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D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Jean-François Delcamp » Wed Oct 08, 2014 8:47 am

Hello everyone,
Please start by downloading the latest version of volume D01.
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.

First we will study some technical exercises from volume D01.
Page 54: C major scale. Be sure to damp the notes properly in the descending passages. To damp the notes in the descending passages: lean the fingers of the left hand against the vibrating strings. Work on controlling the volume by playing crescendo and decrescendo.

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Page 59: In the following exercises, you will work on getting a smooth join between notes, that is to say that you will end one or more notes at the exact moment that you start the following note (or notes). Exercises 17 to 20 are for the fingers of the right hand. The sign (x) indicates that the right hand finger is placed on the string.
Exercise 21 is for the left hand: lean the left hand finger to damp the adjacent string at the same time as you start the new note.

D01 p59 n17

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D01 p59 n18

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D01 p59 n19

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D01 p59 n20

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D01 p59 n21

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Finally, we'll look at six simple tunes, pages 11 to 15
Anonymous: Doucement, doucement

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Anonymous: Jig

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Anonymous: London's burning, canon

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Anonymous: Une souris verte

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Anonymous: J'ai du bon tabac

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Anonymous: La tête bizarde

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Anonymous: Frère Jacques, canon

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I ask you first to work on all these exercises and tunes for a week and then to upload your recordings of:
The C major scale
Exercise No. 20
Une souris verte
J'ai du bon tabac


Good luck!

I thank Geoff (GeoffB), Dan (dng) and flameproof, who have helped in the translation of my lessons into English.

Jean-François

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Exam qualifying submissions:

The C major scale
Exercise No. 20
Une souris verte
J'ai du bon tabac


Jeremy Gillard
The C major scale
Exercise No. 20
Une souris verte
J'ai du bon tabac

Rajesh Dhungel
The C major scale
Exercise No. 20
Une souris verte
J'ai du bon tabac

Paul Ashley
The C major scale
Exercise No. 20
Une souris verte
J'ai du bon tabac

Zafar Haq
The C major scale
Exercise No. 20
Une souris verte
J'ai du bon tabac

Mikko Helenius
The C major scale
Exercise No. 20
Une souris verte
J'ai du bon tabac

Sasa Durakovic
The C major scale
Exercise No. 20
Une souris verte
J'ai du bon tabac

Jay Gutknecht
The C major scale
Exercise No. 20
Une souris verte
J'ai du bon tabac

Madeleine Pashkofsky
The C major scale
Exercise No. 20
Une souris verte
J'ai du bon tabac

Kushtrim Avdiu
The C major scale
Exercise No. 20
Une souris verte
J'ai du bon tabac

Ivan Hurtado
The C major scale
Exercise No. 20
Une souris verte
J'ai du bon tabac

Tom Richmond
Une souris verte
J'ai du bon tabac

Zhihao Wang
The C major scale
Exercise No. 20
Une souris verte
J'ai du bon tabac

Jesse Knapp
The C major scale
Exercise No. 20
Une souris verte
J'ai du bon tabac

Bert Stendahl
The C major scale
Exercise No. 20
Une souris verte
J'ai du bon tabac

Alex Lototskyy
The C major scale
Exercise No. 20
Une souris verte
J'ai du bon tabac

Claude Huddy
The C major scale
Exercise No. 20
Une souris verte
J'ai du bon tabac

Chu Bun
The C major scale
Exercise No. 20
Une souris verte
J'ai du bon tabac

Colin Bullock
The C major scale
Exercise No. 20
Une souris verte
J'ai du bon tabac

Steven Galvin
The C major scale
Exercise No. 20
Une souris verte
J'ai du bon tabac

Loo Kin Xing
The C major scale
Une souris verte
J'ai du bon tabac

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The C major scale
Exercise No. 20
Une souris verte
J'ai du bon tabac

Agnel Joseph Noojibalthila
The C major scale
Exercise No. 20
Une souris verte
J'ai du bon tabac

Jose Ramon Martinez
The C major scale
Exercise No. 20
Une souris verte
J'ai du bon tabac

Warley Lima
The C major scale
Exercise No. 20
Une souris verte
J'ai du bon tabac
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Zafar Haq » Wed Oct 08, 2014 2:45 pm

Hi, To all classmates,
This month study lessons are already released.
I, did watch and practice Mr. Delcamp C Maj scale video few times. I read the C Maj Scale music sheet on page 54.Few new techniques to be practice in C Maj study.
1. Time signature is 2/4
2. Damping on descending. ( we all know this technique in our lesson1 practice).
3.Dynamics, meaning applying Crescendo and Decrescendo in our playing.
I search online for a lesson, how to play Crescendo, decrescendo on classical guitar. Not yet successful.
I found this link explaining dynamics in music.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EF-6Hq5mdcc
Hope other students may comment. Lets begin our learning together. :)

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Kushtrim Avdiu » Wed Oct 08, 2014 5:06 pm

Nice :D Mr. Delcamp put a lot of things on this lesson, i think its going to be interesting to practice all that, i am going to be busy these days :chitarrista: , i have enough material to practice.
Thank you maestro Delcamp
Have fun everybody!

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Kushtrim Avdiu » Wed Oct 08, 2014 5:10 pm

And thank you Zafar for pointing out the things we should be aware of.

Chris Strecko

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Post by Chris Strecko » Thu Oct 09, 2014 8:05 pm

Hi Zafar,

It may be that the increase and decrease could be the use of "open" and "rest" strumming techniques. Would apoyando be quieter than a free strock that glides over the string but does not come to a rest on the next string?
(a good discussion subject, eh?)

Chris

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Chris Strecko » Thu Oct 09, 2014 8:13 pm

Sorry I had to find the right term: Rest stroke = Apoyando Free stroke = Tirando

Also it could be the even-ness of playing. We all vary our volume involuntarily.....striking a note a little harder and producing a louder sound.....startling ourselves a little and then playing more quietly.

Eh volia, Crescendo and Decrescendo!!!

Chris :)

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Zafar Haq » Thu Oct 09, 2014 8:25 pm

Hi, Chris Strecko,
Thanks for your comments,advice.
I did try today to observe, how the notes on different strings ring for loudness in C Maj scale.The three base strings ring louder even,If I voluntarily try to play it soft. The three high strings by design produce soft sound in normal play. If I like to raise the loudness of these strings, I have to apply extra effort to create loudness comparative to three base strings.After few tries, I was able to listen some variations. I'll keep practice to make it better.
Hope other students will express their observations.

Chris Strecko

Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Chris Strecko » Thu Oct 09, 2014 9:05 pm

To the Moderators,

I'm having trouble with my dampening skills.

When the sheet music has an indication of /2 , /4 or /p /m /i above the flower sign,

Is this a direction to use the second finger of the left hand (/2) or the second finger of the right hand (/m)

And do you need to use the directed fingers or can you damp with the same finger as played ?

Thanks,
Chris

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Marko Räsänen » Fri Oct 10, 2014 7:01 am

Hi Chris, you are correct. The number after the forward slash indicates the left hand finger to be used for damping, and the letter right hand finger. While you are still practicing your damping skills in early stages, I would suggest to use the indicated finger. After a while as you progress with the lessons there won't be an indication anymore, just the flower sign, and then you'll need to figure out yourself which finger to use for damping.
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Kushtrim Avdiu » Fri Oct 10, 2014 11:10 am

Hey Chris, I think you shouldn't use free strokes in C major scale exercise for crescendo and decrescendo. All notes are played with rest strokes, and we should control the volume, starting low and raising the volume gradually.

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Rajesh Dhungel » Fri Oct 10, 2014 11:55 am

Hellow everyone :discussion:

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Zafar Haq » Fri Oct 10, 2014 3:24 pm

Hi, Rajesh Dhungel
Good to see you.

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Zafar Haq » Fri Oct 10, 2014 3:49 pm

Hi, D01 Classmates.
Today,I switch my practice from C major scale to exercise 20 at page 59.It is a right hand practice exercise.Watched Mr. Delcamp video.My observations are as follows.
1. Free strokes used.
2.Thumb is placed on D string.three remaining fingers are placed on G,B E high strings.Fingers remain planted through out the exercise.
3. Exercise begins between thumb and Index finger.Both thumb and Index finger alternately apply free stroke and came to rest on respective strings.It is repeated four times.Same is repeated between thumb and middle finger four times.Same is repeated for thumb and ring finger for four times.
4. I found that, if I move my right hand closer to sound hole and practice, my middle finger and ring finger respond better.I f, my right hand is placed closer towards bridge, ring finger and middle fingers hardly able to move from their positions and cause problems.I'll keep practice this exercise especially watching middle and ring fingers. :)

Chris Strecko

Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Chris Strecko » Fri Oct 10, 2014 7:38 pm

Thank you Marko. I will practice the suggested fingering.

Thank you Kushtrim. I came to the same conclusion.

Hi Rajesh.

Thanks for your all your shared practical imput Zafar.


Has anyone found the page number for "Une souris verte" and "J'ai du bon tabac" ? I will look again and post it if I can find them.
Chris :bye:

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Zafar Haq » Fri Oct 10, 2014 9:25 pm

Hi, Chris Strecko
1. At page 12 is UNE SOURIS VERTE.
2. At page 13 is J'AI DU BON TABAC.
Chris, you are from which location, Country etc. What about last month lessons study videos? :)

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