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MorneZaayman
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study/etude suggestions

Post by MorneZaayman » Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:30 am

Hi all,

I was just wondering if there is a good study/etude out there that not only works on string crossings but also incorporates playing higher up the fret board in different positions?

Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

Happy 2018!

Thank you.

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Re: study/etude suggestions

Post by Rognvald » Mon Jan 08, 2018 1:46 pm

Hi, Morne,
There are many technique books that are effective. Two older ones I still use are Charles Duncan's "Guitar Playing 2001" and Scott Tenant's "Pumping Nylon." Also, if you study with a good teacher, he/she will be able to suggest studies that address your specific technique issues. I hope this helps. Playing again . . . Rognvald
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Re: study/etude suggestions

Post by georgemarousi » Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:36 pm

Villa Lobos etude #1 I would say if I understand correct the question.

It is a great right hand exercise too. :bye:
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Re: study/etude suggestions

Post by Smudger5150 » Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:21 am

Not sure if these are the best but here are a few that might be relevant:-

Estudio Inconcluso - Barrios
Studies 1 - 4 - Thorlaksson (see the Iceland school of guitar website)
and maybe Legnani's 36 Valses of progressive difficulty - but I looked at the 1st one and that seemed quite tricky hitting the higher positions so I hate to think what the 36th one is like!!
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Re: study/etude suggestions

Post by Kirkland Gavin » Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:58 pm

I have never tried pumping nylon but it gets good reviews, there are some good Jazz studies as well, that use scales going through the modes, and various chord progressions. Ted Green. and Joseph carter.
All the studies people have suggested are good but I have had a hard time finding V. Lobos stuff if your looking for music/ studies for free.
Carcassi 25 studies are very good it will help with both Rh and Lh they will test you.
Julio S Sagreras lessons are very good books 1-6. The Lesson on Delcamp are good as well.
Find a good teacher as well and play with other musicians this can be intimidating if they a better or farther along into playing.

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Re: study/etude suggestions

Post by mainterm » Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:40 am

Aguado, study no.8 from the third section of 1843 method "section three - studies". It is in G major, 12/8 meter.

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Re: study/etude suggestions

Post by MorneZaayman » Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:47 am

Hello all.

THANK YOU so much for your replies. I appreciate them all. I am going to investigate all these plus, I have to find a new teacher. My previous teacher has not responded to any of my messages :( Bummer.
I should've mentioned my level.. .I am still a beginner guitarist (around Trinity College grade 3 (the UK exam board). I am a flutist and violinist originally (although I haven't played violin much in years).

Thank you again for the replies.
Morne
Cape Town, SA.

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Re: study/etude suggestions

Post by ronjazz » Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:14 pm

As you're in Cape Town, look up Derek Gripper, the great South African guitarist; he's a fine teacher and very generous as well.
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Re: study/etude suggestions

Post by MorneZaayman » Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:37 am

ronjazz wrote:
Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:14 pm
As you're in Cape Town, look up Derek Gripper, the great South African guitarist; he's a fine teacher and very generous as well.
thank you! Will do :)

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Re: study/etude suggestions

Post by Nick Cutroneo » Wed Jan 24, 2018 6:04 am

This might be a bit old fashion, but what about practicing your major/minor scales (like the Segovia fingerings -- IE 2 and 3 octave scales) using the circle of 5ths. That'll work on playing in higher positions (and above the 12th fret) as well as string crossings (especially if you use all the different suggested fingerings Segovia gives you).

Now if you are looking to develop reading skills that's a different story...
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