Yuri and I recently got together in my studio to play guitars, talk shop, and brainstorm advice to share with Six String Journal readers. Originally, we were going to post a list of tips and common mistakes guitarists of all levels should watch out for but there is so much valuable insight in what I recorded – from the warm up exercises below, to learning new repertoire, and more – that I’m simply going to post it as an interview next time. Perhaps a formal podcast is up next but in the meantime this will certainly keep everyone’s fingers busy.
Here is Yuri demonstrating one of his favorite warm up exercises (and the music) with videos of him playing it in various ways.
This next video, he demonstrates what he likes to do before building up to the exercise above. Notice that he plays through the scale with i, m, a, and c, before moving onto im and am.
Here is true gold, Yuri works on extensors and ami, too.
And, finally, here is Yuri commenting on balance and tone.
Hope that inspires everyone!