In this masterclass, Mr. Caballero teaches that using PAMI fingers with the A playing a rest stroke on the melody and free strokes with M & I is an old technique from the days of Tarrega playing without nails. With modern technique of flesh and nails, he explains it is better to not use the A finger and use PMI alternation instead.
To players and teachers of this piece:
Which way do you play and teach the Preludio and do you agree with Mr Caballero?
I learned to play this piece using the old way of PAMI alternation. After seeing this masterclass, I tried using PMI alternation and after a bit of adjustment (concentrating on hitting the drone note correctly) I was able to play it somewhat cleanly. But I am not sure if I should switch the pattern to PMI. The audio in the masterclass is not very clear so I may have missed some of his points.
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