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pundi64

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RE: Picado Advice (in reply to Ricardo

Ruben drives me crazy no feel, just a bunch of fast sluuuurrr.
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pundi64

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RE: Picado Advice (in reply to at_leo_87

If you do you'll find out and will NEVER do it again.
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laughingstock

 

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RE: Picado Advice (in reply to pundi64

There's a lot of great advice here. I've been trying staccatto excercises since the start of this thread and I feel it has helped tremendously especially with control. I do have one huge thorn on my side that's been plaguing me for some time now. I practice my scales nice and slow- no problem, but when I push the tempo I tend to overshoot with my M-finger on the D-string if I'm crossing over from the G-string. This happens about 50% of the time and its absolutely maddening. I can't figure out what's going on. I do notice my pinky curl up when I push the tempo so it might be relatedd to tension. Any ideas? Or anybobody else have this problem? This happens to me in long descending scales and only crossing over from G to D with M- otherwise I'm pretty solid. I think.
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Aretium

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RE: Picado Advice (in reply to pundi64

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Ruben drives me crazy no feel, just a bunch of fast sluuuurrr.

He is like a paco nazi. The guitars he plays sound disgusting. Is he deaf? I can't hear a single note in his solos.
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Ricardo

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RE: Picado Advice (in reply to laughingstock

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ORIGINAL: laughingstock

There's a lot of great advice here. I've been trying staccatto excercises since the start of this thread and I feel it has helped tremendously especially with control. I do have one huge thorn on my side that's been plaguing me for some time now. I practice my scales nice and slow- no problem, but when I push the tempo I tend to overshoot with my M-finger on the D-string if I'm crossing over from the G-string. This happens about 50% of the time and its absolutely maddening. I can't figure out what's going on. I do notice my pinky curl up when I push the tempo so it might be relatedd to tension. Any ideas? Or anybobody else have this problem? This happens to me in long descending scales and only crossing over from G to D with M- otherwise I'm pretty solid. I think.


I would need to watch you to be sure, but it might be due to the thumb. It is usually this focal point that creates the need to lift the arm and rest the thumb on the soundboard rather than on the low E string. In your case I am envisioning this event wanting to but not, or is actually happening and it is messing up your finger orientation to the string.

Here is a famous Paco de Lucia picado that uses 3rd and 4th strings repeating so you can work on how to orient your fingers.
I play it at 1:08 and teach it slow at 33:50



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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Oct. 1 2016 15:14:11
 
z6

 

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RE: Picado Advice (in reply to Ricardo

Truly wonderful tutorial.

As a teacher you're like the opposite of Segovia. Beautiful rationalizations of how to make things work (for you, as you keep saying). And your playing makes me smile. Fabulous.

Thanks.

I would urge the op to check out your stuff on nails. After thirty years knowing I could never do a convincing picado, filing the right way and, crucially (for me), using glue changed everything.

No matter how crazy it sounds. Picado went from impossible to easy. That is, an easy 'feel'.
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ToddK

 

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RE: Picado Advice (in reply to z6

quote:

Truly wonderful tutorial.

As a teacher you're like the opposite of Segovia. Beautiful rationalizations of how to make things work (for you, as you keep saying). And your playing makes me smile. Fabulous.

Thanks.

I would urge the op to check out your stuff on nails. After thirty years knowing I could never do a convincing picado, filing the right way and, crucially (for me), using glue changed everything.

No matter how crazy it sounds. Picado went from impossible to easy. That is, an easy 'feel'.


Ditto. Nail shape is SO important for feel and sound. My picado is'nt crazy fast, but at least it has become consistent. FINALLY! :)

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Stu

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RE: Picado Advice (in reply to Ricardo

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Totally wrong, ignore this nut.

HAHAHHA
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