Romance – Performed by Jeff Dwarshuis

How to perfom a melody and an acompaniment at the same time on the guitar.

Have you ever wondered how the classical guitarist can sound like two players at the same time? Well here is the answer –  It comes from a classical guitar technique called “The Rest Stroke.” Every melody note plucked by the right hand comes to “rest” on the string below it causing the guitarist to hit it harder and thus creating a greater volume which creates..melody. All other right hand plucks are “Free Stokes” which are lighter, softer and then create the background accompaniment sound. See the vidoe below and watch as the right hand “ring finger” rests on the string below to create melody while the other fingures pull to the palm.

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