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. Client: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_14_6) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/83.0.4103.97 Safari/537.36 IP: Logged Message views: 11 (Score: 0)
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.