Is Tango en Skai difficult?
Tango en Skai is actually not as difficult as it looks on paper- while there are some fast passages, and some challenging rhythms, the music falls very naturally on the guitar. No matter which level of your guitar playing, you need to start from beginning in learning Classical Guitar!
Is Cavatina difficult to play?
Cavatina is very difficult for the left hand. Take it one measure at a time, using it as a left-hand study. It is in the same league as Sor’s study in B flat (Segovia no 19). You will get there, but be patient.
Who wrote Tango en Skai?
Tango En Skai is a popular guitar work by Tunisian-born French composer Roland Dyens whose contribution to the contemporary repertoire of the classical guitar is quite impressive and thematically diverse.
What grade is Cavatina on guitar?
London College of Music (LCM/RGT) have it listed as a grade 8 piece.
What is a cavatina?
In opera the cavatina is an aria, generally of brilliant character, sung in one or two sections without repeats. It developed in the mid-18th century, coincident with the decline of the previously favoured da capo aria (in which the musical form is ABA, with the repeated A section given improvised variations).
When did Roland Dyens die?
He taught at Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in the position held by his teacher, Alberto Ponce. He died on 29 October 2016 at the age of 61.
What guitar did Roland Dyens play?
Roland is now using a spruce top, Malaysian blackwood, “Wedge” model by Jim Holler, of Trinity Guitars. It was built this past summer.
When was Tango en Skai composed?
Published in 1985 by Henry Lemoine, Tango en Skaï was one of Dyens’ concert improvisations until it was suggested he actually set it down. The title translates literally as Tango and PVC (Skaï being a French slang word for fake leather, or PVC: polyvinyl chloride).