D04 Classical guitar lesson 01

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Re: D04 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by Colin Bullock » Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:28 am

JohnEllis wrote:
Thu Oct 05, 2017 3:24 pm
I agree that damping is tricky, especially as I have always just let the strings ring for the most part. It's a new technique to me, and it will take a while to incorporate it smoothly into my playing.
Can I ask whether you have been self taught or had lessons from a professional techer?
I am interested because this forum is the first resource I have found giving systematic teaching on damping.

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Re: D04 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by JohnEllis » Sat Oct 07, 2017 6:38 am

Yes. Both over the years. However, damping was usually emphasized only when the music indicated staccato notes or when a rest called for it. How about you?
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Re: D04 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by Colin Bullock » Sat Oct 07, 2017 7:59 am

JohnEllis wrote:
Sat Oct 07, 2017 6:38 am
Yes. Both over the years. However, damping was usually emphasized only when the music indicated staccato notes or when a rest called for it. How about you?
Various tutorial books and the odd evening class, never a mention.

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Re: D04 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by DaveMoutrie » Sat Oct 07, 2017 12:22 pm

Colin Bullock wrote:
Sat Oct 07, 2017 7:59 am
JohnEllis wrote:
Sat Oct 07, 2017 6:38 am
Yes. Both over the years. However, damping was usually emphasized only when the music indicated staccato notes or when a rest called for it. How about you?
Various tutorial books and the odd evening class, never a mention.
Interesting, I had formal lessons back in the 70s when flared trousers and platform shoes were compulsary (less need for a foot stool).

My experience was similar to John's with damping only being used when a rest was indicated in the music.
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Re: D04 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by DaveMoutrie » Sat Oct 07, 2017 1:02 pm

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Wed Oct 04, 2017 7:50 pm
Hello everyone, I'm submitting my attempt at the exercise portion of Lesson 1, and hope to post recordings of Allegro and Bretonneuse this week, as Lesson 2 has started. I've been reading all the feedback and trying to apply it to my playing, but find the damping challenging still.

Comments welcome.

Hi John, welcome to D04 and congratulations on submitting your first videos.

Video and sound quality are both excellent and you have a good posture with the guitar holding it nicely at an angle of 45 degrees.
The trebbles and bases are not quite together in some places (call me captain obvious if you like), but these are not easy exercises and I certainly had problems with that to start with - I think its a multi tasking thing having to concentrate on playing 2 rest strokes at the same time.

Overall though, very well done and keep up the good work! :D
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Re: D04 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by JohnEllis » Sat Oct 07, 2017 6:43 pm

Dave, Thanks for your comments. Not easy exercises at all, agreed.
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Re: D04 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by JohnEllis » Sat Oct 07, 2017 6:47 pm

My submission of parts 3 of Lesson 1. I'll need to work on it some more, but at least I've committed it to memory and can play it here and there for practice.


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Re: D04 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by JohnEllis » Sat Oct 07, 2017 6:51 pm

Part 4. Not as clean as I'd like, and I may have missed some bass notes in the middle, but I find it a little cramped for space in a few of the measures.

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