D04 Classical guitar lesson 01

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Elías López Cruz
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Re: D04 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by Elías López Cruz » Sun Oct 09, 2011 10:49 pm

Hi Abie! The finger stroke is at the beginning of the slide and at 0:43 the bass note is lacking otherwise it is good and the change from the mouth to the bridge gives a beautiful effect.
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Re: D04 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by abielikesu » Wed Oct 12, 2011 6:42 am

Thanks all for the comments. I'm working on the glisando to do it properly, as well as polishing the piece a bit more.
I'm not too sure about the suggested speed, it's way too fast.

Here I post my second piece.
It's trickier than initially thought. The big stretch was hard at fist, but after a lot of slow repetitions, it's playable .

[media]https://youtu.be/SnMfSJ8VMQg[/media]
- Abie
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Giuseppe Gasparini
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Re: D04 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by Giuseppe Gasparini » Wed Oct 12, 2011 12:12 pm

Abie Bravo, this is not an easy piece. :bye: :bravo: :bravo:

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Re: D04 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by Jeremy Hickerson » Sat Oct 15, 2011 5:40 pm

Abie, nice work on the Tarrega Ostenato - you executed the G# stretch very cleanly! Also, great tone and sustain on the bass notes. You might try playing the upper notes stacatto.

Jeremy
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Greg Johnson

Re: D04 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by Greg Johnson » Mon Oct 17, 2011 6:46 am

A very good bunch we have this course. Here are my efforts.
Exercises: [media]https://youtu.be/eaxbINaOEsk[/media]

Tarrega, Francisco; Estudio Ostinato: [media]https://youtu.be/AuNy-rT50H4[/media]

Foret, Stephanie; Bretonneuse: [media]https://youtu.be/LTaAzF3MrFA[/media]

I found the Ostinato fairly devilish to play. In case any one was wondering, Ostinato means "to make difficult the use of the left hand"
Seriously, it means "a continually repeated musical phrase."

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Re: D04 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by abielikesu » Mon Oct 17, 2011 5:50 pm

Well done Greg.
You did the stacatto well on the Estudio Ostinado. Perhaps you should hold the g# longer.

the second piece was very enjoyable.
- Abie
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Re: D04 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by Greg Johnson » Mon Oct 17, 2011 7:08 pm

Thank you for listening Abie. I did work on holding the G# for the measure, it was difficult and I couldn't do it consistently (and still work the 3 and 4 finger.) Maybe I need to work on stretching out the fingers of the left hand a bit.

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Giuseppe Gasparini
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Re: D04 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by Giuseppe Gasparini » Tue Oct 18, 2011 4:16 pm

Hello, I can not get more than that.[media]https://youtu.be/7MhtzSyHF0w[/media][media]https://youtu.be/5jR2Y78SIbk[/media][media]https://youtu.be/XTUUdEgu5zA[/media]

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Re: D04 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by Goran Penic » Tue Oct 18, 2011 5:36 pm

:bravo: Giuseppe, very good.

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Giuseppe Gasparini
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Re: D04 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by Giuseppe Gasparini » Tue Oct 18, 2011 6:59 pm

Hello Goran, thank you very much. :bye: :merci: :merci:

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Re: D04 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by Jeremy Hickerson » Wed Oct 19, 2011 4:13 am

Greg, excellent precision on the exercises! I thought you played the Ostinato really well. Also, nice use of a quieter "echo section" on the Bretoneuse. Great tone throughout. What guitar do you play, it sounds quite nice!
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Jeremy Hickerson
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Re: D04 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by Jeremy Hickerson » Wed Oct 19, 2011 4:18 am

Guiseppe, excellent work on the 3 pieces! Very musical on all; the Ostinato is at a good tempo and a treat to listen to, the 2nd Tarrega is beautiful, and all 3 are ready for the concert hall, I would say!
Jeremy

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Re: D04 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by Greg Johnson » Wed Oct 19, 2011 4:46 am

Hi Jeremy, Glad you are taking the course. Thanks for listening. My guitar is not expensive, it's a Pavan TP-10. I think it is good for my purposes. Also I am using a pretty good mic for the basic recordings I am doing.

Your video was very good. You play with a lot of confidence and consistency. I was impressed that you could do all the assignments one right after the other with only a rare glitch.

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Re: D04 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by Giuseppe Gasparini » Wed Oct 19, 2011 6:09 am

Thank you Jeremy, compliments are pleasing, after hard work. :bye: :merci:

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Re: D04 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by Giuseppe Gasparini » Wed Oct 19, 2011 6:11 am

Bravo Greg, good job, nice sound. :bye: :bravo: :bravo:

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