Should dynamics be played with rest strokes?

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twistedblues
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Should dynamics be played with rest strokes?

Post by twistedblues » Sun Apr 30, 2017 2:47 pm

Should dynamics like in this picture typically be played with rest strokes?

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guitareleven
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Re: Should dynamics be played with rest strokes?

Post by guitareleven » Sun Apr 30, 2017 2:57 pm

They can be.

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Re: Should dynamics be played with rest strokes?

Post by Stephen Kenyon » Sun Apr 30, 2017 3:34 pm

Its feasible but I'd say one is much better learning to achieve a strong 1st of the beat with free stroke, not least because the overall texture and style of this extract is more naturally free than rest stroke orientated.
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Re: Should dynamics be played with rest strokes?

Post by celestemcc » Sun Apr 30, 2017 5:02 pm

At first glance this looks like an etude, so the rest strokes are deliberate. Learn it both ways, perhaps.
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Re: Should dynamics be played with rest strokes?

Post by Luis_Br » Sun Apr 30, 2017 5:23 pm

This seems a Sagreras lesson. He asks the notes with those indications (^) to be performed with rest strokes. When rest stroke is not good (to his style approach), he marks '<' to indicate free stroke accent.
For practice and technique development, I agree we should practice both rest and free stroke. If you intend to follow author stylistic approach from the Tarrega school, developing this as rest stroke is important.

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