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Classical Guitar Lessons: Giuliani: 120 Right Hand Studies No. 36, 51, 54, & 64

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In this lesson we're going to cover four
studies from the Giuliani right hand 120
right hand exercises where,
where the rhythms and the subdivisions are
four per quarter note,
so four-sixteenths, four-sixteenth notes
quarter note, and I've just chosen four
from here.
And these have the, the wrinkle here is
that they start to combine, you're playing
you're playing certain notes that are
combining two fingers at the same time.
I also recommend for this, for this, this
this act of playing,
the thumb stroke with either I-M-A in
combination with others,
other strokes, the Tarrega right hand
exercises on the open string.
That's a fantastic e, exercise.
It makes a great daily warm-up as these of
course do too, so at this
subdivision I'm just gonna demonstrate
them with sequential planting and again,
then taking the sequential plant off and
playing with a legato free stroke or
a sweep stroke, where there's no planting
at metronome speeds 40 and 50.
I encourage you that as you become more
comfortable, and
if you're able to stay relaxed in your
shoulders and neck and your, and
your hands and your back and, and so on
and so forth to go as high as 100
to the quarter with these if you like at
that point, a between 80 and 100.
If you're able to, to perform them very
cleanly and maintain your good,
good tone and relaxation I think that's,
you've really done really well,
a great job with them, so let's go with
number 36.
Again I like these slower pulses.
They get me to first, they force me to
first hear the subdivision one-e-and-uh,
two-e-and-uh, three-e-and-uh,
before I start playing I have to get
that subdivision in my ear, and
that's a good musical tool.
Again, that's not, not the easiest thing
to do, the, the sequential plant on that.
That was, that was, that was neat.
You could, it's, it, in the printed
version you'll see some,
some of these printed, you'll see M but I
also encourage doing it,
the, playing the top note, the soprano
there up on the first string,
with A finger as well, I'll demonstrate
that too.
[SOUND] With, first with sequential
Going on to number 51 then, a, a new
texture is introduced.
We have double stops in the upper range
here, we played with M-I on the first and
second string, and then we have a bass
note on every quarter so
I'll demonstrate these with a, with a
sweep stroke or just a,
a legato stroke, and I'll put the
metronome on at 50 for these.
I'm a little fast aren't I?
Because I didn't hear the subdivision on
the metronome before I started so
it's a very good exercise to do that, so
that you're not going in before
you're really, before you're really ready
to go in.
Again, make sure that your thumb strokes
feel very relaxed and
that they follow through, just, just like
a golf swing, you know, you, when you,
once you once you follow through with the,
with the stroke of the golf club,
point at your target and and just allow
the natural follow through to happen.
Let's go on to the next one I have
selected, which places
just to demonstrate the variance on this
texture, number 54,
so now the bass note is placed on the
fourth-sixteenth note of each beat.
I like that one, it's got a nice nice
rhythm to it.
And then finally, number 64 which again,
as I said about numbers 36 through 50 they
that, that texture basically adds on with
other notes and, and
then this next grouping from like 50 to
64, the same thing happens.
So number 64 is an example of where more
bass notes are added to the texture,
making the, the exercise a little bit
So have fun with those and look forward
to, to seeing and hearing your videos.