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Roland Dyens Continually Defies Convention with his Bold Playing and Diverse Compositions

This other one here I use for performances. The Guitarist’s Practice Book Do you have a set of finger exercises you do? That makes it special, sort of like having a suit of clothes for special occasions. When he was 13, he became a student of the renowned Spanish master-guitarist and composer, Alberto Ponce.

Sonnatina contacted me first and asked permission. Now, of course, when I was young and a student, I practiced every day; hours upon hours. Dyens was born in Tunisia and lives in Paris. As for labels, I feel I am flexible. And to do it at the beginning of a concert—when many performers are typically quite nervous—seems especially daring.


Right now, I have a small, parlor-size guitar given to me by a friend that I use for everyday work. He died on October 29, at the age of As a performer, Dyens was known for improvisation. Sonatima is my way of warming up to an audience. That is not a key that you will often find for pieces on guitar.

But only five minutes.

The issue also features Bradley Colten, Manuel Molina, a special focus on guitar education, news, reviews Sonwtina, sheet music, and live concertsand much more. If we were to assign a label to Roland Dyens, what would it be? I love it when I get lost in the tuning because it is such a challenge to find my way out. NB If you haven’t ordered prior dyyens you may need to create a new user account as dormant accounts may have been deleted.

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Jim was an engineer and decided he wanted to pursue his passion, so he went into making guitars. Classical Guitar Answer Book You enjoy having a friendly laugh with them, too. This article was originally published in the Fall issue of Classical Guitar magazine. I keep the nails of my right hand short enough so that I can play with the fleshy part of the fingers, but long enough to play with the nails, as dyehs.


Dyens was born in Tunisia and lived most of his life in Paris. That selection was a very interesting challenge. Retrieved 24 January I wrote the music just after heart surgery.

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You are famous for opening with an improvisation. That must have been quite an experience to hear. What did you think of what they did sonatnia it?

He was playing that night. In a number of your pieces, you slap the guitar. Jazz musicians improvise all the time.

There is a guitar that was made centuries ago with little movable pieces of fret along the fretboard, so that you could have different settings, not just for each position—such as first fret, second fret, third fret, and so on—but you could have different locations for each string dyenw each fret.

I seem to have a lot of engineers as part of my audience.