Right-Hand Part

Guitarist - - Techniques -

ONE OF THE things I en­joy when ar­rang­ing clas­si­cal pieces for gui­tar is the vast num­ber of to­tally ‘un-gui­taris­tic’ fin­ger­ings and ideas you can come across – we cer­tainly aren’t in pen­ta­tonic/blues scale’ land any­more here that’s for sure! Fur­ther­more, you can of­ten tell when a par­tic­u­lar gui­tarist has been in­flu­enced by or also plays other in­stru­ments – par­tic­u­larly key­boards. Take Ed­ward Van Halen for ex­am­ple – he had a clas­si­cal piano up­bring­ing and it shows in his mu­sic. This par­tic­u­lar sec­tion is a real fret­ting-hand chal­lenge. As al­ways, the best ad­vice I can of­fer is to mem­o­rise the notes and then work them up to speed, as and when it feels com­fort­able to do so. You can also record your­self play­ing each part over the sup­plied back­ing tracks to put your play­ing ac­cu­racy un­der the mi­cro­scope.

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