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William Kanengiser – Classical Guitar Mastery

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    Introduction

    In this first video, William Kanengiser plays DeMurcia Sonata and welcomes you to the course.

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    Tone Fundamentals & the Plucked String

    William discusseses the fundamentals of tone and gives a visual example of what happens when you pluck a guitar screen.

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    Direction of Stroke & the "Big Finger"

    In this video, William covers stroke direction and uses the visual aid again to show how the "Big Finger" is used.

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    Free Stroke with i, m, & a (exercises 1-3)

    In this video, William discusses using free stroke with the i, n, and a.

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    The Thumb Block & Chords (exercises 4-5)

    Learn all about the thumb block. William also covers chords.

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    Diagonal Trajectory

    William discusses the ins and outs of diagonal trajectory.

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    Nail Shape

    Using his visual aid, William shows how nail shape influences picking.

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    Dynamics & "Valley of the Echos" (exercise 6)

    William discusses dynamics and plays an example song.

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    Voicing (exercise 7)

    In this video, you will learn about voicing.

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    Sor Study #2 (exercise 8)

    William shows a practice piece of music.

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    Legato vs. Staccato, Facing the String, & Articulation

    In this video, William discusses the difference between legato and staccato. He also covers articulation and "facing the string".

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    Cutting "The Click" (exercises 9-12)

    Using his visual aid, William show what the "click" is.

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    Damping with p (exercises 13-15)

    In this video, William discusses how to damp with the p.

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    Pizzicato Techniques

    Learn some techniques for using pizzicato.

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    Harmonics & Artificial Harmonics

    William discusses harmonics and artificial harmonics.

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    Special Effects: Stand-Up Bass

    William shows how to get a stand-up bass sound with the guitar.

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    Clarinet & Oboe Effects

    See how William gets clarinet and oboe like sounds with the guitar.

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    Vibrato & Vibrato Speed Control

    In this video, William shows how to get vibrato and also control its speed.

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    Villa-Lobos Prelude #1

    William plays a short excerpt from a pice called "Villa-Lobos Prelude #1".

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    Intonation & The "Squeak"

    Learn about intonation and see what the "squeak" noise is.

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    Left Hand Damping (exercises 16-17)

    In this video, William shows how to dampen with the left hand.

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    The "Bar Alarm"

    William talks about how he evaluates playing bars.

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    Hinge Bars (exercises18-19)

    In this video, William shares another bar technique.

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    Three-String Bars (exercise 20)

    Learn how to play three-string bars.

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    The Road to Mastery

    In this final video, William wraps up the course and shares his final thoughts on mastering the guitar.

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In these video lessons, classical guitar virtuoso William Kanengiser presents an essential workshop for the serious classical guitar student. With clear demonstrations and an insightful commentary, Kanengiser explains how to master tone control, articulation, dynamics, vibrato, dampening, and other vital techniques.

William also addresses the question of nail shape and shows you how to avoid unwanted squeaks and buzzes. This video series is essential viewing for any student of classical guitar.

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William Kanengiser is recognized as one of the USA's finest classical guitarists, William Kanengiser instills each piece he plays with a dramatic, narrative intention. With his unique ability to make the guitar imitate a panoply of colors and instruments, he evokes far-flung locales and tells poignant musical stories.

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    William Kanengiser – Classical Guitar Mastery

    In these video lessons, classical guitar virtuoso William Kanengiser presents an essential workshop for the serious classical guitar student. With clear demonstrations and an insightful commentary, Kanengiser explains how to master tone control, articulation, dynamics, vibrato, dampening, and other vital techniques.

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