D03 Classical guitar lesson 05

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D03 Classical guitar lesson 05

Post by Jean-François Delcamp » Mon Jan 02, 2017 3:18 pm

Hello everyone,
Please start by downloading the latest version of volume D03.
If you are new to the course, please read this message to familiarize yourself with the conditions for participating in the lessons. You should also read the first message in lesson 1, where you will find advice on how to make the most of your study time and on the methods of practising that I recommend.




Today, we're going to work on a series of exercises.
- page 90, numbers 16, 17 - Jean-François DELCAMP - SCALES
When changes of position are needed, you will be using the "position shift" technique. Position I is the left hand position where the index finger (1) is placed behind the 1st fret, position V is the hand position where the index (1) is placed behind the fifth fret, etc. The position shift involves moving the left hand along the neck, from position to position, from fret to fret. In the scales we're looking at today, notice that my first finger never leaves the first string, I use it as a guide for my hand. Position shifts are shown by oblique lines linking two fingering indications given for the same finger.
The following videos are for numbers 16, 17 on page 90. Concentrate your practice on the passages highlighted in yellow, and do your best to perfect the position shift technique.

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- Page 95, numbers 32, 33, 34, 35, 36. Jean-François DELCAMP - SLURS
We have already worked on the rest stroke (apoyando) with the fingers of the right hand. Now we are going to work on doing a rest stroke with the fingers of the left hand. That is the best way to learn how to execute descending slurs.

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Finally, we'll look at 4 pieces, pages 39, 42, 43, 56 et 58.
- page 39 Ferdinand CARULLI (1770-1841) PRELUDE N°4 opus 114
Practise playing this arpeggio while keeping 3 fingers on the strings throughout. Doing it this way will teach you to make the necessary finger movement without it triggering involuntary and unwanted movements by the other fingers.

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- pages 42-43 Ferdinand CARULLI (1770-1841) VALSE

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- page 56 Niccolò PAGANINI (1782-1840) GHIRIBIZZO n°1
There are numerous repetitions, so vary the tone colour to avoid monotony. To obtain different tone colours, play:
- over the soundhole (the sound volume is at its best here and you get a good balance between the bass and treble notes);
- over the fingerboard (the sound here is softer, closer to the that of a clarinet, and the basses are softened);
- near the bridge (the sound here is more metallic, and becomes close to that of the harpsichord, the basses are strengthened and the trebles weakened).

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- page 58 Dionisio AGUADO (1784-1849) LECCION N°19
Practise playing this arpeggio while keeping 2 fingers on the strings throughout. Doing it this way will teach you to make the necessary finger movement without it triggering involuntary and unwanted movements by the other fingers.

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I ask you first to work on all these exercises and pieces for one week and then to post your recordings on the forum for:
- page 39 Ferdinand CARULLI (1770-1841) PRELUDE N°4 opus 114
- page 56 Niccolò PAGANINI (1782-1840) GHIRIBIZZO n°1



Good luck!


I thank Geoff (GeoffB) who has helped in the translation of my lessons into English.


Jean-François

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Exam qualifying submissions:

PRELUDE N°4 opus 114
GHIRIBIZZO n°1

Andrei Puhach
PRELUDE N°4 opus 114
GHIRIBIZZO n°1

Ed Butler
PRELUDE N°4 opus 114
GHIRIBIZZO n°1

Colin Bullock
PRELUDE N°4 opus 114
GHIRIBIZZO n°1

Chu Bun
PRELUDE N°4 opus 114
GHIRIBIZZO n°1

Bert Stendahl
PRELUDE N°4 opus 114
GHIRIBIZZO n°1

Teodora Despotovic Kosanovic
PRELUDE N°4 opus 114
GHIRIBIZZO n°1

Edna Lopez
PRELUDE N°4 opus 114
GHIRIBIZZO n°1

DaveMoutrie
PRELUDE N°4 opus 114
GHIRIBIZZO n°1

Jose Ramon Martinez
PRELUDE N°4 opus 114
GHIRIBIZZO n°1

Warley Lima
PRELUDE N°4 opus 114
GHIRIBIZZO n°1
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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 05

Post by Zafar Haq » Tue Jan 03, 2017 12:11 am

Hi, Classmates,
This month exam qualifying assignments music sheet breakdown.
D03 Lesson 5

- page 39 Ferdinand CARULLI (1770-1841) PRELUDE N°4 opus 114
- page 56 Niccolò PAGANINI (1782-1840) GHIRIBIZZO n°1

a.page 39 Ferdinand CARULLI (1770-1841) PRELUDE N°4 opus 114
1.Time Signature: 4/4
2.Tempo:Moderate,i-e 110 to 150 range
3.Strokes: Not defined
4.Measures:14
5.Phrases: Not defined
6. Dampings: Yes,5
7.Repeats: No
8.Special effects:Not defined
9."#" symbol: Yes,C#,F#,G#
11.Lyrics: No
12.Rest:Yes,Quarter notes at measure 14
13. Articulation:No
14.Improvisation:No
15.Slur:No
16.Ornament:No
17.Tie:No
18.Barre:Yes,measures 7,13

b.page 56 Niccolò PAGANINI (1782-1840) GHIRIBIZZO n°1

1.Time Signature: 6/8
2.Tempo:Allegretto,Faster,Faster than Andante and usually slower than Allegro
3.Strokes: Not defined
4.Measures:10
5.Phrases: Not defined
6.Damping:No
7.Repeats: Yes,measures 1 to 5, measures 6 to 10
8.Special effects:Not defined
9."#" symbol: Yes,C#,F#,G# where these notes exists in the piece.
11.Lyrics: No
12.Rest:Yes,One eigth note at measures 5,10
13. Articulation:No
14.Improvisation:No
15.Slur:No
16.Ornament:No
17.Tie:No
18.Barre:No
19.Glissando:Slide at measure 4

"A Major Scale"
Using the formula:W-W-H-W-W-W-H
W=whole or two frets
H=half or single fret
A-B=W
B-C#=W
C#-D=H
D-E=W
E-F#=W
F#-G#=W
G#-A=H
A major Scale is:A-B-C#-D-E-F#-G#-A

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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 05

Post by Colin Bullock » Thu Jan 05, 2017 9:58 am

Zafar Haq wrote:Hi, Classmates,
This month exam qualifying assignments music sheet breakdown.
D03 Lesson 5
Thanks Zafar, glad to see you are still with us.
How's it going?

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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 05

Post by Zafar Haq » Thu Jan 05, 2017 6:08 pm

Hi, Colin Bullock,
Thanks for noticing my presence.I'm fine and in touch with the forum watching,learning practicing as required for D03 level.

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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 05

Post by Andrei Puhach » Mon Jan 09, 2017 1:02 am

Hi friends, Happy New Year!
Here is my lesson 05 submission:
- page 39 Ferdinand CARULLI (1770-1841) PRELUDE N°4 opus 114

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As I understand it is not necessary to submit 114a (keeping 3 fingers on the strings throughout). I did practice 114a a bit, but it feels somewhat unnatural...


- page 56 Niccolò PAGANINI (1782-1840) GHIRIBIZZO n°1

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I did not manage to vary tone much but at least managed to play ~80% of the piece apoyando (for richer tone)


- pages 42-43 Ferdinand CARULLI (1770-1841) VALSE (optional)

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P.S. In case anyone has hooked nails which make playing so much harder and produce bad tone here is a perfect solution which worked great for me: viewtopic.php?f=87&t=69527 This problem bothered me for a couple years, finally it is fixed, my 'i' finger is as good as others now :)
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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 05

Post by Colin Bullock » Mon Jan 09, 2017 3:03 pm

Andrei Puhach wrote: As I understand it is not necessary to submit 114a
That's the way I read it.

Excellent playing.
I'm finding the Paganni tricky because it doesn't feel natural to damp the notes so quickly.

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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 05

Post by Ed Butler » Mon Jan 09, 2017 3:36 pm

Andrei - outstanding as always. I really liked the VALSE piece.

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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 05

Post by Andrei Puhach » Mon Jan 09, 2017 5:18 pm

Colin Bullock wrote:
Andrei Puhach wrote: As I understand it is not necessary to submit 114a
That's the way I read it.

Excellent playing.
I'm finding the Paganni tricky because it doesn't feel natural to damp the notes so quickly.
Thank you, Colin!
As of quick damps there is a very good exercise (I did not do it yet but will surely do). Search on Youtube "Edson Lopes daily technique" and fast-forward to 2:22. The exercise mostly targets the left hand, but that RH thumb damping pattern is very similar to what we have in the Paganini piece.
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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 05

Post by Colin Bullock » Mon Jan 09, 2017 5:48 pm

Andrei Puhach wrote:Search on Youtube "Edson Lopes daily technique" and fast-forward to 2:22. The exercise mostly targets the left hand, but that RH thumb damping pattern is very similar to what we have in the Paganini piece.
Thanks Andrei I'll try that. At the moment it is coming, but slowly.

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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 05

Post by Colin Bullock » Mon Jan 09, 2017 5:48 pm

Andrei Puhach wrote:Search on Youtube "Edson Lopes daily technique" and fast-forward to 2:22. The exercise mostly targets the left hand, but that RH thumb damping pattern is very similar to what we have in the Paganini piece.
Thanks Andrei I'll try that. At the moment it is coming, but slowly.

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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 05

Post by Andrei Puhach » Mon Jan 09, 2017 8:53 pm

Ed Butler wrote:Andrei - outstanding as always. I really liked the VALSE piece.

Ed Butler
Thank you, Ed! Somehow non-required pieces come out better :)
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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 05

Post by Andrei Puhach » Tue Jan 10, 2017 6:55 am

Here is an optional part of the assignment:
- page 58 Dionisio AGUADO (1784-1849) LECCION N°19

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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 05

Post by Bert Stendahl » Tue Jan 10, 2017 5:06 pm

When you say hooked nails, around which axis is the hook?

Andrei Puhach wrote: P.S. In case anyone has hooked nails which make playing so much harder and produce bad tone here is a perfect solution which worked great for me: viewtopic.php?f=87&t=69527 This problem bothered me for a couple years, finally it is fixed, my 'i' finger is as good as others now :)
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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 05

Post by Ed Butler » Tue Jan 10, 2017 6:45 pm

Here are my first recordings of lesson 5

Lesson 5 Carulli PRELUDE


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Lesson 5 GHIRIBIZZO - slowed it down so I could get some of the damping


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Lesson 5 VALSE optional


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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 05

Post by Andrei Puhach » Tue Jan 10, 2017 7:18 pm

Bert Stendahl wrote:When you say hooked nails, around which axis is the hook?

Andrei Puhach wrote: P.S. In case anyone has hooked nails which make playing so much harder and produce bad tone here is a perfect solution which worked great for me: viewtopic.php?f=87&t=69527 This problem bothered me for a couple years, finally it is fixed, my 'i' finger is as good as others now :)
It is the axis entering and exiting the sides of a finger. If you look at a finger horizontally the nail would look down like this:

--------\-, <===== nail looks down
_________/
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