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Five-Finger Technique for the Right Hand

Guitar (Classical) - Intermediate
Composed by Charles Postlewate. Boxed, Technic. Classic. DVD. Text language: English, Spanish. Duration 106 minutes. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.20962DVD).

Item Number: MB.20962DVD

With Text language: English, Spanish. Classic. 5.25 x 7.5 inches.

This two-hour DVD is a presentation of the 19-year project by Charles Postlewate on extending right hand technique for guitar to include the little finger. PART I presents this technique in actual repertoire, including standard guitar repertoire (by Barrios, Sor, Torroba andVilla-Lobos), new arrangements & transcriptions and original compositions. Each performance is introduced by Postlewate with explanations and demonstrations of how and where the little finger is used in the execution of scales, chords, arpeggios, tremolos and harmonics, with close-up shots of the right hand. As in PART I, close-up shots show the viewer precisely how to position the right hand and move the fingers for each study or set of studies. Each set of studies uses a special progression up and down the fingerboard and, like the book, this video demonstrates how to make chromatic variations of these progressions to increase the interest. At the end of PART II Postlewate demonstrates how the guitarist can develop similar studies to fit specific right-hand problems not covered in this book and video. The video ends with an ENCORE interview of five questions and answers with Charles Postlewate to give some background information on this historic project.

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION - SPANISH: En este DVD de dos horas, Charles Postlewate presenta su proyecto de diecinueve anos extendiendo la tecnica de la mano derecha de la guitarra para incluir el dedo menique. La PRIMERA PARTE presenta el uso de esta tecnica en el repertorio, incluyendo el repertorio tradicional de la guitarra (por Barrios, Sor, Torroba y Villa-Lobos), nuevos arreglos y transcripciones, y composiciones originales. Se presentan interpretaciones completas de doce piezas grabadas en el CD de Postlewate Homenaje a Villa-Lobos (Prism 9904) y publicadas por Mel Bay Publications en el libro bajo el mismo ti. Cada interpretacion es presentada por Postlewate con explicaciones y demostraciones de como y donde se usa el menique en las escalas, los acordes, los arpegios, los tremolos y los armonicos, mostrando la mano derecha en un primer plano. La SEGUNDA PARTE explica el entrenamiento de la mano derecha en una tecnica de cinco dedos, con demostraciones de las tecnicas mencionadas anteriormente usando como ejemplos estudios sacados de los diferentes capitulos del libro, Estudios para los cinco dedos de la mano derecha. Como en la PRIMERA PARTE, enfocando de cerca la mano derecha se muestra su ubicacion exacta y el movimiento de los dedos para cada estudio o grupo de estudios. Cada grupo de estudios usa progresiones especiales ascendiendo y descendiendo por el diapason y, como el libro, este video muestra como crear variaciones cromaticas de estas progresiones para aumentar el interes. Al final de la SEGUNDA PARTE Postlewate muestra como el guitarrista puede desarrollar estudios similares para problemas especificos de la mano derecha no discutidos en este video y libro. Este video termina con una entrevista (ENCORE) compuesta por cinco preguntas y respuestas con Charles Postlewate para dar un trasfondo a este proyecto historico.

  • 2. Dr. Gradus Ad Parnassum by Claude Debussy 
  • 3. La puerta del vino by Claude Debussy 
  • 4. Homage to Villa-Lobos by Charles Postlewate 
  • I. Preludio rondo by Charles Postlewate 
  • II. Valsa melanc—lica 
  • III. Danza 
  • 7. Prelude #2 by Heitor Villa-Lobos 
  • 8. Study in E Minor by Fernando Sor 
  • 9. Study in A Major by Fernando Sor 
  • 10. Sonatina in A Major - III. Allegro by Federico Moreno Torroba 
  • 11. Una limosna por el amor de Dios by Agust’n Barrios 
  • 12. Variations on a Theme of Prokofiev by Charles Postlewate 
  • 13. Improvisation on Green Dolphin Street by Charles Postlewate 
  • 15. Right Hand Position 
  • 16. Scales 
  • 17. Chords and Arpeggios 
  • 18. Thumb and One Finger 
  • 19. Thumb and Two Fingers 
  • 20. Thumb and Three Fingers 
  • 21. Thumb and Four Fingers 
  • 22. Tremolos 
  • 23. Right Hand Harmonics 
  • 24. Developing the Melody Fingers 
  • 25. Chromatic Variations of Progressions 
  • 26. Preparation Studies for Specific Pieces 
  • 28. ENCORE (questions and answers about this project) 
  • 29. CREDITS 
  • Spanish Contents: 
  • 2. Dr. Gradus Ad Parnassum por Claude Debussy 
  • 3. La puerta del vino por Claude Debussy 
  • 4. Homenaje a Villa-Lobos por Charles Postlewate 
  • I. Preludio Rondo 
  • 7. Preludio II por Heitor Villa-Lobos 
  • 8. Estudio en Mi menor por Fernando Sor 
  • 9. Estudio en La mayor por Fernando Sor 
  • 10. Sonatina en La mayor - III. Allegro por Federico Moreno Torroba 
  • 11. Una limosna por el amor de Dios por Agust’n Barrios 
  • 12. Variaciones sobre un tema de Prokofiev por Charles Postlewate 
  • 13. Improvisaci—n sobre la Calle del Delf’n Verde por Charles Postlewate 
  • 15. La posici—n de la mano derecha 
  • 16. Escalas 
  • 17. Estudios de acordes y arpegios 
  • 18. El pulgar y un dedo 
  • 19. El pulgar y dos dedos 
  • 20. El pulgar y tres dedos 
  • 21. El pulgar y cuatro dedos 
  • 22. TrŽmolos 
  • 23. Arm—nicos para la mano derecha 
  • 24. El desarrollo de la funci—n mel—dica de los dedos 
  • 25. Progresiones en variaci—n crom‡tica 
  • 26. Estudios de preparaci—n para piezas espec’ficas 
  • 28. ENCORE (preguntas y respuestas sobre este proyecto) 

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