About Perfecting Performance Techniques. These lessons are aimed at continuing to perfect performance techniques by learning chromatic scales (by means of semitones). We’ll also finish learning grace notes (the most difficult of them – gruppettos and trills – are left to learn) and double note scales (by means of intervals). Furthermore, we’ll learn such playing techniques as «Staccato», «Tambourine», and «Harmonics.» Basically, we’ve got work to do. As we know, GUITAR TRAINING requires a lot of time and effort. But I assure you that all these efforts won’t be for anything. All techniques to be learned will be useful for you.
About Compositions to be Learned. Enriching your repertoire is a no less important part of the training. Let’s take a look at the compositions we are going to learn. They include melodies from the movie «Black Orpheus», «Feelings», «Besame Mucho», and «Tico-Tico» – compositions which can be considered immortal and will always be familiar to everybody. And, of course, I made my own arrangements for these compositions: «Guitarist’s Library» > «Sheet Music + Tabs». Why do we need new arrangements if the previous ones are good enough? Because life is an evolving process and as times change, our feelings, ideas, and thoughts change, as well. That’s why sometimes I want to return to the compositions I once worked on to look at them through the eyes of an «experienced» person.
I wish you success in learning and in your life, as well!