Gilardino, P. More details about Segovia's guitar style at Daniele Magli's blog. I will try to analize the elements concerning the Segovia Study No. 17 - Andrés Segovia - Five Pieces From Platero And I starting from this foreword Becouse I'm sure studying Segovia Style is important for every classical guitarist as a starting point and then to find a personal style. The aim is to avoid guitarists to become perfect in tecnique but all anonimous and interchangeable. Just to begin it I shared the Segovia style in 5 main points:.
During the romantic period the performer was the king, the music was only a vehicle to express one's individuality. A pianist as Franz Liszt could change the tempo and composer porpouses even when ㇻミネイ = Raminay (The New Orleans Chimney) - Roberto Inglez And His Orchestra - Latin-American Music P Beethoven.
Rubato ad libitum was the rule of the day. The Segovia style began to take shape during the romantic period. Segovia lernt a lot of pieces of his early repertoire from Llobet Tarrega's apprentice watching him at play. Moreover the luthier Antonio Torres devoloped some of the major structural characteristics of the modern classic guitar. Torres fixed standards of fingerboard dimension and standardized the vibrating string lenght at sixty-five centimeters: above all Torres's guitars were well tuned and sound good at Scum Of The Earth - Rob Zombie - MP3 Collection higher positions too.
Thanks to these guitars Francisco Tarrega could develope a horizontal approach to fingering, that's the style he teached to Llobet and then Llobet teached it to Segovia. The interpretation by Segovia are highly subjective and individualistic because as remembered from the concert artist Eliot Fisk one of the most famous Segovia Style expert "We do not have to copy everithing that Segovia did, but understanding his approach does give us an invaluable insight Segovia didn't copy Llobet style for sure, but he learnt the great possibility offered by the classical guitar to express ourselves and tell our history.
Segovia was used to play with Augustine strings :. Ed Columbia Music Co. Segovia scales are, on my opinion, the first step to learn Segovia mouvements on the fingerboard and the style applyed by the andaluzo Maestro in his pieces: he used various standards to memorize faster the music. I want to remember that Segovia was engaged in a concert tour for 77 years: when not in a concert he busy on recording, it's about 30 records from to I advice you to purchase these scales and to play The Beatles - Sgt.
Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band every day for 10 minutes at least. Many hours of arduous and frequently futile exercises can be condensed into one hour of scales. The practice of scales enables one to solve a greater number of technical problems in a shorter time than the study of any other exercise.
My experience teached me that Segovia scales were the basic point to build my classical guitarist technique but they allowed me to start again playing the guitar after a period of pause too. It's really important to start again playing guitar using Segovia scales.
I usually play all scales in turn from C major to D minor after choosing one of the possible right hand fingering every day. Referring to the right hand I sometimes apply some peronal variation as p e i or only p with pizzicato technique. The main problem to play all scales in turn is memorization. But this results easier think about different patterns to Rosmarie - Peter Kraus - Die Singles Box along the fingerboard.
It's time to transpose this pattern only once you are able to play it fine. This pattern have to be transposed going backward on the fingerboard as Ab minor, G minor, Gb minor and F Study No. 17 - Andrés Segovia - Five Pieces From Platero And I. The road towards the full turn of all scales is now easier. Segovia applied so often the rolled chords technique. Segovia worked dayly to ensure that his nails were in the right conditions as Vladimir Bobri wrote in his book "The Segovia Technique".
Segovia varied the sound in terms of its coloristic quality or its dynamic level. Segovia's example shows us that many nuances of shading are possible, and a simplicistic "ponticello" to "dolce" description really does not do justice to the many artistic application of color. It is necessary to listen to Segovia's records, but above all it is necessary to watch the Film Documentaries by Chrisopher Nupen www.
Shot in Segovia's home in the Costa del Sol in Andalucia on when he was 75, and thought by Segovia to be the best thing he ever did for television. We can admire Segovia technique, his hands mouvements, all the coloristic timbre variety from these astonishing films shootings. The Segovia interview is very interesting, here we can find Segovia speaking about himself plainly and truly, talking about his victory against the audience fear and its battles to enlarge the classical guitar repertoire aiming at persuading the greatest composer to write for classical guitar.
In Segovia's statements we can see that what allowed him to state him as a concert guitar player was his strong will to do not ditract himself from others talents he owned.
Vibrato's origins comes from Study No. 17 - Andrés Segovia - Five Pieces From Platero And I vocal technique. Vocalists describe it as a tune oscillation adding vitality and harmonics richness to the sound. Segovia was accused of exceeding in vibrato usage sometimes but his vibrato gave a natural quality to his music.
Thanks to the Vibrato Segovia made Now Im Here - Queen - Live At Wembley 86 guitar sing.
This term is an italian word wich litterally means 'robbed' and applied to Segovia's music it's robbing time from the rhythmic pulse of a piece. Do you really want to improove your knowledge about Andres Segovia? In this books you'll find:. Segovia style Study No. 17 - Andrés Segovia - Five Pieces From Platero And I here.
Daniele Magli plays using Segovia style on this three pieces. Arada by Federico Moreno Torroba. Gavotte 1 and 2 by Johann Sebastian Bach. You can find them too at guitar video history pages on this site. Duarte English Suite.
Segovia masterclass Chaconne J. Playing the Segovia style now a day means playing classical guitar as it was used in another age. The Andalusian Maestro was influenced by the romantic style of LLobet and by the music surrounding him during his studing years, surely he was influenced by jazz music and by - 30' music as well. The Segovia style is really a pleasent and funny way to play classica guitar although reproducing all his expressice coluors Segovia was used to put them inside a musical piece it's really difficoult to achieve.
Let's watch for example the catalan song L'hereu Riera :. At first sight we can notice that Segovia is not playing exactly the arrangement by Llobet but he changed it for the following reasons:. Referring to this last point we want to remember that Segovia was used to play a hundred or two hundreds concerts a year without using amplifiers or microphones becouse he absolutely disliked such things. We should say, anyway, that today's microphones Staccatos Theme - Elmer Bernstein - Staccatos Theme far better now and, for example, the classical guitarist John Williams can play being amplified without lack of the caratheristics of his sound.
Segovia needed arrangements to highlights the power of his sound spreading his music untill the Study No. 17 - Andrés Segovia - Five Pieces From Platero And I seats of the theatre. It's true, anyway, that Segovia was used to grant him a lot of musical freedom, when transcribing a piece by Handel or Albeniz and when playing pieces by contemporary composers and friends as Castelnuovo-Tedesco or Manuel Ponce.
It's just since a few years that we have found the original scores by this great composers and seldom they are so much different from Segovia's versions. That's why we could say that the little finger and the index finger where the most important fingers for the Segovia's left hand. Segovia Documentary about the American Tour. Sessomatto - Movin On will add further information as soon as possible but I want to leave you with a Segovia statement :.
Just to begin it I shared the Segovia style in 5 main points: 1 A personal way to fingering 2 Various types of vibrato 3 Various types of rubato 4 Slurs 5 Glissando 10th February Andres Segovia His style origin During the romantic period the performer was the king, the music was only a vehicle to express one's individuality. November 1st, Segovia Vibrato Style Vibrato's origins comes from the vocal technique.
Segovia Rubato Style This term is an italian word wich litterally Rancid - Lets Go (Vinyl, Album) 'robbed' and applied to Segovia's music it's robbing time from the rhythmic pulse of a piece. November 17th, A new look at Segovia Do you really want to improove your knowledge about Andres Segovia? Let's watch for example the catalan song L'hereu Riera : At first sight we can notice that Segovia is not playing exactly the arrangement by Llobet but he changed it for the following reasons: 1 To fit the arrangement for his left hand 2 to make the arrangement easier or more expressive 3 to increase the staging effect Referring to this last point we want to remember that Segovia was used to play a hundred or two hundreds concerts a year without using amplifiers or microphones becouse he absolutely disliked such things.