Nelson Lee wrote: ↑
Sun Jan 21, 2018 4:26 am
Hi Everyone. The following videos are my D02-01 Lesson pieces with the following focus:
1. Start with slow tempo, tapping the beat, internalizing the beat. Increase tempo when rhythm and the beat are together.
2. Left hand lower knuckles inline and close to fingerboard. Thumb in vertical position.
3. Right hand fingers puck at 45 degrees to guitar strings.
4. Experiment with guitar posture. Left leg positioned to center. Guitar at 45 degree. Headset at eye level.
5. Shape piece by experimenting with dynamics and tone. Play soft/loud. RH position to bridge and fingerboard.
Excellent job! Nelson, your hard work and effort have paid off! I can see your tone is improving, relax right hand, better left pinky
. Your sitting posture is relax and especially you enjoy the music. It's like a you work hard enough in the field and now it's the time to enjoy an abundant harvest
One thing you need to improve: the bass strings. One difference between classical guitar and electric guitar is: in classical guitar, you can play a bass note at the same time with the melody note, and the bass line alone creates their own melody. So play bass strings louder. Don't ignore them.
For example: listen to this video first, focus on the bass line:
then compare to yours:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_cont ... 77Br6UegCI
You can see, because of the louder bass notes, his music sounds better.
Why do you play softer bass?
Because your right thumb is weak. Its muscle is underdeveloped. Let's pump it up. I had this problem too, and one of my friend commented on my playing.
I thought about it and used brute force technique: I used an acoustic steel strings guitar, because its strings, especially bass strings, are harder to play finger-style. I added 3 minutes of training right thumb strength on my training section. And play only bass strings: E,A,D as hard as possible. Don't rest your right fingers: i, m, a on the strings, use only right thumb attack, free stroke. The hard part is keep the whole right hand stable while play your right thumb as hard as you can. It's hard at first but achievable.
Here is a song in which the right thumb played melody notes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmYGLQa0TD4
So right thumb is quite important!