Playing the Melody of Recuerdos de la Alhambra
Lesson Overview: Playing the Melody of Recuerdos de la Alhambra
- Practicing a melody on its own helps you work on much deeper musical and technical details
- There are no fingerings provided. You put in the fingerings, which helps your understanding of the fretboard.
Think of it as a blank canvas!
- Imagine if you were playing this melody as part of an ensemble and ask yourself some questions:
- How would you phrase it?
- What dynamics would you use?
- What kind of rubato and other rhythmic alterations would you employ?
- Are there any specific difficulties in this melodic line? If so, how would you work on them?
- You can write in all of your decisions and interpretations into the score.
- The rest of the book gives the remaining voices of Recuerdos de la Alhambra (bass and tenor) and then all of the possible combinations (bass + melody, bass + tenor, melody + tenor).
- Practicing in this way enables you to learn a piece that may be much too advanced, but one that you dream of playing. Building a piece up part by part will gradually lead you playing it with mastery of every single note.
Delivered by: Daniel Nistico
Suitable for: Beginner to intermediate players who wish to build up foundational learning for learning pieces like
Recuerdos de la Alhmabra.
For more technique guidance from Daniel
‘Play Your Dream Pieces: Recuerdos de la Alhambra’ simplifies Tarrega’s gorgeous tremolo piece so that you
can learn it from scratch. Imagine trying to bake a pie without first knowing all of the different ingredients
that go into it! Many guitarists will often try to dive straight in to learning a piece in its fully complete form
without first looking at the individual ingredients that make up the piece. While Recuerdos de la Alhambra is
quite advanced, it is made up of constituent parts that when practiced throughly can enable any guitarist to
progress up to the point of mastering every single note of the piece.
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