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Here’s another lesson from Scott Morris – this one on the use of Baroque ornamentation, which can be a somewhat controversial subject. Scott looks at the use of trills and mordents, how to go about applying them and even gets into their technique. This video is an accompaniment to chapter 4 of his book Classical Guitar Complete: From Basics to Bach. Scott is playing a 2012 Sebastian Stenzel guitar.
Here’s another lesson from Scott Morris from his book Classical Guitar Complete: From Basics to Bach, Vol. 2, this time on phrasing and musicality. Scott uses a Paganini sonata to illustrate how to go about making the choices about phrasing that make a piece of music come to life. Scott is playing a 1997 Alfredo Velazquez.
Here’s Scott Morris with another video companion lesson from his book Classical Guitar Complete: From Basics to Bach, Volumes 1 & 2. In this lesson Scott uses Giuliani’s Etude 19 to look at slurs and at using scale patterns to help get around the guitar. Scott is playing a 1994 Antonio Marin.
Scott Morris recently published Volume 2 of his guitar method, Classical Guitar Complete – From Basics to Bach, so he stopped by to record a few companion videos. His first lesson deals with playing in various positions in order to get away from first position when that makes sense (and he goes into why it does often make sense), and he uses his piece ‘Where U At’, which is playable in five positions, to illustrate. Scott is playing a 1966 cedar-top Ramirez 1a in this video.
Scott Morris’ book ‘Classical Guitar Complete: From Basics to Bach’ Vol. 1 has been so well received that we’ve gotten many requests for Vol. 2. Well, Volume 2 is just about complete, and we have a gift for anyone who would like to pre-order their copy now. The book will be out on June 25, and between now and then if you pre-order Volume 2 you’ll get a free copy of Scott’s CD ‘Danza’, which features works by Paganini, Villa-Lobos and Jorge Morel.
Volume 2 deals with some more advanced concepts, beginning with reading and playing beyond first position and all over the fretboard, musicality, ornamentation, alternate tunings and advanced techniques.
Here’s an excerpt from the book and a couple of MP3 excerpts from his CD ‘Danza’: Jorge Morel’s ‘Peruvian Folk Song’ and Paganini’s ‘Grand Sonata in A’.
Scott Morris has added a CD of audio examples to his book ‘Classical Guitar Complete – From Basics To Bach‘ and the book will now ship with the CD. Scott’s book has been really well received, and he’s feverishly working (according to him) on Volume II, which we hope will be out later this year.
Here are a couple more lessons from Scott Morris’ book ‘Classical Guitar Complete – From Basics to Bach’. The first deals with a lot of the left hand issues in Carcassi’s etude #3, and the second is a piece of Scott’s called ‘Speed Trap’, that he wrote to deal with maintaining a constant tempo despite rhythmic variations (it’ll make sense when you watch it).
Guitarist Scott Morris stopped by the showroom to record some more lessons based on his book ‘Classical Guitar Complete – From basics To Bach’. In this lesson he covers moveable scale patterns, which are extremely useful for learning to navigate the fretboard, improve your sight reading and for improvisation, of course. Below the video you’ll find the scale patterns themselves in notation and TAB. And look out for part 2 of Scott’s book, which should be coming out in early 2012.
As promised, Scott Morris has recorded audio clips for all of the pieces in his book “Classical Guitar Complete: From Basics To Bach” and you can hear them all for free on his new website. While there you can also check out the videos that we shot with Scott which break down some of the pieces and techniques covered in the book in great detail.