Classical Guitar Music Lessons

How to Sing Valerie Amy Winehouse Cover Tori Matthieu Ken Tamplin Vocal Academy

Hey guys welcome back again to Ken TamplinVocal Academy, where the proof is in the singing. I'm here with my amazing student, Tori Matthieu,and we're doing takedowns of different songs today. We're going to do Amy Winehouse.The song's called Valerie. We'll do it first. We'll talk about it after, likewe always do. Let's rock! Amy Winehouse. Whooh! Nice job, girl! Man, that was good.Thank you. All right, so basically, we're doing a lotof different stuff, from Alicia Keys, Stevie Wonder, Amy Winehouse… And what's interestingabout this is not so much that we're just doing a bunch of cover songs, but it's howTori finds herself in the song, and actually

represents that art with her own touch, herown flair, but to be able to sing in a lot of different styles, because what this doesis to give you a lot of tools for your toolbox for singing. So, we're going to be working upon, actually, some original material, too, so be watching out for that. Anyway, this is KenTamplin Vocal Academy. If you like what you see here, please like and subscribe to mytutorials. Also, I have a killer course, you can check it out here. It's called “HowTo Sing Better Than Anyone Else� and I have a singer's forums. It's free. There areover 6000 members you can join at Ken Tamplin Vocal Academy, and just come by and say hi,and get your vocal questions answered. So,

until next time, Tori Matthieu, Amy Winehouse,Valerie, and Rock!.

How to Play the Classical Guitar for Beginners Reading Musical Notation for Classical Guitar

Hi my name is John Armstrong with expertvillage I'm a professional guitar instructor and today we are going to be discussing beginning classicalguitar. In order to play classical guitar I fill that is very important that you understandhow to read actual musical notation. A lot of other forms of guitar allow you to getaway with maybe being able to record diagrams and or tab lecture or scrubbing patterns andthings like that and that is really not going to be something that you are going to be ableto pull off very well in classical guitar. We need a musical notation which better allowsuse to get the sense of the rhythm of the song. That dynamic of loud and soft and growinggradually louder and gradually softer or crescendoing

or decrescendo. All of this is convey muchmore effectively through the use of musical notation. Really in order to become a classicalguitar player I feel and I think most classical guitarist would agree with me that is veryimportant to that you have a least a basic understanding on how to read musical notation.It is very important to spend a large part of your practice session spent a working onyour reading especially at first and even when you continue on through your guitar playingcareer classical guitar. You really need to work on reading. Reading something that isa never ending struggle to learn to become a better reader so what I'm going to be discussingwith you now the basic of learning how to

read. We are just going to learn how to readbasically in the key of C major or a A minor in the open position. So what would involvethe use of a A sharp or a flat is quiet yet but that is what I'm going to be teachingyou now. Starting with basically reading music notation we use a typical 5 line 4 space musicalstaff. On guitar typically you see the use of the trouble or G cleft something calledthe G cleft because there is a little squirt the circle it circles the G line on the string.Basically the cleft sign sets up the values of the letter names of the lines and spacesof the staff. We would first start off by just discussing the lines the lines are Estarting from bottom to top E,G,B,D and the

top line is F. A little saying that is commonlyused to help people to remember that is every good boy does fine, every good boy deservefudge, even George Bush drives fast, there is a lot of saying that you could use to helpyou remember that. But, it is very important that you know that For example note placedon the top line is a F note it tells use to play a F note on our guitar. The spaces thefour spaces of the musical staff would be label starting from bottom to top F,A,C, andE which as you could say spells the word face. So very important that you memorize the letternames of the lines and the spaces of the musical staff E,G,B,D,F and F,A,C, and E.

How to Practice SightReading on Guitar methods and tips

Hi, there. Alan Matthews here. In thistutorial we are going to be talking about how to practice your sight reading. Weall know that we should be sight reading, getting better at reading music. Sightreading is just looking at notes on a page and playing them, but then thequestion is how you actually practice this so that you get better at it,because we all want to get better at it, but it's hard. So how do you do thaté That's what we're going to betalking about this tutorial Do check out classicalguitarshed when you get a moment. You'll find all sorts of articles, tutorials, andlessons on all things classical guitar.

There's a lot of free and paid resourcesover there and I'm sure you'll find something worth interest. So, practicingsight reading. Let's first talk about what are the goals and what are notthe goals of practicing your sight reading. So first off, our goals are tokeep the eyes moving forward. It's to keep going. That's our number one goal in sightreading is to keep going. It's also our goal in practicing sight reading to getsixty to eighty percent of the notes right, which means that we're missingtwenty percent of the notes. And if you

are getting more than that, if you'regetting every single note, then you're going to slow and you should speed up or make the music more complex. And if youare getting less than 6050, 60, to 80%, slow down so that you're in that sweet spot so that it's challenging,but not too challenging . So there are a few things that are not the goal. And what arenot the goal is beautiful tone is not the goal. Getting every single note rightis not the goal. Going back is not allowed. It's like being on a train. If youmissed something, it's not like the train is going to back up so you can seeit and then go forward again.

It's gone. It's ok. That note went by. You missed it. It's ok; keep going.Perfection is not the goal. Fingerings are even not the goal. Putting your threehere because it says three there on the page doesn't matter. The main thing isthat you keep going, that you get it as best you can, and thatyou keep going. So these are the goals. So to do these, I recommend ifyou're going to be practicing your sight reading as a separate thing and not like readingthrough music for fun or for this, but you're actuallypracticing your sight reading, always use a

metronome. Keep that rhythm and makerhythm a major part of it because that's what will actually challenge you, and it willgive you the feedback of whether you are getting eighty percent or so of the notes.You should be challenged. It should be work, so use a metronome. One of thethings that you can do for sight reading practice, what music you can get, is toget some flute music or some violin music and play that. The reason being is thatit's single line music. There's just one line of notes going by and it's reallynice for sight reading practice. There are actually people who, and I kind of agreewith this, that when you're practicing

your sight reading as a practice, thenuntil you're very good and very far along, single line music is actually betterbecause it enables you to keep going and everything without getting bogged downon the big dense chords. If you actually look at guitar music, then guitar musichas stacked notes, because we're a chordal instrument. And so you can see five notesstacked on top of each other and then you have to process all those, and thatcan slow you down. So just single line music is really great for sight readingpractice. When choosing music, you will also want the music to be way lower than yourability to play. So if you're playing

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