Abel Carlevaro techniques in self-study for retraining

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Patona
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Abel Carlevaro techniques in self-study for retraining

Post by Patona » Thu Nov 02, 2017 12:52 pm

After long play the classical guitar, I must retrain to another technique.Focale Dystonia forced me to that circumstance. Month over month I`ve tried different techniques with variable succsess. Only the Abel Carlevaro technique with plant, play and relax brings stabil results. I`ve learnd this only over videos from Renato Bellucci and Rafael Elizondo.

Now I would go deeper in the theorie of Abel Carlevaro. I`ve buyed the guitar school from Carlevaro "School of guitar". Maybe here are also members with background to Carlevaro and his books. Unfortunly I must learn without a teacher. I`ve found in my town and in the circumfence no teacher who is familiar with this techniques. My question is: Can I learn the Carlevaro techniques in self-study? I know, a look from outside is even better.
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Re: Abel Carlevaro techniques in self-study for retraining

Post by mscman45 » Sun Nov 05, 2017 12:53 pm

Hi! I am sorry to hear that you have an injury that affects your guitar performing. If you haven't already, I strongly advise you to find the best sports medicine doctor or one who is familiar with repetitive stress injury or the types of injuries that musicians most often incur and get their diagnosis and opinion before proceeding in rebuilding your guitar technique.

You definitely can learn the Carlevaro technique as once you start moving your fingers with his concepts in mind you'll get the idea because it feels better to play the guitar in the way Carlevaro suggests- it is very intuitive. I went to the University of Arizona where I studied guitar with Prof. Thomas Patterson who had actually studied with Carlevaro and so I have spent a lot of time learning the different exercises in Carlevaro's books for the left and right hands. They work.

YouTube video Maestro Carlevaro goes into quite some detail explaining his thoughts about positioning the guitar and the various functions of the left and right hands: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-XbUkcjuMds

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Re: Abel Carlevaro techniques in self-study for retraining

Post by Patona » Mon Nov 06, 2017 6:03 pm

Hello mscman45,

thanks for your response. I`am in a special musician ambulance in my town. But you know, doctors search only for medicine backgrounds. I think my way is to practice neuronal plasticity with a new technique. I`ve tried a lot of other techniques before, but Carlevaro brings the progress to me. Thanks for the video. I believe there is a lot of stuff for me.
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Re: Abel Carlevaro techniques in self-study for retraining

Post by Luis_Br » Tue Jan 02, 2018 2:28 pm

As a reference here, Alfredo Escande, Carlevaro's pupil who wrote "School of Guitar" together with Carlevaro, put several videos on Carlevaro's school in his youtube channel:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYJo6fY ... q-RlKzB1Zi

Despite his strong concepts, Carlevaro was very flexible. We find very different styles from his students, such when you compare Eduardo Fernandez to Alvaro Pierri to Berta Rojas.

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