Dear Monsieur Dyens,
Actually I was talking about playing Jazz in Classical type guitar and you are the right person to answer these questions.
Thank you for answering them.
1) By asking about the disadvantages I mean actually ……… what many people say about playing Jazz in acoustic Classical guitar, that Classical guitar is a mellow instrument,……. It lacks the punch or attack needed in Jazz,……… the speed technique is not competent enough,……. Improvising by fingers is not easy etc.
I think these are disadvantages of a player but not of an instrument. Therefore I asked is there any disadvantage of the style or the approach according to you?
2) About ……….. this style is not well established.
When we talk about Jazz Piano we understand a person playing Jazz (composition and improvisations) in an acoustic Piano. It is a natural thing. The electronic keyboard is the second or third thought/choice.
But when we talk about Jazz guitar we don’t get the picture of Jazz in acoustic Classical guitar so easily.
Why is that? Why do you think that Jazz is mostly played in plectrum guitar technique? Is that because polyphonic improvisation is the hardest act?
I am quoting myself a bit from here http://www.classicalguitardelcamp.com/v ... e&start=30
Sobers a écrit : I think we are talking about Right Hand finger techniques of playing guitar.
In Classical guitar we have mainly:
In Flamenco guitar we can add to the above:
4 note tremolo/5 note tremolo
Application of different complex arpeggios
Picado (and also few more techniques such as Golpe etc.)
In Fingerstyle/Country guitar we can experience:
Bass line and melody line balance
Cross finger technique and Inside Out finger picking
Hybrid finger technique (with thumb pick etc.)
Now from all of this right hand technique one thing is sure that the music will be Polyphonic.
2 or 3 Part harmonies can be applied and the approach will be more like a piano.
Now, why this advanced guitar playing will be an outcast from Jazz guitar world?
3) Now if I am comprehensible on this account may I ask you say a few words to develop Polyphonic Improvisation
The linear improvisations are mainly common in Jazz guitar and unlike Piano the polyphonic augmentation of improvisational ideas are not seen in the playing of Charlie Byrd or Laurindo Almeida or Romero Lubambo. They played the polyphonic composition and improvised in a linear manner. Only the polyphonic thing is visible in your compositions and playing ....... therefore I am asking in two different threads about the polyphonic ideas you are developing instantly or you feel like writing them first?
Actually I’m summoning up my courage to play Jazz compositions in Classical guitar. I actually asked you a question here in French
By the permission of the moderators I would like to add a deleted question.
Please do not delete this time …. Hee! hee!
4) I am an Indian Classical musician and I like the interesting composition India from your Libra Sonatine. Can you please explain the background of this piece?
(Sir, you don’t have to answer this last question just letting you know that your compositions are very much inspiring)
Merci beaucoup Monsieur
J’espère que je vous rencontrerai un jour.