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Danny Voris

Robert Johnson's Alman

In lesson 10, Danny takes a more in depth look at a Robert Johnson's "Alman." This lesson contains a detailed explanation of fingering.

Taught by Danny Voris in Classical Guitar seriesLength: 27:36Difficulty: 2.5 of 5


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shiroshiro replied on December 1st, 2014

For some reason I remember his lessons being lower video quality. Were these re-done? Looks great.

fbenzfbenz replied on December 15th, 2011

How about seeing the notation of this piece??

gotatelegotatele replied on November 14th, 2009

I started out on classical guitar in 1964 and quickly abandoned it for rock n roll , blues , rockabily etc. I think I am finally mature enough to get it now this lesson has been the best classical lesson I have seen. I totally understand the piece the way you teach it Mr. Voris. just need to execute what you have very clearly laid out thank you

jd1050jd1050 replied on October 5th, 2009

I agree with the previous, the lesson was fine ... but it would have been really nice to have heard the second page of the piece.

jackie134jackie134 replied on October 3rd, 2009

Thanks for a very insightful lesson. I have found this second lesson really helpful and useful. Danny is teaching with a different method emphasising more the pattern and listening to the sounds made and then putting the bass and melody together and drilling until they are played well. I find it quite difficult to learn from looking and listening, it is easier for me to read the music, However, I can se the benefit of practising and learning in the way described in this lesson as there is more chance to learn it by heart and getting it learnt thoroughly. I want to get more independent and not replying on always looking at the music - how can I get better at remembering tunes so I play them without music. I think this lesson has helped me a lot. However, it might be my age and brain - and I might have to accept that learning how to remember pieces is difficult. I know it is to do with practising but it is still hard. Does anyone else have this problem?

larazarlarazar replied on August 4th, 2009

Seems like it covers same parts as in Lesson 9. No explanation of Melody 2, Bass Line 2, and Full Arrangement 2 from supplemental content. Would be nice to cover the rest of this piece.

waynegarnwaynegarn replied on December 25th, 2013

would like to hear the second supp., ut thye lessons ive had were great

Classical Guitar

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The origins of the classical guitar date back to the fifteenth century. The vihuela, lute, and baroque guitar are the early predecessors of the guitar. With its origins reaching deep into the past, the classical guitar repertoire spans over five hundred years worth of material. Danny Voris explains the techniques necessary to mastering this timeless art form.



Lesson 1

Overview of the Classical Guitar

Danny provides an overview of the topics that will be discussed in this lesson set. He also explains the origin of the classical guitar.

Length: 5:57 Difficulty: 0.5 Members Only
Lesson 2

Preparing to Play the Classical Guitar

In this lesson, Danny covers proper posture and how to hold the classical guitar. He also explains how to shape the nails in order to produce the best tone possible.

Length: 19:44 Difficulty: 0.5 Members Only
Lesson 3

Installing Nylon Strings

Danny demonstrates how to install nylon strings on a classical guitar.

Length: 12:58 Difficulty: 1.0 Members Only
Lesson 4

Left Hand Technique

Danny covers the basics of left hand techniques for classical guitar.

Length: 20:19 Difficulty: 0.5 Members Only
Lesson 5

Finger Independence

For lesson five, Danny discusses left hand finger independence. He also discusses hammer-on and pull-off technique.

Length: 17:06 Difficulty: 1.0 Members Only
Lesson 6

Right Hand Technique

In lesson 6, Danny discusses and demonstrates right hand technique for the classical style.

Length: 24:26 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
Lesson 7

Arpeggios

Lesson 7 is all about arpeggios. Danny provides discussion and exercises designed to build your right hand skills.

Length: 8:43 Difficulty: 1.5 FREE
Lesson 8

The Importance of Scales

Lesson 8 covers scale exercises in the classical format. Danny provides a few patterns that focus on finger independence and position shifts.

Length: 6:26 Difficulty: 1.0 Members Only
Lesson 9

Renaissance Period

In lesson 9, Danny begins discussion of the five different musical periods of classical guitar music. He starts with the Renaissance.

Length: 40:19 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Lesson 10

Robert Johnson's Alman

In lesson 10, Danny takes a more in depth look at a Robert Johnson's "Alman." This lesson contains a detailed explanation of fingering.

Length: 27:36 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Lesson 11

Behind the Scenes with Danny Voris

Danny Voris discusses the major music periods and the advent of tonality.

Length: 7:19 Difficulty: 0.5 Members Only
Lesson 12

Baroque Period

Danny discusses and demonstrates a piece from the Baroque period.

Length: 22:17 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Lesson 13

Classical Period

In lesson 13, Danny discusses the Classical period of music.

Length: 20:53 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Lesson 14

Romantic Period

In lesson 14, Danny discusses the Romantic period of music. He demonstrates a famous piece from this period commonly referred to as "Romance."

Length: 21:11 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Lesson 15

The 20th Century

In this lesson, Danny discusses the 20th century influence on classical guitar.

Length: 22:43 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only

About Danny Voris View Full Biography

A unique guitarist in the region, Wright State alumnus Danny Voris, musically fulfills audiences with a mixture of exciting guitar playing and talented compositional skills. After graduating WSU in 1989, Danny obtained a teaching position at Sinclair Community College. In the fall of 2000, Danny obtained a scholarship to the graduate program at The University of Akron. After graduating the University of Akron in 2002 with a Master’s degree in Classical Guitar Performance, Danny returned to Dayton. There he began teaching at Jim McCutcheon Music Studios and at The Miami Valley School in Kettering, Ohio.

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