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Guitar Lesson - Arrangement of a New Song

2016/10/10

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choro

Hi, guys. I'm choro.
I have some deshi(apprentices) who are professional artists.
Nomura is one of them.

Today, let me show you how I teach professional artists like Nomura guitar arrangement.

 

Nomura Plays the Guitar for "ab initio"

▼This is a music video of ab initio.

 

One Day at a Studeo in Shimo-Kitazawa

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nomura

Hello, shishou. I'd like you to listen to my band's new song, and give me some advice, please.

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choro

OK, first, you play the guitar with the audio source.

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nomura

(Nomura plays the guitar)

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choro

Hmmm, the arrangement itself is not bad. What you need is how to express it.

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nomura

Uh-huh.

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choro

When it comes to arrangement, people tend to focus on melody and rhythm, but the most important thing for live performance is articulation.

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nomura

A...arti...cu...lation?

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choro

Yes. It's performance technique of transition on a single note or between some notes.

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nomura

Uh-huh.

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choro

Today, I'll show you about the chorus phrase.
Here is the score of what you played.

score1

▼Nomura's Articulation

The rhythm of the bass and the drum is based on this.
score2
Which is rhythmically good. That is linked with the guitar.

But for arrangement, I would like to have it sense of floating and oriental.

Here, listen to this, sliding yields floating sensation and vibratos yield oriental taste.

score3

▼choro's Articulation

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nomura

Wow! That makes a big difference!!

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choro

Not to mention melody and rhythm, articulation is very important for live performance. Try many ways.

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nomura

Yes sir!

 

 

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