Group 3

This Two Week Intensives will cover the essential techniques of staccato, portato, and legato for guitar players. Staccato involves playing notes in a short, detached manner, while legato involves playing notes smoothly and connected. Portato is a style that falls between staccato and legato, with slightly detached but still connected notes. The class will also delve into the development of left-hand technique that you need for proper articulation!

Sanel Redžić is one of the most promising and virtuoso guitarists of the younger
generation, who has created an important name on the international scene, having a wide
repertoire from baroque to modern music.

Sanel currently teaches at the Franz Liszt Music Academy in Weimar and at
the University of Erfurt in Germany. He is also artistic director and founder of Tuzla Guitar
Week in Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Repertoire: 

  •  Scales (major with parallel melodic minor scares)
  • Leo Brouwer - Etude Nr. 1
  • Agustin Barrios - Mangore - 3rd movement of La Catedral
  • Fernando Sor - Etude Op. 35, No. 22 (Segovia No. 5)
  • Any other example by participants 

Assignment Videos

I compiled a playlist with 5 Videos! More Videos will come :)

  • Video 1: Intro
  • Video 2: C Major scale with i-m
  • Video 3: C Major scale with p
  • Video 4: Arpeggios
  • Video 5: Brouwer no.1

Assignment:

  • Submit a video containing either one or several of the exercises. For example, start with a simple C major scale playing once as legato as possible, repeat with portamento and then one last time with staccato. Please tell us what articulation you were aiming for!
  • Feel free to apply the learnings to either Brouwer Etude no.1 or your own  repertoire!

Feel free to ask questions in a written reply and/or add them to your video! 

 

Assignment Week 2:

  • Read and play through the piece provided by Sanel and play the basses staccato and the upper voices legato!

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    • martinTeam
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    • martin.3
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    Hello everybody in articulation 3 , why don't you say hi and let us know what you intend to work on within the next two weeks! 🔥🎒

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      • Youcef
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      martin 

      Hi Martin, Thanks a lot

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    • Debbie
    • Debbie
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    Hello everyone!

    I will try all the exercises Sanel recommends and see where my weak points are and work on them. A piece in my repertoire that I think this will be interesting to apply to is Guardame las vacas. 

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    • Debbie Check out Borbale Seres TWI  she goes over the I-m fingering you are asking a question about. 

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    • peter hancock interesting. Her solution is to repeat the same finger to damp the string prior to the string change. This seems to be different to what Sanel is doing but I’m going to give it a try.

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      peter hancock Thanks Peter. I found two videos on her workshop and took a look at them but couldn't find it. It will take too much time weeding through the videos...more time than I have at the moment. But they do look interesting so I will watch them at a later date.

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      Debbie Jaime FernandezPeter   It is Borbala Seres TWI Exercise #3.  The Staccato is discussed (with Chromatic lines) just after the Legato discussion.  It is demonstrated as Jaime said. I think we may have had some of this in mine added to our source of confusion with approach.  It seems both techniques are valid depending on the passage .

      Debbie -  take a look when you have a chance.

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    • cevinius
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    Hi everyone,

     

    Excited to be a part of this and to improve my technique! Great to meet you all.

     

    Kevin

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    • Debbie
    • Debbie
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    Here is a quick question about staccato scales regarding the right hand for anyone who knows the answer. Thanks!

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    • Debbie Hi Debbie, I’m glad you asked as I was also wondering about this. I think the way I did it is to use only the left hand to do the staccato when there is a string change. That way I can maintain the i,m alternation. I think this results in a slightly different tone on those notes though so I’d be interested to know what others think. 

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      • Debbie
      • Debbie
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      Jaime Fernandez hi Jaime, i naturally do the same as you by muting with my left hand but he said he uses both hands but he didn’t explain in further detail. Glad I’m not the only one wondering.

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      Debbie Hey Debbie, I also think your first method  with quickly jumping to next string with same finger is what Sanel is intending, but not certain from his video.  Several of us look forward to his response on this one.  Thanks for posting your very clear question and video!

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      Barney Thanks Barney. I'm kind of thinking it's the first one too. I can almost see his index finger doing it at the beginning of the scale but after that it's unclear because the camera is behind his hand. It's been good to think about it though. I think my staccato playing has mostly been from my left hand releasing pressure. My right hand has been more intuitive but definitely not this precise, so there's room for improvement. 

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    • Hi Debbie , 

      thank you for your video and your question. I have answered it today already for several times in the group 1 and 2. When going upwards, you should stop the previous strings with your p (thumb) and when going downwards then stoping the string with your a finger. I am actually doing those things with the both hands. I am using my 1 or 4 to stop on the left side as well. 

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      • Debbie
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      Sanel Redzic that makes sense. Thank you for the answer. 

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  • Top of the morning to you . Yes am planning to take part. 

    Peter

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  • Top of the morning to all of you. This may be a little above me but I am going to give it a try. Thanks for including me

    Peter

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  • I want to surpass my expectations and go all out with freedom. 

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  • I hope to use this skill builder in reaching my goals.

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    • martin.3
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    Sanel Redzic and I are currently working out a little technical issue, but he'll be ready to respond very soon! articulation 3

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  • This is a great TWI. It will take me more than two weeks to bring myself up to par. I will do my best. I am having some electrical work done at my home.  No electricity for a cupule of days.  I am going to find another way to submit my videos.  Do not cry for Tonebase. I will survive 

    Peter

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    • Welcome peter hancock and good luck! I hope that you have again electricity and to hear from you.

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    • Sanel Redzic Thanks.   I am studying the  "Estudios Sencillos and the Barrios "La Catedral thrid  movement "allegro". It will take me longer than two weeks to become very efficient especially  "la Catedral" . The score is fine it is the left hand fingering that is a challenge. Just need more time. The electricity is a problem. Not for playing but trying to see and video.

       

      Thanks

      P. Hancock  

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  • hello maestro here's my video of major scale trying to play legato, portato, and staccato

    thanks Vilio

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    • Thank you Vilio Celli , 

       

      I think that you should work more on the difference between those three articulation ways because they all sound pretty much the same. Legato should be better connected and staccato notes should be played shorter. 

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