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Pizzicato and Syncopation

Pizzicato and Syncopation

This Invention in E major is in open position and features slurring, rhythmic syncopation, pizzicato, glissandi, ponticello, and p golpe (tapping on the soundboard).

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Playing in Higher Positions

Playing in Higher Positions

Nearly all beginning guitar method books start in the open position for good reason.  The left hand stays fixed in place, oriented at the first fret.

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Rubato and Glissando

Rubato and Glissando

Prayer is an intermediate-level piece that features sections of flexible rhythm, meter, and tempo in a playing style called rubato, a piacere, or ad libitum

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Hymn

Hymn

When Jesus Wept was originally composed as a canon (musical round) in 1770 by American composer William Billings. The setting here is two-voice/imitative and was arranged in response to the George Floyd death on May 25, 2020.

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