Monday, 27 October 2008

Chopin, Prelude No.20 in C minor, op.28

Fiddling while Rome burns, here's another arrangement, far more reasonable in terms of difficulty. The task of arranging this is fairly simple, the piece is built up of very 'guitar-ish' chords, lots of fourths and fifths, nothing that translates into bastard stretches.

What we admire most about this piece is its form. It has an ABB structure, but in a reversal of the typical dynamic, it starts loud and bombastic, before diminishing to end on a simple whisper, unable to maintain the grandeur of the opening. In that sense it feels rather more realistic than your usual musical fare.

Monday, 20 October 2008

Friday, 17 October 2008

Chopin - Etude m-f no.2

We're sorry for the silence recently, this has been for the usual real world reasons.
In the meantime, last night we arranged Chopin's dainty little piano etude for the guitar. If you want a better copy of it (including tablature for fingerings, etc...) just ask and we'll email you a pdf. It is rather difficult though...