整理人: bigfish(2002-01-12 14:57:13), 站内信件
|The Guitar Times:你刚才所说的是使用吉他的和声共振吗？
And using the harmonic resonance of the guitar?
Yes, sometimes it's possible because some notes, even though you lift, there's an under-tone continuity. Or sometimes you can even leave another note of the chord, and lift the one that's squeaking.
For example, my third finger squeaks more than my second -the third one isn't so powerful sideways- , so perhaps it's necessary for me to put the second down if I'm going to have to move, and not the third...
There are many many ways round it, I think that at every occasion we need to look for the best fingering. Nowadays, many guitarists sound fantastic on the third string, so it's possible to go across to it when perhaps before, in Segovia's times, he would prefer to move up the fourth.
It's true that the fourth has a certain musical quality that you usually can't get on the third... Again, you come to this balance thing.
Many of us make records. It's terrible on a record, especially now with the digital recording that really picks up everything, every little sniff, every time you move : it's really very difficult. The squeaks come out very strong, and it's extremely demoralising when you get a really good, beautiful phrase and you have a huge squeak in the middle. Is it worth leaving that, or do I have to redo it?
Each of us has to decide. I prefer not to have them, and I prefer to work really hard to get rid of them.
There are some companies that make strings, d'Addario make these semi-polished strings which I have used sometimes. I still prefer to play normal ones, but still it can be a solution.
A squeak is louder than a buzz -when you miss a note and you're halfway back. And most guitarists hate the buzz, it's like a mistake, and yet the squeak is acceptable? That's wrong. For me, one is just as disruptive to the music as the other.
I used to live in a violinist's house in London when I was a student, and straight away the guy said "you're squeaking". He helped me a lot with the music. He could not say anything about the technique so his appreciation was really the way a general audience is : if it's not nice you have no excuse and you can not say underneath "yes, but the music is more genuine". No, you squeak. I mean it makes a big noise and you hurt the music.
Right from very early on, I tried to do something about it.
If you listen to a Carlevaro student, all the guys that came from Latin America, all of them were very clean players. Carlevaro worked very hard to find his way. I went to have a master-class with him once and he had some very good ideas.
And each of us has some ideas : we should all talk about it.
With a student yesterday -who had very squeaky fingers- I wanted to make him hate the squeaks! It's not a nice feeling because you then have to work very hard, but if you don't have a crisis about it, then you will not really fix it.