Bill Kanengiser is back with his trusty monochord to demonstrate ways of achieving maximum left hand efficiency. The lesson begins with a look at left hand pressure and what Kanengiser refers to as the “thunk, buzz, note” exercise. \n\n
Kanengiser then pulls out his monochord to show how shock waves travel down the string and cause notes that aren’t pressed down sufficiently to buzz. Some of the other topics addressed include where in the fret you should press, how “hugging” the guitar can improve your hand's stamina, and ways the right hand can actually increase the overall efficiency of the left.\n\n
Huge thank you to Guitar Salon International for giving us the opportunity to record this lesson in their beautiful showroom. Go to GuitarSalon.com to learn more about GSI.
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About Bill Kanengiser
Recognized as one of the USA’s finest classical guitarists, William Kanengiser was First Prize Winner in the 1987 Concert Artists Guild International Competition, as well as in major international guitar competitions in Toronto (1981) and Paris (1983). He is known for developing a unique and individual repertoire for his instrument, ranging from arrangements of Mozart, Handel and Bartok, to his innovative excursions into the music of Eastern Europe and the Caribbean.