Playing faster scales on guitar with Adam Del Monte


A flamenco influenced lesson on playing faster scales on the guitar. There’s not a huge difference between flamenco guitar and classical guitar but the hand position is sometimes a bit different.

My students should note: If you think about the bend in his wrist (from his forearm to knuckles) it’s really more because of his horizontal guitar position (he’s a flamenco player). Classical guitarists that sit with the guitar at a 45 degree angle from the floor, or steeper, and can keep their wrists much more straight while accomplishing the same thing.

However, the video is still really great and all the information he talks about is solid. Just make sure you understand the difference between his sitting and hand positions compared to a modern classical player (think recent GFA winners…I suppose).

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