I am getting more and more inclined to believe that Dave is just trolling away, playing the clown or something, amusing himself. I find it hard to believe he could be a guitar instructor and write such nonsense time and time again with zero regard to what is being explained to him.
For instance, if you want to play Requerdos de la Alhambra as written, there's no way to play the tremolo without using your "a" finger, as the pattern is p.a,m,i p,a,m,i etc the entire song.
The tremolo of Recuerdos is said to be impossible to perform without the a finger, if it is to be played “as written”. What he means by “as written” is a mystery. It obviously CAN be played “as written” AND without the a finger.
Now you can play it differently, and some do. But a really good basic tremolo is p.a,m,i p,a,m,i, and that's how Requerdos was written.
So, those who play it “differently” (that is, with a different fingering) apparently don’t play it “as written”. Are we to understand that Ana Vidovic plays a different version of Recuerdos, by simply using a different fingering? Is this what Dave believes?
on a later post, again:
" if you want to play Requerdos de la Alhambra as written, there's no way to play the tremolo without using your "a" finger, as the pattern is p.a,m,i p,a,m,i etc the entire song.
Again, the phrase “as written” makes no sense here. He has been told by more than one person that that p-a-m-i or any other fingering suggestion is NOT part of the musical content of a score. Ana Vidovic plays the exact same piece as those who use p-a-m-i. She does not play a different version of this piece.
When these things are pointed out by me or others, all he does is either repeat what he had already said, or say that your are “missing the point”
Again Francisco, you totally miss the point. I highly recommend for you to get yourself a good private classical guitar instructor. There are some basic concepts that you will need to grasp if you want to be a decent player. Seriously, find yourself a good teacher.
What point am I missing? What concepts am I not grasping? I am graspinng all the necessary concepts to understand that you are writing sheer nonsense over and over again, and most people could grasp this without even playing guitar. The fact that you deliver this nonsense with such cocksure presumptuousness does not make it less nonsensical. Either that or you are pulling everyone’s leg.
In any case, I find it amazing that you are a guitar instructor. If you are, you are doing your students a great disservice by scattering this kind of fertilizer all over their tender young minds, perhaps confusing them for life. Watch out, one day you may run into a pupil who might lack the patience and modesty to hold his tongue and will point these things to you face to face.
I need a teacher, you say? You mean someone like you? If I had a teacher who tried to feed me even a fraction of the drivel you've written here, I would dismiss him on the spot.