In some ways it makes sense that in order to stay in position you need to have a reference point which is usually the thumb. Playing with this type of harmonic awareness doesn’t just make us better guitarists – it makes us better, One of the great challenges and mysteries we must face as musicians is that. Thanks Here’s an excerpt from our interview: Doug: Choro is a bit like jazz, it’s all-encompassing. This video will take you through the Rumba technique as used by Paco De Lucia and Gipsy Kings (and many others). The piece is Almoraima which is a Buleria. Here is my arrangement of Luis Bonfa’s classic bossa nova hit. The thumb plays all notes using down and up strokes. Don’t worry, we’re not leaving you hanging – You’re going to learn how to play the Harmonic Minor scale today. From one perspective it seems obvious that we should all be trying to improve our technique. In the harmonic minor scale however, the seventh chord is a diminished 7th chord because the seventh note of the scale is sharpened (raised one fret). I’m going to use my thumb to play the […], This is part one of my new Bossa Nova guitar piece called Pensiero. I had a chat with guitarist Doug De Vries about what Brasilian choro music is. Segovia Guitar Scales: Gmajor and E Harmonic Minor. This minor 7 chord is part of the Minor Chord Family (there are 5 chord families). Maha De Carneval. Here are the lessons covered in this introductory course: Sitting and Hand Positions Guitar Notation Basics The Rest Stroke Rest Stroke Exercises Parts of the Guitar Rhythm Exercises Overview of First Three Strings E, F, and G Exercises B, C and D The B to G Scale Summer Bossa Fuego This is a free […], Rumba’s can be strummed or plucked. It is usually payed as a fast flourish of notes in quick sequence. If you get stumped and can’t get 4 times in […], Spain is a Jazz Latin piece written by Chick Corea inspired by the second movement Rodrigo’s Concerto Concerto De Aranjuez. Let’s discover it together. Your finger will automatically stop at the right fret. this will assist your […], Here’s my ultimate guitar practice breakdown. He composed some of the best known pieces for the Spanish guitar. Let’s look at an example, you can improvise over a C7 chord using a C Mixolydian scale. Three giants of the acoustic and nylon guitar come together to collaborate in a guitar trio. There are many ways to practice these scales, I would recommend a variety of Right Hand fingerings. What is the Pentatonic Scale It is a five-note scale (in Greek Pente=five and Tonic=note). © National Guitar Academy Ltd | All Rights Reserved. Now let’s jump into the first of four Spanish guitar scales! It was derived from the Fandango and grew to become a popular flamenco dance of the 19th Century. In our […]. The end of the introduction, which includes some thumb work and scale work. It consists of these note degrees: 1 – 3 – 5 – 6 – 9 (of the major scale) for example C 69 = C – E – G – A – D. We can omit the 5th degree if we don’t have enough space for all the notes. Listening teaches us to follow what is happening around us for the best outcome of sound.