Oh, I see you paid 2$ for the first edition, I paid 18$ for the second edition, and it is not much differentJoe de V wrote:Hello Everyone, Interesting subject and research. I have in my CG library the Shearer's "Concert Guitar Technique" - A fundamental approach to beginning guitar study - published in 1937 by G.Ricordi & Co. Price $2.00 It is really not much different than the second edition (Revised) in 1959 by Franco Colombo Publications and renewed by Belwin-Mills Publishing Corp. The forward to the second edition written by Mr. Shearer refers to the Classical Guitar Technique as the first edition of the volume under the new title as "Classical Guitar Technique"
Thanks I watched a couple of your videos. I have a question for the P stroke, so the P has to come rest on the index finger, or can it rest on the next string, what's the difference? because i make rest the P on the next string.kmurdick wrote:Bea,Bea wrote:Hi Jack, I have the Aaron Shearer book, Classic Guitar Technique 1. I bought it some years ago when I decided to learn classical guitar. The salesperson at the music store recommended this book. The instructions are clear and easy to follow. I didn't go through everything in it. Now that I read your comment makes me want to go back to it and recap its exercises and pieces. Thanks for sharing this.
You might watch my playlist on the Shearer Technique. All I do is describe what Shearer (and Berg) taught). It needs to be updated a bit because of new information, but there is nothing in there that will hurt you. The video on ballistic motion is meant as an update on the free stroke.
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P ... D7FA3F7B59
This is very informative information. I have struggled with the P rest stroke and honestly can think of only a couple of situations where it would be advantageous.kmurdick wrote:Shearer changed his mind about teaching P rest stroke in his 2nd set of method books. He considered it an advanced technique because it tended to tense up the hand in beginners. Also, if the free stroke is done using all three P joints, it has all the power and perhaps all of the tone of a P rest stroke. Many fine players rarely use P rest stroke although a few use it all the time.
Resting P lightly against the 'i' finger does not inhibit the 'i' finger movement and gives P a chance to recover. Watch a player with a very rapid Pi alternation and you will often see them have a P follow through that touches the 'i' finger.
Hi Kmurdick,kmurdick wrote:If you learn to use the P-tip joint with P stroke, it will be very powerful. David Russell does this and Shearer also advocated the use of the P-tip. Here are my two videos on the P stroke. BTW, not many players do it this way.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JH0Yj4 ... 59&index=2
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BIktEQc ... 9&index=14