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Nights in the spanish gardens, guitar influences (14/05/2017)

Samuel Tirado Villaescusa

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  • turina sevillana Here we can apreciate a very typical guitar atack in Turina´s pieze "Sevillana"

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  • guitar atack inspiration (begining) Here we can se the clear similarity with the second piano solo in "nights in the spanish gardens"

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  • guitar attack score In the score, the right hand chords are in the last part of every beat, however, as we can apreciate in Turinas piece and Rubinstein great interpretation it should be played with a broad atack that creates a natural accent

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  • Debussy Homage In his pieze "Debussy Homage" Falla uses a melody in the medium register of the guitar, played very clearly with the 3rd finger and an arpeggio using the six strings of the instrument

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  • debussy homage inspiration a very similar except can be found in the midle section of "en el generalife" from "nights in the spanish gardens"

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  • debussy homage inspiration We can see here the piano score

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  • Albeniz Asturias in this pieze from Albeniz it can be seen the way of playing a tremolando in the guitar. we can apreciate how the performer plays the melody with the thumb and the rest with very litle sound

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  • tremolando here we can see a very similar tremolando at the end of "en el generalife"

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  • tremolando nights Here we see the score of the tremolando part. the thumb atack inspiration is well mark and should be played with the left hand

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  • guitar triplets This is another passage with a clear inspiration of guitar tremolando. in this case in triplets

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  • triplets nights As in the previous example, the lower voize should be played again trying to imitate the guitar sound

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  • la vida breve guitar In this transcription of Falla´s "la vida breve" we can understand the diference with the mordent on triplets played with the guitar and the same efect when its done with the voice (we will study the voice inspiration in another post). In this case the triplets are played with one atack of the finger, that causes an accent in the first note and a very obvious diminuendo in the other ones

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  • guitar mordent As we can see now this is a very similar efect written in the second of the "nights in the spanish gardens" piece, "danza lejana"

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  • guitar mordent Here it is the mordent efect in the second piece of "nights in the spanish gardens", "danza lejana"

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About this publication

Guitar influence in Spanish piano music is well known, however, sometimes we dont really recognize what kind of writing has inspiration on that instrument and how to play it in a correct way. In my study of diferent influences in "nights in the spanish gardens" from Falla, I found many passages with a clear inspiration that could help the performer to imagine the sound that Falla wanted in each one. Here are the examples:
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