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.
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.
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
William (Bill) Kanengiser is a Grammy Award-winning classical guitarist. He is one of the founding members of the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet (LAGQ).
Kanengiser was born in Orange, New Jersey. He holds a Bachelor of Music and Master of Music from the Thornton School of Music at the University of Southern California, where he also serves as a faculty member.
Kanengiser has won Grammy Awards with the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, which received the award for best classical crossover album at the 47th Grammy Awards for Guitar Heroes; he has also won for his contribution to Atlanta Symphony Orchestra's performance of Golijov's Ainadamar: Fountain Of Tears, which won the Grammy Award for Best Opera Recording in 2007.