Group 2

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

 

Assignments Week 1

Week 2 Assignments

Zoom Check-In: 

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  • i ran out of time. I didm practice the 16 notes but every time I make a mistake I had to start over. I was going to do a separate video but the time is gone.  I will practice this. My stage fright gets in the way. 

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    • peter good but playing with the metronome is a difficult task. I would suggest you to try to play a bit more with the metronome. 

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    • SANEL REDŽIĆ  Yes I have a love hate relationship with the metronome. I have learned that not all metronomes are not the same. I just got another one which seems to,be ok. 

      Peter Hancock

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    • Leon
    • Leon
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    Jack Stewart

    Nice work on the scales and great damping with your thumb on the arpeggios. That's beyond me at the moment.

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    • martin.3
    • 2 mths ago
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    Week 2 Assignments are posted!

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    • martin And here as well the scores. 

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  • I watched your video on H. Villa-Lobos Etude N0. 7. I am confused in that you refer to scales but I do not know which ones your playing. I believe they are measure numbers 2-6-11-12 ect.  please help.

    Peter Hancock

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    • peter hancock I am playing the first (opening) scale but in different positions, starting from the 1st one going higher and higher. I play only this scale: 

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  • The descending scale from the opening of the Villa-Lobos Étude 7, with the ascending counterpart added, makes an appealing moveable scale pattern.
    This version starts at B with a G to A lead in.

    https://youtu.be/7azYk-4VdUE?si=kyC31TMRxsMEtGD7

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      • Leon
      • Leon
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      Neil Macmillan Nice work. I'm still working on the Villa-Lobos arpeggios.

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    • Thank you Neil Macmillan , please take again a care of playing with only with one finger in the right hand. :-) 

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  • The main challenge with the Villa-Lobos Étude 1 is not so much the arpeggio itself (the same RH pattern is used throughout) but the chord changes, especially the E minor to B7/F# change.
    I'm working with a Latin inspired groove to practise these changes. I'll try to get the arpeggio working smoothly before the TWI ends.

    https://youtu.be/Tat2X_MpEqo?si=FQkar6t4SI1LfjP2

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    • Leon
    • Leon
    • 2 mths ago
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    Hi all, just posted the Villa-Lobos exercise inside the TWI deadline.

    I agree with Neil Macmillan that the chord changes make the arpeggios much more difficult.

    Hope the right hand is more steady with my A finger anchored on the top E string SANEL REDŽIĆ

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EFkh4LIm6Tg

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  • Tremolo video is now online. I hope you will like it. 😌

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    • David
    • David.39
    • 2 mths ago
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    I typed up the exercises for myself to have them as reference. Hopefully I've not made too many errors, but if not, perhaps this might be helpful to others in my group in this great TWI with Sanel. It's taking me longer to get enough mastery to be able to record without stopping, but I will keep at it! Thank you Sanel and fellow group members for making this another great intensive.

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      • Jack_Stewart
      • 2 mths ago
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      David Great work David. Thanks for this. 

      One suggestion: the bass notes in the Carlevaro Arpeggios should each be an 1/8 note followed by an 1/8 rest, each marked w/ a 'p' . That would remind us to damp the note w/ our thumb when we play the 'I' finger. (Reads a lot more confusing than it was in my head. Or maybe I've just become accustomed to the confusion in my head. 🤪)

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    • Amazing David ! Thank you for putting it all this way! I am really happy that you liked the way I did this TWI. It is only one little part of my approach to the right hand and there is left hand as well :D . In my opinion those exercises and this approach are the key of having a good technique and good sound on guitar, which every professional or hobby guitarists should take into consideration. 

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    • David thank you so much for this.  Will help me when I catch up on this TWI.  Could you also kindly let me know or suggest a simple (and maybe free :-). sheet transcription software.  What are you using here?  Thank you so much.   Warm regards, Sri

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      • David
      • David.39
      • 2 mths ago
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      SANEL REDŽIĆ Srinath Subrahmanyan MuseScore (free and works on PC/Mac). Lots of documentation, too.

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      • Ron.3
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      David David thank you for these. I couldn't participate in the TWI (broken nail!) but I followed the progress and conversations and I'm now using the exercises.

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  • David Thank you very much for your notation!

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