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Hubert Käppel's new technique book

Post by Heike Matthiesen » Mon Apr 11, 2011 11:28 am

Good morning,
at the Musikmesse I had a first quick view on the impressive new guitar technique book by Hubert Käppel, more than 200 pages full with hundreds of exercise, it is really worth to have more than one look.... and the go to work!!!
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Re: Hubert Käppel's new technique book

Post by guitarlojak » Sat Jul 16, 2011 7:40 pm

Hello.
My teacher told me from it.
Hubert Käppel talks a lot about training and warming up fo 3/4 hour a day! And then the practice comes...

pl
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Re: Hubert Käppel's new technique book

Post by John O » Sat Jul 16, 2011 7:42 pm

It certainly works for him! Has anyone heard his old recording of Bach's Partita BWV 830? Wow...

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Re: Hubert Käppel's new technique book

Post by dilettant » Wed Aug 10, 2011 6:13 am

Heike Matthiesen wrote:... at the Musikmesse I had a first quick view on the impressive new guitar technique book by Hubert Käppel, more than 200 pages full with hundreds of exercise, it is really worth to have more than one look....
I own a copy and like to skim through, since lots of ideas and variations for exercises jump right out of the book. If only I had some more calm time to open it ... ;-)
Stefan.
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Re: Hubert Käppel's new technique book

Post by Ruediger » Sat Aug 13, 2011 9:32 am

Same to me, I also bought this book and use it from time to time, as it has some new approaches. As an amateur, practicing very strictly is sometimes dull to me and so I have different books from which I use different impulses. Also of course Scott Tennants pumping Nylon.
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Re: Hubert Käppel's new technique book

Post by bobbyguitar » Wed Aug 31, 2011 9:25 pm

guitarlojak wrote:Hello.
My teacher told me from it.
Hubert Käppel talks a lot about training and warming up fo 3/4 hour a day! And then the practice comes...

pl
.. and how much time should one spend for practise?

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Re: Hubert Käppel's new technique book

Post by dilettant » Wed Aug 31, 2011 9:44 pm

Warming up is an important part of practice. At least in my experience. It not only ensures healthy fingers and arms, but also softly leads to the point, where yesterdays practice ended :-). The time following should ideally not be counted but simply be there to make further steps on ones journey ... no, seriously I think that depends, on how much time one is willing (and able) to invest in enhancing ones guitar playing capabilities.
Does that make sense?

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Re: Hubert Käppel's new technique book

Post by Fastfingers » Fri Feb 10, 2012 6:59 pm

45 min warmup is at least for me unrealistic. Though id be very interested to hear your favourite warmup tricks. I personally prefer some of Brouwers etyde simple eg nr 4,7 to warm up if I feel lazy to do scales and arpeggios.

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Re: Hubert Käppel's new technique book

Post by Vlad Kosulin » Sat Feb 11, 2012 12:31 am

Is the book of any interest to English speaking players?
What advantages does it have over Tennant, Iznaola, Shearer, etc?
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Re: Hubert Käppel's new technique book

Post by Heike Matthiesen » Wed Feb 22, 2012 10:19 pm

@Vlad the book is full of exercises, huge compilation
@fastfingers okay, I am pro, I do warmup and technique for around one hour each day, I usually work 4-6 hours, so technique is a quarter up to sixth part of my working.
I usually tell pupils to do one third of their time for the technical skills including warming up

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Re: Hubert Käppel's new technique book

Post by sprucebody » Thu Mar 08, 2012 6:08 pm

I´m an owner of this book!
It´s a very impressive and detailed work, which Käppel did.

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Re: Hubert Käppel's new technique book

Post by Sean Eric Howard » Sat May 26, 2012 4:18 pm

Any chance of an English or Spanish version?
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Re: Hubert Käppel's new technique book

Post by Toccata » Sat May 26, 2012 5:32 pm

If it enables me to play his transcription of Bach's BWV 830, then I'm all for it! :D

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Re: Hubert Käppel's new technique book

Post by Sean Eric Howard » Sat May 26, 2012 5:45 pm

I see it's available from Chanterelle; alas, the text is in German, a language I have no experience with.
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Re: Hubert Käppel's new technique book

Post by Heike Matthiesen » Sun May 27, 2012 10:36 am

@Sean it does not have that much text.. it is mostly this unbelievable collection of exercises.. but I guess sooner or later it will be translated, write to the editions, to Chanterelle or to Hubert to ask for it!!
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