Truefire - Chris Buono - Take 5 Legato
Publisher: Truefire | Language: English
Video: MP4, 960x540 (16:9), 971 Kbps, 29.970 fps
Audio: MP3, 192 Kbps, 48 Khz, 2 channels
Size: 433 Mb
Put simply legato means ‘smooth and flowing’ and to achieve that sound guitarists utilize a trio of go-to techniques: hammer-ons, pull-offs, and slides. All three of those techniques work together to produce the legato sound, and all three also have a variety of iterations that guitarists need to have a grip on. This Legato edition of Take 5 from Chris Buono is an accelerated curriculum designed to help you build a solid foundation for this essential technique.
Chris kicks off the course with a quick primer on legato where you’ll drill down on these key techniques and their various iterations. Chris will demonstrate how to combine them to achieve a smooth and seamless legato sound.
”This course will focus on the legato big three: hammer-ons, pull-offs, and slides. The success of the first two highly depends on your fret hand positioning, which starts with your fret hand thumb placement. Your thumb, as well as your wrist and arm positioning, must be aligned in a way all four fretting fingers feel balanced and strong when fretting. With that in place, you can start to develop strong hammer-on and pull-off techniques.
When it comes to sliding, you'll need more than just good fret hand habits and posture. The name of the game is unwanted string noise. When sliding, you need to have a good secondary muting technique in place so as to only hear the notes you're sliding.
Once you have a solid foundation established, the real work begins, but it won't feel like it at all. Legato is fun and sounds cool even in its simplest forms. In this course, I'll introduce many forms including fundamental approaches to hammer-ons, pull-offs and sliding, grace note phrasing, rolling legato, alternate legato, and legato picking. I'll also bring in related supporting techniques like palm muting, string skipping, hybrid picking, and bending.”
Chris will then guide you through five legato performance studies, from basic to more sophisticated approaches. The five performance pieces cover a range of legato styles inspired by legato mavens Eddie Van Halen, Joe Satriani, Allan Holdsworth, Steve Vai, Jimi Hendrix, and Paul Gilbert.
Chris will explain and demonstrate all of the key concepts and approaches along the way. You’ll get standard notation and tabs for all of the Performance Studies. Plus, Chris includes all of the rhythm tracks for you to work with on your own. In addition, you’ll be able to loop or slow down any of the videos so that you can work with the lessons at your own pace.
Grab your guitar and let’s Take 5 with Chris Buono!