New member and a question about Brouwer's Etude I


New member and a question about Brouwer's Etude I

Post by Ellizabethlaeuchli » Thu Jul 27, 2017 6:29 am

I am at the beginning stages of learning classical guitar. I am using the online resources of this is, in addition to the Bridges series of the Royal Conservatory. I am also beginning Brouwer's Etude I, ( a stretch at this point, but I enjoy trying it and I like Brouwer very much)...which is how I came to this site.

Although I have studied piano for many years, there is some notation in the etude that I don't understand. In bars 9 and 10, above the staff there is a C with a diagonal line through it followed by a 2 and a horizontal bar. What do these symbols indicate?

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Re: New member and a question about Brouwer's Etude I

Post by Erik Zurcher » Thu Jul 27, 2017 6:51 am

Hello Elizabethlaeuchli and welcome to Delcamp forum! Enjoy yourself and see you around!

The symbol Ȼ2 in Brouwer's etude means a partial barré (with index finger over two strings). The ¬ symbol marks the end of the barré.

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Re: New member and a question about Brouwer's Etude I

Post by Luuttuaja » Thu Jul 27, 2017 11:49 pm

Hello and welcome to the forum!

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Re: New member and a question about Brouwer's Etude I

Post by Bernhard Heimann » Fri Jul 28, 2017 7:23 am

Hi Elizabeth,

the slashed "C" followed by number "2" means a partial barree (2-5 strings, depending on context) on fret 2. The bracket shows how long the
barree is to be held (not always explicitly shown).


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