Sérgio Assad né le 26 décembre à Mococa, est un guitariste et compositeur brésilien issu Latin American Music for two Guitars, Astor Piazzolla, Leo Brouwer, Radamés Gnattali, Sérgio Assad, Alberto Ginastera, Hermeto Pascoal, . The Assad brothers, who first encountered Astor Piazzolla as young music students in Rio de Janeiro in the s, capture the venerable. Assad on Arranging Classical Guitar. Sérgio Assad on Piazzolla, the Beatles, Ginastera, Transcriptions, and more. Joey Lusterman March

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But translating his quintet to two guitars, or one guitar, was very difficult. Tuesday, July piazzollaa, – Some people thought it was a bad idea, some people thought assqd was a good idea.

But there was really nothing to change in his music—everything was written there for two guitars and he did a wonderful job. This page was last edited on 9 Decemberat You take an existing piece but you have to create everything around it, and sometimes things inside it, too. So you make choices. Views Read Edit View history.

Is there some quality you hear going through his arrangements? Piazzklla places where the [piano] texture was much thicker for an instrument with limitations like the guitar, I actually had to remove a lot of notes. By age 14, he was arranging and writing original compositions for the guitar duo he had formed with his brother, Odair.

Customize your notifications for tour dates near your hometown, birthday wishes, or special discounts in our online store! I think of the distance between two notes in order to make it legato, but if the distance is too long. It became more of an orchestration of that piece. The guitar does have a little sustain.

San Francisco Conservatory Of Music”. Remember when people would argue about whether it was a good idea to arrange Pictures at an Exhibition?


He was not very known back then—a little bit in Europe, more so in Brazil—but his music was so advanced and so rich. They like it the way it is. It became an important piece in the guitar world, and helped make the popularity of Piazzolla take off.

On your early albums you were doing a lot of Scarlatti and Couperin and composers like that. Because sometimes people confuse what is arranging and what is transcribing. It can be frustrating to play, however. I also had to do a little bit of scordatura, because assd has been my dream to play a seven-string guitar to make the task a little easier, but I never learned and it seemed very hard to jump from six to seven [strings].

But I think you have to do something—embellish, add something of your own.

He wanted me to try different things—and I did. I always can tell that a great guitarist with a very strong sense of what makes a guitar sound good is making decisions every second of the way. Why is it that Piazzolla became so popular with guitarists and arrangers? So I had to do all the scordatura, like getting down to B, which is a tricky thing to do because the string starts to be too loose, and to do that in a concert is risky.

Sergio & Odair Assad: Latin American Music for Two Guitars

The New York Times. I did another album with him [ Latino Gold] where I really went out of my way to arrange things for real—like I took Mas que nada and did some interesting things with that; and other songs, too. I think that was a surprising asad. Are some pieces more friendly for the guitar?

He is currently on faculty at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Well, a lot of people think arrangement is just taking the melody of the song and playing the harmony behind it. Latin American Music for Two Guitars. The texture is different.


Sérgio & Odair Assad Play Piazzolla

Their younger sister Badi Assadis also a guitarist. That was a different approach altogether.

I used a lot of different things there—more percussion, different colors. Much of that work was for the duo he has played in with his brother Odair for the past five decades, but he also arranges for solo guitar and for configurations with other instruments.

When Roland did his arrangements, his stamp was really strong. But even if you do have two it might not be enough. But I managed to bring things into the guitar world. Piazzolla used simple forms, but the writing was more aasad it had several layers and everything was notated and written down—although he left room for improvisation as well.

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So even playing with just two instruments, I always had about four lines going on, so the polyphonic thing inside has always been very thick in our arrangements and the things I write for two guitars. What would I call what I did with the Nazareth? After the concert, it was the only thing I could think about.

It depends on how slow it is. I think those were published by Berben; there were several publishing companies. This recording has piazaolla released by Allegro Classical in You are here Home. Cal Performances at the University of California, Berkeley, has announced its —12 season, which will feature performances from a number of performers familiar to readers of the Nonesuch Journal: