Editor’s Note: This post is the tenth in a series by MIE guided intern Devin Ulibarri. Devin is a first year graduate student of Eliot Fisk. His internship at the Wang YMCA is supported both by the MIE department and NEC Prep’s Community Engagement program. Read others in the seriesÂ here.
Jasonâ€™s First Fretted Note â€“
The technique needed for playing the classical guitar is a balance of musicianship, well-planned acrobatics and, yes, that last extra push during a practice session. Jason did really well with his right hand, but he discovered that the first few notes using the left hand can be a little painful at first. He stuck through it and the first thing that he did the following week was play â€œIâ€™m a Little Chipmunkâ€ and tell me how, â€œlast week it was hard, but now itâ€™s not. I donâ€™t know why.â€ Hard work pays off â€“ thatâ€™s why!