D02 Classical guitar lesson 7

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Michael Collings
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Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 7

Post by Michael Collings » Thu Apr 28, 2011 4:23 am

Hello Jack, nice playing. I thought you took a good tempo on the Ecossaise and I liked your tone. One thing I noticed was that your A octave was out of tune. The third string will often sound sharp when it is fretted with a lower bass note. You might try fretting it lighter or tuning it slightly flat.

Jack Jarrett

Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 7

Post by Jack Jarrett » Thu Apr 28, 2011 5:16 am

Thanks Ned, I'll have to look up forte and ooomph. Not sure what either one means. Louder maybe? :(

Thanks Michael for your keen observation. I will check my tuning next time, though these cool and warm days we keep having make it harder to stay in tune.
Jack

Michael Collings
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Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 7

Post by Michael Collings » Fri Apr 29, 2011 4:58 am

Here's the Ecossaise at the final tempo. I hope everyone in the U.K. are enjoying their holidays!

[media]https://youtu.be/kBKKAf5JeD8[/media]

Jack Jarrett

Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 7

Post by Jack Jarrett » Fri Apr 29, 2011 11:22 pm

Michael, as always a nice rendition!For such a short piece you made the most of it with tone changes and smooth playing.
Good job.
Jack

Stewart Doyle

Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 7

Post by Stewart Doyle » Wed May 04, 2011 8:50 pm

Hi everyone, with thanks for the earlier comments and some great advice I must admit that I don’t think I’ve done this lesson justice really. For a number of reasons (not all holidays!) I haven’t managed as much practice as I should. I really wanted to record an Ecossaise closer to tempo but I’m not going to get chance. However I can try to make some helpful comments…

Michael – I really like the way you recorded your practice Ecossaise, and provided some excellent advice. The remarks about snappy, precise fingering reminded me of some advice I read about tremolo technique [we can always dream…] Such precision, when up to speed, becomes smooth and fluid. I watched your latest version three times in a row to try to find something that could help you improve it – I couldn’t, it’s so accomplished.

Ned - Well played - it’s probably too late for this lesson, but a metronome might be useful to make sure the tempo is consistent. I’m not sure but I think your forte section is a bit faster than the piano sections.

Jack – I don’t suppose it really matters but I notice you’ve picked a different set of D,G,A and Bs for the improvisation. I was watching your RH fingers in the Ecossaise and noting what a great example of walking style alternation. I notice they look quite different when you played away from the bridge – I’ve no idea what, if anything, that signifies though!

I’m away now until the next lesson starts – when I’ll be in a new practice location and hopefully with some renewed commitment! – Bye

Ned Henderson

Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 7

Post by Ned Henderson » Thu May 05, 2011 8:23 pm

Stewart wrote:Michael – I really like the way you recorded your practice Ecossaise, and provided some excellent advice. The remarks about snappy, precise fingering reminded me of some advice I read about tremolo technique [we can always dream…] Such precision, when up to speed, becomes smooth and fluid. I watched your latest version three times in a row to try to find something that could help you improve it – I couldn’t, it’s so accomplished.
Took the words out of my mouth, I watched your practice several times but had no useful suggestions because you seem to have everything there.

Ned

Richard Judge

Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 7

Post by Richard Judge » Tue May 10, 2011 8:45 am

Hi All

Rushed to get this done this morning. I haven't really given this the time required due to conflicting interests.
A cough and some false starts but it does get going eventually!
[media]https://youtu.be/k918xrybU7s[/media]

It suddenly dawned on me that Ecossaise is "Scottish" so I though I'd up the tempo a bit. It's faster but I think it would need to be more "Dah Dee Dum Dee, Dah Dee Dum Dee.." to get a proper Scottish feel to it.
[media]https://youtu.be/cTIIklFfKNo[/media]

I think I may be missing couple off the the end of my 20 seconds and it's not very inspiring.
[media]https://youtu.be/OI8dwWuY1JE[/media]

As I say I haven't given this lesson nearly enough time and I must admit to being unsure of the goal or theme for this one. I can see M. Delcamp writing comments in Red ink on this one :oops:

Michael Collings
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Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 7

Post by Michael Collings » Wed May 11, 2011 1:59 am

Hello Richard,

I enjoyed both versions of the Ecossaise--good tone, good tempos and played with confidence. My only critique is that I thought your slurs could have been more pronounced. You mentioned not having a lot of time to prepare for this one but it seems that the time you had really paid off. :bravo:

Richard Judge

Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 7

Post by Richard Judge » Wed May 11, 2011 10:27 am

Thanks Michael

Hopefully I'll get (put) more time into the next lesson.

Richard Judge

Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 7

Post by Richard Judge » Sat May 21, 2011 3:16 pm

Ecossaise is "Scottish" and AFAIK alot of traditional scottish music is in 6/8 time giving it a "bouncy" feel.
So I thought I'd give this a go by using a swing rhythm. I think it does sound a bit more like it is from Scotland.
[media]https://youtu.be/It990UvgFFs[/media]

RossStep

Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 7

Post by RossStep » Fri Jul 01, 2011 11:15 pm

The slurs and damping were a challenge. I think the melody suffered a bit, but I'll keep working to make it more musical. Comments always welcome. Ross

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