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In this lesson, I'd like to cover a tune
that's in a,
a wonderful book that I studied from and
learned many pieces from.
When I was a kid growing up in Buffalo
from about age,
I want to say 9 to about 12.
The Renaissance book anthology by
Frederick Noad.
And there's just, it's a wonderful graded
There's other volumes in there too for the
Classical era, Romantic Guitar and
All, all the,
those four major periods are represented
throughout the four anthologies.
And they're all, they're all great.
And this little, little Spanish tune, or
Spagnoletta is early on the in the book.
And I thought it would make a very nice
early introduction to dotted rhythms.
Dotted rhythms often, even by some very
advanced students, can get rushed.
And what I mean is that,
they can sometimes be played a little bit
like this.
And I'll use Spagnoletta as an, as an
example here.
Instead of actually feeling the, the, the
empty beat, or
the beat where you're not playing, in this
case beat two.
Often times there's a temptation to rush
it, or, or
just the feeling of anticipation of the
third beat.
This is a really fantastic short piece.
And almost, well most of the measures that
I've having are beat two that's empty,
that you have to feel.
And that's my recommendation for it that
you count.
If counting helps you, you should count
that beat two in your head, or
out loud in your practice room.
And then get to the point
where you're really just feeling your
internalizing beat two.
And then basing your dotted rhythm, for
example in measure two,
the end of two, played by the open B
Basing it off of that, off the
internalization of that pulse.
Also in measure, another example would be
measure four.
Where youhave,
one, two, three, one.
And then one in the next measure.
Measure six is another example.
Coming into measure six.
One, two, three, one, two, like this.
So that there's always this beat two that
you're not playing anything on the guitar.
But that you have to hear it and, and feel
And this is a perfect piece for that
So, and if you, if you are feeling
you'll never rush a dotted rhythm ever.
[LAUGH] So here we go, Spagnoletta.