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Classical Guitar Lessons: Giuliani: 120 Right Hand Studies No. 8, 9, & 10

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And now for
Giuliani 120 Right Hand exercises,
numbers eight, nine, and ten.
At this point,
I'd like to introduce, the metronome, one
of my favorite practicing tools.
Because you may be wondering, well, how
you build up speed with these
exercises because you know in the first
lesson I said these can help
improve your flexibility and agility in
the right hand but also speed.
So I'll demonstrate not only the
sequential planting and
the sweep stroke or the legato stroke.
With eight, nine and ten, but also just
how you can use the metronome to, to just
play practice these and play them at
different speeds, so here's number eight.
And, and I like to
have the metronome on at a, just a few
different speeds.
You know you don't have to go all the way
through it.
I think 60, to the quarter, 80 to the
100 to the quarter, and 120 to the
quarter, should do it.
If you, if you can go through those, you
can do more speeds if you like.
It's totally fine.
I mean, I wish I could, I wish I could
spend two hours a day practicing on,
practicing on these, but I don't have that
luxury anymore.
But the, these four should really cover
If you're, if you're playing these
studies, the, the Giuliani studies that
have 12 notes per measure, basically,
eighth note triplets to the quarter and
you're able to play them at 120, with,
with pretty clean sound,
without losing control of your tone, and
you can do them sequential.
And, and a sweep stroke or
a legato stroke you're pretty in command
of, of what you're doing there.
So I'll just demonstrate with 60 and
number eight.
First with sequential planting.
good and then
we'll just
move to 80.
That was with sequential plant.
And I'll move to 80 with that and,
demonstrate the sweep,
what I like to call the sweep stroke, or
the, or a legato stroke.
A stroke that has no planting on it
It should feel just like you're sweeping
the string.
And this is at 80.
And again,
make sure that, just,
when, as you're going along,
never go on autopilot with these, with
Never, you know, just, it can get to where
these feel like, you're like,
kinda hamster, a hamster wheel type of a
Remind yourself of, of the various, tenets
of, of good technique and
relaxed playing that we've discussed in,
in many of these other videos.
As you're playing, every once in a while
give a check of your shoulders to make
sure your shoulders are relaxed.
Sometimes I like to, you know,
be, to be practicing something that I'm,
I'm practicing slowly like this and
I'll just kinda check my shoulders by
kinda shrugging them up and down.
It gives you kinds of like this nice
muscle awareness.
And so you check your neck,
that kind of thing.
Just to see that it's, that it's feeling
To just check that you're not flexing and
holding any muscles that are not essential
to playing the guitar.
So let's go to number nine, nine's a good
And let's, let's see if I can play this at
100 with sequential planting.
That's probably about
where I top out with
the sequential plant.
After a certain point it depends on the
You're gonna see that it gets, as the
speeds get faster, it gets harder and
harder to, to sequential plant every note.
At that point you should probably just let
the sequential plant go.
Once you're at these higher speeds like
90, 100,
110 at that point if you're practicing,
when you're practicing those speeds, go
ahead and just play the legato stroke.
I mean, if you can sequential plant
anything up near 100 like that,
I mean, it's really, really quite good.
And you'll notice also, at these higher
that when you let go of the sequential
plant and just play the sweep stroke, or
legato stroke, the stroke with no planting
on it, it should feel very,
very very, very good, very very relaxed.
Again, remind yourself that this should be
very relaxed with this sweep stroke.
now let's do
number ten.
I'm gonna go a little bit slower on this
Eh, let me, I'll do, how about this,
I'll do a sequential plant at 60 and
then a sweep stroke or legato stroke at
then the sweep
free stroke
at 80.
And again, another reminder in this
lesson, build your left hand chord shapes.
Try not to put, just clamp down the whole
C major chord and
the whole G dominant 7 chord shape.
But place them one at a time, each,
Giuliani right hand study, then,
is also, can be, can be a left hand study
in, in, left hand finger placement.
Thank you.