the aid of CGI)
an exercise, but a 'new' technique
This is geared towards the
but any acoustic performer should enjoy this
little trick. Albeit an old one, itis one I have
not heard used in thirty years. Maybe I listen to
the wrong stuff.
again, this is scanned from the wonderful and
unavailable Pascual Roch Modern
Method For Guitar,
published by G. Schirmer in 1922. Please
re-release this work!
that this effect was used (and probably still is
used) in Flamenco music, with its heavy use of
rhythm and percussive effects- tapping and the
like. With more and more guitarists pushing the
boundaries of genre, I believe the historic
techniques culled from the old flamenco masters
will find their ways into New Age and World music
with the classical guitar finding a voice in
these styles. Have you heard Ben Verdey's
classical guitar arrangements of Hendrix? It
isn't just the flamenco techniques coming to the
these exercises and technique builders! Come back
next week for more.
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