Breaking Your Scale Speed Limits with Eduardo Inestal!
Virtuosity and speed go hand in hand when it comes to freeing your musical expressiveness from technical limitations. One key element in classical guitar performance is the ability to play fast scales with ease. Together, we will explore exercises that will enable you to push your speed limits and improve your scale skills while retaining relaxation in both hands and gaining a richer tool set to express your musical ideas.
- Sign-Up Period: August 11 - 14
- Course Period: August 15 - 26
- Class Size: 4 Groups á 10 Participants
- Optional check-In via Zoom: August 23, 11 am PST
Assignment for the first week:
Play the first exercise (Slow) while paying attention to the following:
- Keep the tempo
- Always alternate i-m
- Be "lazy” (move your fingers, both right and left hand, and yourself as less as possible) to keep the relaxation
Do the same with the 2nd exercise (Faster tempo)
Once you control this exercise, you can gradually choose your tempo, increasing the bpm. Pay attention not to lose your relaxation!
Is there a way to use a metronome for this exercise? (The changes to uneven groupings makes this very difficult).
On left hand fingering, when you move up to the 5th fret (A-F), you use fingers 1 and 2. It seems more natural and efficient for me to use fingers 2 and 3 for that position. Is that any problem for your objectives here?
Hello everyone! I am eager to start my first 2 week intensive course. I have already taken two tonebase tutorials with Eduardo, so I’m looking forward from his teachings in this course. Here is my practice of the first exercise at slow tempo: https://youtu.be/_EN7No48L6s