Common techniques used in bringing the classical guitar covers how to hold and to play. The guitar is held with the help footstool, which means foot buffer that can be set the level of height. In case of sitting on a chair without arm, left foot stepping on footstool while the guitar is placed on the left thigh.

In this position, in addition to the top of the left thigh, there are three other places on the body of the player who held the position stability of the guitar are:
  • The chest
  • Fulcrum on the right arm between the wrist and elbow
  • The inside of the right thigh

In a period of about five years has produced a variety of other tools as an alternative to the footstool, such as the guitar rest by Wolf orchestral Accessories and A Frame by Sageworks, both made in USA. With the new equipment of this kind can keep the left foot stepping on the floor so that players feel more relaxed and concentrate on the music being sung.

Guitar strings plucked by the fingers of right hand in two ways. The first is called apoyando (taken from Spanish) conducted by the passage of the finger which the movement stops when it hits the next string, on a string being plucked. This technique will produce a single heavy or steady tone, so more appropriate to carry the melody.

The second technique is called al ayre who applied by avoiding the following strings in the string is plucked. This quote is producing a lighter and allows your fingers to ring multiple tones simultaneously. Thus the passage al ayre is more often used to bring parts of the chords (chordal passages) and arpeggio (broken chord).

Pitch levels produced in two ways and combinations in between. The first way is as mentioned in the discussion of the fingerboard in advance, the height of the tones produced by placing the fingers of the left on the fingerboard with patches of horizontal movement. The second way is with the passage of right hand fingers across the six strings are vertical.

Top strings has the lowest pitch, so in order to bottom has a higher elevation levels. Thus, the first way, the altitude of the tone produced by the movement to the left to obtain the low tones and to right to the top tones. Whereas in the second way, the finger movement upward to produce low tones and down to produce the high tones.

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