Great suggestions in that link Marko. I need to learn to use the resources here on Delcamp better. Thanks for sharing the link.Marko Räsänen wrote:Thank you, Haris! Incidentally there's a topic in Public Space discussing the difficult position shifts: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=107080
There are few useful tips in there.
I also should point out that in case of Melodia de Sor, you only need 2 out of 4 notes playing immediately after the shift, which gives you a precious fraction of a second extra to complete the shift.
edit: The shift from 9th position down to 5th between bars 26 and 27 is a good example. There's a nasty stretch between fingers 4 and 2 in bar 27, which is difficult to get into all at once. But as the first beat consists of an open 5th string, and 4th finger fretting the first string, the shift can be implemented in two parts. First slide finger 4 into 9th fret, and only after that reach for 5th and 6th frets with fingers 1 and 2 respectively.
Now I'll share one not on Delcamp, but from Kevin Gallagher regarding that tough compression in Melodia at Measure 23. He did a video on left hand position with a pdf study that was a great exercise to improve compressions though left hand positioning. Unfortunately I can't find this video on his web site now. I have the pdf, and will seek his permission to share it with you all. I have a tough time with this passage getting all the notes clean both because of the compression and the quick changes. From his video I learned to move/rotate my left hand to the right to get those three notes in on one fret. In this passage I first rotate right, then left again to play the B with 1, then right again to play C-D in M24. Anyone else having difficulty with this passage?