January 4, 2013

Etude #3 by Julian Lage 1 part transcription Tabs

I am very happy to share with you the third installment in my Etude series! This piece, nicknamed "Banksy" was so far the most challenging etude to play. The idea behind this is that I wanted an etude with a constant quarter note pulse in the chords while the bass played around it, hinting at a 5:4 kind of groove. What makes this etude especially tricky is trying to keep the pulse feel relaxed yet propulsive while being adventurous rhythmically in the bass. Also, the sections that occur in and around first position were especially straining on the hands so please take it slow and stop if you feel any pain or discomfort! It's not worth hurting yourself. This is advice I need to take myself. One final note: I am hoping to practice this piece extremely slow, starting with just the quarter note pulse, and then gradually adding in the bass. Hopefully this will make it more playable and feel better at faster tempos. Thank you and hope you enjoy! julian

Big thank you to Nathan Lefcowitz for the use of his beautiful Collings D-1A Varnish.

Transcription by JB with the help of Robbert Houtkamp

1 comment:

  1. Do You maybe have all etude#3 avaible?:) Great work man!