Increase Legato Playing in Both Hands in Two Weeks with TY!
Every instrument has its limitations and weaknesses. Playing legato is one of the hardest things to master on the guitar. Every note is so fragile: if your right hand accidentally touches the string or your left hand leaves the string in-between notes, the note will be stopped. Let’s explore and discuss the techniques and experiences on the details of how to maintain the notes with your left hand clean shifting, shifting motion, fingertip motion, exercises, and right hand training processes of free strokes for perfect legato playing.
Fellow Participants in Group 2:
TY Legato Group 2
Share a video where you demonstrate the three exercises as presented by TY. As a bonus, add measures 1-10 by Carcassi op.60 no.1
- Release the String, don't pluck it!
- Spider Exercise!
- Left Hand Shifting / Change Fret Exercises
- Carcassi Op.60 No.1 Measure 1-10
How to get the most out of this course
Zoom Check-In: Sunday, July 24th 3pm EST / 12 noon PST
TY Legato Group 2
New Assignment by TY!
Hi Everybody! This is TY! Since most of you are DONE with the easy exercises I asked for last week, let’s do this for this week: Please choose a short section of your current repertoire that you feel is challenging to achieve legato, practice and record the music, upload the video to the discussion section! Please allow everyone and me to share some of our thoughts and feedback! Wishing you all enjoy the fun of improvement and practice!
My nails felt really weird with the 1st exercise. They were getting stuck on the string. So I filed the underside of my nails which seemed to help. But I'm not really sure how my nail shape should be.
This is great. I wish I could see your thumb movement during the shifting exercise. I'm pretty sure I'm messing that up
Hi TY, hi all,
TY, thanks for that excellent video(s).
Here is my first video (Exercises 1-3).
For me, it was challenging to focus all the time on the mechanics and also listening on tone quality and to avoid bad habits (if there are any...). Good thing, I am happy: I was suprised that in particular the up-shifting produced almost no squeaking sound on the string. :-)
While watching myself I realized that in particular with the left pinky I tend to "stretch" the string a bit downwards, and I also heard that a bit since the tone was going high a bit.
I like the spider exercise, and for me it is also good for LH finger movement, independency etc. I did not record it along all string combinations...