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francosizlac

 

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Pinky in Rasgueado 

Ive looked for this particular post but I couldn't find an answer that helped.

How do you "shoot" your pinky (s finger) out in a rasgueado? I cannot seem to make mine move quickly enough on its own strength?

Does your pinky cover all of the strings in its strum?

(I have read that the pinky is not often used anymore. I'm learning off of Juan Serrano's work book at the moment and it has pinky.)
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Ricardo

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RE: Pinky in Rasgueado (in reply to francosizlac

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ORIGINAL: francosizlac

Ive looked for this particular post but I couldn't find an answer that helped.

How do you "shoot" your pinky (s finger) out in a rasgueado? I cannot seem to make mine move quickly enough on its own strength?

Does your pinky cover all of the strings in its strum?

(I have read that the pinky is not often used anymore. I'm learning off of Juan Serrano's work book at the moment and it has pinky.)


First of all, when I use it, I most often am not using the “load and shoot” type of rolls at all. By that I mean, can you do rasgueados with a-m-i-i up that are not loaded and flicked? If not you should probably get started on that stuff. Check out my stuff at elite guitarist for examples, especially fandangos.

But I CAN load and shoot the pinky when I need to because I want some fancy thing smacking the bass strings. In that case it loads slightly behind the ring finger, and shoots off the side.

No you don’t need to be hitting all the strings when doing rasgueados. Actually this goes for ALL rasgueados. The way the various fingers are hitting smaller groups of a bigger chord, contributes to their beautiful sound. Otherwise, you can go up and down with a guitar pick and see how that doesn’t sound as nice.

Juan Serrano does a pattern i down pinky down ring down and middle down which is a nice uniform group of 4’s or 16th notes if you want. Keep the perspective that this is NOT a typical rasgueado infact I would say it is unique to HIM alone. It does follow from a sound logic about rasgueados, but as a teacher I would be pointing to this type of thing as an option LONG after the more typical things are learned.

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devilhand

 

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RE: Pinky in Rasgueado (in reply to francosizlac

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Does your pinky cover all of the strings in its strum?

Pinky is short. No way it can cover all the strings.

In general hitting the strings is situational meaning that it depends on what kind of sound you want. Sometimes you hit all the strings and sometimes you don't.
But most of the time one ends up hitting certain strings. Generally it's essential for any type of guitar playing (both steel string guitar strumming with a pick and flamenco guitar playing with rasgueado). To me it distinguishes a good guitar player from a mediocre player. I'm glad that O. Herrero demonstrates it in terms of rasgueado at 17:00-17:25.



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