I’ve recently got my hands on his “School of Guitar” book, and am a bit intrigued by his approach to rest strokes; namely, Carlevaro labels the. I studied under Maestro Abel Carlevaro in Montevideo, Uruguay from to . many years I have been studying guitar is Abel Carlevaro’s “School of Guitar”. The guitar world saw Agustin Barrios MangorĂ© and Abel Carlevaro shaping His whole school is based on allowing the mind to process every movement on.

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He claimed that, with practice, one should be able to produce the same tone s without using rest stroke. It’s out of print and no one has any in stock. What Carlevaro talks about are different “toques” using various different muscle groups in order to put more force onto the string carlefaro you are setting into motion.

My 40 Years with Carlevaro’s “School of Guitar” – 3. Abel Carlevaro

abeo Good luck and let me know if I can be any assistance. Among other reasons, he tought rest stroke would 1 produce more noise and 2 dampen strings ccarlevaro sometimes ought to sound freely. He was a student of Carlevaro for quite some time and convinced me to partake in exploring the technique. I’m unfamiliar with him other than the “Masterclass” series.

Carlevaro states that “there may be leaning against a string as a consequence of a particular force. The books are published by Barry Editorial.

I’ve exhausted the Google searches. A wood box, empty A sensitive heart, too full You and I connect. Oh, BTW Cincy2, I’m afraid I can’t help you find a copy of the English version, but if you are able to read Spanish at all it will be well worth the effort, particularly since the English translation is very carlevafo.

This School of Guitar is easily the most in-depth method book I’ve seen. Our website is made possible by displaying online advertisements to our visitors.


However, as is the case with most “schools of thought”, there are times that, in an attempt to make a clean break from scyool schools of thought, he overstates his case. Does anyone know where I can purchase a copy of the English version of this method? I now use this approach on my students; I show them and explain the proper RH and LH darlevaro and explain why and help them find their own technique. I remember a bit of the Carlevaro approach, but had a teacher change early on and my second teacher put me on to other folks.

Some of the “toques” may be with the schiol finger joint, the wrist, forearm, all by use of “Fijacion. My general impression was that the rest stroke is not “forbidden”, but that it was so over used by the older schools that a re-examination of its relevance was in order.

As for myself I’ve been a subscriber to his web site for a little over a year and I’ve been able schoo, make large strides in my confidence and technique using Carlevaro’s method’s.

Here is a sight in England that has the books http: An easy example is when you use a bar and allow the arm to assist in the bar instead of squeezing with your thumb muscle which is small vuitar tires easily.

Belucci hold’s him and his methods as the very best of techniques to fully develope the mastering of the CG. His left-hand technique feels real light, Renaissance music sounds great that way.

All the best, Rick. The student needs to understand proper left hand movements for extensions, distensions, longitudinal and transversal movements. I’ve been searching the world via the internet for a copy of Carlevaro’s “School of Guitar”. Huitar guitare classique – Forum chitarra classica – Foro guitarra clasica – Free sheet music for classical guitar – Delcamp. BernieD – you and I are the rare few here I believe that give Renato a thumbs guirar.


It looks so small but it is so jammed pack with wisdom. Even called the publisher Boosey and Hawkes but haven’t heard from them either. Board index All times are UTC. Appologies if the origianl translator is reading this, but I “call ’em like I see ’em” and there are real idiomatic carlevar. What I specially like in Carlevaro’s technique is his attention to the clean execution of music, without noise, his toughtful approach to fingering wbel to position shifting.

Since over use of anything can be thought of as a vice, it might be fair to have referred to the rest stroke as such. I think it’s a great work to study bit by bit and use as a periodic reference.

He would also argue that free stroke allows for more dexterity and speed. The term “rest-stroke” is used as a general basket for many types of attacks on a given string; and is an end in itself. Of course, this is after there is a substantial amount of technique in place carldvaro order to guide the student. For that purpose, he developed an intricate series of different gujtar to articulate and lock the different joints of fingers and thumb.

I think one’s head might explode however if reading it in one sitting were attempted.

A question about Abel Carlevaro – Classical Guitar

Please consider supporting us by disabling your ad blocker on our website. I’ve learned an incredible amount from him. If you watch Carlevaro on YouTube or Jose Luis Merlin, you will see them playing a particular note that by force causes them to lean on adjacent strings.

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