I always loved Giuliani with his melodious pieces, and there is another 9 yet to come here at GMC, ooh yeah
Btw, i wanted to ask if its that much necessary to grow nails on the right hand, and if so, is it important to use only them to pluck? Or the "flesh" too but after plucking the string, also hitting it a little with the nails?
Thanx in advance
Very nice one. Sounds very good
Very useful lesson Gera!
Waah, this gonna be long series Thnx Gerardo!!
Useful stuff, thanks a lot!
Excellent work Gerardo!
Awesome new series. And nice camera angles.
A new great archive for GMC Classics!
Well explained and shown. Excellent job!
Excelent! Great exercises! And the music sound very clear. Did you use a new micro?
yay, thank u for the video now i can start planting!
Thank you everyone, for the micking I used 2 mics: a akg 414 and a beringer c2. There is something abouth having two ears that means that we hear from any sound source certain number of cancelations in the waves, so that's why using two mics should sound more "natural".
The nail thing is go gain some extra strenght, leverage and bright in the tone, higher partials let us get a clearer definition of the pitch. The thing is that you can also play without nails, what you should try to achieve is stoping the string at the moment of the planting, a string slide through the finger (flesh) and nail if any, a very fast atack (planting+preasure and release should be as fast as posible regardless the bpm. If the ramp of your finger/nail isn´t smooth your finger could get stuck, if the release is to abrupt cause a to sharp edge on the nail, or the ramp is too short making the string to snap you´ll get a harch sound. I like to think like this: first planting ( I damp the string, prepare to atack), preasure/ displacement of the string in the direction of the sound hole (because this excites better the top of the guitar), first on my finger flesh (this get us lower partials = body), then the string rides on the nail, and then release the string letting it snap ( the way we want the string to snap).
The movement of each finger comes from the big knucle of each finger but if posible the whole arm should be relaxed and we should try ot take advantage of the weight of the arm.
If you play electric guitar, is the same, specially the direction of preasure of the strings, even you are using a pick Given the fact the amp compress the sound, playing with certain preasure wont make you play louder, but the tone will be different. Remember that electric guitars use magnetic mics, and if you play to soft the gain needed to amp your tone will also amp any extrange noise around. Sorry for beeing that long........
Wow Gera I lov ethis lesson with new angles!
Great lesson Gerardo
great lesson !!! really helpful
thank you for this wonderful lesson!