Martin Schley, Ten Etudes
Peter Lohse, lecturer in guitar method at the Musikhochschule Lübeck, says
“The Ten Etudes for Guitar" is part of a bachelor thesis that Martin Schley completed in the summer of 2019 at the Musikhochschule Lübeck. In my opinion, it is important that they are being published in this edition.
The technical issues tackled in the studies include arpeggios (No. I and IX); repetitions (No. II, V and VII); barrée (No. III); natural and artificial harmonics (No. IV); articulation (No. V); slurs (No. VI); connection of chords (No. VIII); and polyphonic textures in a Fugue (No. X). As far as the sound and harmonic structures are concerned, we are in late-romantic territory, but never sentimental or clichéd. Those who are reminded, by No.1, of Villa-Lobos´ first Etude, or by No.5 of Britten’s Nocturnal, should certainly take a closer look at these pieces: you will discover in them new and unique soundscapes.
Another special feature is the texture of Etudes II and VII, which are composed as choral preludes on well-known German church songs. This genre, more commonly known for the organ, is rare and special when explored on the guitar. And the Fugue (No. X) is exciting to play, in spite of all of its technical difficulties.
I wish all musicians who take on these pieces a lot of fun playing them!
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- Pages: 28
- Level: Advanced
Order Number: BE-191226