FINGERSTYLE WARM UP - GUITAR LESSON 9
The tremolo. Note the RH fingering I suggest. Although a very few guitarists play that as PIMA, classical guitar instructors since Francisco Tarrega, the father of modern classical guitar technique, have claimed it is much easier to maintain a steady rhythm with PAMI. With PIMA there is a tendency to "gallop". If this is difficult, I suggest isolating this exercise and changing the tempo to about 60 bpm. Play it at that speed for two weeks. Don't cheat or give yourself a progress report, but instead, play this very slowly for 15 minutes a day. Your goals is to program your subconscious. Cheating defeats the programming. At the end of two weeks, guaranteed, you'll have a fine tremolo.
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Its Only Rock'n'Roll
With Richards and the Rolling Stones are the embodiment of 40 years of Rock'n'Roll. With numbers such as "Satisfaction', "Sympathy for the Devil", “Lets spend the night together' and “Honky Tonk Woman" they literaly wrote rock history, Keith Richards is the musical leader of the Stones and has written the lion's share of the group's songs. His almost countless hits show how important a solid catchy rhythm guitar is the making of good rock tunes.
He Was born in 1943 in Dartford, England. At the age of six he had already met Mick Jagger, who was born in the same area. In 1962, these two formed the Rolling Stones and met with rapid success, as blues was enjoying a wave of popularity in England at that time. Despite his excesses with alcohol and drugs, Keith is still "at the top' of the business.
After his solo project in 1988, he toured again with the Stones, once again the soul of the band, as he has always been Keith Richard's guitar playing, having formed the sound of the Rolling Stones, has had a considerable influence on the development of rock music.
Chuck Berry and Scotty Moore are his idols, Chuck and Keith have become friends over the years and he takes Scotty Moore with him on every tour in the form of a copy of Elvis' Sun Sessions. Another important influence are the old blues guitarists, above all Robert lohnson, the king of the delta blues.