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RicDavalos

D03 Classical guitar lesson 3

Post by RicDavalos » Wed Jan 19, 2011 7:41 pm

Greg. I'm still getting the hang of that passage. I'm so use to rolling chords that I'm getting used to just using my thumb. Sometimes I start on the wrong string or finish on the wring string or do it too loud. I just have to keep practicing.

Jeremy Hickerson
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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 3

Post by Jeremy Hickerson » Fri Jan 21, 2011 5:31 am

Qadir, nice job on Greensleeves, I thought your tempo was pretty steady and well played. On the scale, I'm thinking you might want to hold the left hand fingers prepared to play over the frets particularly when descending.

Yes, I'm still on the forum, sorry I haven't given feedback until now - I hope to post my stuff tomorrow or maybe Sunday. I was out of town last week and then got sick - that's my excuse. Plus I overdid some guitar practice on other stuff and started to feel pain in my left wrist - I gave myself a few days off but after band practice today (electric guitar) it started to come back, so I'm being kind of careful.

On the "rolling" the chords using pima vs. a controlled strum, I admit I have trouble ending the strum correctly and also doing it in tempo. However, I feel this is a very valuable technique, one you see the pros use all the time, so I'm going to keep working on it. I saw a youtube video of Julian Bream teaching a master class where he emphasized how the timing and clarity of the notes within a strummed chord were also important. I.e. you don't just quickly and carelessly strum and end on the top note (he demonstrated this wrong way several times), but you basically do a fast arpeggio with the thumb. This is even harder to do, but it sounded great when he played that way.

My favorite piece of this lesson is the Paganini.
Jeremy

Guitarras: 1973 Manouk Papazian (Spruce/Morado), two I have built, and an old Telesforo Julve parlor size

Jeremy Hickerson
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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 3

Post by Jeremy Hickerson » Fri Jan 21, 2011 5:37 am

Ric, Greensleeves and the scale sound great - good job!
Jeremy

Guitarras: 1973 Manouk Papazian (Spruce/Morado), two I have built, and an old Telesforo Julve parlor size

Julio Galindo

Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 3

Post by Julio Galindo » Fri Jan 21, 2011 5:37 pm

Hi everyone!

here are my 3 pieces for this lesson. Hope you enjoy

F Major Scale
[media]https://youtu.be/2ZIycBpBEig[/media]

Anonyme, Greensleeves
[media]https://youtu.be/o1cszBH5oGE[/media]

Niccolo Paganini, Valtz
[media]https://youtu.be/lVRScLObFeY[/media]

Thanks for watching!

QadirASabur

Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 3

Post by QadirASabur » Sat Jan 22, 2011 12:50 am

Nice job Julio

Greg Johnson

Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 3

Post by Greg Johnson » Sat Jan 22, 2011 5:44 am

Julio, very good on the Paganini Waltz. You really kept it going and your damping of the bass notes was precise.

Here are 2 of my pieces, and my first attempt at posting a video on YouTube:

Greensleeves:
[media]https://youtu.be/YDd6SE7ljRI[/media]

F Major Scale:
[media]https://youtu.be/DPVKyS7kTz8[/media]

Julio Galindo

Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 3

Post by Julio Galindo » Sat Jan 22, 2011 3:44 pm

Thanks Qadir,

Thank you Greg, your Greensleeves was flawless! Awesome sound and video quality!. Please tell us about that really good looking mike and your recording technique.

Regards,

RicDavalos

D03 Classical guitar lesson 3

Post by RicDavalos » Sat Jan 22, 2011 4:30 pm

Julio. Great job. I really enjoyed the Paganini waltz. The damping of the bass notes made the piece sound very nice and clean. I'm going to have to go back and pay closer attention to my damping as well.

Greg. The Greensleeves was very good. As Julio asked, please tell us about your microphone/ recording methods. The guitar sounded wonderful.

Greg Johnson

Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 3

Post by Greg Johnson » Sat Jan 22, 2011 5:57 pm

As Julio asked, please tell us about your microphone/ recording methods.
Thank you for the compliments. It is actually a very simple and pretty inexpensive set up. A cheap Logitech web cam is used for the video and the audio is done with an Audio Technica AT2020 USB mic that simply plugs into my computer, they run about 70 bucks online. My microphone stand I am most proud of. It is a broken floor lamp that I pulled out of the trash. I cut off the metal tube at the height I wanted and epoxied a long bolt with the appropriate threading into the tube, it works great! The capture software with the Logitech cam allows me to use the AT mic but for some unknown reason introduces all kinds of distortions. I used the free Windows Movie Maker software instead. That seems to work fine. I'm happy with the sound but still am experimenting with the video settings, I think my camera is pretty limiting actually, which is fine for my purposes. When I just do audio recording, I use Audacity for the capture with the AT mic. I am going to try to get on top of the Paganini today as well Maro Pontkalleg and get those up this weekend.

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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 3

Post by Jeremy Hickerson » Sun Jan 23, 2011 4:32 am

Here's my posts just under the wire. I see there are some other recent uploads which I will look at tomorrow and give comments.

Scale and Slur exercise
[media]https://youtu.be/zgomdH33njY[/media]

Greensleeves
[media]https://youtu.be/id0pwgUTtgo[/media]

Paganini Valse
[media]https://youtu.be/ouYk8fB3IeU[/media]
Jeremy

Guitarras: 1973 Manouk Papazian (Spruce/Morado), two I have built, and an old Telesforo Julve parlor size

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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 3

Post by Jeremy Hickerson » Mon Jan 24, 2011 12:57 am

Julio,

Very smooth on the scale, great job on Greensleeves! It was very musical and totally in tempo. Your playing is very relaxed, with no unnecessary motion, very impressive! The Paganini was awesome, the damping is difficult and it was right on, well done.

Jeremy
Jeremy

Guitarras: 1973 Manouk Papazian (Spruce/Morado), two I have built, and an old Telesforo Julve parlor size

Jeremy Hickerson
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Joined: Tue Feb 03, 2009 5:20 am
Location: Salem, Oregon

Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 3

Post by Jeremy Hickerson » Mon Jan 24, 2011 1:04 am

Greg,

The scale and Greensleeves were right in tempo and enjoyable to listen to. Good tone, and good musical expression!
Jeremy

Guitarras: 1973 Manouk Papazian (Spruce/Morado), two I have built, and an old Telesforo Julve parlor size

RicDavalos

Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 3

Post by RicDavalos » Mon Jan 24, 2011 2:06 am

Hello,

Here's my Paganini Valtz.
[media]https://youtu.be/7Gci2aC31kU&feature=youtube_gdata_player[/media]

Maro Pontkalleg
[media]https://youtu.be/hHcJHoezxNk&feature=youtube_gdata_player[/media]

The strumming of chords at the end still needs practise. By the time I got an ok take with the chords my hand was tired so other mistakes crept in. It's a very nice piece so I'll definetly keep playing it.

RicDavalos

D03 Classical guitar lesson 3

Post by RicDavalos » Mon Jan 24, 2011 3:36 am

Jeremy, great job on all three. It really looks like you are enjoying yourself. It comes through in your body language. Great job.

Greg Johnson

Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 3

Post by Greg Johnson » Mon Jan 24, 2011 3:44 am

Here is my effort at the Paganini Waltz. It ain't perfect and I would love to be playing it a little faster, but times up. I don't mind saying I found it a deceptively difficult piece.
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Paganini, Niccolo'; Valtz.mp3
Here is the slur measure:
DO3 Slur.mp3
Ric, you are almost there on the Maro Pontkalleg. I think you could slow it down just a little and make it steadier, but it's coming along. I noticed in the section just prior to the strumming, you played all the 4th string D and E notes with your thumb as well as the bass. That is what I have ended up doing also, although I also experimented with the i there. I may get a recording tomorrow if I have time, and definately I am going to keep working on it too.
On the Paganini Valtz, I think it sounded nice and quick and steady. I don't think you were doing the bass damping as Mr. Delcamp demonstrated. Damping each bass note at the time of attacking the second eighth note in each measure. At least that was my understanding. Also, I think your count was off on each of the next to last measures in every segment, it sounded like you were leaving out a note before playing the A octave quarter note and leaving a little extra time on that note. You were hitting the beginning of each segment in time though.

Jeremy, great energy on the Valtz, you really play with command on that piece.

Very nice efforts everyone, again this was a lot to work on in 3 weeks. (at least for me!)
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