classical guitar Rasgueado

a short lesson excerpt from the DVD: William Kanengiser: Classical Guitar Mastery. Good instructional DVD in my opinion.

More lessons and backing tracks to apply this on This lesson will teach you how to memorize 3 commonly used minor modes using minor pentatonic shapes. Please subscribe!
Video Rating: 4 / 5

50 thoughts on “classical guitar Rasgueado

  1. For all of these critics who don’t know who this guy is… It’s William Kanengiser of the Grammy winning Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, meaning I wouldn’t criticize him if I knew what was best. Not to mention he teaches guitar at the University of Southern California (USC Thornton) so yeah…

  2. thanks a lot. this is very helpful. it takes a lotta practising though. i practise throughout the video n now i’m typing this comment with my sore hand.

  3. Thank you, I’ve been practicing one of the techniques now for about 2 weeks, and I’ve mastered it pretty well.

  4. Lol…. I know the feeling. Classical guitar is almost another instrument. The scales are set up differently, you use the chords differently, the way you hold it, the way you pluck, your hand is used differently on the fret board, and just about everything else. The only thing that classical gituar has in common with acoustic guitar is… they’re both called guitar playing.

    I will never forget my first classical guitar lessons. I said the exact same thing you did over and over.

  5. Dammit.

    I’ve spent my entire 6 years of guitar learning how to play with a pick.

    Back to square one…

  6. Только Мастер может объяснить вот так все предельно ясно ))

  7. Thanks!
    Playing outside just requires a good rhythm sense.
    Check out my “30 Fusion Lick” pack on my site guitarplayback(dot)com
    It might help!

  8. Hello david Thanks for your sound advise, i like your teaching style and your kick back attitude.
    I listen to all the really good teachers on the internet and i fine you to be one of the best. I have been playing a super long time without any theory which i found boring, but you have enlighten me to the things which make sense and work for me . Question? playing out side of the key before the key change. Help us out here. Thanks big fan jason cold steal

  9. You are right in everything you say.
    If it doesn’t sound good, it just means that you don’t like it and that’s a good enough reason not to play it. 🙂

  10. Hi David, seems that we can play a C-sharp minor pent. over an B-minor chord. (acc. to Scott Henderson). Explanation: these are all notes from the A-major scale.
    For me, it doesn’t sound well. I, at least, have to end my solo on a B-note.
    So instead of a B-min chord we can also play an A-minor chord and play locrian, Mixol. lydian, etc. just because these are all notes from the A-scale?
    Guess not, but explain, please?

  11. yes and no .. u need to know the properties of each mode so u know what notes are being played .dont just memorize the finger pattern . play all the notes up and down the fretboard not just in one position with a pattern ..make sence ?

  12. I made some blog posts recently that can teach you the major scale (plus all modes) in every position on the fretboard in less than 10 minutes.

  13. can u make a vid with this one showing the creation of modal chord progressions and the differences in the applications of these modes. Every lesson should be this good. Great way of thinking about it from my blues roots. Thanks again! Bookmarking this page.

  14. That’s a great observation, a lot of players start that way and most teachers teach that way too.
    The problem with that is that you encounter problems down the road where you are not really playing modal, but just using the same shape shifted. It prevents you from really focuing on the right notes.

  15. I know very little theory, just the basics but i noticed all 3 modes are EXACTLY THE SAME FINGERING ON THE FRETBOARD, just shift up or down a few notes.

    I think pointing this out would be much easier for us to learn as you only need to learn 1 shape across the fretboard and then shift it up/down as required for whichever mode you want to play in.

  16. Plus, I learned about the modal scales from loving all the early Miles Davis electric era with Mclaughlin and the entire family tree of fusion and found much to my surprise that the Dorian was my favorite and how much it was used in that period, sounding very complimentary to the blues. So it turns out the “minor” modes” are the bluesier scales, and the only other mode I really love to use is the mixolydian, for acceleration and ascending. Thanx for the insight.
    outstanding info.

  17. Ever since I learned the Minor Pentatonic boxes positioned the length of the fretboard, I’ve been looking for instruction using this as the starting point and not the Major scale which always turns me off.  these lessons are going to make my playing and learning much more enjoyable and constructive.
    thanx a ton!

  18. Thanks buddy!
    That one is old, you should take a look at my Applied Theory For Guitar Players on my site guitarplayback(dot)com 🙂

  19. I liked your free lesson but at times it was a bit difficult to follow …it would be better if there were some thinkness in the strings of we would know which way is the 6th to the 1st string shown in the diagram, also if the notes that you were playing where highlited on the diagram while you were playing so we can follow along with you…if thos things were in your lesson, I would buy…your method is inventive…I like it

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