12 Days C Major Classical guitar Challenge (Diabelli)
What you'll learn
- Develop classical guitar core techniques
- Expand classical guitar with 12 pieces from Romantic composer Anton Diabelli
- Master simple pull-out and hammer-on techniques
- Master single and double grace notes
- Identify and play trill and tremolo
- Work on semi-clamping and simple full chords
- Basic knowledge (fingering numbers) and familiarity with TAB
Who doesn't like a challenge that doesn't take too long (less than 2 weeks!!!) This course is split into 12 days, 1 day per piece. The order of the pieces has been arranged to gradually increase difficulty and each time a new core technique is introduced a specific "technical exercise" is used to illustrate and work the technique in isolation, in preparation for its integration in the piece featuring it.
Core techniques featured in this course:
clamping technique (not full 6 strings clamping, just "small" clamping, easier but still extremely useful as it is very very often used)
grace notes using pulling-off/hammering-on (single and double grace notes)
full chords (using the thumb to play all 6 strings at once)
trills (how to recognise them on a music sheet, what they are made of and how to play them)
tremolo (how to recognise a tremolo on a music sheet and what sort of technique is used for the right hand to play them quick)
Order of the pieces:
Day 1 - Ländler 1
Day 2 - Ländler 3
Day 3 - Ländler 5
Day 4 - Ländler 11
Day 5 - Ländler 10
Day 6 - Ländler 2
Day 7 - Ländler 4
Day 8 - Ländler 9
Day 9 - Ländler 12
Day 10 - Ländler 8
Day 11 - Ländler 7
Day 12 - Ländler 6
By the end of this course you'll have added 12 pieces (an entire opus!) to your repertoire. What's not to like?
Now, the question I'm asking you is: are you ready to tackle this challenge?
Who this course is for:
- Beginner classical or fingerstyle guitarist wishing to expand their technical skillset
- Classical or fingerstyle guitarist interested in expanding their repertoire
I started classical guitar as a teenage, by myself for a few months and in light of my perseverance, got into the Conservatory of Music of Melun (France) in the class of Nelly Decamp. I quickly started tutoring younger students while studying towards the highest grades. Two decades later and a career in Aerospace, my love for classical guitar brought me back to teaching and tutoring classical guitar. It was like breathing again!
I love sharing my knowledge and skills of this marvellous and unique instrument with all around me, whatever their background in music is. My philosophy is keeping it simple, one note at a time.