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Classical Guitar Lessons: Carcassi Method -- Key of B Flat Major

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Carcassi method,
key of B-flat major.
Two flats.
Now we don't have a lot of pieces in this
key.
This is where the keys start to get a
little bit weird for the guitar.
So you're gonna see that you're, that the
little prelude here in,
in our arpeggiated form is, has a lot of
bars to it.
So if you find your left hand getting
tired just take a break for a second,
shake it out and
continue after it's a little bit rested at
the spot where you left off.
Just for, if you're beginning in your
first year or two of study and
you're going through this Carcassi it's
important to just allow your,
your left hand to rest with all these bar
chords.
Okay, here we go.
And, and also in the scale.
I'm gonna play just the basic scale that
he has.
We have a position shift of course in
order to play a, you
know a full scale in B-flat major we're
gonna have to shift up to third position.
So I will show you that as we go along
here.
Here we go.
Here's the scale first position.
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Right here,
on the G you shift to
third position.
And then on the F you shift, slide one,
one, one.
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Once again.
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So
I'm gonna start at the third measure of
the scale.
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Slide one into third position.
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I hear one is back,
is back on g on the way down the scales.
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Slide down to first position.
Continue the scale.
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And again, as in keeping with the series,
any notes that are on the bottom three
strings,
the wound strings, should be played with
the thumb.
And then anything on the clear, your clear
nylon strings,
should be alternating with I and M.
Your choice, M or I, I or M.
As long as you're alternating.
No repeating of fingers, no repeating of
I's or M's.
Okay, here we go.
Going into the exercise.
And this is all in first position by the
way.
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Rest.
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Rest.
So oftentimes the see is quarter note,
rest, half note.
So you get used to playing those try to
become accustomed to playing,
being very exact about rhythms that are
printed in the score.
Okay, and now onto the prelude.
In the second measure there's going to be
a third
position
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bar in order to play this C dominant seven
chord.
Which is the dominant chord.
The five chord of, or sorry, excuse me,
no it's not, it's the two chord made into
a dominant chord.
But that's a little bit of theory that we
can get into later.
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Okay.
I think there's another position shift
into third position in the fifth
measure, yes.
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Play this G minor chord.
So, G G minor is the sixth chord,
the sixth scale degree chord in the key
of, of B-flat major.
It is, thus it is the relative minor key
that we've covered.
We have that in another lesson in the key
of G minor.
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There you have it.
That's the key of B-flat major.
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