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Classical Guitar Lessons: Giuliani: 120 Right Hand Studies No. 95, 100 (the tremolo), & 102

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[MUSIC]
Okay, continuing on with three
more right-hand studies by Giuliani.
They, they start to get really complex, at
the, as you go up into the higher numbers.
And so I'm gonna need to take this,
the, a couple of these slow cuz I haven't
done these in a,
these particular ones in a long time,
although one of them is the tremolo.
Study number 100 is actually the, the
tremolo.
And, you know, there's, you can, of
course, do it with an A-M-I fingering, or
you can reverse that number 100 with I-M-A
instead, that's very healthy for the hand.
And, you can.
[MUSIC]
You can even combine them,
A-P-A-M-I-P-I-M-A.
You know, any of those things is fine for
number 100.
Let's first though do the number 95 here,
just an example here of the, the
complexity that's here.
And when you apply the sequential
planting,
you'll notice that with this you'll
produce, it'll produce a lot of staccato
notes because there's a lot of some of the
notes are played, consecutively.
Consecutive Cs on the second string,
consecutive Gs on the open third string,
so on and so forth.
So I'm gonna play this one really, really
slowly, slowly without the metronome, just
so we can watch the right hand and see
what it does with the sequential planting.
And then I'll play it once that way, and
then I'll play it once with
just the legato free stroke or the sweep
stroke as I like to call it.
[MUSIC]
Hm,
it's much easier
to play this
one with a free
sweep stroke
than it is with
the sequential
planting.
So, again, it's just a wonderful thing.
Everyone's, every each one of these is
like a snowflake and
presents their own unique challenges.
Just noticing that, that how, how complex
that is to do that with the sequential,
it's really it's really quite challenging.
And now with the sweep stroke.
[MUSIC]
Okay,
now going onto
number 100,
the tremolo
exercise.
And this one as we talked about that,
that you'll see in a later lesson on
Recuerdos de la Alhambra.
There's a, a, a technique lesson on the
tremolo there that
covers some of the techniques I like in
applying staccato stroke and listening for
the evenness rhythmically and also the
evenness dynamically of the notes.
And that's, basically what's happening
with this study.
You can do that right away with this
study,
even at the beginning of your training.
So, again I'll do this without the
metronome just so you can more clearly
hear the difference between the sequential
planting and the legato.
But, of course, I encourage metronome use
with any of these studies.
[MUSIC].
Okay, so that's with the A-M-I finger
combination.
You can also apply, you could also do it
in reverse A-M-I.
That sounds like this.
[MUSIC]
Okay.
Then you can combine them as I, I have a,
a printed version here that combines the
two, A-M-I then I-M-A.
[MUSIC].
It's great.
And now with the, I'll do the same pattern
A-M-I,
I-M-A with taking the sequential plant
off, and again, but still listening for
rhythmic evenness, evenness of the of the
tremolo, and also a dynamic evenness.
[MUSIC]
And finally in this lesson number 102,
the texture changes a little bit and
it kinda has an arpeggiated
first half of the measure,
followed by a, kind of a Alberti
bass second half of the measure.
I'll do go ahead and do this one with the
metronome.
[SOUND] And I'll just demonstrate this
with the free sweep stroke.
[SOUND] Let's put it at 50, go a little
faster.
[SOUND]
[MUSIC].
So there you have it.
I didn't play every one of the 120
exercises, but tried to pick a couple from
each of the different textures and each of
the different subdivisions of the pulse.
And I hope that you will enjoy working on
these and you'll,
you'll find that your right hand,
especially, starts to become very,
very solid with a daily daily dose of
these exercises.
I would recommend,
I would recommend probably at least 20
minutes a day on these exercises,
especially for er, early development, but
even for you advanced players out there,
coming back to these, often, is a very,
very helpful thing.
I can feel my right hand getting stronger
and more efficient.
It's, it's the same kind of thing of like
a golfer,
it'd be sort of an advanced golfer never
hitting a bucket
of balls again at the course before they
went on and played their round.
It's, it's very similar to that.
I think an advanced golfer, even an
advanced golfer benefits
from just that, just the sort of the
working on their swing.
Just getting back to basics with a, with a
bucket of a couple buckets of
balls before hitting the course for their
round of golf.
I mean, if the top 50 golfers are always
doing that, why can't we?
[MUSIC]