D01 Classical guitar lesson 03

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Jonathan Lamb
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 03

Post by Jonathan Lamb » Sat Nov 21, 2015 11:05 pm

Hey! :-)

Salvatore Lovinello
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 03

Post by Salvatore Lovinello » Sun Nov 22, 2015 3:28 pm

Jon,

An interesting thing happened to me last night while practicing. I had a distinct buzz on the D string when playing the lower F through A notes. After freaking out for a bit, it's an expensive luthier made guitar, I calmed down and changed out the strings. The buzz disappeared... Unless your strings are new/newish I would start with a string change before you move onto other things. I wouldn't obsess over the buzz either. It seems to be mostly under control and if it's a technique issue it will go away with time.

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 03

Post by Jonathan Lamb » Tue Nov 24, 2015 4:37 pm

Dear Classmates,

Keep practising steady and KUMON! with the good work - November whizzes past and we're still trying to get semi-decent recordings up before 'Leçon quatre'. You'd hardly believe it , since Cao's suggestion I've tried to make a second recording Good-Morning - less then 10 measures, and I haven't yet found a spare moment.


To Sal ,
This is great! Glad it wasn't a problem at all. So, I've picked up a secondhand 'Estudio' model originally from a luthier workshop in Madrid. Now, Thursday I have to go into central Amsterdam for = yikes! = dental treatment... & hey presto New Strings (I hope) in the afternoon!

'Farewell, but not goodbye' my esteemed fellow classical guitarists! :bye:

Jonathan

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 03

Post by Salvatore Lovinello » Thu Nov 26, 2015 4:08 pm

To all who celebrate the American harvest festival of Thanksgiving. Happy Thanksgiving!

Good job on your recordings every one. :bravo:

I do apologize for not uploading lesson three. Truth be told I'm having a heck of time playing Leccion 5a at the recommended tempo. My fingers are simply refusing to alternate i m. I've had to take it back to the slowest tempo possible and retrain my digits. I hope to have time tomorrow to upload what I have and take my lumps.

Sal

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 03

Post by Zafar Haq » Thu Nov 26, 2015 4:48 pm

Hi, Salvatore Lovinello,
I read your last post about tempo written on our music sheet.Being a level D01 student,we are expected to understand notes, finger placement on proper frets and begin playing and practicing on a slow tempo to our ability and to our comfort level.I submitted my assignments playing mostly at 60.Don't go hard on your self.Just play it slowly.

Steven Galvin

Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 03

Post by Steven Galvin » Thu Nov 26, 2015 5:35 pm

Hi all

sorry for my counting - trying to work on timing and finding it difficult with the and notes between 1 and 2 !!!
But great practise!

Delcamp D01 03 SI SI RE

[media]https://youtu.be/CQn1bRz22sQ[/media]


Anonyme: Good Morning to All

[media]https://youtu.be/7iOTp94E3W0[/media]


Dionisio Aguado: Leccion 5a

[media]https://youtu.be/gI_DgrXu4B4[/media]


Anonyme Lo, nous marchons sur un étroit chemin

[media]https://youtu.be/11ewBbbVGTU[/media]


All comments welcome - a great learning place. Thanks

Salvatore Lovinello
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 03

Post by Salvatore Lovinello » Sat Nov 28, 2015 7:15 pm

Thank you for your patience classmates. I have to admit this months lessons were a bit of a struggle. Salaam, Zafar. You have reminded me I'm here to learn, shukren.


si si re

[media]https://youtu.be/weWgjhtidZc[/media]

Good morning to all.

[media]https://youtu.be/mH1RW9-k0_M[/media]

Leccion 5a

[media]https://youtu.be/A_Ip23SWfa4[/media]

Lo, nous marchons sur un etroit chemin

[media]https://youtu.be/eQeIdbD7swk[/media]

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 03

Post by David Florea » Sun Nov 29, 2015 6:17 pm

Very good Salvatore! You got your thumb involved and made the transition to "i" and "m" very smoothly. Well done.

Mark Coprada

Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 03

Post by Mark Coprada » Sun Nov 29, 2015 6:26 pm

Steven,
Great practice indeed! I would suggest practicing with a metronome to build speed and timing. It may look odd but you might want to try practicing timing while walking (what I usually do when I'm alone and going out for a walk). Also, I suggest using your thumb too in Lo, nous marchons sur un étroit chemin as indicated in the score.

Salvatore,
Good playing! I would suggest to observe legato in the scores. You might want to decrease the force in plucking the strings and so that it would sound smooth.

I finally uploaded my recordings for lesson 03. I got a new chair but it feels too high for me. I needed another stool to elevate my left knee too. Comments are appreciated!
[media]https://youtu.be/koz9r_3aF_M[/media]
[media]https://youtu.be/wHzmrkqMGVk[/media]
[media]https://youtu.be/7T55CVyc4Ic[/media]
[media]https://youtu.be/YU3NN7Op9QE[/media]

Steven Galvin

Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 03

Post by Steven Galvin » Sun Nov 29, 2015 8:45 pm

thanks Mark

- walking suggestion is a great idea.

Will try it - appreciate your advice.

Your fretting looks v smooth

Cao Nguyen

Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 03

Post by Cao Nguyen » Sun Nov 29, 2015 9:26 pm

Hi Mark,

You don't want to keep your RH arm stationary and extend/flex the fingers to reach the strings. The arm must move up and down so the fingers could pluck all strings at approximately the same angle.

Sal,

Are you using the Hannabach Goldin strings?

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 03

Post by Salvatore Lovinello » Mon Nov 30, 2015 1:55 am

Mark,

Thanks for the feed back. Keep it coming...

Cao,

Holy moly! You are spot on about the strings. How can you tell?

Mark Coprada

Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 03

Post by Mark Coprada » Mon Nov 30, 2015 4:57 am

Cao,

Thanks! Will practice that even if my hands are not accustomed to that motion. Hopefully they will adapt through time. :)

Cao Nguyen

Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 03

Post by Cao Nguyen » Mon Nov 30, 2015 9:37 am

Sal,

I just changed to the same strings per recommendation of the previous owner of my guitar, only the treble side though :D. I thought it'd not be surprising, the "Goldin" color of the bass strings is too obvious. I like the sound, very powerful trebles. However, do you have intonation problems with the upper frets? My G string is okay up to the 8th fret. From the 9th fret up it's 10-14 cents sharp. I think I got defective strings :(.

Mark,

You can read about string crossing, the piece Leccion 5a is mainly for practicing that. I'm sure you will get used to that very quick. Just feel the optimum angle of the strokes for each finger, the hand will follow. Also practice damping with your thumb, it will move up/down along with the hand when you do string crossing.

Steven,

I think you're on the right path. With more practice your playing should be more fluent. I suggest curving your LH fingers more when you fret down the notes, especially the 3rd finger. Also, in Si Si Re you damp the ringing notes with the RH fingers as indicated in the score, not the left hand.

Lê Vĩnh Hà

Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 03

Post by Lê Vĩnh Hà » Mon Nov 30, 2015 11:14 am

:( :( This month I'm too busy. I will sumit my video on this weekend. :(

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