Guitar Lesson - Call and Response
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
Hello, Shisho. I'd like your advice on a slow-tempo song. I brought my band's rehearsal track.
OK. I'm listening.
Here I go. (Nomura plays)
OK, did you play with the max-volume ten of the guitar?
Well, then try with volume six.
Yes, sir! (Nomura plays)
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.
Listen to my play.
Wow, I always wonder, when you play my guitar, the guitar sounds different. It's a wonder.
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.
OK. I'll try again.
That a boy! Yes, yes. Now you have more liveliness in your expression.
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.