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I have been playing classical guitar for about 10 years and began with huge enthusiasm. I studied in the Uk and Ireland but unfortunately ran into a teacher in Ireland obsessed with 'traditional' ways of learning the guitar. He made me play scales, arpeggios and Sor studies ALL THE TIME. My music reading and technique did develop but I lost the desire to play... Then earlier this year I decided to go to Paraguay and study with Renato on an impulse. What a difference! He immediately made playing the guitar fun again and reminded me that technique is at the service of music, not the other way around. No technical studies, real pieces and little bits of techniques to solve real problems. I also bought the love of my life whilst in paraguay, a Mangore concert guitar. Worth every penny and now I must play 2 hours a day minimum. A great teacher, great site and I can vouch for Renato, his family, Asuncion and Paraguay as a great place to visit. Subscribe, buy a guitar and go there - it's worth it. John Burton, Ireland
I was first drawn to Renato's website because of the
logical way that he analyses the music, in particular, I found that most
of the fingering immediately felt right and made sense.
I have just arrived to Seattle where I gave a concert yesterday. The lessons
were of a high value for me and I thank you for shedding light to my knowledge
and technique with your wise advice. It was an unforgettable week. A big
hug for you, Belén and the children. Your friends, Alfredo and Rosemarie
Renato: After seven years of classical guitar, my practice was becoming mundane and tedious. I decided to visit Renato in the hope that he could rekindle my passion for this beautiful instrument. The first five minutes of our first lesson convinced me that I made the right decision.
Renato did not treat me as an ignorant student, but as a fellow musician with whom he wanted to share all the things that he has learned. His enthusiasm was contagious and made each session a lot of fun!
One of my concerns was that I was not making good progress, in spite of long hours of practice every day. There was some kind of barrier that prevented me from going forward. After carefully observing my playing, Renato gave me some very specific suggestions for overcoming my problem.
He explained how to reduce stress in the left hand and how to increase the range of motion by pivoting at the wrist. He also talked about the critical role that the right hand has in preventing errors in playing. And he showed me a right hand fingering technique that is deliberately ignored by most Western teachers. Renato gave me practical advice which will no doubt vastly improve the way I play.
My visit also gave me the opportunity to see and play many of Renato’s excellent guitars. He is very meticulous about maintaining the highest standards of craftsmanship, and is not afraid to take advantage of new developments such as double tops, lattice bracing, and acoustic ports.
It was also very helpful to experience playing different scale lengths. The standard 650 mm scale is no longer the only choice. Renato’s guitars have a beautiful rich tone coming straight off the bench. I can only imagine how great they will sound when they open up.
Thanks again for your help. If any of your students are considering a trip to Paraguay, I’ll be happy to exchange e-mails with them.
My week course of studying the guitar in Asuncion
Before I chose
to come down to Paraguay to study with Renato, I had already managed to
buy one of his magnificent handmade classical guitars. This was my first
acquaintance with Mr. Bellucci, and that guitar took me a great step further
in to the sound of an classical instrument.
You know, when travelling to
a whole new place (especially if it´s far away, I´m from Norway),
maybe you have to travel on your own and so on, then it´s really
nice to feel welcomed when you arrive. I even felt as if I was invited
to come down, and that along with Renato´s way of being helpful,
sorting out with transport and hotel etc. Although far away from home,
there was no need to question that this man was there for me providing
his best service.
Further more, I never felt that I
had to give up or change any of my opinions, my approaches, way of playing.
But I was fortunate in that way, I could just listen to the concepts of
practice, concerting and theories on how to simply get the best out of
the guitar. And during listening to him and trying to incorporate these
new techniques, as many and as thoroughly I could, in the end of the week
my playing was revolutionized. His suggestions corrected my Right-hand
technique and took it to a whole other level.
So, I honestly can recommend a week course with Renato, to everyone who is in some way engaged in the study of guitar playing. And for those of you choosing to do so, my advise is to do your best effort to incorporate new techniques/concepts into you practice while you´re there. That way, I think you can really maximize your outcome of the week.
And also the surroundings of this place is awesome. Asuncion is not a very big city (ca 500,000 ), but it has a wonderful atmosphere to it, such of welcoming, sense of freedom, hectic activity, beautiful architecture. All in all, one can really benefit from a visit like this, in many ways, on so many levels.
Idar H. Udal, Haugesund, Norway
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