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Right-Hand Studies for Five Fingers

Right-Hand Studies for Five Fingers composed by Charles Postlewate. For Guitar (Classical). Saddle-stitched, Technic. Classic. Intermediate. Book. Text language: English, Spanish. 56 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.98710).

ISBN 9780786659654. With Text language: English, Spanish. Classic. 8.75 x 11.75 inches.

The product of a 14 year research project, this book contains over 350 studies to thoroughly train the right hand of classical guitarists in the use of all five fingers - adding the little finger to the present four finger technique. These studies build a five-finger technique in the playing of chords, arpeggios, tremolos and harmonics, beginning with the thumb and one-finger combinations and increasing in complexity to the thumb and four fingers. The studies are played over easy, yet interesting, left hand progressions up and down the fingerboard. Postlewate demonstrates how to develop your own right hand studies by including examples from standard classical guitar repertoire pieces by Fernando Sor, Federico Moreno Torroba and Heitor Villa-Lobos at the end of the book. This book is a companion to MB 98711 - HOMAGE TO VILLA-LOBOS and other compositions (music composed, transcribed, arranged and edited by Charles Postlewate for the guitar, using five fingers of the right hand) and its accompanying 60-minute CD, HOMAGE TO VILLA-LOBOS (MB 98711CD).

Spanish Description

[Este libro es el resultado de un proyecto de investigacion de 14 anos de duracion. Este incluye mas de 350 estudios para entrenar la mano derecha del guitarrista clasico a usar los cinco dedos-anadiendo el dedo menique a la tecnica actual de cuatro dedos. Estos estudios desarrollan una tecnica de cinco dedos para tocar acordes, arpegios, tremolos y armonicos, empezando con combinaciones del pulgar y un dedo y aumentando en complexidad al uso del pulgar con los cuatro dedos. Los estudios se tocan sobre progresiones faciles, pero interesantes, de la mano izquierda por el diapason. Postlewate le muestra como desarrollar sus propios estudios para la mano derecha a base de ejemplos del repertorio tradicional de la guitarra clasica por Fernando Sor, Federico Moreno Torroba y Heitor Villa-Lobos incluidos al final del libro. Este libro acompana a MB 98711-HOMAGE TO VILLA-LOBOS and Other Compositions (HOMENAJE A VILLA-LOBOS y otras composiciones: musica compuesta, transcrita, arreglada y editada para la guitarra, usando los cinco dedos de la mano derecha por Charles Postlewate) y el CD de 60 minutos, HOMAGE TO VILLA-LOBOS (HOMENAJE A VILLA-LOBOS) - MB 98711CD.].

  • [Introduccion y reconocimientos] 
  • [Estudios de acordes y arpegios] 
  • A. Studies for The Thumb and One Finger 
  • [Estudios para el pulgar y un dedo 
  • B. Studies for The Thumb and Two Fingers 
  • [Estudios para el pulgar y dos dedos] 
  • C. Studies for the Thumb and Three Fingers 
  • [Estudios para el pulgar y tres dedos] 
  • D. Studies for the Thumb and Four Fingers 
  • [Estudios para el pulgar y cuatro dedos] 
  • [Estudios de tremolos] 
  • [Estudios de armonicos para la mano derecha] 
  • [El desarrollo de la funcion melodica de los dedos] 
  • [Estudios preparativos para piezas especificas] 
  • A. Fernando Sor ~ Study in E Minor: Op. 6, No. 11 (Segovia #17) 
  • B. Fernando Sor ~ Study in A Major: Op. 31, No. 19 (Segovia #10) 
  • C. Federico Moreno Torroba ~ Sonatina in A Major: III. Allegro 
  • D. Heitor Villa-Lobos ~ Choros #1 
  • E. Heitor Villa-Lobos ~ Prelude #2 
  • [Progresiones en variacion cromatica] 
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  • February 09, 2005 Now is the time.

    Adding the "little" finger to classic guitar right-hand technique is now an unavoidable trend. Postlewate has written landmark studies for methodical development. Beginners can work on the little finger, though this book requires some reading at an advanced beginner level. Highly recommended!

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