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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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 and tires easily. 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.

I now use this approach on my students; I show them and explain the proper RH and LH movements and explain why and help them find their own technique. Belucci hold’s him and his methods as the very best of techniques to fully develope the mastering of the CG.

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.

Books by Abel Carlevaro (Author of School Of Guitar)

His left-hand technique feels real light, Renaissance music sounds great that way. All the best, Rick.

Does anyone know where I can purchase a copy of the English version of this method? The books are published by Barry Editorial. 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.

Appologies if the origianl translator is reading this, but I “call ’em like I see ’em” and there are real idiomatic issues. He would also argue that free stroke allows for more dexterity and speed.


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. Carlevaro states that “there may be leaning against a string as a consequence of a particular force. Here is a sight in England that has the books http: Board index All times are UTC. I’ve exhausted the Google searches. However, as is the case with most “schools of thought”, there are times that, in an attempt to make a clean break from earlier schools of thought, he overstates his case.

As for myself I’ve been a subscriber to his web site for a little over a year and I’ve been able to make large strides in my confidence and technique using Carlevaro’s method’s. Forum guitare classique – Forum chitarra classica – Foro guitarra clasica – Free sheet music for classical guitar – Delcamp.

Please consider supporting us by disabling your ad blocker on our website. 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’ve been searching the world via the internet for a copy of Carlevaro’s “School of Guitar”. Of course, this is after there is a substantial amount of technique in place in order to guide the student. A wood box, empty A sensitive heart, too full You and I connect.

I’m unfamiliar with him other than the “Masterclass” series. For that purpose, he developed an intricate series of different ways 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. I’ve learned an incredible amount from him. 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 which sometimes ought to sound freely.


Some of the “toques” may be with the large finger joint, the wrist, forearm, all by use of “Fijacion. BernieD – you and I are the rare few here I believe that give Renato a thumbs up. Our website is made possible by displaying online advertisements to our visitors.

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

I think it’s a great school to study bit by bit and use as a periodic reference. He was a student of Carlevaro for quite some time and convinced me to partake in exploring the technique.

What I specially like in Carlevaro’s technique is his attention to the clean execution of music, without noise, his toughtful approach to fingering and to position shifting.

The student needs to understand proper left hand movements for extensions, distensions, longitudinal and transversal aabel. It’s out of print and no one has any in stock. This School of Guitar is easily the most in-depth method book I’ve seen. It looks so small but it is so jammed pack with wisdom. He claimed that, with practice, calrevaro should be able to produce the same tone s without using rest stroke. 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 guuitar poor.

Even called the publisher Boosey and Hawkes but haven’t heard from them either. Classical Guitar Skip to content. What Carlevaro talks about are different “toques” using various different muscle groups in order to put more force onto the string which you are setting into motion.