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D05 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Jean-François Delcamp » Wed Oct 08, 2014 8:56 am

Hello everyone,
Please start by downloading the latest version of volume D05.
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 look at 5 pieces.

- page 6 Luys de Narvàez (ca. 1500-1555) Diferencias sobre guardame las vacas
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These "diferencias" (variations) are based on the sequence of four chords (C major, G major, A minor and E major) laid out in the first four bars of the work, and are among the oldest variations ever found in print.
Each "diferencia" consists of eight bars. The harmonies of the first four bars are repeated in the next four bars, with the last two chords (A minor and E major) both incorporated into bar 7. This makes it possible to conclude with a perfect cadence in A minor, while still fitting the phrase into an 8 bar structure.
The remaining "diferencias" elaborate on the initial harmonic sequence. Hemiolas abound, the rhythmic freeness giving the piece a jubilant lightness.
I indicate the hemiolas with broken lines above the staff. See this video extract, where I demonstrate the hemiolas in bars 9 to 12.

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These "Diferencias sobre guardame las vacas" conclude in a coda of 4 bars where the 4 initial chords (C major, G major, A minor and E major), which were until now dotted whole notes (dotted semibreves), are contracted at the end into 3 quarter notes and 1 half note (3 crotchets and 1 minim).

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Don't hesitate to improvise on this sequence of 4 chords, keeping strictly to 6/4 time.

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- page 14 John Dowland (1563-1626) Lady Laiton's almain
The allemande (almain or alman), a dance from the 15th and 16th centuries, is accompanied by music in a binary rhythm. According to Thoinot Arbeau, it is of a medium solemnity, which gives it the pace of a rather heavy pavane. The allemande is a very sober dance, in which the dancers promenade in pairs in open position (side by side). With its origins in very ancient popular tradition, it symbolizes not only seduction but also ravishment. It disappeared at the beginning of the 17th century and the only memory it leaves behind is in the instrumental suite.
http://youtu.be/2rXXHgCkcxg

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- page 40 François Campion (1680-1748) Prélude à 4 têms
François Campion is the next most significant French guitarist of the baroque period after Robert de Visée. He was Master of guitar and theorbo at the Royal Academy of Music in Paris.

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- page 56 Fernando Sor (1778-1839) Leçon XVIII opus 60
This is to be practised first with chords, and then with different patterns of arpeggio. As far as the right hand is concerned, the ring finger plays the first string, the middle finger plays the second, and the index finger plays the first, while the thumb plays the 3 bass strings.

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In bars 24 and 25 the third finger serves as a pivot, so leave it resting in position on the third string.

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- page 90 Francisco Tàrrega (1852-1909) Estudio en forma de minuetto
This minuet in A major, in the A B A' form, starts with a 3 bar phrase which ends in an open manner (like a question) on the dominant E followed by a 3 bar response which concludes the first phrase with a perfect cadence in A major. The second section (bars 11 to 18) is in the key of the dominant (E). Finally, the third section repeats the first section with a small variation in bar 25.
In bars 3, 6, 10, 21, 24 and 28 damp the preceding bass note.

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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:
- page 6 Luys de Narvàez (ca. 1500-1555) Diferencias sobre guardame las vacas
- page 90 Francisco Tàrrega (1852-1909) Estudio en forma de minuetto


Good luck!


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


Jean-François


Exam qualifying submissions: :
Luys de Narvàez (ca. 1500-1555) Diferencias sobre guardame las vacas
Francisco Tàrrega (1852-1909) Estudio en forma de minuetto


Gabriel Guégan
Luys de Narvàez (ca. 1500-1555) Diferencias sobre guardame las vacas
Francisco Tàrrega (1852-1909) Estudio en forma de minuetto

Stewart Doyle
Luys de Narvàez (ca. 1500-1555) Diferencias sobre guardame las vacas
Francisco Tàrrega (1852-1909) Estudio en forma de minuetto

Chris Capener
Luys de Narvàez (ca. 1500-1555) Diferencias sobre guardame las vacas
Francisco Tàrrega (1852-1909) Estudio en forma de minuetto

Pentti Kotilainen
Luys de Narvàez (ca. 1500-1555) Diferencias sobre guardame las vacas
Francisco Tàrrega (1852-1909) Estudio en forma de minuetto

Goran Penic
Francisco Tàrrega (1852-1909) Estudio en forma de minuetto

David Smyth
Luys de Narvàez (ca. 1500-1555) Diferencias sobre guardame las vacas
Francisco Tàrrega (1852-1909) Estudio en forma de minuetto

John Montes
Luys de Narvàez (ca. 1500-1555) Diferencias sobre guardame las vacas
Francisco Tàrrega (1852-1909) Estudio en forma de minuetto
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Re: D05 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Gabriel-guégan » Thu Oct 16, 2014 5:39 am

Hello,
Thanks Jean-François for this second lesson
Those are my last summer's work :bye:
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Re: D05 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Goran Penic » Thu Oct 16, 2014 10:06 am

Gabriel-guégan wrote:Hello,
Thanks Jean-François for this second lesson
Those are my last summer's work :bye:
:bravo: Gabriel. Verv good performance :casque: .
I think you're adding a little reverb to your recordings. Or do you have such a good room for recording.

My computer at home is broken so I can not participate much in the forum, but I hope that soon everything will be fine.
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Re: D05 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Gabriel-guégan » Thu Oct 16, 2014 2:36 pm

Thanks Goran
No add reverb, I'm recording just with a Z**m H2n (MS 60°40cm maybe too close ) and nothing more :D
I hoped that it was due to the guitarist :lol: But perhaps you right its just the room :( ;) :ride:
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Re: D05 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Stewart Doyle » Sun Oct 19, 2014 8:30 pm

:bravo: Gabriel! Very well played, I was waiting to hear whether your excellent tempo was going to slip when it came to the tricky sections, but you have clearly been concentrating on the awkward sections and practicing these well. I'm a bit behind on this lesson as I've been away from home, but I'm hoping to get something recorded on Tuesday night, otherwise it will have to be next weekend!
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Re: D05 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Stewart Doyle » Tue Oct 21, 2014 8:51 pm

Hi everyone,

Here are my pieces for this lesson. I have been looking at these for more than a week, but without quite the same enthusiasm as for some of the other pieces. Firstly the Tarrega: I clearly need to practice the second chord of bar 10 and 28 a bit more, I've made a few other slips and completely forgot where I was at bar 22..

Tarrega: Study in the form of a minuet

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and the Narvaez: even more signs of not having practiced the difficult sections (bars 19-22, 34,35) and although I dutifully counted six for most of the final notes, I forgot to do it for the very last note!

Narvaez: Diferencias sobre guardame las vacas

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Re: D05 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Gabriel-guégan » Wed Oct 22, 2014 4:58 pm

Nice job Stewart :okok:
As you said, you need to practice more, but actually it's already quite good
Just one point ; For Tarrega's stuidy, watches to respect well the duration of the crotchet rests
Perhaps with time and enough enthusiasm you 'ld able to make a new record in one or two weeks
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Re: D05 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by ChrisCapener » Sat Oct 25, 2014 10:02 am

Hi Guys,

Very crisp and flowing from you Gabriel - nice to listen to. :casque:

Well done to you Stewart too - clear and melodic and wihout all the buzzes that I could not avoid :bravo:


Here is my Tarrega - I think you can hear how much of struggle this has been, I have played it better but this is the best recording so far

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Next weekend I'll try and post the other piece.

Keep practicing :bye:

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Re: D05 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Stewart Doyle » Mon Oct 27, 2014 8:41 pm

Well played Chris, :bravo: ,these lessons at D05 are certainly a challenge, and although I grew to like playing this piece - at least more than I did initially, I find that makes it even harder.
I'm not sure whether you are likely to return to the Tarrega, but I did notice a couple of things:

For the trill in bar 10 you start with an open string rather than plucking the string with the 3rd finger on C# then pulling off, then hammering on again.
In bar 11 after the key change, you play G# then F# on the top string instead of G# then G natural (or F double sharp as it's written)

Thanks to noticing that you played it correctly, I also noticed I was playing the G# wrongly in bar 14 (on string 3 rather than the indicated string 4) - perhaps I might have got the harmonic right if I'd been closer!

As you say.... keep practicing (especially the tricky bits!)

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Re: D05 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Gabriel-guégan » Tue Oct 28, 2014 10:35 pm

Well done Chris :okok:

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Re: D05 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Pentti Kotilainen » Wed Oct 29, 2014 9:52 am

:bravo: Nice job from all of you.

This is where I'm right now with these two pieces. :oops:
Luys de Narvàez (ca. 1500-1555) Diferencias sobre guardame las vacas

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Francisco Tàrrega (1852-1909) Estudio en forma de minuetto

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Re: D05 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Gabriel-guégan » Thu Oct 30, 2014 12:02 pm

Hello Pentti
These two pieces need both of a little more practice, but are played well already more or less
For Estudio en forma de minuetto, i noticed :
measure 13 you played sixteenth note instead of eighth note
measure 14 the two quarters notes didn't have their right duration
measure 8 & 26 you have played apojiature as sixteenth note slurs
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Re: D05 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Goran Penic » Fri Oct 31, 2014 4:30 pm

:bravo: Pentti I like your performance of Tarrega.
Of course I also agree with Gabriel
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Re: D05 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Goran Penic » Wed Nov 05, 2014 2:58 am

Francisco Tàrrega (1852-1909) Estudio en forma de minuetto

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François Campion (1680-1748) Prélude à 4 têms

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:merci: for watching.
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Re: D05 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Gabriel-guégan » Wed Nov 05, 2014 12:36 pm

Well played Goran :bravo:
Just a small detail ; It seems to me that the second beat's first note on measure 2,5,20,23 are a bit too long or it's the next one which is too short
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