String sqeaks

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Re: String sqeaks

Post by Dale Mulkins » Mon May 01, 2017 2:35 pm

eno wrote:
Wed Mar 15, 2017 7:13 pm
In general (unless you do bass string glissando on purpose) you need to eliminate the habit of "lazy" right hand sliding along the bass strings and instead develop a "jumping" movement where the fingers softly take off perpendicular to the board and fly slightly above the strings. Even more refined technique is McAllister's two-step release. Of course it takes a bit more effort than easy sliding but it's a necassery effort for clean playing. If there are sliding chords (like in Villa-Lobos Prelude #1) you can still slide on the trebles but jump on the basses.
I will try this. Sounds difficult but sounds like a proper technical approach.
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Re: String sqeaks

Post by eno » Mon May 01, 2017 4:03 pm

Sorry, I meant "like in Villa-Lobos ETUDE #1"
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Re: String sqeaks

Post by Streuer17 » Sat May 13, 2017 5:59 pm

Cass Couvelas wrote:
Wed Mar 15, 2017 7:01 pm
Matthew McAllister's tutorial is very useful. See: ...
Thanks for posting this link,valuable video to watch👍

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Re: String sqeaks

Post by Erik Zurcher » Sat May 13, 2017 10:14 pm

During every guitar lesson my teacher says: "play it again, but this time without sqeaks and buzzes! Become aware of your sqeaks, don't accept strings noises while studying. Go back and find a way to play cleanly. If you still can't, I will help you with different fingering or additional exercises to overcome the sqeaks."
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