Reply to this topicStart new topic
> Legato
wrk
post Aug 23 2008, 04:51 PM
Post #1


Learning Tone Seeker
*

Group: Members
Posts: 1.027
Joined: 19-June 06
From: Paris/France (..used to be german)
Member No.: 723



Hi Muris,

Since a while i'm practicing your "Bb Minor Phrasing" lessons. In the advanced lesson (bar 7) is a ascending 3 note per string legato run. In general when doing legato runs like this, i usually use one down stroke for the first note on the next string (i try to pick the notes similar to sweep picking i guess), but even when i try to pick the notes really careful, the first note always stands out in the run and it doesn't sound really fluid. Now i have noticed in the video of this lesson that you pick the notes with an upstroke.

My question is .. are you using an upstroke there for the same reason to avoid to accent the first notes?
I have tried it, but at the moment it does not feel natural and i can not say if it will make any differences.

Thank you !


--------------------
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Muris Varajic
post Aug 24 2008, 12:47 AM
Post #2


Instructor
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 15.459
Joined: 22-June 07
From: Sarajevo,Bosnia
Member No.: 2.159



Hmm,to be honest with you wrk,
I really don't pay attention
about downstrokes or upstrokes when doing
that kind of legato runs.
What I am watching at is NOT to play string very hard with the pick
cause that's when it jumps out of row.
So just try to apply less attack with the pick
and more attack with your fretting fingers to get nice balance.
Go for upstrokes only eventually,might work well for you. smile.gif


--------------------
Youtube
MySpace
Website



Album "Let It Out" on
iTunes
and CD Baby

Check out my video lessons and instructor board!

The Pianist
tune is progress,check it out!

"ok.. it is great.. :P

have you myspace? Can i to personalize this for you guy?"
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
wrk
post Aug 24 2008, 11:25 AM
Post #3


Learning Tone Seeker
*

Group: Members
Posts: 1.027
Joined: 19-June 06
From: Paris/France (..used to be german)
Member No.: 723



QUOTE (Muris Varajic @ Aug 24 2008, 01:47 AM) *
Hmm,to be honest with you wrk,
I really don't pay attention
about downstrokes or upstrokes when doing
that kind of legato runs.
What I am watching at is NOT to play string very hard with the pick
cause that's when it jumps out of row.
So just try to apply less attack with the pick
and more attack with your fretting fingers to get nice balance.
Go for upstrokes only eventually,might work well for you. smile.gif

Just have thought you did this on purpose .. for me a downstroke would be more natural i think ..
I have tried now to use upstrokes there and i seem to have better results, as my upstrokes automatically have lesser attack.

Thank you again .... and have nice holidays !!! smile.gif




--------------------
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Muris Varajic
post Aug 24 2008, 11:26 AM
Post #4


Instructor
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 15.459
Joined: 22-June 07
From: Sarajevo,Bosnia
Member No.: 2.159



You're welcome and thank you!! smile.gif


--------------------
Youtube
MySpace
Website



Album "Let It Out" on
iTunes
and CD Baby

Check out my video lessons and instructor board!

The Pianist
tune is progress,check it out!

"ok.. it is great.. :P

have you myspace? Can i to personalize this for you guy?"
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Oxac
post Aug 26 2008, 09:41 PM
Post #5


GMC:er
*

Group: Members
Posts: 693
Joined: 14-June 07
From: Sweden
Member No.: 2.086



another tip could be to loosen your grip of the pick slightly thus providing less attack and more fluidity


--------------------
Olle "AJ" Svensson
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
wrk
post Aug 26 2008, 10:24 PM
Post #6


Learning Tone Seeker
*

Group: Members
Posts: 1.027
Joined: 19-June 06
From: Paris/France (..used to be german)
Member No.: 723



QUOTE (Oxac @ Aug 26 2008, 10:41 PM) *
another tip could be to loosen your grip of the pick slightly thus providing less attack and more fluidity

Thanks Oxac ... something to try as well. True is, i have a hard grip when holding the pick ..

Actually the combination of upstroke and more attack with the fretting hand works kind of well ... for this specific part. To use it naturally when i play legato runs like needs more practice i guess.





--------------------
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post

Reply to this topicStart new topic
1 User(s) are reading this topic (1 Guests and 0 Anonymous Users)
0 Members:

 


RSS Lo-Fi Version Time is now: 24th July 2017 - 03:50 PM