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Free Method Lesson: Etude No.3
First arpeggios with left hand notes
Free PDF Method Book & Lesson List: Classical Guitar Method Vol. 1
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This is the first pieces for arpeggios with left hand notes included and are designed so absolute beginners can practice a new musical texture. The main goal is sit and hold the hand properly and learn to present music from start to finish. Various other skills are also discussed. Make sure you’ve covered Etude No. 1-2 first. Find the rest of the video lessons here and subscribe to my weekly newsletter for pro videos, lessons, and sheet music.
Good afternoon Mr. Werner,
I am practicing on Etude No. 3.- Sound Picture (Classical Guitar method Volume 1). I found out the your dynamic notes is P,P,F,BLANK,F ( from line 1-5) But after I watched your video, I feel like it should be P,F,P,P,F. Am I catch it right?
By the way, I really like your class. I will continue learning it! Appreciated you and your assistant give us the wonderful beginner class.
Merry Christmas and happy holiday!
As written on the piece. Start soft and crescendo, then piano, then forte, stay on forte for the line with nothing on it, then decrescendo. But it’s all open to interpretation, follow the general markings but also your own musical instincts.
Good day Mr Werner. Hope you are doing well. I have a question about dynamics on the classical guitar. How do you correctly play softer and louder with your right hand? I sometimes tend to play to “hard” into the strings when I want to play forte. Its difficult for me to explain, I just want to know what is the best way to play piano and forte with the right hand, is there maybe a technique you can share to enhance that ability? Keep safe. Your training material is world class. Kind regards from South Africa.
A deep follow through of the finger into the palm will case a deeper stroke into the string. Maybe review my right hand technique video: https://www.thisisclassicalguitar.com/right-hand-technique-for-classical-guitar/
Try experimenting with soft and loud on a single open string for practice.
Thank you for the reply. I found it much easier now to play softer and louder, and I also have been able to shape my nails better. That has made a big difference as the strings sometimes got stuck under my nails, specially the M finger but like I said its going much better now. Keep well.