If You don't stop making so nice lessons for classic guitar, when do I suppose to have time to practice my electric guitar? Gods, why didn't You give me 4 hands to play both guitars same time...
awesome man, sounds pretty good!
Yay I can play it all the way through this has cheered me up a treat
Beautiful, Dejan. Great one!
Just beautiful Dejan! Great piece choice!
Thank you guys for kind comments
Expressive vibrato Dejan, very nice
Beautiful piece Dejan:)!
oh my god! I've been playing this piece for a looooooooong time, and lately I've been thinking "how could I make it sound even better...". I had a gut feeling it could be managed. The notes I learned this from had the melody played with all double-stops, and I tried to figure out a way to make it better. And now you showed me a way which is 100% easier and 200% more beautiful! For some reason I couldn't think simple enough! A BIG thank you Dejan!
sounds pretty cool Dejan
very nice playing
Tuubsu - I am glad I showed you another perspective, this version is closer to violin than guitar, but after all the violin was Paganini's major instrument
Excellent Dejane !
Very beautiful and emotional Dejan. Excellent lesson.
Thank you both
Nice sound...great playing!!!!
I can't open and see this lesson
Now that's a piece by Paganini I can actually play. Great lesson!
Hi there GMC :)
This is a beginning of Romanza (2nd movement of Grand Sonata) by Niccolo Paganini (1782 - 1840), Italian violinist, violist, guitarist and composer. Although he was the most famous for his violin playing, he wrote some nice tunes for classical guitar. One of them is the mentioned Grand Sonata.
This part is fairly easy from technical side, but from expression side it is not so easy. It is difficult to play this piece with taste, since only the bass notes are playing the notes in exact tempo, while the solo line varies in tempo a lot. This technique in classical music is called rubato (italian: rubare - to steal), and practically it means that we are stealing time. The bass line keeps in the strict tempo, while solo line is speeding up and slowing down. This is something that cannot be technically learned and it requires a good taste to feel when to speed up and when to slow down.
Next is the vibrato technique, which makes this piece even more emotional. Vibrato technique on classical guitar is different than on electric, on electric the string is moved up and down (vertically), while on classical is done from left to right (horizontally). To develop it press a finger to a string and move it fast left and right, applying a pressure only from knuckle joint, the thumb has to stay relaxed, you can even practice it with thumb detached from the neck.
Key signature: A Minor
Time signature: 6/8
Tempo: 50 bpm