October 14th, 2019 – Live Lesson Topic: Triplet Picking Technique!

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    Live Stream: Monday, October 14th at 7:00pm EST (check your local time zone)


    Hey guys, we are back with Live Lesson EP011! This month’s topic is: Triplet Picking Technique!

    In this session, you’ll learn the triplet picking technique used in classical guitar mainstays like, “Malagueña.” We’ll cover what triplets are from a rhythmic standpoint, as well as, how this technique creates a tremolo effect on the A string.

    This month’s topic should stir up some great questions! So please post all you have below and I hope you guys join us for the live stream. 🙂



    Q: What happens in a live lesson, how long is it, and when does it occur?

    A: Live lessons are usually 30-45 minutes in length, but can extend until all questions are answered. The first 20 minutes will comprise of the lesson, while the next 10-25 minutes will be a Q&A session for premium members.

    Live lessons take place every second Monday of the month at 7:00pm EST (check your local time zone).

    Q: Can I submit questions beforehand?

    A: Absolutely! Basic and premium members are welcome to post questions that are related to the topic in THIS thread.

    Q: Who can watch the live stream, how do I watch it, and how do I chat with Matt and other members?

    A: Premium members will be able to tune in and watch the livestream. Premium members will also be able to chat live with Matt during the broadcast.

    To watch the live stream, simply navigate to the Live Lessons Page. You will see a YouTube video embedded on the page (if you don’t see it, double check that you are logged in).

    If you do not wish to participate in the live chat, you can stay on the page and watch the embedded video. If you do wish to participate in the live chat, you will need to sign up for a YouTube account (100% FREE).

    To participate in the live chat, click on the embedded YouTube video’s title. This will open up a new tab and take you directly to the video on YouTube’s website. The live chat box can be found to the right of the video (on desktop). For mobile and tablet, the live chat is embedded inside the video and can be turned on or off.

    For further clarification, here is a video showing how to do the above (for desktop).

    Q: I can’t make the broadcast. When will live streams be released publicly?

    A: The live lesson will be released for everyone to view on the day following the broadcast (second Tuesday of the month). If you cannot make the broadcast, no worries; you’ll still be able to watch the lesson. Don’t forget that you can submit questions for Matt to answer beforehand (see the above FAQ).



    Here is the PDF for the live stream. 🙂

    Please make sure you are logged in to download it.



    Question for live lesson in bold.

    Malagueña is one of the songs I saw when I started, couldn’t play, then forgot about. Then I hit some notes, figured it out mostly from memory and couldn’t figure out the name of it! (and no one else could name it either!) so it’s not quite totally ‘right’. Real darn close to Matt’s on his Youtube though. I give myself a A- for remembering how it mostly goes not knowing what it was other than “a popular classical song” lol. That phrase goes over super well with serious lovers of classical music btw lol.. Been using this song to practice 1,2, & 3 tremolo… Or rolls. (It’s been a type of tremolo to me now since what? November? Can’t check.)

    I have questions though. I should only ask 1 for the live lesson.

    Would any of you be willing to answer some questions outside the scope of the target lesson, after the live lesson here, about trem please? Even if you just point me somewhere?

    1) Tips to keep the three fingers tremolo-ing on a 4 finger roll? from getting tense or sore for really long or demanding songs with trem, would be great. 👍

    Thumb independence day, for trem, I wrote it in my profile. lol.



    Here will be 1 am. Very difficult to attend the live lesson. I will watch it later. ^_^’



    Nice! Looking forward, I enjoyed La Gitanita. I would like to learn more Flamenco techniques. :). But I probably need to grow my nails to play flamenco. Just realised. That will make playing the piano harder. Mmmmm…..

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