"Tips" for guitarists

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Dmitry Nilov
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Re: "Tips" for guitarists

Post by Dmitry Nilov » Mon Mar 06, 2017 7:03 pm

Various questions about tirando and apoyando, about their role in the performing practice and whether it's possible to play without apoyando at all made me recording this rather simple video.
Learning from my own experience of the concert performer I can unambiguously say that both techniques are equally important and should be used in equal measures skillfully.
Tirando and apoyando are the main techniques in playing a classical guitar. Any technique (arpeggio, tremolo, passages, playing distances or chords of any types) is practically based either on tirando, either on apoyando.
In this clip only key moments about playing tirando and apoyando are shown as well as their individual particularities. Of course, there are much more of them, but it'll become a separate theme about accents, the finger's angle of the string attack, the force of this attack etc.
You should also pay attention to TOUCH. It is a touch that influences the precision of playing both techniques, articulation, dynamic range and skill to operate the variety of the timbre abilities of the instrument.


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Re: "Tips" for guitarists

Post by guit-box » Mon Mar 06, 2017 10:45 pm

Thanks for making this video. The finger joints (phalanges) movements in your descriptions and demonstrations match what I've observed in 100s of concert guitarists. The middle joint (2nd phalange) plays a much larger role than most pedagogy teaches -- which is that the main knuckle joint (1st phalange) is responsible for the stroke/pluck. In reality, it's the main knuckle joint that starts the stroke with momentum or pressure, but the middle joint that releases the vibrating string.
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Re: "Tips" for guitarists

Post by Dmitry Nilov » Sat Mar 18, 2017 8:47 pm

To continue speaking about the actual use of the right hand's classical position, I'd like to share the fragments of one of my concerts (Novosibirsk, Russia; 2015)


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Re: "Tips" for guitarists

Post by Jeffrey Armbruster » Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:06 am

Thanks for this series, Dmitry; keep the videos coming! I'm focusing on my right hand right now and these lessons have a lot of meat on them.
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Re: "Tips" for guitarists

Post by James A. Showalter » Mon Mar 20, 2017 1:11 am

Thank you Dimitry. This is the Mana!
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Re: "Tips" for guitarists

Post by Dmitry Nilov » Tue Apr 04, 2017 8:31 pm

Dear friends!

Here is my new video about training, based on famouse Etude №1 by Emilio Pujol.


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All the best,
DN

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Re: "Tips" for guitarists

Post by Dmitry Nilov » Thu May 18, 2017 8:16 pm

Dear friends!

After a pause I'd like to share with you the exctracts from my lessons where the most important questions for the classical guitarists are discussed.

All the best!

The right hand's position

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The angle of the attack and the sound

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Posture and its types

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A few words about nails

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Re: "Tips" for guitarists

Post by fast eddie » Fri Jun 02, 2017 11:13 pm

many thanks Dmitry. This is very useful.
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Re: "Tips" for guitarists

Post by Dmitry Nilov » Fri Jun 16, 2017 7:07 pm

Dear friends!
You are welcome to see my clips about the so called "preparation" as I understand this problem.

Part 1.


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Part 2.


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And several clips more about:

- Plasticity and freedom


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- The left thumb and its positions


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- Left hand's position

Part 1.


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Part 2.


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Do not hesitate to ask me any questions!

All the best,
DN

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Re: "Tips" for guitarists

Post by thopv » Sat Jun 17, 2017 2:40 am

Thanks for your Tip..

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