D02 Classical guitar lesson 02

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Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Nelson Lee » Mon Oct 16, 2017 4:42 pm

Dear Lucian,

What a cool piece! I like what Tom suggested which was to focus on the challenging parts of the piece and then go back and put everything together. Nice effort and definitely a keeper. Nelson.

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Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Lucian Bistreanu » Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:12 am

Thank you Nelson, yes Tom"s suggestion was a good idea and I'm already applying it. We"ll see the results in a week or so. Lucian

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Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Tom Wimsatt » Thu Oct 19, 2017 3:10 am


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I worked on another exercise. Kind of a fun one.
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Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Ed Butler » Thu Oct 19, 2017 4:14 pm

Tom - I liked it - I will give it a try.

I also took an attempt, lost it in the middle a little bit, at the SOR LECON IV opus 60. I used it more as a counting exercise.


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Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Tom Wimsatt » Thu Oct 19, 2017 7:21 pm

Hello, Ed. Your making progress! You might try slowing down your count a bit. I know it feels slow but you sound rushed when I listened to you count aloud.

Also, I learned something new while watching you play!!!! I listened to your count and noticed you counted to six. I thought "wait its 3/4 time signature what is he doing???" I didn't notice the count notation in this piece! It was right under my nose...

I counted as follows (from the beginning): 3, 1 a & a, 2, 3. And so on. I'm not saying either method is "wrong" (note: large font represents string pluck).

If I cannot get a "feel" for tempo of a piece, or am repeatedly screwing up the piece, I've tried playing only (in this example) the quarter notes of the measure. So I skip the sixteenth notes until I can get some intuitive feel for tempo. You still play in 3/4, 6/8 time, etc.,, just with fewer notes. This sometimes works - just another way to simplify the piece and help "incrementally" learn. This is not a strategy for the Sor piece but might help with exercise #4
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Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Ed Butler » Fri Oct 20, 2017 12:07 pm

Tom - thanks. I will try slowing it down. I counted to 6 because that it what it shows on the piece above the music and what the instructor did. I like your idea to simplify.

Ed

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Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Tom Wimsatt » Fri Oct 20, 2017 1:18 pm

Ed Butler wrote:
Fri Oct 20, 2017 12:07 pm
Tom - thanks. I will try slowing it down. I counted to 6 because that it what it shows on the piece above the music and what the instructor did. I like your idea to simplify.

Ed
Understood. I just thought I'd mention it since I hadn't noticed the counting method before. Try both but stick with what works for you for a given piece. Also, the note skipping strategy helps me sometimes, and sometimes it doesn't.

Hope your vision surgery went well.
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Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Ed Butler » Fri Oct 20, 2017 3:27 pm

Hi Tom - right eye is good, left eye so-so, but good enough. I will try both counting methods, and add to my practice routine.

Ed

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Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Colin Bullock » Sun Oct 22, 2017 10:42 am

Lucian Bistreanu wrote:
Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:22 am
I am not even sure if I have the right to call this Malaguena, I will post it anyway :)
You should have heard my first attempt at this :oops:
I think you have all done very well, Ed in particular has made good progress from last year.
Well done

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Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Setareh Pishdad » Sun Oct 22, 2017 10:17 pm

Hi fellow classmates, here are my submissions after many attempts to record and subsequent deletes :)

https://youtu.be/nSn4A_9w-rM
https://youtu.be/cZRSZFTJqJo
https://youtu.be/99PqQ8mK4yY

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Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Tom Wimsatt » Sun Oct 22, 2017 11:02 pm

Nice work. And glad to hear that someone else makes multiple attempts to get a "keeper". I sometimes make a dozen or more attempts before getting a decent recording.
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Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Ed Butler » Sun Oct 22, 2017 11:57 pm

Colin - thank you. Your kind words are most appreciated.

Ed

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Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Ed Butler » Mon Oct 23, 2017 2:28 pm

Setareh - really liked your Malaguena. I like how you keep your right fingers moving, with little or no hesitation, as you go from measure to measure. Something I need to work on.

Ed

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Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Lucian Bistreanu » Mon Oct 23, 2017 2:46 pm

Colin Bullock wrote:
Sun Oct 22, 2017 10:42 am
Lucian Bistreanu wrote:
Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:22 am
I am not even sure if I have the right to call this Malaguena, I will post it anyway :)
You should have heard my first attempt at this :oops:
I think you have all done very well, Ed in particular has made good progress from last year.
Well done
Thank you Colin :)

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Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Lucian Bistreanu » Mon Oct 23, 2017 2:47 pm

Setareh Pishdad wrote:
Sun Oct 22, 2017 10:17 pm
Hi fellow classmates, here are my submissions after many attempts to record and subsequent deletes :)

https://youtu.be/nSn4A_9w-rM
https://youtu.be/cZRSZFTJqJo
https://youtu.be/99PqQ8mK4yY
Well done Setareh, :bravo:

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