Play Expressively Course

 ‘Classical Guitar Expression’

Thank you for signing up for the Classical Guitar Expression Course.  The course videos will be listed below.  Enjoy!

When I started to play with my fingernails, it was not just for volume. The most important thing was giving the guitar different colors in its voices”…

Andres Segovia


Introduction
Course Outline, here we will outline what topics will be covered in this course

Part 1 Left Hand Tone

Left Hand Tone
This video talks about how each left hand finger has its own tone  
Left Hand Tone Within Each Finger
In this video we will talk about how to get different tones within each left hand finger.  
Vibrato
This video will look at how the last two video with give you different times of vibrato.
Ending on a Finger
This video will talk about how to end a scale on each finger to give you the tone you desire.  

Part 2 Hand Wave

Hand Wave
This video will talk about how to end a scale on each finger to give you the tone you desire.  
Hand Wave and Rhythm
In this video we will look at how left hand pressure can give you a round very expressive sound.  
Handwave and Vibrato
This video will look at how the hand wave is used in different rhythmic subdivisions.
Handwave in Music
This is some suggestions on how to incorporate the hand wave into pieces of music.

Part 3 Articulation Secrets

Staccato Counterpoint
How Staccato can be used to bring out counterpoint
Staccato Fingerings
How to use fingers to create a natural staccato
Scales Articulation
How staccato can be used to make scales sound faster.  

Part 4 Dynamics

Balancing Dynamics
Here we will look at resonant and non resonant notes and how to balance volume in each.  
Carcassi op 60 no 7
We will use Carcassi Op 60 no 7 to identify and balance resonant and non resonant notes.  
Finding Dynamics Levels
This video identifies different dynamics levels within music  
Changing Dynamics
Now that we have dynamics balanced and controlled we will look at changing volume with a music  
Dynamics Layers
Now that we have dynamics balanced and controlled we will look at changing volume with a music  
Dynamics and Handwaves
How to create various accents to bring out strong and weak beats.  

Part 5 Right hand Tone

Bridge to Fingerboard Tone and Shifts
The most common way to control tone on a classical guitar  
Angle of the Nail
Changing the angle of the nail will control the attack of a note.
Tip Joint
Controlling tension in the tip joint will give you different tones  
Flesh and Nail
How mixing flesh and nail will give a variety of tones  
Arm Motion
How moving the arm can give you a soft beautiful expressive tone.  
Conclusion
Thanks for watching. Here we sum up the ideas and encourage you to find your own style.  
 

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