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Embark on a transformative musical journey with our exclusive two-week intensive online course designed for guitar enthusiasts eager to elevate their playing skills. Delve into the intricate world of guitar technique, with a primary focus on refining the right-hand technique and addressing various technical challenges.

  1. Right Hand Mastery: Uncover the secrets to developing a flawless right-hand technique that enhances precision, speed, and control. Our expert instructors will guide you through a comprehensive exploration of techniques tailored to elevate your playing to new heights.
  2. Villa-Lobos Study Nr. 1: Immerse yourself in the timeless beauty of Heitor Villa-Lobos' Study Nr. 1. Unpack the nuances of this iconic piece and receive personalized feedback from our instructors to perfect your interpretation.
  3. Tackling Tremolo: Demystify the complexities of tremolo, a technique that adds a mesmerizing layer of expressiveness to your playing. Learn strategies to build speed, clarity, and endurance in your tremolo execution.
  4. Arpeggio Artistry: Explore the world of arpeggios with a focus on diverse patterns. From classical to contemporary, our course provides a comprehensive understanding of arpeggio techniques, enabling you to incorporate a rich variety of patterns into your repertoire.

Timeline:

  • Sign-Up : until Sunday, Jan 21th
  • Course Period: Jan 22nd - Feb 2nd
  • Optional check-In via Zoom: Jan 30, 11am PST

 

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Week 2 Assignments

Zoom Check-In: 

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    • don
    • don.2
    • 2 mths ago
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    Hi Sanel, thanks for putting this together! 

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    • don Hi and welcome! :-)

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      • don
      • don.2
      • 2 mths ago
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      SANEL RED沤I膯 for the cross strings exercise. If I go 4 times per string starting with i finger.  i will still end up with i finger on the string as I need to use it to mute the string. So wouldnt that be consider as negative crossing as it would be easier to play m finger on the next string?

       

      for example on high e string statt with i finger, mute with m, play with m, mute with i, play with i, mute with m, play with m then mute with i. 
       

      then on the b string, it would be easier to play with m? Or do you intend us to still mute with i and play the b string with i finger? Thanks. Hope im not too confusing. 

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    • don I understand what you mean. It took me sometime and I have tried it now, so I got your point. In the slow tempo, it might work but it is definitely not going to work if you are playing very fast. Think that we have to play for instance the 3rd movement of Concierto de Aranjuez on 168 - orchestra goes in the middle part even up to 190 and we have few crazy scales there. There is no chance to do it the way to you suggested. 

       

      If we practice slower that I recommend that you mute the strings with your left hand rather. :-) 

       

      I hope that I was able to answer your question. 

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  • Hello all and good morning from New York. I鈥檓 Jeff and I鈥檓 excited to improve my right hand technique.

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  • HELLO PEOPLE!
    This is my first two week intensive I am joining! Looking forward to enhance and develop better habit and technique along with all of you!

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  • Hi everyone!

    This is also my first two week intensive and I am looking so much forward to this. I have to improve my coordination and for that one key point I am lacking is a good right hand technique. I am excited to train and develop my finger independence, accuracy (for both free and rest strokes) and speed.

    Looking forward to this intensive!

    Fernando.

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    • Great Fernando , welcome!

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    • SANEL RED沤I膯 I am still working on stopping the base, which this independence and the timing  between the thumb and the other fingers seems to be challenging me a little. Working on it in slower tempos until I can make it reliable.

      For now, I recorded a video without muting the base and with the metronome at 60 bpm:

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    • SANEL RED沤I膯 This is where I am at when muting the base. My brain is still thinking too much and sometimes I lose track of the metronome. But by practicing daily I hope to internalize the mechanics slowly so I can improve it and increase the tempo.

      One question I have is if I am muting the base too quickly or if the timing is correct.

      This is recorded with the metronome in 50 bpm:

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    • Thank you Fernando Ruiz Diaz . No, you are muting the basses to early. It us fine but it is a bit slower and you are playing wrong order in the basses鈥 You are starting from the 4th string and you should start from the 6th string. :-) 

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    • Barney
    • Barney
    • 2 mths ago
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    SANEL RED沤I膯 Hello Sanel,

    It's great to see you again for the TWI!  I hope to develop and refine my right hand skills with your expert guidance.  Thanks you for sharing your knowledge and experience with us.

    Hello to all the Tonebuddies participating in this TWI for this extremely important area of technique.  This will be helpful and fun!

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    • Hello Barney , welcome back. I remember you from last year. :-)

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    • Ryan
    • Ryan.1
    • 2 mths ago
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    I've been playing classical guitar for over 25 years, and this year I'm focusing hard on developing my RH speed, control, and relaxation between strokes. This intensive seems a perfect match for those goals.

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    • Hi Ryan , welcome! I hope that you will find here information you need. Looking forward hearing you. 

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    • Frank
    • fmjr
    • 2 mths ago
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    Hello Sanel and everyone. Frank, here from Milwaukee, Wisconsin in the USA. This is my first two week intensive and very much looking forward to taking my right hand technique to the next level! Let鈥檚 have some fun!

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    • Brian_Bowman
    • 2 mths ago
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    Really love Sanel's playing!  Looking forward to improving my RH technique ... especially arpeggio speed + accuracy and individual digit dynamics.

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  • Hello TB Friends from Rick Lord in Charlottesville, Virginia.  Enjoyed today's videos and very much appreciate the emphasis on sound/tone as important preparation before practice.  I needed to be reminded!

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    • Hi Rick Lord , I am glad you say that. Welcome!

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    • martin.3
    • 2 mths ago
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    I posted 2 more videos, Video 5-6 will be posted next week!

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    • Barney
    • Barney
    • 2 mths ago
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    SANEL RED沤I膯 Hi Sanel,

    On the Scales, are you using only Apoyando?

    Did you study the "Carlevaro School of Guitar" with a qualified Carlevaro teacher, or did you simply follow the Cuarderno books using your own original technique?

    Thanks!

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    • Barney Actually I use the combination of tirando and apoyando, but my tirando is quite strong that you sometimes can鈥檛 really say what it is. ;) 

       

      About Carlevaro, I started working on his books back in 2001 when I was 13, 14 with my ex guitar teacher. He was not really a Carlevaro specialist. 

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