Friday, March 11, 2016

How to Exercise Dynamic Control

A huge part of guitar mastery could be the proper utilization of dynamics. Dynamics could add a great deal to your capability to move the listeners, sometimes literally: play something soft and gentle to draw in people in, or play something loud and brash to have people jumping along in excitement.
The essence of developing and playing music should be to ellicit a psychological response through the listener. As a musician and performer this needs to be the first thing in your thoughts when you play before a crowd. You want to be able to go your audience with the music, and dynamics plays a tremendous part in this particular.

I mentioned dynamics before during my post “Adding Depth To Your Playing: Dynamics”. It can be a good exercise to look at and focus on the two videos because post, and imagine whatever they would appear to be if everything was played for the same volume.

Proper using dynamics — choosing which portion of a song to experiment with at which volume — is usually a matter of artistic taste and insight, even so the mechanics of computer falls into the whole world of guitar technique. It requires some practice to be capable of play something at different volumes. The emphasis, however, will lie upon some practice; promoted does not take lots of time to master the mechanics, even so the effect it offers on your music is usually many times greater.
Here are two exercises you could incorporate for your regular practice (or playing) routine that will help you master dynamic control.

Exercise #1: The fade-out

Pick increase your best acoustic guitar, and play something: a song or a part of a song. Start off playing it in the volume you'll usually get involved in it. Now, when you are playing, gradually soften the actual, that you are playing the end of the song that gradually fades out. Make sure that you retain time as you grow softer. It is all to an easy task to change the tempo while you fade out. Resist this temptation. Tap your foot or employ a metronome if you want to.

Make an area to relax your fingers, wrists as much as possible throughout this exercise. Proper control can be a side effect of relaxation.

Keep on fading out, soon you can barely hear the notes. By this point it is best to barely be strumming the strings, the truth is the sound of your respective fingers moving through the frets, or maybe your pick (or fingers) of the picking hand touching the strings must be louder compared to notes actually played.

Can you are doing this?

Exercise #2: Three different volumes

Again, choose a song or portion of a song and act. Start off playing it at normal volume. Do this for a few bars, then participate in it at a soft, brittle volume for few bars. Then participate in it at a LOUD VOLUME for an additional few bars. Rinse and repeat.

Again, make a spot to relax hands, fingers, and wrists. Read my post “Building Finger Speed: Relaxation” in case you are having trouble on this.

As with Exercise #1, make an effort to stay in rhythm, don’t slow or speed up when you play at different volumes.

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