Andrew Barrett wrote: ↑
Thu Dec 28, 2017 1:47 am
In terms of scales beyond major/minor Charles Duncan outlines possible fingerings in The Art of Classical Guitar Playing
and Classical Guitar 2000
I ordered the first one on Thursday and received it on Saturday. By the end of the day my playing was already a lot better. It's a fabulous book! I've been playing fro decades, had many lessons years ago, studied music at Uni and used to teach (poorly) for a living, and this book has taught me more in a day than I would have thought possible.
I''ve always had tone and nail problems as well as RH insecurity when performing and not much in the way of speed. Just a day with this book and my tone is more authoritative, my RH feels more secure, my tremolo is (at last!) not prone to clumsy errors and, just as the author says, his method brings with it greater psychological security, less string noise, far fewer errors, better legato and a musical tone. It's going to transform my playing over the next month or two. Why didn't i read something like this decades ago? Why didn't anyone tell me this stuff long ago when I was taking the instrument seriously?
Many thanks for the recommendation, Andrew. I'd highly recommended this book to guitarists everywhere and might start a thread to do so.
For years I've wondered why I cannot achieve a tone and attack that matches my playing, which is not too bad, and never seem to be able to get my nails right. At last I see how to do it. Hell, forty years playing and I only just learned how to play one single note. It's quite exciting since everything I play suddenly got better at once with just an hour or two of work, and should go on doing so.
It isn't the scale book I was looking for but much more useful.