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Guitar Lesson - Call and Response

 

 

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choro

Hi, guys. I'm choro.
I have some deshi(apprentices) who are already 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, Shisho. I'd like your advice on a slow-tempo song. I brought my band's rehearsal track.

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choro

OK. I'm listening.

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nomura

Here I go. (Nomura plays)

▼Nomura Play1

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choro

OK, did you play with the max-volume ten of the guitar?

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nomura

Yes.

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choro

Well, then try with volume six.

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nomura

Yes, sir! (Nomura plays)

▼Nomura Play2

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choro

On Play1 you're to much conscious of playing softly, so your picking touch is not exploited.
For a lyrical part of a song like this, the dynamics of the picking touch is important.

You need the strength of picking, but not the volume.

So, set the max volume to six, and express within.

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nomura

Uh-huh.

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choro

Listen to my play.

▼choro Play1

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nomura

Wow, I always wonder, when you play my guitar, the guitar sounds different. It's a wonder.

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choro

Notice that in this part, the vocal and the guitar come alternately. You might call it "call and response." Focus on the lyric and how it's sung、and create your expression.

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nomura

OK. I'll try again.

▼Nomura Play3

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choro

That a boy! Yes, yes. Now you have more liveliness in your expression.

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nomura

Thank you Shishou.

 

Shishou choro's Advice

For professional guitarist, I don't need to teach playing skill.

What I can teach are how to express it, what to focus on and giving a hint...... I should say "how to rock people."

Every professional player would face that problem.
I hope I can give the hint to overcome it.

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