Recognized internationally for his interpretation and fluid, yet powerful flamenco and classic guitar technique, Adam del Monte reveals his practice methods and routine for achieving greater speed in executing picado or rest-stroke scales.From a reasoned right-hand nail filing system to the proper mindset while practicing, Adam lays out an effective plan for increasing speed while retaining accuracy.
Endorsed by none other than Angel Romero, this book goes a long way in erasing the seeming boundaries between flamenco and classic guitar playing styles. When rest-stroke speed is no longer an issue, a bit of authentic flamenco fire may blend into your classical technique.The book ends with three concert-level flamenco selections demonstrating the breath of Adam’s musicality and the importance of developing faster picado scales.
How to Use This Book
Outer Motion Versus Inner Motion
Layers of Qualities to Build Multi-Capable Fingers
Input Mode Versus Output Mode
Different Angles of Planting Your Fingers, Direction of Attack and Pluck
The Importance of Release
Muscle Confusion - Mixing It Up
The Power of the Right Visual Image and Its Effect on Your Neurological Process
Flamenco Scalathon for Faster Picado Scale
Estudio en Solea por Bulerias
Estudio por Cantiñas
Estudio por Tangos
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