In this class, we look at the classic tune "Loch Ness Monster" by Peter MacLeod Jr. This tune is a great sight reading challenge, but it also exposes some tricky implications in our gracenote system. Check this out if you want a finger twisting challenge!
In this class Carl continues on through chapter 3 exercises. D grace notes should start to become easier. We wrap up with 3 notes groups with G and D grace notes. This exercise is challenging especially when played correctly in dot cut pulsed rhythm.
Now that that you have gotten a good feel for the G gracenote, and you are feeling good about the concept of gracenotes in general, we will dive into some supporting gracenotes. You can play a gracenote with any finger, and at some point down the line every imaginable gracenote will be seen. The G
D gracenotes are the most common of the supporting gracenotes. The reason for this is that D gracenotes are easy to play (they use the right-hand index finger), and produce a mellow, soft sound that contrasts effectively with the G gracenote.
In this lesson, we’ll get used to the D gracenote, and its musical relationship to the G gracenote.