Hello everyone, like every day I'm happy to find you here!
Today we are going to work on a very simple but not so easy return exercise.
When working back and forth on the guitar, the fewer notes per string, the harder it is.
That's why we will use this little plan to torment your right wrist.
Here is one of the most frequently asked questions in the comments of youtube videos of guitar Vlog or by live students.
Some will tell me that there is no technique but "techniques". False
Another comment from a person who learned in a compartmentalized way and too academic.
For me the technique is not necessarily play fast or tapping like a patient on the guitar and I'll even say that some very fast people on the guitar with tapping shots to the eye and a sound with 2 tons of distortion and 3 tons of stereo delay do not necessarily have a good technique.
Today I wanted to talk to you about the right hand guitar and its importance in the development of the game.
I see little jokers coming with "the right hand of the right-handed or left-handed?" Or "yes, but I am left-handed". Finally, jokes of the level "your range Neapolitan you take it with olives and parmesan? ...".
In short, you have all understood that it was the hand gripping the ropes or holding the pick or both.
Even in the case of a majority use of the legato game, the right hand remains essential. If we observe the game of Allan Holdworth, who is for me the undisputed master of the legato, we can notice that there is a real strategic use of mediator shots.
For my part, I use the legato game a lot but I nevertheless attack many strings as in the video "mix back and legato". Indeed it gives a lot of dynamics to the game. We can accentuate some notes in the case of swing for example.
There are some guitarists who do not play us at all with "the right hand" in the case of exclusive 2 hands tapping like TJ Elmerich or Stanley Jordan. These two great guitarists are immediately recognizable by their games and the sound induced by this 2-handed tapping technique. Although they are monsters, I much prefer many other guitarists.
In this article I will give you some tips to practice the guitar.
- Practice and / or play
There is a difference between playing and practicing. We can spend hours "playing" without progress or at least progress little.
Attention I do not say that we should not play, besides I often recommend to my students to practice really only if they have time: if you have 1 hour to play guitar, try to play 40 minutes and practice a concentrated 20 Minutes.
The ideal is to find a balance between playfulness and rigor.
Sweeping is a guitar technique that makes it easy to play arpeggios very quickly one note per string, while it would be virtually impossible to arrive at the same speed in technique of round trip.
This technique is inspired by the technique of violin bow used especially by Paganini.
The sweeping has been popularized by people like Jason Baker, Marty Friedman, Yngwie Malmsteem or Frank Gambale.
When I was a teenager we started listening to bands like cacophony, Malmsteem, Impilliterri and all that neoclassical wave
I remember going to a concert of Patrick Rondat at the Fnac and we asked him to transcribe the score of Barbarians and the Gates and Patrick, very kindly, we wrote it with his hand on a corner of table and we We shared it as if it were the Holy Grail. It is with this piece that I really started to do sweeping. (video tutorial)