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Kevin James Shanahan

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the trick picado 

Here is a technique i discovered myself . Hope you can use it . Peace
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Kevin James Shanahan

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RE: the trick picado (in reply to Kevin James Shanahan

Can someone tell me how to post a you tube clip ?
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RE: the trick picado (in reply to Kevin James Shanahan

Click Post reply, then press link button, paste your tube link at URL session and you're ready!
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Kevin James Shanahan

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rombsix

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RE: the trick picado (in reply to Kevin James Shanahan

Cool mate!

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XXX

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RE: the trick picado (in reply to Kevin James Shanahan

cool?
here is another trick...


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Doitsujin

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RE: the trick picado (in reply to Kevin James Shanahan

quote:

Here is a technique i discovered myself . Hope you can use it . Peace


Very interesting! I wont use it because I found other ways around the picado . But I like your approach! Seems to work.

And! You are now contributor to the development of flamenco! (Beside Paco who (according to Diaz) invented everything.

Thanks for sharing this interesting technique!


@Deniz: Whats the trick in this video? This style of practicing picado helps a lot..yes. But my nails damage due to this kind of practice. Even with protection on the nail. So.. no option for me.
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Chilli Fingers

 

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RE: the trick picado (in reply to Kevin James Shanahan

Interesting, does tone suffer from the outward flick with the nail at all?
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Kevin James Shanahan

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RE: the trick picado (in reply to Kevin James Shanahan

Tone is definately a factor that needs particular atention using this technique , however with even more attention on rhythm , the outward flick becomes almost unnoticable . I often practice playing the outward flick as a muted tone at slower speeds , also all tones as muted tones gives a good sense of the rhythm of any given passage . Try playing with a sock pushed under your strings at the bridge .Peace
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stratos13

 

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RE: the trick picado (in reply to Kevin James Shanahan

Bravo for trying your way around this technique.
I also have found a technique similar to this, but i use index finger up-down like a plectrum, but i have the finger straight and do apoyando strikes.
With this technique i go easily above 200bpm 16ths, but i have found out that it is just a way to avoid doing the right thing.

After a lot of thought, i have decided - no tricks - just practice your normal picado. It will eventually get better than anything else.
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Stu

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RE: the trick picado (in reply to stratos13

quote:

After a lot of thought, i have decided - no tricks - just practice your normal picado. It will eventually get better than anything else


doit, I think this is what deniz meant by his video, no?

ie "your trick is cool but this is the real deal"
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Doitsujin

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RE: the trick picado (in reply to Stu

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doit, I think this is what deniz meant by his video, no?

ie "your trick is cool but this is the real deal"


I know. ;.)

But there are reasons why one should not force himself into a certain technique that makes no sense for a particular player. If we want to develop, we have to try new ways. To stand still and blocking every new idea is dumb and the complete false way.

And just for example if you have a broken finger that donesnt work or tendonitis or whatever, you also have to go different ways.

AND THESE NEW WAYS ARE NOT, I REPEAT, N O T FALSE. (Sorry for the big letters.. :-)

The REAL real deal is: Going new ways.
Just check out gerardos encuentro video. He plays picado tirando with 3 fingers and it sounds like staccato. And its even faster. IMO, that is the Real Deal.

Point made.

EDIT: Well,.. but of course new techniques should have an advance over the common techniques.. Like the 3 finger picado is faster than 2 finger picado. The technique with flicking nails forward during picado is interesting, but I doubt that it will make it.. (But its still very very interesting and could have a good use in some situations! For example..also Gerardo... :.) He established exactly that technique for the thumb. And its pretty useful!)
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at_leo_87

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RE: the trick picado (in reply to Kevin James Shanahan

kevin, pretty cool concept. thanks for sharing!

deniz,
it's interesting how he plays with a straight wrist AND straight fingers. that feels super awkward for me.
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XXX

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RE: the trick picado (in reply to at_leo_87

quote:

ORIGINAL: at_leo_87
straight fingers. that feels super awkward for me.


It dont feels awkward for me but i dont use it either. I try to not force my fingers into any shape (bent or straight). It looks like players with longer fingers seem to prefer straight fingers (Grisha, this guy, other guys that i dont remember now), but could be also my bad generalization.

To the topic... you can use any technique you want. You can also, say for practice reasons, do anything you want. But in the case of picado, you will ALWAYS return to i-m picado because you know thats the cleanest, fastest most powerful way etc etc. I also know one passage where i can use this "flick with the index" technique, but opportunities for this are so rare and for general picado its not useful imo.

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orsonw

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RE: the trick picado (in reply to Kevin James Shanahan

Thanks for sharing this, I appreciate your thoughts on progress and mountains.

I'm sticking with standard picado for reasons Deniz explains but I feel there are no

rules as to what's 'correct'. There might be a particular musical moment that this

technique really works for.
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Kevin James Shanahan

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RE: the trick picado (in reply to orsonw

Well I am pleased with your interest and also proud of your persuits of traditional picado . I have pursued traditional picado for a very long time before I discovered this technique that works well for me . What I was getting at with the mountain valley thing , is that with this " Trick Picado " (perhaps I should have called it something else ,its not a trick) All of the sudden I realised with the speed I had aquired I now need to control it rhythmicaly . So let me call the first mountain speed (which I now realise is deeply dependant on rhythm) the next valley rhythm (I highly recomend konokol as a system) and the next mountain musicality . I hope to see you all there . I am not trying to convert I am just sharing in the spirit of music .
This technique gave me great relief I will post more detailed application as soon as I can . Hmmmm maybe I am trying to convert he he ha ha lol
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Oct. 11 2010 1:22:46
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RE: the trick picado (in reply to Kevin James Shanahan

thanks for the video
interesting watching that
found years ago that occasionally my index finger would flick out in the opposite direction when 'playing' or improvising picado runs...in the same/similar way as the demonstration
yet this was an uncontrolled 'glitch' in my playing..
always found the outward movement frustrating as i could'nt achieve any rest stroke or power with the attack
... so the motion sounded somewhat feeble in comparison to what was played before
so
worked on the traditional picado...as i still am
good that you can make this work
thanks for sharing...

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HemeolaMan

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RE: the trick picado (in reply to Kevin James Shanahan

similar to the way one plays a pipa.

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Estevan

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RE: the trick picado (in reply to Kevin James Shanahan

The technique using up and down strokes of the index finger, known as dedillo, was used on the vihuela in the 16th century:

Dedillo

Whatever works for you is good.

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Doitsujin

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RE: the trick picado (in reply to Kevin James Shanahan

quote:

Dedillo


Man..you are a real dictionary.. Im impressed. Interesting article.
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cathulu

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RE: the trick picado (in reply to Kevin James Shanahan

very interesting, but it appears you are limited to triplets? I would like to hear some 16ths...

For me, it is the balance between my left and right hand - I figure if you can get your left hand to move as fast as your right hand, that you should be able to do a normal picado.

Still, keep developing it and see where it leads for you!
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por medio

 

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RE: the trick picado (in reply to Kevin James Shanahan

I'll give you my honest opinion here Kevin. It is indeed a cool little technique but I just don't see how this can sound better than the normal picado. And after all if you want to invent a new technique it should be because it would progress the "old".

I just think that even if you invest a whole lot of time into this picado and get it fast and right, it just won't sound as good as a well-executed rest stroke picados. I can't see how it could have the same bite.

I'm no expert, but I would recommend that you would be much better off improving the "traditional" picado than practicing this method for the next few years only to realise then that it just isn't what you thought it would be.

In saying that, it's only my humble opinion and good on you mate for exploring new things.

Francis
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RE: the trick picado (in reply to por medio

quote:

well-executed rest stroke picados.


the forward flick would work better for me as a rest stroke..in the opposite direction to balance out the tone and power..to make it a type of picado..
in the video demo as it speeds up it really comes off more as a light downward strum....not really a picado note...IMO
The Jimenez vid is awesome...gonna work with that one!


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Kevin James Shanahan

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RE: the trick picado (in reply to Kevin James Shanahan

Thank you for more feedback . 16th are no problem just a matter of accenting by ear .Quintuplets are fantastic I will demonstrate them soon . As for the intensity and wether I am wasting my time , I am yet to try this on a flamenco guitar I look forward to that ,I believe it will give me a lot more snap and percussivenes . Am I wasting my time Hmmm of course not . I do hold hope that traditional picado will one day grace my fingers . I also don't believe my eye is good enough to be sure other guitarists arn't already using this dedillo technique.Peace
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RE: the trick picado (in reply to Kevin James Shanahan

i can certainly appreciate new techniques, and progressive thoughts, but
i dont see a future for this technique.

You're not gettin a good tone for one thing. Thats basically everything.
Without that punchy picado sound, its just not happening. You'll never get
a totally even and strong sound with the outward flick.

Watching your videos, your problem is obvious. You've got way too much movement in I and M. They pop out too far.
I would start from scatch if i were you, and develop staight I,M, picado.
Concentrate on your fingers barely ever leaving the string, and stay totally
relaxed between strokes.

In the Jimenez video, his very first run, he's playing 16th @ 160bpm or so.
it has plenty of wow factor when you
hear it played totally solid, with nice punchy and thick sound. But its 160bpm!
16ths @ 160bpm is totally reachable for anyone here. I only started working on I, M less than 2 years ago, and i'm already doing 16ths @160.
To say, you just dont have it in your fingers is just wrong. You shouldnt say
things like that, or especially , you shouldnt tell yourself that.

You CAN develop a solid I M technique if you really work on it dilligently.

Best of luck!
TK

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Kevin James Shanahan

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RE: the trick picado (in reply to Kevin James Shanahan

Well I would love to see some of your 160 picado , I have looked through all of your videos and the only time you got close to that wich wasn't very close you were using a pick . And if we are offering each other advice your as stiff as a board , relax your shoulders and move with the beat . Other than that you have very good technique and play well . You were most relaxed when you were holding your pick . Peace
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Oct. 12 2010 11:43:37

ToddK

 

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RE: the trick picado (in reply to Kevin James Shanahan

quote:

Well I would love to see some of your 160 picado , I have looked through all of your videos and the only time you got close to that wich wasn't very close you were using a pick . And if we are offering each other advice your as stiff as a board , relax your shoulders and move with the beat . Other than that you have very good technique and play well . You were most relaxed when you were holding your pick . Peace


I'll be sure to work on all that. Thanks so much for the advice Kevin, i really
appreciate you taking the time for me.

Best of luck amigo!

I posted the vid you requested here. http://www.foroflamenco.com/tm.asp?m=147937&appid=0&p=&mpage=1&key=&tmode=&smode=&s=#147937
TK

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rombsix

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RE: the trick picado (in reply to ToddK

quote:

Thanks so much for the advice Kevin, i really
appreciate you taking the time for me.




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