When and when NOT to alternate I and M

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Re: When and when NOT to alternate I and M

Post by guitarist_le » Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:05 pm

Alright. So since I wanna get more out of my playing. I have another question about the piece Agua e Vinho. I play the higher part of the melody with A and the bass parts with P. I find alternating while playing the bass part extremely difficult to control. Opinions?

PS. Amatuer question, I know, but I am an amatuer lol
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Re: When and when NOT to alternate I and M

Post by Crofty » Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:38 pm

All players I know would alternate rh fingers for the upper line.

it's a good example of the complex choices that you have to make but which, ironically and annoyingly, you need experience to do so musically and convincingly.

A sort of Catch 22....

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Re: When and when NOT to alternate I and M

Post by guitarist_le » Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:54 pm

Crofty wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:38 pm
All players I know would alternate rh fingers for the upper line.

it's a good example of the complex choices that you have to make but which, ironically and annoyingly, you need experience to do so musically and convincingly.

A sort of Catch 22....
I was not hoping for this answer, but tis is the life of a guitarist. I will make an effort to start alternating. MIght as well give it a shot :)

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Re: When and when NOT to alternate I and M

Post by guitarrista » Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:41 pm

guitarist_le wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:54 pm
I was not hoping for this answer, but tis is the life of a guitarist. I will make an effort to start alternating. MIght as well give it a shot :)
Definitely learn to alternate for the top line. But it is not bad - it is EXCITING!! Imagine - in 2-3 weeks you will look back at this moment and say to your self - man, this is a piece of cake! :guitare:
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Re: When and when NOT to alternate I and M

Post by guitarist_le » Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:45 pm

guitarrista wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:41 pm
guitarist_le wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:54 pm
I was not hoping for this answer, but tis is the life of a guitarist. I will make an effort to start alternating. MIght as well give it a shot :)
Definitely learn to alternate for the top line. But it is not bad - it is EXCITING!! Imagine - in 2-3 weeks you will look back at this moment and say to your self - man, this is a piece of cake! :guitare:
:D Yes! I will give it my all! Recently got rest stroke down didn't take nearly as long as I thought.

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Re: When and when NOT to alternate I and M

Post by Terpfan » Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:04 am

Bass line ppp ppi pppi pppi

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Re: When and when NOT to alternate I and M

Post by guitarist_le » Thu Feb 14, 2019 4:57 pm

Terpfan wrote:
Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:04 am
Bass line ppp ppi pppi pppi
Yeah, this is how I do it comfortably too. M will be for the high notes on the e string.

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Re: When and when NOT to alternate I and M

Post by Sebastian » Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:34 pm

I can't remember perfectly how I played it, but I think (with lots of security) that I used rest stroke with thumb finger for the D in the bass, then from there: i a m i m i m and then only thumb finger for the bottom strings (4th to 6th) in the case of that specific passage. The exclusive use of thumb on the bottom strings is very similar to Carcassi's technique conception.
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