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  1. : I am sorry for not being precise enough... : I find it very difficult to write in English, : which is not my native language, and use appropriate musical : terms. In Bosnia we use same words and phrases as Austrians : because our schools are based on the same system of mus. education. : I play violin and I would like to play duets for solo-violin and guitar : as accompaniment (just like there is piano accompaniment). : I mentioned Paganini as a good example of what : I am looking for. It seems like I will have to use my knowledge : of harmony and counterpoint to adopt some other duets (violi-violin, : violin-piano, chamber music etc.) for guitar. : It's going to be a painful process :-) : And one more thing....Is there a data base on INTERNET containing : information on all pieces ever written (sorted by composer, : instrument, period etc.)? : Please let me know if you find something like this. : Nihad Dzubur : Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina Nihad, No apologies needed. I don't know of any internet database where you could find a list of the music you are looking for . If you can not find music written in duet form in Bosnia & Herzegovina I will do what I can to get some music to you in duet form .If you can, send me a list of the music you would like to play , or the composers and level of playing you would feel comfortable with someone playing the accompaniment ( I know how a person must play according to their accompanist level sometimes to sound good ). Send me an e-mail at User451574@aol.com when you see this message, if you have to adapt music for duet just look at it as a way to learn more about enjoying music and the knowledge of creating music, it's not that "painful" when you achieve your objective. It is really nice to see a post for someone wanting to do more to bring the joy of playing to those who wish to hear. Stephen
  2. : I would like to create a repertoire of pieces written for violin and guitar : but I don't know if any famous (or not famous) composer has written pieces : in arrangement for the two instruments. : I know only of the Paganini sonatine but that is too complicated : for my level. If someone could provide me a few names and titles it will : be of much help to me. : I prefer something classical rather than modernistic but I appreciate : any suggestion. Isn't there a Spanish composer who thought it might sound : nice to combine violin with guitar? :-) from your post i do not know if you are looking for guitar parts to play with violin or vice/versa. i play both the violin and guitar (classical mainly on guitar and only classical on violin). the paganini that you mentioned is one of the "rare" works written specifically for the pairing of these two instruments. paganini did write several works for these two though and are certainly worth the time to learn. when i was much yonger and less experienced i would go as slow as to learn just a few measures of a difficult piece a day or even week, until i had it and could play it like it was meant to be. if you are playing guitar try this and be patient with yourself, if you are playing the violin parts this doesn't apply unfortunatly. if you are playing violin one thing you can do is to order music written in duet form, two violin parts work well for this,and have the guitarist play one part and you the other. the guitarist will have to improvise ,i.e. knowing what 'works'and where they will have to play more than one note when the music is written that way for violin.you can get duet music from almost any of the violin music dealers ,for nearly any classical composer, at whatever level you happen to be.
  3. : I would like to create a repertoire of pieces written for violin and guitar : but I don't know if any famous (or not famous) composer has written pieces : in arrangement for the two instruments. : I know only of the Paganini sonatine but that is too complicated : for my level. If someone could provide me a few names and titles it will : be of much help to me. : I prefer something classical rather than modernistic but I appreciate : any suggestion. Isn't there a Spanish composer who thought it might sound : nice to combine violin with guitar? :-)
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