Tag ornamentation

Q&A Lesson: Ornaments During Early Stages of Practice

Q&A Lesson of the Week – Ornaments During Slower and Early Stages of Learning a Piece. This was a Q&A via email from one of the site’s followers. Youtube Video Link. A discussion and lesson about adding ornaments during the…

Lesson: Muting Strings During Cross-String Trills

For the lesson of the week we look at muting strings during cross-string trills and also the difference between the sound of fingering trills in alternative ways. I took a lesson for Daniel Bolshoy a few years ago and we…

Lesson: Grace Notes on Classical Guitar

This 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…

Lesson: Ornamentation in Bach by Jason Vieaux

Grammy winner Jason Vieaux lectures and demonstrates his methods of ornamentation in the music of Baroque composer Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). This comes via the GFA Channel on YouTube. Nice video with the music notation below, dang I have to…

Baroque Ornamentation on Classical Guitar

A lesson on Baroque ornamentation from Scott Morris. As he says, this is a good jumping point and introduction to ornamentation. The video was made via Guitar Salon International. He’s playing the Sarabande from Bach’s unaccompanied flute partita, BWV 1013.…