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Jean-François Delcamp
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D02 Classical guitar lesson 9

Post by Jean-François Delcamp » Tue May 31, 2011 10:23 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 81 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.
Descending slurs are produced by pulling the string with a left hand finger (and letting it snap off the fingertip). The more parallel this movement is to the plane of the fingerboard (i.e. towards the adjacent string where there is one), the more volume is obtained.


- page 82 numéro 35 Jean-François DELCAMP (1956) ARPÈGES - ARPEGGI - ARPEGGIOS - ARPEGIOS
In these arpeggios, only your fingers move, be sure to keep your right hand in the same position.



Next we'll work on four pieces :
- page 18 Jean-François DELCAMP (1956) QUATRE ACCORDS
Improvise different patterns of arpeggio and different patterns of accompaniment while keeping strictly to the time signature, key and chords indicated.
D02 4 Chords - C Am Dm G7.mp3
- page 61 José FERRER Y ESTEVE (1835-1916) EJERCICIO N°6
Play the melody in the bass with as much legato as possible (without breaks between the notes). Damp the notes of the accompaniment, by placing your fingers on the strings, where indicated by the rests. Try out other fingerings if, in bar 7, you find the indicated fingering difficult for playing the C# and the G (notes highlighted in yellow). I recommend that you experiment first with the various possible fingerings, (fingers 1 and 2) (fingers 1 and 3) (fingers 1 and 4) (fingers 2 and 3) (fingers 2 and 4) (fingers 3 and 4) until you finally settle on the one that allows you to obtain the best result.
D02 José Ferrer y Esteve - Ejercicio n6.mp3
- page 63 ANONYME A CANOA VIROU
In order to mark the beat yourself, you need to count the smallest rhythmic values out loud as you play, as indicated on the score: "1 e 2 e 3 e 4 e" ("1 and 2 and 3 and 4 and" in English)
D02 A canoa virou.mp3
- page 64 Fernando SOR (1778-1839) LEÇON XV opus 60
D02 Fernando Sor - Leçon opus 60 n15.mp3


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 18 Jean-François DELCAMP (1956) QUATRE ACCORDS
- page 61 José FERRER Y ESTEVE (1835-1916) EJERCICIO N°6



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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Ned Henderson

Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 9

Post by Ned Henderson » Sun Jun 05, 2011 6:15 pm

Dear All

This is a rather busy week for me so I am posting a bit early...probably could do with some more practice and thankful for any feedback.
[media]https://youtu.be/DUVUsL2b-UY[/media]

Ned Henderson

Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 9

Post by Ned Henderson » Sun Jun 05, 2011 6:17 pm

Oh sorry, pressed wrong button before completion!

[media]https://youtu.be/NozSpIde4GE[/media]

Look forward to seeing your postings

with best wishes

Ned

Richard Judge

Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 9

Post by Richard Judge » Mon Jun 06, 2011 6:53 pm

Hi Ned
You Ejercicio is very good especially after such a short time. This is the exam piece for our level. If I wanted to add something then I would look at the dynamics and M. delcamp uses a little rubato.
Your arpeggio's are fluent and relaxed.

Ned Henderson

Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 9

Post by Ned Henderson » Tue Jun 07, 2011 7:14 pm

Hi Richard

Thanks for your response, I appreciate it.
RichardJ wrote:If I wanted to add something then I would look at the dynamics and M. delcamp uses a little rubato.
I have listened again to M. Delcamp's recording. Amazing how he makes a relatively simple piece sound so delightful with the use of rubato (and of course his skilled technique).
I wasn't sure what you meant by looking at the dynamics - did you have a particular suggestion or or did you mean by that to refer to the use of rubato?

Ned

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Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 9

Post by Jean-François Delcamp » Tue Jun 07, 2011 8:51 pm

Ned Henderson wrote:Dear All

This is a rather busy week for me so I am posting a bit early...probably could do with some more practice and thankful for any feedback.
[media]https://youtu.be/DUVUsL2b-UY[/media]
Hi Ned,
je n'entends pas la troisième corde, quand vous jouez l'accompagnement. Je n'entends que la seconde corde.
Pouvez-vous équilibrer le volume des doubles notes de l'accompagnement ?

I do not hear the third string, when you play the accompaniment. I hear only the second string.
Can you balance the volume of the double notes of the accompaniment?

Ned Henderson wrote:Oh sorry, pressed wrong button before completion!

[media]https://youtu.be/NozSpIde4GE[/media]

Look forward to seeing your postings

with best wishes

Ned
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Stewart Doyle

Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 9

Post by Stewart Doyle » Thu Jun 09, 2011 9:56 pm

Hi Ned and other students. I too have been a bit too busy, but not with the guitar! I’m about to go away for a few days too – again without guitar :(

[Ned – I was amazed at the tempo you took the Ferrer at. I was very impressed at the accuracy at that speed. I think it might help initially to slow it down a little though. Regarding Richard's point - although there aren’t any dynamics (piano, forte etc.) marked, I think we could, for example, add dynamics that mirror the rise and fall of the bass melody, although I’m not sure whether I’ve done this. I sometimes find it useful to imagine singing the melody in an exaggerated way – that sometimes suggests some dynamic variation.]

Anyway, here are my first posts:

D02 4 Chords - C Am Dm G7
[media]https://youtu.be/X9Se6G2hyPM[/media]

D02 José Ferrer y Esteve - Ejercicio n6
[media]https://youtu.be/3NqzsUTt888[/media]

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Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 9

Post by Michael Collings » Fri Jun 10, 2011 3:41 pm

Ned and Stewart, nice job on the Ejercicio No. 6. Because the melody of this piece is in the thumb, it puts the thumb's tone quality in focus. One way I'm preparing for this piece is playing the melody alone and focusing on the tone quality. I strive for a kind of baritone singing effect, if that makes any sense. Here's my submission. I still haven't gotten to the arpeggios.
[media]https://youtu.be/Gk2DH37pnDg[/media]

Jack Jarrett

Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 9

Post by Jack Jarrett » Sun Jun 12, 2011 4:32 pm

Everyone sounds good, as it should be for the end of our D02 lessons! I can really see improvements.Ned you've gained confidence and your arpeggios are very smooth. I can see you have played chords a lot, and perhaps like most of us, started playing chords in our early days of guitar. I can see that I need to revisit strumming again, something I do very little of anymore, (evident in my last strum of the arpeggio study).

Here are my attempts at the pieces.
[media]https://youtu.be/7ypeQfsZ-jI[/media]

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

Stewart Doyle

Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 9

Post by Stewart Doyle » Sun Jun 12, 2011 7:57 pm

Hi Michael and Jack - Very well played, and still over a week before the exam I think! I'm going to have to work hard to increase the tempo without a corresponding increase in mistakes. Michael, I've just tried your suggestion of playing just the melody. It's an excellent idea and helps with the counting too.
A question (for anyone) relating to the melody. I wonder whether the first section melody ends on the first D of bar 8 or should you try to emphasise the second D within the chord? Similarly, does the second section melody finish on the first D of the last bar (apart from the last G) or should you try to emphasise the D and the G of the last 2 chords - not an easy task. I'm not sure whether I'll be able to bring these bass notes 'out' anyway, but it might help someone else?

Ned Henderson

Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 9

Post by Ned Henderson » Sun Jun 12, 2011 8:27 pm

Dear All

It was good to hear your practice.

Stewart - well played. The arpeggio playing was very crisp, one of your arpeggios seemed to have triplets in the midst of it which sounded good, and the Ejercicio is coming along very well. I don't know why I played it so fast...must have been the thoughts of an approaching "exam" I guess, I thought I would have to play it at full tempo.

Incidentally does anyone know if we are expected to play the piece at the same sort of tempo that M. Delcamp did?

Michael - your playing sounded great and I found your thoughts about focusing on the melody very helpful. I will try to practice the melody on its own for a bit as well as with the accompaniment.

Jack - Your ejercicio also sounded very good, you have a good steady right hand.

Ned

Cy Pawsey

Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 9

Post by Cy Pawsey » Sun Jun 19, 2011 4:16 pm

Ejercicio No 6 - my first ever recording. Please critique as honestly as you like..... can only improve!
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Richard Judge

Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 9

Post by Richard Judge » Mon Jun 20, 2011 8:37 pm

Here's my arpeggios. This is the second recording as the first time round I slipped into 6/8 time with only two strong beats for each bar :?
[media]https://youtu.be/PGkEVgt5hwk[/media]

And here is my Ejercicio No6
[media]https://youtu.be/zYqup9_osg4[/media]

Stewart Doyle

Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 9

Post by Stewart Doyle » Mon Jun 20, 2011 9:24 pm

Hi everyone, here's a later version of the exam piece. I'd like to record a faster version for the exam if I can.
clp - welcome to the D02 lessons, I enjoyed your mp3 - just one thing I noticed (I think), when you play the two chord accompaniment you sometimes let the last one ring out where it should be stopped.
Richard - I enjoyed your arpeggios and the exercise no. 6 - it sounds quite similar to mine and perhaps, like me, the trickiest bits are the damping in the chords?

[media]https://youtu.be/hEb-w1nWrSQ[/media]

anne lerat

Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 9

Post by anne lerat » Mon Jun 20, 2011 9:25 pm

Hello Michael
You play very well Michael sincerely!.

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