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Strings of Resonance Guitar Lessons
Spanish Dance #5 was written for the piano by Granados, but I think it works great on the guitar. Because it's from the Romantic
period, I play it with a lot of "rubato" (artistically messing with the tempo). About halfway through, I started tapping my foot without realizing it was hitting the music stand. I almost deleted the video, but I like this take and the music stand drum just makes it a little more interesting.
I thought it would be cool to compare the tuning of the 7 different string instruments I own. I didn't realize how hard it would
be to fit it into a 5 minute video. Let me know what you think and feel free to message with questions! I know I go through all the details pretty quickly, but hopefully some of you who know a bit of theory will be as fascinated as I am about how all these instruments relate to each other.
Here's a nice moment from the Guitar Night that happened yesterday evening. We're playing a four part arrangement of this very
famous song. Simple? Yes. But everyone learned their part in less than 10 minutes! Way to go!
A little bit of Bach on a Wednesday afternoon anyone? Listen to the way the two separate voices interact with each other in a
perfect dance. This Bouree is written in Counterpoint, which comes from a time before chords! Can you imagine that? There was a time when melodies were the building blocks of music and chords never held still long enough to bother naming them.
Here's another instructional video. This time, it's about the strumming hand. This is a really important concept to understand
as a beginner while the habits are forming.
Finally, here it is. The Sunburst Rag by James Scott. This version for guitar was transcribed by Allen Jaffe. However, I have
left out all the repeats in order to keep the attention of the typical facebook viewer. Most rags follow the form of ABACD, so you'll hear the first part come back after the "B" section, but then its off to the crazy "C" part. Quite the workout for the left hand.
Here's Part 2 of the video I posted yesterday. I realized there was one remaining connection between chord shapes that I didn't
This is my first instructional video. There are plenty of videos out there about the basic chords. Once you understand the
basic chords, this video might help you. If anyone has any questions, please post them. Perhaps I can answer them with a video.
Nobody guessed it last time, so here's another try. This time, I'm playing the second section of the Sunburst Rag with a
different view of the room. Again, I'll post the whole song if someone can tell me where I am (and I'll record it somewhere much quieter).
Here's the first section of the Sunburst Rag. If anyone can tell me where I am, I'll post the whole thing next week!
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