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Lesson 1 – Intonation

The most important point in practicing fretless guitar is intonation. Intonation means accuracy of pitch in playing or singing. Most of the time you hear some singers and instrumentalist play or sing detuned notes.It means they are out of the and intonation. Intonation of fretless guitar is hard as the other fretless instruments.Playing the right notes […]

Lesson 2 – Cmajor Scale Exercise

First i would like to take the Cmajor scale.We are going to start from the Low “E” string and play the scale through the whole string of course where the strings allows us to play . Let me remind you again don’t make “vibrato”. Lets take a look at the exercises. Start from the low […]

Lesson 3 – Glissando technique

In this exercise we are in the same C major scale but this time we are going to play with “Glissando technique” Glissando means a rapid series of ascending or descending notes on the musical scale. Every time i am on the same scale , of course you need to practice these exercises on every […]

Lesson 4 – Carpma Technique

This is the most important technique of  Turkish music instruments. It looks like the hammer on pull off technique in the fretted guitar. But of course there is huge difference between these two techniques. We play the “Çarpma” technique to give much more meaning to a melody. Its very hard to write this technique musically. […]

Lesson 5 – Carpma Technique 2

Lets take a look at the “çarpma” technique in our right hand.Generally Turkish music instruments are played with pick with down and up strokes. Of course they are using alternate pickings but most of the time the strong feeling comes from down strokes. As we are a guitar player we can use the tirando and […]

Lesson 6 – Carpma Technique 3 (Right Hand)

In the previous video we train our pinky with the “çarpma” technique.Lets go for the other melodic examples.In this exercise we combine the two techniques “çarpma” and glissando.Some times we came to the note with different fingers and this improves your playing.

Lesson 7 – Carpma Technique 4 (Left Hand)

Lets make much more “çarpma”…and lets play the bass notes while we are playing the melodies with “çarpma” technique.

Lesson 8 – “Çarpma” Technique – Electric Guitar

  Lets have look at “Çarpma” technique with pick.In Turkish music, instruments generally played by pick and in this time up&down stokes takes a big roll while making this technique. I prefer to use a hard tension pick the have warm and fat sound of course. We use all the alternate pickings while playing the […]

Lesson 9 – “Çarpma” Technique 6 – Electric Guitar (Right Hand)

Lets look at the çarpma technique from another angel. I am going to play the same notes again.First down strokes than up strokes. I prefer alternate but you can use both off them. Because every technique has a different sound. Of course you will choose your own style but I prefer alternate picking it helped […]

Lesson 10 – “Çarpma” Technique 7

In the previous video we train our pinky with the “çarpma” technique.Lets go for the other melodic examples. In this exercise we combine the two techniques “çarpma” and glissando.Some times we came to the note with different fingers and this improves your playing lets make much more “çarpma”…and lets play the bass notes while we […]

Lesson 11 – Intonation 2

Every guitar player has different arm lengths.And every player has his own siting position.This gives us different usage of angels  while you are looking at your guitar . From my point of view i like to hold guitar in a natural position and this position allows me to see the neck from the top .I […]

Lesson 12 – E-bow

Its very common to use e-bow on fretless guitar.E-bow is an electronic device that makes sustain we you put it on top off your pickup. It was produced many many years ago. In Turkey we use this device to sound like Ney – Yayli Tanbur (bowed Tanbur). Let me play an example for you. After […]