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Piazzolla Astor Adios Nonino

Piazzolla Astor, "Adios Nonino"

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Astor Piazzolla is without a doubt one of the greatest composers of all times. A pure breed Italo/Argentinean Bandeon player, Astor composed some of the most memorable and electrifying Tangos ever. Libertango is perhaps one of the most played Argentinean pieces ever. "Adios Nonino", Goodbye Granpa is one of my favorite compositions with a grand Tango style opening and staggering rhythms that lead into the most beautiful melody you can imagine. Tenderness, nostalgia and love are present in this memorable passage and it speaks to the heart. You will have to work slides and fast position changes to master this beautiful work and use your playing apparatus very intelligently in order to grasp and broadcast the amazing spirit of this work. The intelligent use of the open strings will allow you to diminish the gap in the many position changes that the work demands. You will have to keep your breathing constant and allow for both micro and macro relaxations every chance you get. Keep your right hand fingering constant in order to minimize the possibility of mistakes to enter your playing. Most Left hand mistakes are originated in the right hand (the plucking hand). Read through the Technique Highlight section before venturing in the piece so as to dissipate all doubts concerning the technique. Do not hesitate in sending comments or suggestions writing to my mail: renato@mangore.com Good Luck!  S.D.G.

Staff & Video 6

Every time you must make a position change, remember to relax so as to lift the left hand fingers perpendicularly avoiding squeaks and allowing for the music to flow more freely. 

Video 6

Staff & Video 7

A new element of technique is presented in staff #7: Lever. These will help you stabilize your left hand and become one of your guitar technique greatest assets. Read more about levers and pivots HERE>>

Video 7

Staff & Video 8

Contractions and Extensions of the left hand fingers work best with levers and pivots and they are used to neutralize each other so as to keep your left hand in perfect equilibrium all the time. Read more about Contractions & Extensions HERE>>

Video 8

Staff & Video 9

3 Levers follow each other closely in staff #9. These will be performed on the 6th string.

Video 9

Staff & Video 10

String Squeaks are one of the worst shortcomings of the classical guitar player. These undesired noises, detract beauty from the music and it is the players task to get rid of them. Read how to master the technique HERE>>

Video 10
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