Robert Guerrero replied to the topic Gaspar Sanz: There's a reason it's called the Spanish Guitar in the forum Gaspar Sanz – August 2019 2 days, 20 hours ago
That was simply wonderful. Thank you for sharing, Narayan, and thanks to all three of you for gracing us with your artistic expression.
Thanks for taking time to stop by. I will be submitting Snowflight, Sor 31 (3), and Giuliani 50 (5).
Although I won’t be submitting the Brouwer I and V, I thoroughly enjoyed learning them as part of the Grade 3 curriculum. The main pointer I received from Master Izquierdo’s Study #5 master class related to planting and having a more…[Read more]
Robert Guerrero replied to the topic Robert Guerrero, Snowflight & RH studies 1-6 (Grade 3) in the forum Challenge #7 Right-Hand Arpeggios 3 days, 22 hours ago
Dave, thanks for the feedback and advice. I am working on sequential planting with Snowflight. With the Giuliani, it is a mix. #1, 2 and 4 are full planting and #3, 5 and 6 are sequential planting. Or at least that’s the goal.
This week’s update…
Giuliani RH Studies #1-6:
This week’s update is all about dynamics:
#1: Forte & piano with…[Read more]
A superb submission, Barbara. A very relaxed and stable right hand. Good tone. Very even. Good tempo. It looks like you’re getting a lot out of the challenge.
With Snowflight, I will share advice given to me by Simon which is helping with phrasing and musicality. He recommended I literally breathe with each phrase. Take a deep breath, start t…[Read more]
Thanks for the posting. I am looking forward to the weekend of events. My wife and I are driving in from Philly and we will be there for the concert and master class.
We were thinking about staying at one of the many beautiful B&Bs in the area. If you share where the concert and MC will be held, we will plan accordingly.
Good work keeping the right hand in a stable position. I am working on the same issue. It looks like arching the wrist is working for you.
Are you paying attention to planting or preparing the point of contact with the RH fingers? I am focusing on this with my Giuliani exercises and it is helping me develop more control and accuracy…[Read more]
With exam submissions fast approaching and a members challenge underway, I want to try to keep ahead of the curve and post my progress journal update early this month.
I managed to work on Brouwer V this month. I listened to the Izquierdo master class and hopefully took away a few of his suggestions. I am taking this piece to a…[Read more]
Great work on getting your first take under your belt. I had no idea we were living such parallel lives — I did my first take this week as well, I am playing two of the three pieces you’re playing for my grade 3 exam, and we play the same guitar! I don’t have a beautiful daughter to count me in but you will hear an occasional ‘meow’…[Read more]
Robert Guerrero replied to the topic Robert Guerrero, Snowflight & RH studies 1-6 (Grade 3) in the forum Challenge #7 Right-Hand Arpeggios 1 week, 5 days ago
Here is my first update video for the RH arpeggio members challenge.
Giuliani RH Arpeggios 1-6:
I spent the past week working on planting and accuracy with an emphasis on evenness of volume and tone.
The goal for this week is to work on tempo and pacing. I can already see from this video that I need to make better use of planting to keep my…[Read more]
I have Semester at Sight but I’ve never had the courage to actually work through it! It is very intimidating. But you’ve inspired me to finally crack it open and give it a whirl. Let me know how it works for you and let’s see how far we can go with it.
Robert Guerrero replied to the topic Beat Pfluger, RH Studies 1-6 & Snowflight (Grade 3) in the forum Challenge #7 Right-Hand Arpeggios 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Excellent work. Your evenness and consistency is very well executed. Your tone production is outstanding. I think you could benefit from upping the tempo and taking what you have to the next level.
Good luck with Snowflight. I am working on it as well so I’ll be looking forward to viewing your progress.
Great work on putting together your baseline video. You have a precise set of goals for making this piece more musical. I look forward to hearing your progress.
If fluidity is what you seek, I found your Giuliani RH Study #5 to be your best example. The voices were balanced and there was an evenness to all three fingers. The notes…[Read more]
Robert Guerrero replied to the topic Magdalena Bergqvist Prelude BWV 999, Giuliani 102-103(grade 8) in the forum Challenge #7 Right-Hand Arpeggios 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Two great posts. Thanks for sharing.
You play with so much musicality and emotion. It is a joy to listen to you. I look forward to seeing how this piece progresses and how you stretch it even further.
Niki just gave me a piece of advice on a coaching call which I will share with you. She recommended that instead of ‘jumping’ from…[Read more]
Thanks for sharing your video. You’ve got some good goals. I am also working on evenness. Best of luck to both of us!
I would be interested in hearing how you sound if your RH point of contact was closer to the soundhole or perhaps slightly over it? You are getting a nice tone but maybe a different attack point will get you more…[Read more]
Thanks for sharing your baseline video.
You’ve got a good plan in place. Slow practice will help you with developing correct muscle memory and make those right finger strokes smooth and controlled.
I suggest spending some time focusing solely on the right hand arpeggio and letting the left hand rest. Make sure each note rings…[Read more]
Robert Guerrero replied to the topic Live Seminar #63 [Sign Up] Sunday, August 4th, 4pm NYC time in the forum Live Member Events 2 weeks, 5 days ago
I would like to play Simone Iannarelli’s Souvenir d’automne.
Robert Guerrero started the topic Robert Guerrero, Snowflight & RH studies 1-6 (Grade 3) in the forum Challenge #7 Right-Hand Arpeggios 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Here is my baseline video of the Giuliani studies #1-6. I plan to work here for the first two weeks and then apply what I learn to Andrew York’s Snowflight in weeks 3 and 4.
Here are my goals.
Planting: I am already noticing improvements simply by taking time to concentrate on planting. I’m finding it to be an unusually hard thing to focus…[Read more]
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