"Tips" for guitarists

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Dmitry Nilov
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"Tips" for guitarists

Post by Dmitry Nilov » Fri Feb 10, 2017 8:24 pm

Dear friends,

Last year I started to share the videos, dedicated to the questions of sound techniques and containing exercises and explanations to them. They already have comments and several of them are published here. But I find it feasible and appropriate to accumulate them under one topic.
I hope they will be interesting and useful for the members of the Delcamp forum and its visitors.

Your comments and questions are welcome! :wink:

All the best,
Dmitry Nilov

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Re: "Tips" for guitarists

Post by Dmitry Nilov » Fri Feb 10, 2017 8:26 pm

Let's start with the video about tremolo which is one of the most popular and somehow qualificatory classical guitar technique


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Re: "Tips" for guitarists

Post by spanishguitarmusic » Sat Feb 11, 2017 12:42 am

Thank you so much for showing how to play tremolos in this video! Excellent!

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Re: "Tips" for guitarists

Post by BrettQuays » Sat Feb 11, 2017 1:07 pm

Really useful examples. Thank you.

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Re: "Tips" for guitarists

Post by Dmitry Nilov » Sat Feb 11, 2017 8:49 pm

Thank you very much!

Continue speaking about the tremolo technique, I'd like to point out that the muscular freedom is a foundation for playing all techniques, including the tremolo. My next video partly enlights this problem.

In this clip the right hand's (wrist's) position in the condition of muscular freedom and the angle of the each fingers' attack towards the strings are demonstrated. In the example I showed, how one can control a tempo without any effort.


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Good luck!

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Re: "Tips" for guitarists

Post by etude61 » Tue Feb 14, 2017 2:02 am

Thank you for posting these examples; both inspiring and as a relative beginner, a bit depressing at the same time. :D

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Re: "Tips" for guitarists

Post by Dmitry Nilov » Wed Feb 15, 2017 9:36 pm

etude61 wrote:Thank you for posting these examples; both inspiring and as a relative beginner, a bit depressing at the same time. :D
Thanks for your appreciation! But why depressive? I'm not sure that I wanted to scare anybody :) Any questions? Do not hestitate to ask! :D

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Re: "Tips" for guitarists

Post by Johnny Geudel » Wed Feb 15, 2017 10:26 pm

Thanks a ton, Mr.Nilov.
Truly fascinating instruction.
Perhaps I should notify the members that your last post includes THIRTEEN (13) separate instruction videos.

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Re: "Tips" for guitarists

Post by Dmitry Nilov » Thu Feb 16, 2017 2:56 pm

Johnny Geudel wrote:Perhaps I should notify the members that your last post includes THIRTEEN (13) separate instruction videos.
Thanks a lot! Yes, I prepared several videos and each is dedicated to seperate theme that can be discussed.
I'd like to continue this list. So, your ideas, questions and wishes are welcome! :)

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Re: "Tips" for guitarists

Post by Johnny Geudel » Thu Feb 16, 2017 7:22 pm

The video posted on 11/02/17 contains the following separate chapters:

1.CG playing technique /Tremolo
2.Tremolo/Right hand's position/Muscular freedom
3.Arpeggio/Tactile contact
4.Aspects of playing passages (picado)/part 1
5.Aspects of playing passages. Tactile contact/part 2
6.Exercises/Left hand/Independence/part 1
7.Exercises/Left hand/Independence/part 2
8.Classical positioning to the right hand and its advantages/part 1
9.Classical positioning to the right hand and its advantages/part 2
10.Finger nail shape, length, profile and care for guitarists
11.Creative workshop.Classics of sound.DN.
12.Natural harmonics.Vibrato.
13.Technique of the P finger under classical right hand's position.

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Re: "Tips" for guitarists

Post by twistedblues » Fri Feb 17, 2017 12:52 am

What direction should your right hand fingers be pushing when doing tremolo? Are you pushing Down like a free stroke? Or?

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Re: "Tips" for guitarists

Post by Dmitry Nilov » Sat Feb 18, 2017 2:23 pm

Johnny Geudel wrote:The video posted on 11/02/17 contains the following separate chapters:

1.CG playing technique /Tremolo
2.Tremolo/Right hand's position/Muscular freedom
3.Arpeggio/Tactile contact
4.Aspects of playing passages (picado)/part 1
5.Aspects of playing passages. Tactile contact/part 2
6.Exercises/Left hand/Independence/part 1
7.Exercises/Left hand/Independence/part 2
8.Classical positioning to the right hand and its advantages/part 1
9.Classical positioning to the right hand and its advantages/part 2
10.Finger nail shape, length, profile and care for guitarists
11.Creative workshop.Classics of sound.DN.
12.Natural harmonics.Vibrato.
13.Technique of the P finger under classical right hand's position.
Thank you for announcement of the themes, it was a good idea! But with your kind permission I'd like to post all videos in this theme for members not to leave the Delcamp forum :wink:

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Re: "Tips" for guitarists

Post by Dmitry Nilov » Sat Feb 18, 2017 2:29 pm

twistedblues wrote:What direction should your right hand fingers be pushing when doing tremolo? Are you pushing Down like a free stroke? Or?
Since tremolo is tyrando could you, please, explain how pushing down is possible under this technique?

Tremolo can be trained in several accents. 1) Usually I play in a slow tempo staccato and forte. 2) Each note should sound as long as possible. 3) Different combinations of fingers are possible (as in the firts video).

Everything is playes slow and loud!

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Re: "Tips" for guitarists

Post by Dmitry Nilov » Sat Feb 18, 2017 2:32 pm


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In this clip I present one of the examples of the exercise that will improve the tactile contact with the strings, the strength of the right hand's fingers and the evenness of the arpeggio. Also here the pair of fingers "i","p" and their stretch capacity is actively used, which is a very important aspect in the classical guitar technique.

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Re: "Tips" for guitarists

Post by Dmitry Nilov » Sat Feb 18, 2017 2:34 pm


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Classical guitar playing technique. Examples and explanations. Aspects of playing passages (picado) and optimization of both hands usage (part I).

In this clip you can find one of the exercises that I use in my daily trainings. Also the best positions of hands while playing ascending and descending passages are shown here.

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