Classical Guitar Players With 5-Fingers Right Hand Techniques

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Classical Guitar Players With 5-Fingers Right Hand Techniques

Post by DavisComposer85 » Sat Jun 17, 2017 4:28 am

Hi, is there any classical guitarist that plays with 5-fingers right hand techniques?

I only know Charles Postlewate does this way.

It would be great if he do offer Skype lessons to guide people with 5-Fingers right hand techniques.

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Re: Classical Guitar Players With 5-Fingers Right Hand Techniques

Post by Chantysboy7 » Mon Jun 19, 2017 4:25 am

Not sure if you've seen this or not.

http://classicalguitarmagazine.com/the- ... technique/

or this,

Contemporary Anthology of Solo Guitar Music For Five Fingers of the Right Hand

available on Amazon

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Re: Classical Guitar Players With 5-Fingers Right Hand Techniques

Post by Stephen Kenyon » Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:52 am

I'm not aware of anybody with a high profile performing career who has adopted the whole Postlewate approach.

The article cited above seems very balanced, but then it was by Colin Cooper, who got most things right. Though the article cites Aguado mentions this usage, does anybody have any idea about that?

The book is the one by Postlewate.

Postlewate was kind enough to send me all his publications and recordings after I'd made some reference to this in CG magazine. To be honest, I felt that the one thing that undermined the whole enterprise, as it was presented by Postlewate was that the tone he was making was distinctly poor, and close reference to the DVD suggested this was because in order to include the little finger all the time, his RH position was extremely low, impairing the action of the other fingers. Obviously that is a limited amount of information upon which to form a view as to the whys and wherefores.

One could get in touch with Postlewate easily enough and ask direct if he does Skype.

I use all 5 in chords such as the end of Villa Lobos Prelude 4, and the little finger for artificial harmonics. I did years ago have a student who had self-taught, and like Villa Lobos, had seen little reason not to use it.
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Re: Classical Guitar Players With 5-Fingers Right Hand Techniques

Post by Dirck Nagy » Mon Jun 19, 2017 3:22 pm

I think Remi Boucher does quite a bit, but I couldn't find any specific examples. I was told he often uses all RH fingers in tremolo...?

Of course, there are also many contemporary pieces which push the boundaries of traditional technique.
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Re: Classical Guitar Players With 5-Fingers Right Hand Techniques

Post by DavisComposer85 » Mon Jun 19, 2017 11:26 pm

Hey Chantysboy7, thank you for the link!

Stephen Kenyon and Dirck Nagy, thank you for reply to this post!

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Re: Classical Guitar Players With 5-Fingers Right Hand Techniques

Post by Non Tabius » Thu Jun 22, 2017 12:07 am

Sometimes I bring in the "pinkie" on tremolo if the rest get a little tired.For some reason I find the i and c(chico) seem to work strongly together regardless of the distance between them. :idea: :idea:

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Re: Classical Guitar Players With 5-Fingers Right Hand Techniques

Post by DavisComposer85 » Fri Jun 23, 2017 12:14 pm

Non Tabius wrote:
Thu Jun 22, 2017 12:07 am
Sometimes I bring in the "pinkie" on tremolo if the rest get a little tired.For some reason I find the i and c(chico) seem to work strongly together regardless of the distance between them. :idea: :idea:
Hi Non Tabius, thanks for insight! I should experiment this!

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