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D02 Classical guitar lesson 08

Post by Jean-François Delcamp » Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:50 am

Hello everyone,
Please start by downloading the latest version of volume D02.
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 D02.
- page 77 Jean-François DELCAMP (1956) GAMMES - SCALE - SCALES – ESCALAS
When changes of position are needed, you will be using the "position shift" technique. The position shift involves moving the left hand along the neck, from position to position, from fret to fret. Position shifts are shown by oblique lines linking two fingering indications given for the same finger.
Concentrate your practice on the passages highlighted in yellow, and do your best to perfect the position shift technique.


- page 80 Jean-François DELCAMP (1956) LIAISONS - LEGATURE - SLURS - LIGADOS
Ascending slurs are produced by striking (hammering down on) the string with a left hand finger. The faster and more decisive this movement is, the more volume is obtained. Practise particularly on the nylon (unwound) strings, as these are the most difficult to get a clear sound from.


- page 82 number 34 Jean-François DELCAMP (1956) ARPÈGES - ARPEGGI - ARPEGGIOS – ARPEGIOS


- page 86 6/ Improvise using only 6 notes (D E G A B C) for 20'.






Next we'll work on five pieces :
- page 35 Johann-Philipp KRIEGER (1652-1735) MENUET
- page 37 Henry PURCELL (1659-1695) MENUET Z. 649
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hemiola



The Tarentela and the 2 Villanos are played using strums with the index finger. The arrows indicate the direction of the strum. In the strum, several strings are struck in rapid succession, to give the effect of a chord, that is to say of notes played simultaneously.

- page 43 Gaspar SANZ (1640-1710) LA TARENTELA
In bars 1, 2, 4, 5 and 8 the thumb rests on the 6th string. In bars 3, 6 and 7 the thumb rests on the 5th string. It is important not to move the hand while the index finger moves up and down. Resting the thumb on a bass string helps to keep the hand still. It also prevents the accidental sounding of one or more bass strings that are not used in certain chords.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tarantella


- page 49 Gaspar SANZ (1640-1710) 2 VILLANOS
2 Villanos: While the index finger is playing the strums, the thumb rests on the 5th string. Except when the chord of A major is being played, where the thumb rests on the 6th string.



I ask you first to work on all these exercises and pieces for one week and then to post your recordings on the forum for:
- page 80 number 25 Jean-François DELCAMP (1956) LIAISONS - LEGATURE - SLURS - LIGADOS
- page 86 6/ Improvise using only 6 notes (D E G A B C) for 20'.
- page 35 Johann-Philipp KRIEGER (1652-1735) MENUET
- page 43 Gaspar SANZ (1640-1710) LA TARENTELA



Good luck!


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


Jean-François

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Exam qualifying submissions:

LIAISONS - LEGATURE - SLURS - LIGADOS
Improvise using only 6 notes (D E G A B C) for 20'.
KRIEGER MENUET
LA TARENTELA

Tom Wimsatt
LIAISONS - LEGATURE - SLURS - LIGADOS
KRIEGER MENUET
Improvise using only 6 notes (D E G A B C) for 20'.
LA TARENTELA

Lucian Bistreanu
LIAISONS - LEGATURE - SLURS - LIGADOS
Improvise using only 6 notes (D E G A B C) for 20'.

Ed Butler
LIAISONS - LEGATURE - SLURS - LIGADOS
KRIEGER MENUET
Improvise using only 6 notes (D E G A B C) for 20'.
LA TARENTELA
:( + ♫ = :)

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Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 08

Post by Tom Wimsatt » Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:54 am

Here's are two of the required submittals: Ligados, and Kreiger Menuet.



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Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 08

Post by Tom Wimsatt » Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:57 am

And here's LA TARENTELA:

(my dog leaves the room when I play this one)
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Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 08

Post by Colin Bullock » Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:51 am

We are nearing the time when the exam piece will be revealed - one month before each of the following exam dates:
Second-year final exam 20, 21, 22 May
Third-year final exam 28, 29, 30 May
Fourth-year final exam 28, 29, 30 May

It will be announced in the same way as D01 just has so you will need to look here viewtopic.php?f=41&t=54023&start=885#p1271222 to check which piece has been assigned.

Please check the beginning of each lesson series to make sure I have correctly registered your submissions and that you have not missed any.

Please read through the details of how the exam is conducted starting here: viewtopic.php?f=41&t=62687#FAQexam1 and make sure you are ready to go.
Note: you will have to judge whether your playing of the exam piece is up to minimum pass standard by looking in the archive. Whatever level you are awarded in the exam, you will not be allowed to retake next year to achieve a better mark.

Good luck - and good playing

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Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 08

Post by Tom Wimsatt » Sat Apr 14, 2018 3:32 am

Six note improvisation....

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Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 08

Post by Lucian Bistreanu » Sat Apr 14, 2018 8:32 am

Here are my slurs

and improvisation

bty well done Tom, :bravo:

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Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 08

Post by Colin Bullock » Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:12 pm

Please read the new post here viewtopic.php?f=41&t=119448 which describes what you need to do for the exam

The exam piece will be announced here viewtopic.php?f=41&t=54023&start=885#p1271222

Good luck with the exam.

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Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 08

Post by Ed Butler » Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:56 pm







Cordoba C7

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Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 08

Post by Colin Bullock » Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:03 am

Ed Butler wrote:
Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:56 pm
Ed
Try slowing down the pieces, particlarly the Krieger, until they flow more smoothly. That way you will learn them much more quickly

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Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 08

Post by Tom Wimsatt » Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:11 pm

Hi Ed. Slowing down, as noted above, sounds like a good idea.

Be sure to use the metronome when learning these. I didn't want to mention it in case you were already doing so. But I noticed your counting out was as uneven as your playing so I thought maybe you had decided not to use it. The metronome is a real aggravation at times......

It forces a slow steady pace which more effective I think, even though my first 6-8 attempts always result in stumbling and, initially, frustration. I find slowing down initially gives me a lot of trouble (uneven pace, still mess up notes), as when going too fast. However overcoming these difficulties (or learning) is best accomplished by first going "too slow", then gradually picking up speed, rather than working things at a "non-specific or natural" or fast tempo.
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Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 08

Post by Tom Wimsatt » Wed Apr 18, 2018 2:46 pm

After registering with the Spanish site, I decided to go look around and see how D02 students were doing with lessons. Some of them are doing very well in my opinion.

The next time you guys are out there, I recommend you check out Pedro Leon's posts. This guy has "wicked skills" with guitar. He's one of the best students I've heard. He sounds like a pro, and it looks like he's doing D02 and D03 at the same time (a feat for sure).

Very impressive playing I think. Go check him out if you get the chance.
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Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 08

Post by Tom Wimsatt » Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:54 am

Here's Menuet by Henry Purcell.

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Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 08

Post by Ed Butler » Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:08 pm

Cordoba C7

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Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 08

Post by Colin Bullock » Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:49 pm

Ed Butler wrote:
Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:08 pm
That’s a lot better Ed, you can begin to feel the rhythm and timing giving you a better feel for the piece.
Keep it slow until you can play it smoothly and then start to speed up bit by bit

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Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 08

Post by Colin Bullock » Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:27 am

Exam piece announced viewtopic.php?p=1273468#p1273468
Good luck everyone

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