exercise is from the famous Pascual Roch Method
for Guitar of 1922. We took a look
at Sr. Roch's upward legato exercises two weeks
ago. This week we see chromatic scales in triplets.
This is good stuff, trust me. According to his
description, this exercise of Roch's 'embraces
the entire fingerboard.' Makes ya want to sing
'It's a Small World After All', eh? But, as
promised, you will hit just about every inch of
your board, right up onto the box.
ever played any Augustin Barrios Mangore? His
compositions are, for me, the ultimate workouts.
He sure wasn't afraid to write melodies up in the
nosebleed section of the range. I am not sure why
his music was discounted by the critics and
self-appointed pundits of the music world. I
believe that the classical music world was not
ready for a virtuoso composer during his
lifetime. Segovia might have suffered the
same ingnominity if he'd written his own material
rather than transcribe from the masters and
commission works from well-known composers for
'serious' instruments. Okay, enough of my soapbox
antics. If you're interested in an exercise that
will begin to prepare you for excursions up onto
the box, here's a start. In the future I will
bring exercises based on other intervals from the
Method for Guitar.
exercises and come back next week for more!.
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