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Bob
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This is a little speed study I got from Ted in '87. I'm sure alot of you guys remember this one. Those of you who aren't familiar with Ted's teaching will hopefully find it fun. The tempo is eighth notes at 160 - 180 or as fast as you can go.

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Thanks much,

that is great!!

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Hi Paolo,

 This piece is actually Partita No.2 in D, BWV1004 , the gigue section from Bach's unaccompanied violin works. The fingerings are ones that I worked out for lesson and for what I was attempting to do Ted approved of them. I was talking with Ted about some neo-classical shredder and Ted said that when he heard someone improvise at high velocity with the content of Bach's Partitas and Sonatas he would be truly impressed. 

 


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Hi Bob,

that is just the kind of music I am looking for these days to improve

both sight reading and tecniques.

If you have similar short pieces I would be glad if you could post them

Paolo

 

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Hi Paolo,
 I'm so glad that you enjoy this subject. Ted loved Bach and his enthusiasm was contagious. You asked for more of this type of material so I'm posting the opening section of the Prelude from Sonata VI. I'll try to get a section uploaded every couple of days. As before, the fingerings were worked out for lesson. The piece was done with a pick. Ted did approve of my finger choices based on what I was trying to do. There are many ways to approach this piece. This is just one. 
 The opening section of this prelude establishes the key. There’s not much here that doesn’t fall naturally on the guitar. The string skipping in bars 3 and 5 is a nice little exercise and the same is true if you isolate bars 9 through 12.Try to use the original phrase markings as much as possible. Let them help in determining whether a note will be picked, pulled off or hammered on.


 

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This is section "A" of the Prelude from Sonata VI. The fingerings in this section came from Ted. When I first brought the piece to lesson Ted had me sight read it as best could so he could hear what I was going for. When I struggled to get the interior pedal notes to happen he suggested these fingerings.

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Hi Bob,

thanks again for the new material.
The only thing which is not quite clear to me (and I'm curious to know)
is why you are posting the Sonata by splitting it just in the middle of the page (?).
Maybe you want to leave us hungry for what has to come next.

Thanks again
Paolo

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Hi Paolo,
 I broke the piece down by section because of time constraints. I usually put these together after the work day is done. It's baby steps! I'll try to get to the "B" section soon. 

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Hi Bob, a man whatever happened to that "B" section. I would really appreciate it if you took the time to post it even this was about a year ago. I think it is pretty awesome that Ted had a strong foothold in every aspect of music, he was even educated in the proper and economical fingerings. I think thats awesome and I appreciate the time you took to post these Bob. Thanks man.

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Happy Birthday Ted! I believe this Sunday would have been Ted's 64th, and I can assure all those who are visiting these Forums that Ted is sorely missed by his students and friends.

Ted's birthday and mine are a day apart so this is always a reflective time for me (this year's being no exception!). I've been thinking about something Ted said about having a few pieces to keep the hands in shape. What I'd like to share is an excerpt from a piece by Paganini called "Motto Perpetuo" (Perpetual Motion). The name kind of says it all. The exercise is a steady stream of 16th notes played with strict alternating picking. For the more industrious of you, you will find that the fingerings can be changed to accommodate legato playing; the use of hammer-ons and pull-offs can greatly increase your speed.

Happy Ted’s Birthday to all,

Bob

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