D03 Classical guitar lesson 04

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Mike Cook
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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by Mike Cook » Wed Dec 26, 2018 2:38 pm

Tom - very nice playing. I’ll have to try your fingering.
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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by Tom Wimsatt » Wed Dec 26, 2018 10:47 pm

Charles Cook wrote:
Wed Dec 26, 2018 2:38 pm
Tom - very nice playing. I’ll have to try your fingering.
Thank you Charles. I hope the fingering suggestions are helpful.
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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by Mike Cook » Thu Dec 27, 2018 4:19 pm

Wow, it's been a busy month. I broke the M finger nail on the 5th and it is just grown enough to almost catch a string, making it a challenge to get a consistent tone quality. Your feedback is welcomed!

Saltaren


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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by Tom Wimsatt » Sat Dec 29, 2018 4:44 am

Charles Cook wrote:
Thu Dec 27, 2018 4:19 pm
Wow, it's been a busy month. I broke the M finger nail on the 5th and it is just grown enough to almost catch a string, making it a challenge to get a consistent tone quality. Your feedback is welcomed!

Saltaren

Packington's Pound
Nice playing Charles. First of all, while listening to Packington's Pound I was impressed by the "sustain" of your guitar. Wow - I could really hear those base notes ring, and with a very consistent volume, which I think means a very well made instrument. You sure know how to select a guitar.

1) Watch your Packington's Pound upload and notice your left hand. The thumb position, and hand rotation in particular. I think the hand and arm (elbow moves with it) rotation is to help get leverage to press the strings down as you play certain parts. Have you tried moving your thumb towards the middle of the neck? You might get more finger strength (and reach also) that way, a sort of "clamping" action I suppose.

I noticed you positioned your thumb behind the neck when playing Saltaren (i.e., when playing chords).
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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by Mike Cook » Sun Dec 30, 2018 4:26 pm

Tom,

Thank you for the feedback and the complements on the guitar. I love playing it. However the sustain and harmonics cause a bit of a challenge as open wound strings want to sing when I strike a treble string. This has forced me to play more attention to damping.

I really try to keep the thumb behind the neck, but this old habit is hard to break. It just wants to creap back up there. I’ll need to give this more attention.
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