Marco Tamayo teaches the first movement from Manuel María Ponce’s Sonatina Meridional. The lesson begins with Tamayo’s thoughts on the piece’s Baroque influence which is most recognizable in the sequential movement found in the opening.
Tamayo then walks through the entire exposition and development, sharing the fingerings he has chosen to achieve his ideal musical interpretation. He ends the lesson by demonstrating some of the tonal characteristics that make the guitar unique and are important to utilize in a piece like this.
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About Marco Tamayo
Marco Tamayo, the cuban guitarist with Austrian citizenship, acclaimed as "Il Re della Chitarra" by the Italian News paper L'Stampa, is a winner of major international competitions, performed with well known orchestras and conductors around the globe and is a leading figure on the classical guitar.
Marco Tamayo is Professor at the Mozarteum University of Arts in Salzburg, Prof. at the Landeskonservatorium in Klagenfurt, Guest Professor at the Music Academy in Gdansk, Poland and was a Prof. at the Sydney University in Australia. His book called "Essential Principles for the performance on the classical guitar" has changed the approach on the instrument and its teaching worldwide. His students enjoy an international career. Marco Tamayo is artistic director of the Michelle Pittaluga Int. Guitar competition in Alessandria, Italy. He is also a Honor Citizen of the city of Solero and Alessandria, both in Italy. Tamayo plays on a Simon Marty guitar. He is a Savarez artist, and plays on Alliance Blue-Cantiga strings. Marco Tamayo is Chairman of the Marco Tamayo Edition, publishing house created on 2014 and that has renewed the classical guitar editions up to our days.
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