So good Rick! Your videos always look and sound awesome.
I’m slowly working on this song myself. Like you said, it’s deceptively simple. You played it perfectly though.
I have been working on Aguado Lesson 19 the past couple of days. It’s coming a long. I’m using my A finger in this video instead of my M finger because I broke the nail yesterday. It sounds horrible right now using M. haha
Any of the Zoom handy recorders are awesome for easy recording. As you go up in price with them you get more features and they can be more difficult to use. The Zoom Q2N-4K is awesome for video and audio recording
When I do simple quick videos, I just use my iPad for video and audio. If I want better quality audio I use my mics and audio…[Read more]
Here are two variations on the scale exercise that I like to do. These both make you think more about finger alternation because you aren’t just running up and down the scale chromatically note for note.
So it’s been a couple of weeks since I have updated this. I haven’t really had a chance to do what I planned to write down my goals for the week. I have been very active at practicing the Sanz pieces and this week I have been working on Menuet by Aguado. I have also been routinely working through the 6, 7, 8 technical routines. I’m making them my…[Read more]
I use the Humidipaks all of the time but I have a different hygrometer. I put the hygrometer in the compartment in my case so it doesn’t knock around. It’s ok that the pouches touch the back. Just drape them over the strings.
Yes, I have a lot of experience with loopers. They are great for practicing duet parts on your own and for composing. You just have to remember to hit the loop button on your first beat to record and hit it on the first beat after you play your part to loop the recording. That timing takes a couple of tries to get perfect.
The simplest and…[Read more]
Martha, I was playing it somewhat incorrectly in the first video but it was mainly the bass notes. I also did change guitars. When I first recorded it I had a Navarro Concert Spruce but I have a Navarro Concert Cedar now.
One thing that I have been working on this week is a modification of the fixed fingers exercise. I thought about it and rarely do you ever play 4 strings in a row like that. 3 notes per strings is very common. So I have some variations that I do after the 4 notes per string to make my fingers work in different ways. The trick is to make sure the…[Read more]
The Rosette Diamond ties are very nice for a 6 hole bridge. They definitely make string changes easier. They prevent slipping. They also increase the break angle of the string over the saddle which can really help with tone. I think they are definitely worth it. I use them on my old Lucida Artista, but I don’t on my Navarro because it’s a 12 hole…[Read more]
I haven’t been very good at keeping up with my journal. I’m playing every day but am lacking a regimented practice. I read on another post here that Dave was talking about the benefits of writing down a practice routine and working on what you write down. I’m going to start that this week. There are definitely days where I have my guitar in my…[Read more]
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