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Pumping Nylon

Posted on May 10, 2011 with 1 comment

I'm brushing up on Scott Tennant's technique book for a couple of reasons:

First, it's good material and a great way to get back into top playing shape for the summer.

Second, Scott is coming to New Mexico to do a workshop and in case I can make it there, it would be great to be re-familiarized with his ideas.

My idea is to cover the whole book within the next few weeks, so I'll be posting the routines I'm doing.  Use them to cover this material too!  Take your time if this is your first time around this book - I've done this before a e times...

First set - I've been doing this for a couple of days and will continue with it for a little while:

1) Weight transfer chromatic scale - I also use easy diatonic scales fingerings for variety, keeping the same concepts

2) Hammer-ons and pull-offs, with neighbor fingers, repeated on the same string

3) Finger independence exercise 1 - three fingers "fixed" and one moving

4) Right hand "walking" with i, m, and a with rest- and free-strokes, and mi alternatinon with rest-strokes.

5) Tarrega arpeggios 1-4

6) Giuliani Group 1

Roberto Capocchi

May 11, 2011

After a few days, I have added slurs with finger groups 24, 14, and 13. I'm continuing the indepencence exercise 1, with individual fingers, but have also started #2 using neighbor fingers.
Right hand walking - I've added the complete set in the book.
In the Giuliani, still in group 1, I'm focusing on the sequential planting.