You could also do it like M. Delcamp does it in the lesson video, i.e. make a fist, and hit the upper bout with the middle knuckles, like you would knock on a door. I guess that's easier on the finish than using the tip of the finger (especially for those with nails). Obviously you don't want to hit the guitar too hard.Stephen Jessup wrote:Hello people, I have a question about the "golpe". What is the correct technique? When I do it it's like I'm just thumping my guitar, which I don't want to do because it's new and I like it! Which part of hand is used and how hard do you hit? I always treat my guitar with so much care so my first reaction to the golpe is "Do I have to hit my guitar?!"
Do you mean the second part of the piece? I believe I followed the notation consistently:I see different left hand finger position for measure 5
Well, it is exactly as you described in your sheet breakdown:Can you explain, what is your repeat cycle following the brackets over measure 4 and measure 5.
No! I simply skip the golping. When it comes time to learn golping techniques I'll find a guitar with a protective plate. Why risking damage my guitar just for a one shot thing at the end of a song!Do I have to hit my guitar?!
Good advice Chu Bun, you make good points. However, I will go as far as tapping the edge of the guitar similarly to how M.Delcamp does it - but just not too hard! I can be a bit ham fisted sometimes though so I need to be careful....or not do it at all....oh decisions!Chu Bun wrote:No! I simply skip the golping. When it comes time to learn golping techniques I'll find a guitar with a protective plate. Why risking damage my guitar just for a one shot thing at the end of a song!