Binh NguyenKhac wrote:
Andrei Puhach wrote:In general everything is good, all notes are quite clear (and thanks for great recording quality!), here are some observations:
1) in Schiarazula you do not alternate right hand fingers in fast passages (starting from second 12) which leads to slowing down: you play 'm m i' where it should be 'i m i' or 'm i m'
2) in Arpeggi it looks like the G string is a bit out of tune (or these are some special strings which are difficult to tune properly?)
3) I think you move the entire hand too much when plucking with the thumb
Thank you for your feedback Andrei
1. I'm surprised that you notice that
. I confess that's one of my weaknesses. I do it unconsciously. You have sharp eyes!
Ha-ha, that's not that difficult to notice actually
I heard the hiccup then watched closely to find the root cause.
Binh NguyenKhac wrote:2. Andrei, do you have perfect pitch? How do you know my guitar out of tune? Is that a skill that you learnt or you're gifted?
I often have to use my phone app called Guitar Tuna. I don't trust myself to tune the guitar. I even saw on youtube: a guitarist tuned his guitar on stage, while he was playing. It's amazing!
And indeed. I've changed all my guitar strings, so after a short time, my guitar is out of tune.
Oh, no, not at all! I thought it is somewhat natural to hear untuned guitar, it does not require any special skill I guess. Well, I think this comes after watching hundreds of guitar videos on Youtube and playing a lot every day
Yeah, new strings tend to get out of tune pretty fast for a couple days. I also use Guitar Tuna as well to tune to the absolute pitch (all strings) and use ears to tune strings relative to each other (also, recently discovered a cool method with harmonics, search How to Tune a Classical Guitar Using Harmonics on Youtube).
Binh NguyenKhac wrote:
3. True, it's my casual posture that hinders my right thumb. So I have to pluck harder to play louder. I'm changing to classical posture and realize: I don't have to pluck hard anymore.
Personally I don't see any problem with your right hand: it is quite relaxed, all fingers can work independently. Actually, I don't think (but used to!) that everybody must follow the canonical classical posture blindly, it depends on the body structure and anatomy. Check out videos of Tavi Jinariu (a great classical guitarist), he has quite unusual right hand position but it works for him perfectly. He also has some posts about it here, on classicalguitardelcamp.com
Binh NguyenKhac wrote:Andrei, your feedback is valuable and appreciated.