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Totally Guitars Weekly Wrap Up January 16th, 2015

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Totally Guitars Weekly Wrap Up January 16th, 2015


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I spent a lot of today’s time talking about difficult parts of pieces that I am working on, and on that tangent played a lot of them, although butchered may be a better description. I am coming to the conclusion that working specifically on the hardest parts in concentrated doses carries over to anything else you are working on. I think I elaborated a bit on that as time went on.

I really want to thank Vanessa for a couple great tunes this week, Old Pine by Ben Howard and Wait by Broken Fences. Special thanks to Corina for singing Wait with Vanessa.

We also had another in Sandy’s series of lessons on Fleetwood Mac’s Rhiannon. This is a song I never considered having someone turn into a version that might be performable but we are making big headway in that direction. I don’t think we’ll see the end of this for a little while. I hope some of you are enjoying it.

Getting back to music included in today’s clip, I think I identified most of them as they popped up, and even played all the way through the Prelude In D Minor. Other snippets included Heliotrope Bouquet, Bethena, Etude #1 by Villa-Lobos, Venezuelan Waltz #2 by Antonio Lauro, Faro’s Rag by John Renbourn, and I’m sure a few others. This is probably my way of hinting at a coming flurry of Level 9 lessons.

Speaking of the Prelude, I would also like people to start thinking about chord analysis of the piece, measure by measure. Although try not to consult GuitarPro on this, the pedal point effect (same bass note held under changing chords) doesn’t translate well.

Back next week… I hope!


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