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Jean-François Delcamp
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D01 Classical guitar lesson 5

Post by Jean-François Delcamp » Tue Feb 01, 2011 6:34 am

Hello everyone,
Please start by downloading the new version of volume D01 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 D01.
These exercises will work upon the technique of simultaneous rest strokes (apoyando) with the thumb and index finger, and also with the thumb and middle finger.
The rest stroke is a way to play the string with a finger movement which plucks the string and then continues to move until it comes to rest on the adjacent string. Working on this technique will allow you to discover the best position for your plucking hand (the right hand if you are right-handed).
If you are already used to plucking the strings with free strokes, the simultaneous rest strokes with the thumb and a finger will seem difficult to you, even impossible. But be assured, with patience and perseverence, this difficulty will be resolved in 30 minutes. I know from experience that the first tries are truly discouraging, particularly for adults. It is for this reason that I wish to reassure you in advance, take heart, you will be able to do it.
Page 26 : Jean-François Delcamp - Polyphony
Page 58 : Jean-François Delcamp - Rest stroke, number 15.






Finally, we'll look at 4 simple tunes, pages 27 to 28. These tunes will work upon the technique of simultaneous rest strokes (apoyando) with the thumb and index finger, and also with the thumb and middle finger.
Antonio Cano-Curriella : Divertissement (Rest stroke)
Anonyme : Valse (Rest stroke)
Dionisio Aguado : Leccion 5a (Rest stroke)






I ask you first to work on all these exercises and tunes for a week and then to upload your recordings of:
Jean-François Delcamp : Polyphonie, numero 2 (Rest stroke)
Antonio Cano-Curriella : Divertissement (Rest stroke)


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


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


Jean-François
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wayne satrah

Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 5

Post by wayne satrah » Tue Feb 01, 2011 8:56 pm

Thanks for the online lessons :bravo:
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 5

Post by gregwillow » Sun Feb 06, 2011 5:47 pm

Tkank You.
i have something to do this week. :D

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 5

Post by Linda » Tue Feb 08, 2011 4:50 am

Thank you very much. I hope to post soon.

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Penelope Phillips-Armand

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Post by Penelope Phillips-Armand » Fri Feb 11, 2011 10:51 pm

So much to remember at once! In spite of the trouble I'm having making split-second appropriate choices of adjacent strings for damping the bass notes, I'm really enjoying getting to play some harmony. The Tyrolean Waltz is my favorite; I've been hearing improvisations on it even though I can't yet get the straight version really dancing.

As you'll hear, the Divertissement needs further work; I didn't record repeats here because I still can't do either part passably twice in a row! But just to keep the momentum going for the purposes of the course, here are today's best efforts:
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Robert Goodwin

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Post by Robert Goodwin » Fri Feb 11, 2011 11:44 pm

Hi Penelope,
Your guitar has a lovely deep sound on that fifth and sixth string. I think you are doing fine and it just takes time. Clearly, you are getting a lot of volume out of your apoyando which is the whole point of the rest stroke. Keep going and keep posting.

Penelope Phillips-Armand

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Post by Penelope Phillips-Armand » Sat Feb 12, 2011 12:47 pm

Thank you so much, BobG! I certainly do intend to keep going.

Robert Goodwin

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Post by Robert Goodwin » Sun Feb 13, 2011 2:18 am

I seem to be looking at the wrong lesson plan. I am currently working on 18c. I need to go find which lesson that is under.

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 5

Post by LindaWoodford » Wed Feb 16, 2011 10:57 pm

Hello D01 students,
I've just been browsing through some of the lessons to try to find my level. I doing so, I noticed that the D02 lesson 1 also starts with the same Polyphony exercises as in this lesson, and the students have posted some very helpful comments (e.g. impact of nail length and hand position on note quality, and a general realisation from many that they hadn't previously played rest strokes with the thumb!). It's worth a look, especially if you (like me) were surprised to find the exercises such a challenge.

I've not yet formally signed up, but would perhaps like to slot in here, rather than starting from lesson 1, so that I can join in with the group discussions and feedback.
Does anyone know how many people are still actively participating in D01 lesson 5?
Regards, Linda

Chip_McCullough

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Post by Chip_McCullough » Thu Feb 17, 2011 1:59 am

Keep up the good work Penelope! If you are like me you had a few moments when your fingers just wouldn't listen to the brain messages anymore.
Sorry I have not been participating over the last few weeks, and I hope to post my responses very soon.

Marie-Cécile Satonet

Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 5

Post by Marie-Cécile Satonet » Sat Feb 19, 2011 10:38 pm

here's my divertissement !
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RossStep

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Post by RossStep » Sun Feb 20, 2011 6:42 pm

Lesson 5
[media]https://youtu.be/L5qi9rH-kJs[/media]

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D01 Classical guitar lesson 5

Post by LindaWoodford » Sun Feb 20, 2011 9:42 pm

Ok, now here goes my first on-line posting of my guitar "playing". My attempt at Divertissement. Feel free to suggest improvements!

[media]https://youtu.be/TyKp0034BmI[/media]

lisalrp

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Post by lisalrp » Sun Feb 20, 2011 10:08 pm

Bravo. Very nice job.

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 5

Post by Linda » Mon Feb 21, 2011 1:41 am

Very nice, RossStep.

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