Breaking Your Scale Speed Limits with Eduardo Inestal!
Virtuosity and speed go hand in hand when it comes to freeing your musical expressiveness from technical limitations. One key element in classical guitar performance is the ability to play fast scales with ease. Together, we will explore exercises that will enable you to push your speed limits and improve your scale skills while retaining relaxation in both hands and gaining a richer tool set to express your musical ideas.
- Sign-Up Period: August 11 - 14
- Course Period: August 15 - 26
- Class Size: 4 Groups á 10 Participants
- Optional check-In via Zoom: August 23, 11 am PST
Assignment for the first week:
Play the first exercise (Slow) while paying attention to the following:
- Keep the tempo
- Always alternate i-m
- Be "lazy” (move your fingers, both right and left hand, and yourself as less as possible) to keep the relaxation
Do the same with the 2nd exercise (Faster tempo)
Once you control this exercise, you can gradually choose your tempo, increasing the bpm. Pay attention not to lose your relaxation!
I was not lazy today, and the weekend will be very busy, so, here is already my first attack of ex#4 (50 feels very slow - 100 not really fast). In the second take I changed the rhythm alternation (6 down, 4 up). For fun…
I am looking forward to your comment on how my R hand is moving along the strings (towards the thumb). I noticed it moves more than thought I was doing. (So good to record technical practice sessions.)
Hello Eduardo and hello to all,
Thank you very much for the previous feedbacks, very instructive. The fact of saying the notes seems to me effective for the relaxation, I work there.
Here are the videos of exercise 4. I am working on 76 to the eighth note and then to the sixteenth note.
This is my maximum tempo today, after that I lose control. However I think that a good guitarist should be able to play at 120... this goal seems to me very far.