D05 Classical guitar lesson 01

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Re: D05 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by Jeffrey Chan » Wed Oct 04, 2017 3:25 pm

DaveMoutrie wrote:
Wed Oct 04, 2017 2:10 pm
Decided to re record this one again taking into account all the helpful advice I have been given:

-Taking time over the position shifts
-sliding down from the 12th fret one fret at a time with the little finger
-Trying to keep my LH thumb from creeping over the top of the neck.

Just didn't seem to be able to get an error free recording though. :(


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Hi Dave..

Wow, that sounds and looks really good. Good positioning on the left arm and shoulder. Just from the angle, I'm wondering if the right hand should be slightly higher from the strings. It's hard to see from the angle, but it looks like you are clawing a touch.

Only one specific comment on measure 15 - sounds like there is an extra triplet in there some where. It happened on both the initial and the repeat.

But overall, looks good. Well done!
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Re: D05 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by DaveMoutrie » Wed Oct 04, 2017 8:24 pm

Rick, Jeffrey - thank you for your comments.

Quite right about bar 16, I did put in an extra triplet - and again in bar 31. So many versions of this piece and I thought I knew it.

Not sure about the clawing thing, but I'll have a look at my RH technique to see if I can spot what is going on.

Don't forget to post all 4 exam qualifying submissions everyone - lesson 2 is beckoning already! :chaud:
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Re: D05 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by Jeffrey Chan » Thu Oct 05, 2017 3:12 am

Here are my speed lessons:

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106

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This was a good exercise for me, as counting has always been difficult for me. I rely much more on feel and memory - which works fine for solo playing, but not duet or ensemble settings. Feedback welcome!
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Re: D05 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by DaveMoutrie » Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:56 am

Jeffrey Chan wrote:
Thu Oct 05, 2017 3:12 am
Here are my speed lessons:

This was a good exercise for me, as counting has always been difficult for me. I rely much more on feel and memory - which works fine for solo playing, but not duet or ensemble settings. Feedback welcome!
Very nicely played Jeffrey - I can see the intense look of concentration on your face and you are almost perfectly in time with the metronome. - I struggled for quite some time before even getting anywhere close to being in time.

Audio and video quality are excellent as well. Did you find an easy way to do audio and video and synch it all up?
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Re: D05 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by Jeffrey Chan » Thu Oct 05, 2017 12:54 pm

Hi Dave..

Thanks for the comments.

For the audio/video, I am using just a camcorder that I have. Good that you think the audio is ok with the camcorder. But if I was "recording", I might go back to the zoom h4n with an external mic ( but it's more hassle ). I would like to try at some point, multiple camera angles and then use a software product like PluralEyes to sync it all up. That would be interesting to try.

Sorry about the "concentration face" and thanks for bringing that up, usually guitarists talk about relaxing their arms/shoulders/etc. I need to work on relaxing my facial expression too!
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Re: D05 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by Haris Karachristianidis » Thu Oct 05, 2017 3:31 pm

Jeffrey Chan wrote:
Fri Sep 29, 2017 4:23 am
Here is my attempt at Vaghe bellezze e bionde trecce d'oro vedi che per ti moro !

Thanks in advance for the comments/feedback.
Jeffrey you play the piece very nicely! I would suggest to play it a little quicker. It is always correct to learn to play slowly the piece and if learned play quicker.
Your sound quality is very good!
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Melodia del Sor

I am afraid I just can't do any better at the moment. Missed notes keep popping up at different spots. When I eliminate the mistake in one place it appears in another.

But I think I just discovered the best position for the mike. Which is nice.
Maria, although you play with a silent guitar, I like your Melodia del Sor. Don't worry about the mistakes, this piece sounds easy but has some difficult parts and changes which you mostly play well!
DaveMoutrie wrote:
Wed Oct 04, 2017 2:10 pm
Decided to re record this one again taking into account all the helpful advice I have been given:

-Taking time over the position shifts
-sliding down from the 12th fret one fret at a time with the little finger
-Trying to keep my LH thumb from creeping over the top of the neck.

Just didn't seem to be able to get an error free recording though. :(
Dave, congratulations, very nice playing with nice coloring!

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Re: D05 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by Jeffrey Chan » Fri Oct 06, 2017 2:57 am

Here are my "Terminer" exercises:


Youtube


Felt like it was trying to wiggle my ears at times, but great finger isolation exercises!
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Re: D05 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by DaveMoutrie » Sat Oct 07, 2017 12:10 pm

Jeffrey Chan wrote:
Fri Oct 06, 2017 2:57 am
Here are my "Terminer" exercises:

Felt like it was trying to wiggle my ears at times, but great finger isolation exercises!


Very well played Jeffrey and I like the way you use different camera angles for the different exercises. I noticed that your right hand is pulling away from the soundboard some of the time rather than just moving your fingers. Could it be that your finger nails are hooking the strings and you are having to pull away to disengage them?
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Re: D05 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by DaveMoutrie » Sat Oct 07, 2017 12:14 pm

Haris Karachristianidis wrote:
Thu Oct 05, 2017 3:31 pm
Jeffrey Chan wrote:
Fri Sep 29, 2017 4:23 am
Here is my attempt at Vaghe bellezze e bionde trecce d'oro vedi che per ti moro !

Thanks in advance for the comments/feedback.
Jeffrey you play the piece very nicely! I would suggest to play it a little quicker. It is always correct to learn to play slowly the piece and if learned play quicker.
Your sound quality is very good!
Maria Anisimova wrote:
Sun Oct 01, 2017 10:46 am
Melodia del Sor

I am afraid I just can't do any better at the moment. Missed notes keep popping up at different spots. When I eliminate the mistake in one place it appears in another.

But I think I just discovered the best position for the mike. Which is nice.
Maria, although you play with a silent guitar, I like your Melodia del Sor. Don't worry about the mistakes, this piece sounds easy but has some difficult parts and changes which you mostly play well!
DaveMoutrie wrote:
Wed Oct 04, 2017 2:10 pm
Decided to re record this one again taking into account all the helpful advice I have been given:

-Taking time over the position shifts
-sliding down from the 12th fret one fret at a time with the little finger
-Trying to keep my LH thumb from creeping over the top of the neck.

Just didn't seem to be able to get an error free recording though. :(
Dave, congratulations, very nice playing with nice coloring!
Haris thank you for your comments.

I hope your practicing is going well, and that you will find the time to record and post the 4 qualifying pieces for this month. :D
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Re: D05 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by John Montes » Sat Oct 07, 2017 1:42 pm

Greetings all, nice work thus far.

I've updated the qualifying submissions tracker list for lesson #1 in Professor Delcamps 1st thread, near the bottom of that posting. I have entries for Dave, Jeffery, and Maria thus far.
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Re: D05 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by Jeffrey Chan » Sat Oct 07, 2017 2:26 pm

DaveMoutrie wrote:
Sat Oct 07, 2017 12:10 pm
Jeffrey Chan wrote:
Fri Oct 06, 2017 2:57 am
Here are my "Terminer" exercises:

Felt like it was trying to wiggle my ears at times, but great finger isolation exercises!


Very well played Jeffrey and I like the way you use different camera angles for the different exercises. I noticed that your right hand is pulling away from the soundboard some of the time rather than just moving your fingers. Could it be that your finger nails are hooking the strings and you are having to pull away to disengage them?
Thanks for the comments Dave. It's not a finger nail issue, but more of a bad habits issue ( from being a self taught steel string plucker! ) . I'll try to relax my right hand to keep it stationary.
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Re: D05 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by Haris Karachristianidis » Sat Oct 07, 2017 5:47 pm

Dave I practise, but not as mach as I should/wanted, so till now the pieces are not at the level I want to record. We'll see..

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Re: D05 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by Maria Anisimova » Sun Oct 08, 2017 3:06 pm

John Montes wrote:
Sat Oct 07, 2017 1:42 pm
I have entries for Dave, Jeffery, and Maria thus far.
Hi, John.
Could you please add "Vaghe Belleze" to my qualifying entries? it's here viewtopic.php?f=41&t=106992&start=90, you must have missed it somehow. I am also uploading the exercises in my next post.

And the second question. Is it OK with my silent guitar and the recordings?
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Re: D05 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by Maria Anisimova » Sun Oct 08, 2017 3:08 pm

Speed exercises


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Apagar Fermare


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Re: D05 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by DaveMoutrie » Mon Oct 09, 2017 1:19 pm

Maria Anisimova wrote:
Sun Oct 08, 2017 3:08 pm
Speed exercises


Youtube


Apagar Fermare


Youtube
Very nice

Excellent! and the speed exercises without a metronome as well. These are certainly not easy exercises.If I'm not very much mistaken you have now completed all the qualifying pieces for lesson 1, so its onwards and upwards to lesson 2. :D
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