque cello player in your head - one who understands the way these suites were played during the Baroque period. This is the only way to play Bach's cello suites accurately on the guitar. Sounds like you are off to a great start.
Well done, Gerardo! Sounds beautiful!
Sounds beautiful, great lesson friend .
I love this piece gera! well done!
One of the classical pieces I like most. Thanks. Very well done
Beautiful piece Gerardo!
wonderful Gera .nice piece
Thanks you guys, I´m glad you like it. About what Mike Ridenour says is partialy true, I´m lacking of information on Bach music. This particular suite I have played in my early classical guitar days, that´s why I´m also doing another suite, the BWV 997 which has been transcribed by myself and should have less erratic articulations.
About the truliness of interpretations Bach music is very abstract and would work almost regardless of the instrument, there are also a lot of symbology in his music (religious) and also there are structures that respond to the structures of the retoric.
When I have to do a lesson, I try not to go very far from the score, cause it would be very confusing for some people that something is played completelly diferent of how is notated (the later is the most frequent).
Also for this Suite I based my self on Duarte's Eition that is one of the oldest and popular, but took off a lot of weird fingerings and slurs (and put my own weird fingerings and articulations), but the extra bass line is almost intact with some exceptions that were changing notes from the original Cello Suite.
I just have a little look in this great book "Essays on J. S. Bach´s works for lute" by Maestro Eduardo Fernandez, it is worth checking out to find out how complex is this thing.
Once in a guitar workshop Maestro Pablo Marquez just "destroyed" my transcription of the presto from BWV 1001, the problem was the poor articulations, and the inconcitency of the bass line (he just said "no, no" with his head during my performance. The recomendation to build those extra bass line on the most "simple" was to get based on other Bach works.
One more thing on this topic, the history of the guitar interpretation were marked by fire by people like Segovia, Anido, Bream who played in a very spontaneous style of their own. Later we have more "straight" interpretation by John Williams, and latelly there are a lot of more "brainiac" interpretation with the help of the advances in musicology. In the cello stuff I heard Pablo Casal's versions that are very very romantic. The thing is that I have very little and basic knowledge and I just wanted to show this piece for you which is one of my guitar favourite.
Cool playing Gerardo!
If I could learn to play any other instrument to a high grade, it would be the cello. It is such a rich emotional instrument. This piece sounds so beautiful and is a perfect match for the cello.
I have so awaited this lesson.. Thank you.
great, great great lesson!
thank you so much for this, gerardo =)