In his course, Classical Flatpicking Explorations, Tony Smotherman walks you through 10 studies inspired by notable classical
Here are 6 classical flatpicking
Mozart’s music transcribes so well to the
This Mozart minuet employs skips and jumps all over the place. A fun challenge. Be sure to keep your thumb mid-neck in order to pull off those wider stretches. Part two moves through a beautiful minor section full of alternate picked arpeggios. Fingerings are key to move positions gracefully.
Accuracy is key here. Some positions have ascending notes, while others have descending notes, which creates a really interesting and unique feel. Lots of single string runs are going to require position and fingering changes.
Opus 60: Overview
Carcassi was an incredible
Opus 60: Performance
Tempo is key, as always. Make sure the notes are even and that all notes are played at the same dynamic. You’ll begin to hear the alternating bass notes throughout the piece almost immediately.
Opus 60: Breakdown
In #7, you’ll notice that a majority of the tune is comprised of arpeggios, which is where the picking challenge comes from. You’ll need to cross over strings and maneuver chord changes to keep the piece flowing. The moving bass and melody notes give this piece it’s unique sound and that in return really works out the picking hand.
Enjoying these free classical flatpicking