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Jean-François Delcamp
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D02 Classical guitar lesson 4

Post by Jean-François Delcamp » Tue Jan 18, 2011 7:16 am

Hello everyone,
Please start by downloading the new version of volume D02 that I updated today.
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 75 Jean-François DELCAMP (1956) GAMMES - SCALE - SCALES – ESCALAS
numbers 9, 10 and 12. Be sure to damp the notes properly in the descending passages. To damp the notes in the descending passages: lean the fingers of the left hand against the vibrating strings. Work on controlling the volume by playing crescendo and decrescendo.






Next we'll work on two pieces by Carulli:
- pages 22-23 Ferdinando CARULLI (1770-1841) ARPEGGI DI TRE NOTE
ARPEGGI DI TRE NOTE consists of three sections of eight bars each, the third section being identical to the first. Thus it has an A-B-A structure, also called ternary form.




- page 50 Ferdinand CARULLI (1770-1841) VALSE en la majeur
There are numerous repetitions, so vary the tone colour to avoid monotony. To obtain different tone colours, play:
- over the soundhole (the sound volume is at its best here and you get a good balance between the bass and treble notes);
- over the fingerboard (the sound here is softer, closer to the that of a clarinet, and the basses are softened);
- near the bridge (the sound here is more metallic, and becomes close to that of the harpsichord, the basses are strengthened and the trebles weakened).



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 75 number 10 Scale of E minor with crescendo and decrescendo
- pages 22-23 Ferdinando CARULLI (1770-1841) ARPEGGI DI TRE NOTE
- page 50 Ferdinand CARULLI (1770-1841) VALSE en la majeur


I look forward to hearing you play these exercises and pieces.

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

Jean-François
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Michael Collings
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Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 4

Post by Michael Collings » Tue Jan 18, 2011 3:58 pm

I believe there is a misprint in the RH fingering of the Gmaj scale (D-02, pg. 75 mm. 3-4). Sorry if there's some misunderstanding on my part. Thank you, Michael

Ned Henderson

Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 4

Post by Ned Henderson » Tue Jan 18, 2011 7:44 pm

I have been coming to the same conclusion, Michael. Watching the video, Monsieur Delcamp alternates m and a fingers as far as I can see throughout the whole G major scale.

Ned H.

Ned Henderson

Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 4

Post by Ned Henderson » Thu Jan 27, 2011 10:55 am

Dear All

Here is a first attempt at the Carulli Arpeggio.One of the main difficulties I have had with this piece is the damping of the bass notes with the right thumb, which tends to throw out my timing and right hand position. If anyone has any comments or suggestions, they would be welcome.

[media]https://youtu.be/HC5LCzTrqqM[/media]


I hope your practice is going well and look forward to seeing your postings.

Ned H.

Richard Judge

Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 4

Post by Richard Judge » Thu Jan 27, 2011 2:14 pm

Hi Ned well played!

For the A then damp E strokes I try to move my thumb in a circular motion so that it comes back to the lower string straight after plucking. It turns the play then damp into a single motion. The motion is a bit like "twiddling you thumbs".

Well done for being first as well, I think people are working up to this one.

Ned Henderson

Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 4

Post by Ned Henderson » Thu Jan 27, 2011 2:56 pm

RichardJ wrote:For the A then damp E strokes I try to move my thumb in a circular motion so that it comes back to the lower string straight after plucking. It turns the play then damp into a single motion.
:merci: Richard.
I think you are right...
Curiously I seem to be able to do this when I play the piece chordally and can then co-ordinate the thumb better, but when I play an arpeggio it breaks down and concentrating on the thumb throws out my fingers. Probably a matter of slow practice....

Ned Henderson

Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 4

Post by Ned Henderson » Fri Jan 28, 2011 1:57 pm

[media]https://youtu.be/-At0vyBSmiE[/media]

[media]https://youtu.be/rbqnUmpN6KA[/media]

[media]https://youtu.be/vo5liEEzwpc[/media]

Dear All

Hi, here is the rest of the practice.

Ned H.

Ned Henderson

Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 4

Post by Ned Henderson » Fri Jan 28, 2011 1:58 pm

PS Looks like I could do with relaxing my jaw when I play, I am trying to focus on that now!

Ned H.

Duk Lee

Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 4

Post by Duk Lee » Sat Jan 29, 2011 1:26 pm

Hello Ned,

I listened to your play several times.
I like your consistent tempo in both Arpeggio and Waltz, and furthermore I could feel your whole body and mind are in the music making, with dynamics and emotions, making a beautiful sound..... So relaxed.
Thank you for playing and for being such a good classmate.

-duk

Ned Henderson

Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 4

Post by Ned Henderson » Sat Jan 29, 2011 1:42 pm

:merci: Duk for your kind comments.

I look forward to hearing how you are getting on with your practice.

Best wishes

Ned H.

Stewart Doyle

Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 4

Post by Stewart Doyle » Sun Jan 30, 2011 1:47 pm

Hi everyone,
Well played Ned - I'm still trying to get my RH knuckles and wrist looking the same as yours, but as soon as I concentrate on getting a recording done it slips back. That tip about the damping sounds useful Richard. I've tried to just play the bass notes with the thumb circling round to do the damping. That works well until I bring in the other notes - perhaps I just haven't practiced the bass notes separately enough.
Here's the scale and the 3 note arpeggio - I'll try to upload the waltz and the 'E' version of the arpeggio later.
Best wishes, Stewart

D02 p75 n10 Scale Em
[media]https://youtu.be/ZiyIGOpwJVA[/media]

D02 p22 23 Carulli Arpeggi di note
[media]https://youtu.be/h1e2jzLz1uY[/media]
Last edited by Stewart Doyle on Sun Feb 06, 2011 11:32 am, edited 1 time in total.

Ned Henderson

Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 4

Post by Ned Henderson » Mon Jan 31, 2011 9:16 pm

:applauso: Well done Stewart, it was good to see your practice. I liked the steadiness of your arpeggios, you seem to generally have a good control of tempo and volume, and your playing had a feeling of flow - other than the occasional fluffed note, but I think we have all had a few of those!

Ned H.

Stewart Doyle

Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 4

Post by Stewart Doyle » Sat Feb 05, 2011 6:46 pm

Thanks for your comments Ned - here's my Valse, I've tried the E variation on the Arpeggi di tre note but it needs a little more work. I may also try to repeat the standard Arpeggi but with a better RH position. How are others getting on?

D02 p50 Carulli Valse
[media]https://youtu.be/47RriECmgqI[/media]

Ned Henderson

Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 4

Post by Ned Henderson » Sat Feb 05, 2011 8:47 pm

:bravo: Well done Stewart, that sounded really good. I liked your variation of tone.
Like you, I am hoping to hear from our fellow students and I hope your are all getting on well with your practice.

Ned H.

Jack Jarrett

Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 4

Post by Jack Jarrett » Sun Feb 06, 2011 4:26 am

Nice Stewart. Your control and sound is very clean and controlled. It's obvious how hard you work to create the cleanest and best sounding note you can when playing!

These lessons are proving to be more difficult than one first might think. I lack your self control.

Here are a couple of my submissions.
[media]https://youtu.be/eNo9QVG-Vos[/media]
[media]https://youtu.be/k3dYDdM9ARU[/media]
Jack

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