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The technique I have used and the technique that is taught by guitar teacher Tom Hess is to break the technique down into 3 parts and practice each in isolation. These parts are: pitch, tempo and contour. Practicing pitch refers to consistently bending (vibrato is a slight bend) to a higher pitch and then back to the original pitch. Bending up a half step ...


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One of the Guitar's greatest features in my mind is the ability to play multiple voices but still have the dynamic abilities of a string instrument. That is why it is possible to play piano music on the guitar. If you are able to do good transcription the proverbial music world is your oyster. Is there someone that composes for the guitar like this? ...


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A large number of Isaac Albeniz pieces were originally written for piano, then transcribed (with his approval) by Tarrega for the classical guitar. These pieces are now part of the standard repertoire for guitar. My favourites are probably "Cordoba" and "Asturias(Leyenda)" - you'll find them recorded everywhere. Now I mention it, you might like to search ...


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Since asking the question I have discovered an excellent series of tutorials on classical guitar vibrato technique by Douglas Niedt. Here is a link to the first video. One technique he describes (which I did not know was possible) is adding vibrato on open strings and harmonics by fretting the same note, maybe in a lower octave, on another string and ...


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Start by giving yourself the most advantage: Location on a string: Start with all your fingers fretting notes on the same string in the middle of the neck. The closer to the 12th fret you are, the more it is possible to move the note. String selection: Start with a string where you can get a good grip on the string (a wound string). I recommend the 4th ...


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You can always start to do vibrato exercises. Do your scales with vibrato. You can do them with the three main vibrato techniques. The cocking of the wrist movement. The vibrato in the left hand fingers bending the notes up and down and the vibrato in the left hand finger bending the notes right to left (Along the neck) Mastery is achieved when you can ...


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This vibrato is rolling the finger along the length of the string on a particular fret. Don't try to slide it. To do it effectively, the fingertip will move from back to front of the fret space. With the thumb tight on the back of the neck, it restricts movement, so it's best to free the thumb off. I tend to bring the thumb out level with the fingers quite ...


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I did this once back in my younger years. The guitar did sound awesome, but over time it destroyed the structure and integrity of the instrument. I would not advise steel strings on classical guitar, unless you don't care about the instrument. Try some hard tension nylon strings instead.



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