Interactive Livestream: Arpeggio Mastery with Carcassi No.7, op.60
Hey friends, join me for an extensive arpeggio analysis of Carcassi's No.7, op.60! Where do we plant and prepare? What is a tremolo from an arpeggio's perspective? And how do we lock positions for maximum stability in the right hand with this etude? Find out and join us in this Livestream!
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This will be our second interactive Livestream, so let me attach all the info needed for this new tonebase LIVE format again!
What is this?
This interactive Livestream is our take on the cohort based learning model. We are used to learn in groups, we do that in school and in university, we do that when we interact in a community and learn from different perspectives. With new developments in online video communication software, we can bring this concept into tonebase and explore a new form of how you interact with our fantastic community!
What do I need?
- We are going to use ZOOM for the interactive part of Livestream (the same piece of software that we have been using for the Virtual Hangouts). While it is not necessary to download the software, I would recommend it as it runs more stable as the browser version.
- It's best to prepare for that lesson to get the most out of it in the interactive part! So listen to some of our fantastic release on Carcassi No.7, op.60!
How does this take place?
- Simply watch the Livestream at the time indicated in the Live Calender!
- At the end of the approx. 25-35min Livestream, I will share a ZOOM Link in the Chat. Click on that link, it will take you to our ZOOM Cohort Based Course
- In the Zoom Call, we will get into greater depth about challenging passages of that piece, we can discuss certain fingering possibilities TOGETHER and YOU can get a full masterclass experience if you decide to take part with audio and video (not necessarily needed, more on that below)!
- Because we want to offer a place where true interaction can take place!
- Because we want you to have the full masterclass experience!
- Because we want you to truly engage with our inspiring and motivational community!
Frequently Asked Questions:
Do I need to watch the Livestream before the interactive class?
While it is not mandatory to watch the Livestream, the link to the class will be only shared in the chat of the Livestream! As the contents of the Livestream are going to be interactively worked on and discussed, it's a great opportunity to get you up and running on that topic!
I want to be there and watch, but I don't feel comfortable taking part actively and share my audio and video. Can I still participate?
Of course! You can still enter the ZOOM class without audio and video. Though I highly recommend to see this Livestream more as university group lesson and - more importantly - a chance to have a meaningful interaction not only with me but with fellow tonebase users!
I want to participate with audio & video, but I don't like to be recorded.
The interactive class will not be recorded! In order to allow meaningful interaction to happen, we create this safe space, where you can fully immerse into a class. No single moment of the interactive class will be shared outside that virtual room! However, the Livestream prior to the interactive class will be recorded as usual and thus accessible after the Livestream happened.
LET US KNOW IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, WE LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU!
Hi Martin , I can't wait to joining the interactive class about Etude 7.
I practice again this piece today. What I observe is that I can play the apeggios at 105bpm, while the tremolo I do with p-a-m-i can only be 102-103bpm bpm. It also means, whenever my new limit for appegios is, the tremolo is always a few beats behind. So, my overal tempo is determined by the weakest link, which is the tremolo, so I can only play this piece at 102-103bpm, for now.
I think it has a lot to do with that I have a weaker a-m link than other combinations like i-m or i-a. That's why the tremolo with p-a-m-i is slower than the appegios.
One old-evidence is that on July one year ago, I noted down the speed limit of my tremolo using different combinations. The slowest always have the a-m or m-a presence. For example, the p-i-m-a and p-a-m-a were the slowest. My quickest were p-i-m-i and p-m-i-m since they did not involve the m-a or a-m link
Can you please comment on this, and give me an advice to increase the overall dexterity/speed of tremolo and make its limit equal to my appegios? Thank you a lot! :)
Hi, Martin. My tremolo is quite uneven. Veiwing a recording of my hand at slow speed, I noticed that I tend to play in two cuhnks: p,a-m,i. I´ve no problem with speed or volume changes. Lately I´ve been playing really slow (40 bpm) starting with a different finger every other minute, but it doesn´t help. Any advice on how to train this? Thank you for your awesome work.
Martin, thank you for another wonderful interactive session today. I learned a great deal from Sabrina's fingering to make the shifting more legato. In measure 2, instead of changing to 4&3 in beat 2 as suggest by Sabrina, I would just use finger 3 in beat 1 as you also played in class. Another option is use finger 3 instead of 2 from the beginning of the piece.
As I mentioned in our interactive session, please check out Marcin Dylla's amazing lesson for GFA. Marcin discusses technique, tremolo, slur, arpeggio, and artistic expression.