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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!

Dance-of-the-Dwarfs-Vojislav-Ivanovic

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  • hello maestro here's my video of Leo Brouwer's study no1 played with legato and staccato 

    thanks 

    Vilio

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    • Vilio Celli again, the difference should be bigger. And you are playing half beat more. :-) Please check again the scores. 

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  • hello maestro here is my second attempt at Brouwer"s study no 1 hopefully more in beat and staccato.

    thanks 

    Vilio

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  • Question--- In the thrid movement "Allegro Solemne"  " of La Catedral at Measure "7" there are two sets of fingering numbers.  See attached. Are these just different fingering choices ? The thin line that has a "3" in front and back what does that mean? Thanks 

    Peter

    • peter hancock hi Peter. I understand this is from the Tonebase edition? If so, yes there are two fingering choices notated. Tal Hurwitz explains them in the lesson.

       

      I believe the line with the 3 front and back means to use finger 3 for this note (E on the 2nd string) and use it as a guide finger when you shift down to the 2nd position. You then use the same finger to play the D on the 2nd string.

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    • Jaime Fernandez thanks I will check it out. I was sure that it was but was not sure. It was the first time I encountered it on the score. The slide finger  I was use too but this one looked different

      Thanks for the explanation. 

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    • Hey peter hancock , 

      yes, seems to me as well as there are two fingerings suggested. I personally was using something between. :-) 

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    • Sanel Redzic .Thanks I have practicing the other pieces you suggested. I really like the Dance

      of the Dwarfs. That thumb muting and playing the melody is a challange.  The Berrios's Third movement I am up  the first 10 measures. Still not good enough to record. I really enjoy your TWI. I will be practicing those pieces for some time. My electricity going to be off starting tomorrow for the electric company to repair the previous damage. Thank you so much for your inspirational presentation and hats off to Matin organizing the program,. 

       

      Stay safe 

      Peter

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    • peter hancock I am very glad to hear that. Great! 

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    articulation 3

    Please find the Link for the Zoom Check-In here: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/81989847038

    We will meet on Monday, January 23rd at 11 am PT

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  • Hello to all, I had no time before to greet everyone.

    Here my exercises 1 to 3 from the first week assigment. 

    I have skipped the exercise 4 . I don´t have Estudios Sencillos score and time to learn it.....:-(

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZ23NF7lOYw

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZoRJeT0q14

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7KEobVlcD1k

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    • Hi JUAN ALONSO and welcome! 

      Very good! I like your difference between legato - portato and staccato. Great! 

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  • Dear guitarists and colleagues! 

    I hope that you had two interesting and creative weeks with the topic, which I selected for you and for this opportunity. For me that was very interesting to meet you all and to chat/work with you in this period. I hope that you will think more about the importance of Articulation in the future and that you will apply those things/tools and ideas in the pieces that you will work on in the future. I wish you all the best and hope to see you soon again! Here or in person. 

    All the best! 
    Sanel 

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