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Classical Guitar Lessons: Carcassi Method -- Key of D Minor

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Key of D minor from
the Carcassi Guitar Method.
Again, a short scale exercise covering the
notes in,
in D minor, and then just a short prelude.
I want you to notice that in the D minor,
well in the minor scale exercises,
he he plays a melodic minor scale.
So that as the scale goes up it has,
it has the accidentals leading up
so the sixth,
raised sixth, raised seventh, and then
And then on the way down
you hear the natural minor scale on
the way down.
And this is more of a representation of
actually how the scale,
how minor the minor scales are used in
music of this, of this time period.
now the
Notice my phrasing and the swells that I'm
creating with my right hand,
to indicate the strength of chords or the
tension that certain chords create and
the resolution that other chords create.
And that you can start to craft that
dynamically with your right hand.
It's especially easy to do with arpeggios
because there's more of a running
texture and the notes are ringing
So when you crescendo with a,
with an arpeggio it just creates that much
more sound.
Same thing with decrescendo.
Same thing with decrescendo meaning that,
as you decrescendo,
it really through an arpeggiated texture
it really does come out of the guitar.
This this hairpin down really does come
out of the guitar very nicely.
Okay, Prelude in D Minor.