This is the first half of the Sor Study #1. About my right hand technique, it may be that it’s not a great deal of tension in the hand, but rather a desire to have a reference point about where I am with the strings. And that caused more pressure on the 4th string from placing my thumb there. I’m not giving it as much focus now because I think…[Read more]
As I’m working on staccato, I switched to this exercise NC109 9.2. Besides staccato, it has 1/8 notes and changes in dynamics. I see some improvement in my right hand tension, but am still working on it.
Thanks for the suggestion Deb. I’ll try that. I like the sound of the notes. It feels intriguing to me, like a mystery to solve; but I haven’t succeeded at getting it to be musical, yet. I’ve moved on to lessons at the next level, but keep coming back to this one, because it’s difficult for me. I’ll get it.
Hi Simon, This is great! I like it as a video. I could see the guitar and what you meant about staccato or about ringing strings. Plus, the ambiance has a warm feeling.
I listened to Simon’s Q&A video today. That was great! Since staccato was one of the topics, I recorded this exercise from NC107/Ex 7.3 from Level 1. I wanted to add some dynamics. When I play loud, though, I can see more tension and less fluidity in my fingers and playing. It’s a challenge to move between fluidity and staccato. Here’s the…[Read more]
Thanks Dave for listening and your advice for the next steps! I will practice holding the left-hand fingers down and legato. In the next lesson, there’s an exercise where the notes are to sound calm and peaceful – likely it’s perfect for practicing that.
Delighted to be moving to the next challenge,
Barbara Rotzoll replied to the topic Duets 12/2/18. Bruce and I have enjoyed the opportunity to play these duets. in the forum Classical Guitar Student Showcase 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Wow, that’s great! Looks like fun!
Here’s a short, little progress video:
I’m practicing rhythm, tone and dynamics as well as right and left-hand positions with the duet exercise 5.6 (NC105) in Grade 1/Unit 1. I received the guitar support cushion this week and am trying it out instead of a footstool.
Any comments are welcome. Thanks!
Thanks Joannes for the info. Just today, I received my first mail order of guitar maintenance supplies. When choosing what to get, I had seen some of those string tie systems and wondered what they were or if they worked. Now, I at least know they could be worthwhile.
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