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Dmitry Nilov
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Re: "Tips" for guitarists

Post by Dmitry Nilov » Wed Sep 26, 2018 10:04 pm

guit-box wrote:
Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:32 pm
Can you describe in more detail what you mean by "freedom of wrist"? If I had to describe what I see when I look at your wrist from the viewing angle of being in front of you, what I see is you arch the wrist and let gravity drop the hand, so in that sense there is freedom from tension or from holding the wrist in that position, because gravity is causing the position. But the wrist is bent to the right (towards the bridge) because gravity is pulling it into that position. So I don't think you are holding it bent, but the wrist is taking a small turn, much more of a turn than it does when you just drop you arm to the side of your body. In that position, the wrist is completely straight. If we view what your wrist looks like on the guitar and compare it to what it looks like when your arm is dropped effortlessly to your side, the wrist angle is different. No?
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Re: "Tips" for guitarists

Post by Dmitry Nilov » Wed Sep 26, 2018 10:11 pm

guitarrista wrote:
Tue Sep 25, 2018 6:56 pm
eno wrote:
Tue Sep 25, 2018 6:49 pm
guit-box wrote:
Sun Sep 23, 2018 6:21 pm
I agree that he bends his wrist but I highly doubt he would say he's advocating bending the wrist, read his above posts, he insists that his wrist is NOT bent. His tremolo is probably the best I've ever seen/heard, the position works for him for sure. I just don't understand where he's coming from by saying it's "free" but not bent.
I think we just use different naming conventions. Essentially what Parkening calls "bent" is what Dmitry calls "free". I guess he calls it "free" because it feels like the palm is sort of "free-dangling" as opposed to "held firm" in straight position.
That's exactly it. Bent is seen as if 'forcefully bent'; in any case as implying action; and thus Mr. Nilov says his isn't [forcefully] bent, but is free [to take the position it takes naturally, relaxed under its own weight; which does not require action but is a passive/relaxed/natural setup]. There is no actual disagreement.
I guess that it's a tactical maneuver of Mr. Parkening who has no intention to argue with his colleagues :wink:

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Re: "Tips" for guitarists

Post by Dmitry Nilov » Wed Sep 26, 2018 10:13 pm

Dear friends,

Here are links to my clips about the freedom of the right wrist. Hope, that you can find smth useful for you here!








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Re: "Tips" for guitarists

Post by eno » Fri Sep 28, 2018 2:43 pm

guit-box wrote:
Wed Sep 26, 2018 2:37 am
I guess, but it's still a stretch to say his wrist is not bend...which is what he says in an earlier post. If I stand up straight, my body is not bent. If I relax my body and give in to gravity and touch my toes, my body is bent. Just because I'm relaxed and gravity does the work doesn't mean I'm not bent at the waist. You're probably right that it's just a difference in how we define the word bent. I've come across the same thing with people who don't like the word collapse when it's used with tip joints.
Keep in mind that Dmitry is not a native English speaker so he may assume a different meaning to the word "bent" (implying that it means "forcefully bent") because in Russian a corresponding word "sognutiy" means "forcefully bent".
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Re: "Tips" for guitarists

Post by Nikos_Greek » Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:39 pm

Hello Dmitry!
your Videos and Posts, needless to say are invaluable. To me the most important Point you raise is the sympathetic movement of the adjacent fingers when they pluck a string, especially the pinky. Not only helps the whole RH stay relaxed throughout the playing, but enhances, improves the tone/Sound Quality drammatically, not to Mention the natural flow of movement in the RH (bloody Computer, German one, it Always writes allwods with capital letters, I apologise).

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Re: "Tips" for guitarists

Post by Christopher Langley » Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:56 pm

Dmitry, your playing and examples are beyond inspiring.

They have led me to rethink my right hand.

Thank you.

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Re: "Tips" for guitarists

Post by Solista » Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:59 pm

very good demonstration!!!!

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Re: "Tips" for guitarists

Post by Dmitry Nilov » Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:12 pm

Thanks a lot, dear gentlemen, for your comments!

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Re: "Tips" for guitarists

Post by Dmitry Nilov » Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:20 pm

Dear all!

To whom it may concern or can be interesting :) I'm ready to answer all your questions.



By popular request, I decided to demonstrate on this simple example a part of a filming process with 2 angles only. What camera and light I use, how the process of filming looks like etc.
DSLR camera Canon 7D Mark II, camera crane Slidekamera (it's good for filming different angles of hands), V-screen Aputure.
Usually I film all angles with one camera, but here I use action-camera Sony X3000.

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Re: "Tips" for guitarists

Post by guitarrista » Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:23 am

Dmitry Nilov wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:20 pm

By popular request, I decided to demonstrate on this simple example a part of a filming process with 2 angles only. What camera and light I use, how the process of filming looks like etc.
Nilov_setup.JPG


:shock: :bravo: Потрясающая система!! (Amazing setup!!)

Thanks for sharing!
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Re: "Tips" for guitarists

Post by Dmitry Nilov » Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:17 pm

Thank you! :)

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