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Guitar bassline and melody independence

I come from a self-taughting background, so I'm sorry for any bad terminology in the question. Some time ago, when learning Blind Willie Johnson - Nobody's fault but mine, I first practiced the slide ...
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Practice and performance

This question is going to take some time to explain (at least for me), so pardon the length ahead of time. Also note that it seem like it elicits opinions but this is not the intent. I'm interested ...
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Correct way of practicing Giuliani's 120 right-hand studies

I'm practicing these studies to improve my arpeggio technique which is quite bad. :) Since there are many of them, I want to know what the proper way of playing them are. Or if there are alternatives, ...
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Is it better to practice easier or harder pieces?

If you are a newbie classical guitar player, is it better to practice on easier or harder pieces? Here is an example of a hard piece and of an easier one. Assume that either piece is practiced slowly....
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What is the definition of slow practice for classical guitar?

Everyone who teaches guitar says that you should practice slowly because that is the best way. One example is here, but there are billions of others who say it too. I try to take their advice to ...
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How can I improve my classical guitar vibrato technique

I've been teaching myself to play some classical pieces on my nylon string guitar and want to improve my vibrato technique; specifically when holding several notes. I'm referring to the technique of ...
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How to approach the study of a piece for guitar (Leo Brouwer, Estudios Sencillos no. 6)

How should I go exactly about studying how to play an etude? I know they are mostly pedagogical compositions, meant to practice on a tecnique, but I never really played a piece like this - I'm still ...
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Should a new guitarist practice on 1 instrument or vary it?

I'm a very new student to the guitar. I'm interested in pretty much the whole spectrum of acoustic. I was wondering, should I learn and practice exclusively on my steel string regular acoustic ...
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Is it possible to do tempo changes while practicing with metronome?

While I practice some pieces with metronome, I try to make notes coincide with the metronome clicks as precisely as possible. However, some (most?) classical pieces have tempo changes like fermata or ...
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What is the best way to learn Alzapua?

Sometimes, when I do Alzapua, I can not produce clean sound, there're still I heard my thumb's nail picking. Usually, I use it while I'm playing (or learning with) some regular chord, like E major. ...
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How do you quickly form this C7 shape on guitar?

There is a somewhat difficult chord near the beginning of Isaac Albeniz's Asturias: %8/1.10/3.8/1.9/2.8/1.12/4[C7] The chord is difficult to form in time with the tempo. Here is what I am already ...
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How can I play this passage on classical guitar?

I'm trying to teach myself classical guitar. I've got a fair bit of experience chording and strumming. But this passage is giving me problems: My problem concerns the highlighted portion. Even though ...
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Are there some classical pieces that lend themselves well to guitar?

I would like to practice reading music on something other than notation written for guitar. Are there other pieces written for violin, for instance-or other instruments, that can be transposed easily ...
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How do you prevent injuries from bad posture while playing classical guitar?

I'm tagging this as specific to classical guitar since that's what I am familiar with. The correct posture is very important which playing classical, including the footstool, the position of your ...