JenniJenni Gribble wrote: My thumb creeps up to the top of the neck at times. I noticed this after watching the video.
This whole posture business, can be quite difficult. Jenni, you and me both tend to 'flare' the guitar out; Segovia recommends 'tucking it in' (not his words) so as to say, the plane surfaces of the body of your instrument are nearly perpendicular.Colin Bullock wrote:JenniJenni Gribble wrote: My thumb creeps up to the top of the neck at times. I noticed this after watching the video.
The video shows your guitar at about 45°which means to keep your wrist straight the thumb will naturally creep round the neck. If you can play with the guitar more vertical that should help and put less strain on the wrist.
Salvatore Lovinello wrote:Thank you Binh,
Was I little too saccharine (artificially sweet) in my response to you? I think I was.
Here is my Andantino. Yes Jenny, that is my pet bird in the background.
Thanks Jonathan, I always find the positive in your comments. You make everyone happy and that's gift. You give warm energy to others, so everyone feels like sitting near the fire work in the winter.Jonathan Lamb wrote:Binh,
When you play and everyone thinks it sound and good; but people frustrate you because they think you are not playing with feeling; Fear Not! There is a set of techniques especially for the guitar, that will amplify the feeling aspect of your playing. Please try damping.
To get the feel for it, may I recommend listening to some of the recordings of early music as published on this forum. In some, you almost hear another piece going on in a strange key, simultaneously with the main tune. At first I didn't like it, but now I just love it. (Or to be more truthful - at first I didn't like it and criticized internally, but now I hardly notice it, and miss the novelty of those strange resonances)
Thanks for listening Binh. I have to disagree with your assessment on "rhythm". By definition rubato changes the rhythm. Rubato literally means stolen as in stolen time in music. One slows the rhythm and may or may not catch up later. Playing the Andantino with a straight rhythm and beat is not only boring it's not musical. I suggest you set up a metronome or just count in your head to the maestro's sample. Maybe I was a bit too emotional in my playing.You have problem with rhythm. In music, rhythm is the most important thing. You can play wrong notes but the rhythm is steady, you're good. After we have a good sense of rhythm, then we can learn to play rubato, musically.
I have to disagree again. Music is an interpretation. While some rules need to followed others can be "interpreted". This was my interpretation of the Andantino. We obviously have different styles in that you play strictly as written and I take more license when playing.P/s : the tempo of the whole song is the tempo of the most difficult measure/ bar. You can't play fast in easy bars and then slow down in difficult bars. By doing that, the rhythm is not steady, thus makes the song sounds bad.
Yes, I do flare the guitar out, and I know better. Flaring it out helps steady my right hand, which I have problems with. I will work on it. Does anyone use a support for their guitar, like Maestro does?This whole posture business, can be quite difficult. Jenni, you and me both tend to 'flare' the guitar out; Segovia recommends 'tucking it in' (not his words) so as to say, the plane surfaces of the body of your instrument are nearly perpendicular.