D02 Classical guitar lesson 07

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Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 07

Post by Tom Wimsatt » Fri Mar 16, 2018 11:46 pm

Sounds like good advice to me. I plan to work on this over the weekend.
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Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 07

Post by Ed Butler » Sat Mar 17, 2018 2:47 pm

Lucian - I heartily agree with Tom - your left hand fingering seems effortless. That will be one of my goals during the summer months.

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Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 07

Post by Tom Wimsatt » Sun Mar 18, 2018 2:43 am

Here' my attempt at improvisation.


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Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 07

Post by Tom Wimsatt » Sun Mar 18, 2018 2:46 am

"It seems that the giant spider has his own eyes as he moves around without using yours, and he's doing very well what he's doing :)"

:lol: I just noticed that statement in your response! Funny!
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Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 07

Post by Tom Wimsatt » Mon Mar 19, 2018 1:36 am

I took another crack at Ecossaise No 10...

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Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 07

Post by Ed Butler » Mon Mar 19, 2018 12:45 pm

Tom - great improvement on this version. I noticed you have moved your left palm closer to the neck. I think that is the smart way to go. It reduces the "spider" fingers and also reduces the stress on the fingers.

Well done.

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Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 07

Post by Ed Butler » Mon Mar 19, 2018 2:04 pm

Improv D-G-A-B using 4th/5th position. Really do not like my left wrist position - need to work on that.

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Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 07

Post by Tom Wimsatt » Mon Mar 19, 2018 2:31 pm

Ed Butler wrote:
Mon Mar 19, 2018 12:45 pm
Tom - great improvement on this version. I noticed you have moved your left palm closer to the neck. I think that is the smart way to go. It reduces the "spider" fingers and also reduces the stress on the fingers.

Well done.

Ed
Thanks Ed. I was trying to reduce string buzzing. I didn't realize the change in hand position had occurred, I was trying to be more precise in my finger placement. Good to know though, I may try a similar strategy with my right hand.
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Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 07

Post by Tom Wimsatt » Mon Mar 19, 2018 3:01 pm

Ed Butler wrote:
Mon Mar 19, 2018 2:04 pm
Improv D-G-A-B using 4th/5th position. Really do not like my left wrist position - need to work on that.

Hi Ed. Using something other than the first position to play this is something I didn't think of. I thought about your left wrist, and maybe it was bent because you were pressing down really hard on the strings? Maybe not. Just a theory I guess, but your right hand looked tense as well - the arched thumb position while playing..

I'm guessing you chose a higher neck position in order to reduce left hand finger movement when playing different notes. That strikes me as a good idea. Just remember to relax your fingers as much as you can.
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Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 07

Post by Ed Butler » Mon Mar 19, 2018 3:44 pm

Tom - you are right. I am pressing too hard with the left hand fingers. I will work on relaxing both hands while practicing. Thanks you for pointing this out.

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Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 07

Post by Lucian Bistreanu » Mon Mar 19, 2018 7:14 pm

Ed Butler wrote:
Mon Mar 19, 2018 3:44 pm
Tom - you are right. I am pressing too hard with the left hand fingers. I will work on relaxing both hands while practicing. Thanks you for pointing this out.

Ed
Ed, check this out
https://douglasniedt.com/scales.html
Scroll down the page to find the 'Scales' article, where you'll find a list with the problems (one of them is 'learning to exert as little pressure as needed to play a given note') which can be fixed by practicing them--the scales. It's a very interesting article and you can find more. Hope this will help. It helped me improving my LH technique.

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Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 07

Post by Lucian Bistreanu » Mon Mar 19, 2018 7:20 pm

Tom Wimsatt wrote:
Mon Mar 19, 2018 1:36 am
I took another crack at Ecossaise No 10...

Tom, I agree with Ed, great improvement on this second version. :bravo:

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Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 07

Post by Tom Wimsatt » Mon Mar 19, 2018 7:27 pm

:merci: Thanks Lucian!
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Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 07

Post by Ed Butler » Tue Mar 20, 2018 11:29 am

Lucian - thanks for the article. I actually use some of Niedt's recommendations in my practice. I will add this one.

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Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 07

Post by Tom Wimsatt » Tue Mar 20, 2018 2:00 pm

Ed Butler wrote:
Tue Mar 20, 2018 11:29 am
Lucian - thanks for the article. I actually use some of Niedt's recommendations in my practice. I will add this one.

Ed
Ed, I may have said this before, but your posture looks much better these days, the guitar position looks great. I'm thinking the guitar support is helping? It helped me quite a bit (with guitar positioning), as well as reducing back pain issues.
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