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I've been online taking lessons from a Scotsman........
By:  P. Briscoe (Non running-dog anti-imperial anti-Bush unapologist name-changer; 23713)
Posted on: 06-27-2020 12:01.
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This guy laboriously teaches classical repertoire. He doesn't spend much time discussing theory or gear--just the notes and fingerings.

After a month, I have finally learned the notes to Capricho Arabe-- 6 minute piece. I can play the opening D minor part fluidly. Like a surprising amount of classical pieces, this composition calls for a Drop D tuning. So lots of open strings.

But then it shifts to F major and requires barre work that is brutal. I'm showing the F major section in the video below. There are two more key changes after that.

It took me almost a week of pain to play this F major chord cleanly.

There are also lots of "ornaments" (classical-speak for hammer-ons, pull-offs and slurs) in this thing that make it even more hard to play.




Edited by P. Briscoe at 27.06.2020 12:05:52