Expressions for guitar

Dear Friends,

this piece developed after having acquired some impressions from a stay in Andalusia. Guitar in focus here, others are supporting. It is written for two guitar for safety. I play just simple guitar.

Hope you like it

Kjell

https://soundcloud.com/user-892939153/expressions-for-guitar

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  • This is really lovely. Dramatic, powerful and then soft - a wonderful listen. So much going on here with this recording - did you play both guitar parts separately! If so the timing and synergy between the two performances is incredible. A fantastic climax and melodic conclusion to a great piece. You should be very proud! Well done.
  • It is amazing Tony that we listened to each others piece at the same time and that we gave similar response. I am grateful.

    Actually I don't play guitar, just chords and slowly so this is a digital interpretation made by GPO. I write the score in Finale and it is played back by GPO, good enough for my purpose.

    Good to hear from you.

    Kjell

    Tony Lowther said:

    This is really lovely. Dramatic, powerful and then soft - a wonderful listen. So much going on here with this recording - did you play both guitar parts separately! If so the timing and synergy between the two performances is incredible. A fantastic climax and melodic conclusion to a great piece. You should be very proud! Well done.
    Expressions for guitar
    Dear Friends, this piece developed after having acquired some impressions from a stay in Andalusia. Guitar in focus here, others are supporting. It i…
  • Amazing... really at the same time. This is a great piece of music and so dramatic. I love the arrangement and build. As a guitarist I listened for the nuances... and thought every note was spot on! No matter - a keeper for me.
  • Hi Kjell,

    Very lovely and detailed guitars fo sure! Nice work.

    Thanks for sharing,

    Jos

  • Very well done Kjell, you have a great feel for guitar music and we don't hear enough of it on CF so thank you for that. You have nicely used a Spanish influence which is a natural fit for guitar and can easily be a cliche but not here, it is a nice flavor.

    Your use of orchestra is interesting, it is very minimal which is pleasant and different but you could easily make a concerto out of this which you could do very well and would be well received I think.

  • Hello Kjell!

    I liked this one a lot. I have no association with Andalusia. This is a pleasant introduction to a song derived from impressions at this place. It's interesting how a vacation can improve our creativity.

    I would only say maybe pan the guitars right and left slightly if you have the means to do it. Just a suggestion.

  • A most pleasant piece to listen to. My only comment is that I felt the guitars overwhelmed the backing instruments somewhat at the end and wondered if they were necessary. The guitar part seemed to provide all the essential notes. 

    No matter, a very nice piece.

    .

  • Thank you all for your comments, much appreciated and inspiring.

    I have made a few tries making a concerto with guitar. But it is hard, the guitar is soft and often drowned by the orchestra. Panning as you suggest might be a solution but I find it difficult to get it sound natural, since I mostly use headphones I suppose.

    Best wishes

    Kjell

  • Hi Kjell,

    Congratulations.  Very pleasant piece.  

    Some repetitions could be imbued... Maybe.  I don't know.

    The mood is very nice...

    Ali

  • HI Kjell, I was wondering if you were familiar with Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez, it is a style you would work well with and is an example of how to write for guitar and orchestra. I didn't want to post a video on your thread without asking first.

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