Scott Tennant discusses the importance of maintaining proper balance between the melody and accompaniment when interpreting a piece. Using Fernando Sor’s Study No. 5 and Spanish Romance, Tennant demonstrates how to adjust the volume of the lower accompaniment to create a sense of sustain and to maintain the rhythmic pulse.
Later, Tennant uses Heitor Villa-Lobos’ Prelude No. 1 to demonstrate the same principles but with the melody in the thumb.
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About Scott Tennant
Scott Tennant is considered to be one of the world’s premiere guitar virtuosos, and is a favorite guest artist with orchestras, on music series and major guitar festivals around the world. He is a founding member of the Grammy®-winning ensemble L.A. Guitar Quartet, now in their 30th year. He has made numerous recordings as a soloist on the GHA and Delos labels, and with members of the LAGQ he has recorded for GHA, Delos, Sony Classical, Windham Hill, Deutsche Grammophon and Telarc labels. Their Telarc release “LAGQ LATIN" was nominated for a Grammy Award, and it was their Telarc title “LAGQ’S GUITAR HEROES" which won a Grammy® as the best classical crossover recording of 2005.