The Use of A-M-I Scale Technique to Facilitate the Performance of Joaquín Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez

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Title:
The Use of A-M-I Scale Technique to Facilitate the Performance of Joaquín Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez
Author:
Palmer, Matthew Clayton
Issue Date:
2012
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
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Abstract:
The abundance of scale passages found in Joaquín Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez for guitar and orchestra tests the stamina and swiftness of even the most capable guitarists. A relatively new technique of using three fingers of the right hand, known as A-M-I, to articulate fast scales provides an alternative means of effectively mastering Rodrigo's masterpiece. A-M-I scale technique is a fast and effective way to play scales on the classical guitar. In various forms, this three-finger right-hand system of fingering scales has been used effectively by a small group of classical guitarists since being pioneered by Narciso Yepes in the mid-twentieth century. The current approach to A-M-I scale technique requires specific fingering systems to effectively coordinate and synchronize the left and right hands, making it a distinct technique demanding thorough consideration and deliberate study. The increased right-hand velocity and greater efficiency inherent in A-M-I technique can greatly enhance the performance of Joaquín Rodrigo's virtuosic Concierto de Aranjuez.
Type:
text; Electronic Dissertation
Keywords:
music; scales; classical; guitar
Degree Name:
D.M.A.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Music
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Patterson, Thomas

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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleThe Use of A-M-I Scale Technique to Facilitate the Performance of Joaquín Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuezen_US
dc.creatorPalmer, Matthew Claytonen_US
dc.contributor.authorPalmer, Matthew Claytonen_US
dc.date.issued2012-
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe abundance of scale passages found in Joaquín Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez for guitar and orchestra tests the stamina and swiftness of even the most capable guitarists. A relatively new technique of using three fingers of the right hand, known as A-M-I, to articulate fast scales provides an alternative means of effectively mastering Rodrigo's masterpiece. A-M-I scale technique is a fast and effective way to play scales on the classical guitar. In various forms, this three-finger right-hand system of fingering scales has been used effectively by a small group of classical guitarists since being pioneered by Narciso Yepes in the mid-twentieth century. The current approach to A-M-I scale technique requires specific fingering systems to effectively coordinate and synchronize the left and right hands, making it a distinct technique demanding thorough consideration and deliberate study. The increased right-hand velocity and greater efficiency inherent in A-M-I technique can greatly enhance the performance of Joaquín Rodrigo's virtuosic Concierto de Aranjuez.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Dissertationen_US
dc.subjectmusicen_US
dc.subjectscalesen_US
dc.subjectclassicalen_US
dc.subjectguitaren_US
thesis.degree.nameD.M.A.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineMusicen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorPatterson, Thomasen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberNeher, Patricken_US
dc.contributor.committeememberRush, Marken_US
dc.contributor.committeememberPatterson, Thomasen_US
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