Lesson: Grace Notes on Classical Guitar

Gohar VardanyanThis classical guitar lesson on grace notes and ornaments in general is brought to you by Strings By Mail (thanks!) and the excellent Gohar Vardanyan. There many different types of grace notes and ways to play them but this is a nice introduction with accompanying notation. If you’re a beginner you’ll want to work on your technique but also build up a historical awareness of how grace notes might be interpreted in different time periods or locations. I like how Vardanyan brings up some repertoire examples and variables. Also, very important point she mentions is to play the music without the ornament to understand the foundation or structue of the rhythm or musical idea. The ornament only embellishes what is already there. Check out our free lesson archive page for more video lessons and more.

Video Link & Source: https://youtu.be/YfwT0Frgwhw

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