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Matt Bell

Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 03

Post by Matt Bell » Thu Dec 08, 2011 4:16 am

Todd Owenby wrote:M:

Everything sounds/looks great! You might try playing the last piece as Delcamp notated to help delvelop the rest stroke with your thumb (p). Cheers!

-todd

Thanks, I will take a look at it again, although I don't think that is how it is played in the video. It seems that the notation is different than what the video protrays.

Todd Owenby

Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 03

Post by Todd Owenby » Thu Dec 08, 2011 5:33 am

Matt Bell wrote:
Todd Owenby wrote:M:

Everything sounds/looks great! You might try playing the last piece as Delcamp notated to help delvelop the rest stroke with your thumb (p). Cheers!

-todd

Thanks, I will take a look at it again, although I don't think that is how it is played in the video. It seems that the notation is different than what the video protrays.
Hmm...you are correct! I hadn't noticed the difference! I suppose either way works. Cheers!

John.Nicholson

D01 Classical guitar lesson 03

Post by John.Nicholson » Sat Dec 31, 2011 9:37 pm

Here is my work so far on the lesson 3 materials.
[media]https://youtu.be/8n2ipOk4tw4[/media]
[media]https://youtu.be/EKPmqDKRnYA[/media]
[media]https://youtu.be/xwc4XunIJvQ[/media]
[media]https://youtu.be/FWddC1P7Lw[/media]

John.Nicholson

Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 03

Post by John.Nicholson » Sat Dec 31, 2011 9:39 pm

Mis-typed the last You Tube url.
[media]https://youtu.be/-FWddC1P7Lw[/media]

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 03

Post by Goran Penic » Sun Jan 01, 2012 2:38 am

John, I can not see your videos. They are private. :(
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John.Nicholson

Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 03

Post by John.Nicholson » Sun Jan 01, 2012 3:03 pm

Ah ha! I will edit that feature asap today and repost. Thanks for bringing it to my attention.

John.Nicholson

Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 03

Post by John.Nicholson » Sun Jan 01, 2012 3:09 pm

Here is the re-post of lesson 3.
[media]https://youtu.be/8n2ipOk4tW4[/media]
[media]https://youtu.be/EKPmqDKRnYA[/media]
[media]https://youtu.be/xwc4XunIJvQ[/media]
[media]https://youtu.be/-FWddC1P7Lw[/media]

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 03

Post by Goran Penic » Sun Jan 01, 2012 4:56 pm

:bravo: John, very good and clean playing.
:bye:
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Robert Goodwin

Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 03

Post by Robert Goodwin » Sun Jan 01, 2012 10:04 pm

Hi John,

Excellently done. :bravo: :bravo: :bravo:

The only comment I could make is to watch for those damping ques. if it is a descending note on separate strings, the best way to damp the previous note is to lay the fret finger down flat so that it plays the current note while touching the previous string.

Just so you know, it is possible to change the status of your existing YouTube video without having to reload a new version. If you are logged in to Youtube, go to a specific video and somewhere near the top of the page you will see a button labeled 'Edit Video'. When you click on that button, the page will reload and change slightly. Across the top will be some new buttons. One of them is 'Settings and info'. Click on that one to bring up the option to make your video public or private.

John.Nicholson

Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 03

Post by John.Nicholson » Mon Jan 02, 2012 1:32 pm

Thank you for the comments - including the computer help. For me, damping the strings is at least as hard as finding the strings without looking! Guess it comes with the territory for beginners. What a great resource this site provides, and how helpful everyone has been... Happy New Year.

Rick Beauregard

Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 03

Post by Rick Beauregard » Fri Jan 20, 2012 12:44 am

John,
Great start. Better than mine. I'm playing catch up and haven't posted any work yet. To get off on the right foot early on, check your position. Look at pictures on how others are holding their guitars. Look at their right and left (fingerboard) hands. I think your right (plucking hand) wrist should be more bent and not as flat, so that your strokes sweep the strings instead of plucking them. The fingers on your left hand should stay positioned over the fingerboard ready for their next move, not flying out when only your 1 finger is being used. This will help you a lot later when economy of motion is essential for speed and accuracy. Start making good habits now.
I apologize if your are a lefty and my advice is backward. Just switch it around.
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 03

Post by Håvard.Bergene » Mon Jan 23, 2012 10:22 pm

Here's my lesson 3.
[media]https://youtu.be/phX5h33doTA[/media]

On SI SI RE the first note was cut because the camera turns on the record-light 1-2 seconds before it actually records anything :-(
On LNMSU Etroit chemin I play with my left fingers "flat" (not fingertips). I do this because I'm not able to damp resonating base strings with my right thumb when playing rest strokes with p. (Maybe I'll record a version not doing this later)

My wrist also needs to be more bent (as pointed out already by Beaugy (above) and Mark (in lesson 2)), and I'll try to focus on that in the next lesson.
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ShaneSingleton

Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 03

Post by ShaneSingleton » Tue Jan 31, 2012 3:39 pm

Here's my D01 Lesson #3 posting. I really did try to speak the count out loud, but I seriously tend to stammer and stumble over my words during normal speach... there's a reason why I'm an instrumentalist and not a vocalist. I was half tempted to release a blooper reel where I realized after I was done recording that I counted "3-and-4-and" over and over and over throughout a song and never said "1-and-2-and" once. :roll:

I realized that I also rushed Nous Marchons pretty badly in the tempo department in my haste to just finish recording. Patience is a virtue I lack at times...


Good Morning to All
[media]https://youtu.be/1yXBdLfyPKY[/media]

Si Si Re
[media]https://youtu.be/-PbL5MpQgao[/media]

Aguado Leccion 5a
[media]https://youtu.be/z3qkUsCWzFY[/media]

Lo, Nous Marchons Sur Un Etroit Chemin
[media]https://youtu.be/NVCkY97_zI8[/media]

ShaneSingleton

Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 03

Post by ShaneSingleton » Tue Jan 31, 2012 4:44 pm

håvard.bergene wrote:My wrist also needs to be more bent (as pointed out already by Beaugy (above) and Mark (in lesson 2)), and I'll try to focus on that in the next lesson.
Sounds good, Havard! Regarding wrist position, I personally focus on keeping the wrist loose and never hyper-extending it but I also never think about actively bending it solely for the purposes of having it bent. I do that for everything... guitar, piano, and typing. Back when I played violin as a young child I had an instructor use a band of elastic to attach a ruler to my forearm to prevent me from raising the hand and hyper-extending the wrist. That immediately corrected my wrist posture and I have found that similar wrist positioning has suited me very well for guitar as well. It works very well for me considering that I spend about 8 hours a day on a computer and about 1-2 hours per day playing music and I've only had one or two instances of tendinitis over the many years.

John.Nicholson wrote:Here is the re-post of lesson 3.
John, it sounds pretty good over all of the pieces. I don't think I noticed any string buzz! You are definitely showing major gains in skill. Your tone is very clean and clear on Si Si Re but I recommend that you take the tempo down a bit. I noticed that at the 12-16 second mark in the video you had some odd rhythmic stuff going on. Very good job on Good Morning to All. With the Aguado study your tone was excellent, but again don't be afraid to take the tempo down to the point where you can keep the rhythm smooth and steady. There's no shame in that, especially considering that Aguado is serious stuff and he wrote his etudes to challenge the student's skills. One strategy I use on difficult pieces is to start playing at half or slower speed, repeating that until I can play the piece 3 times perfectly at that pace and then bump the metronome up one notch. I keep repeating the process until I am at full speed. On Nous Marchons you sounded very good as well. My only suggestion is to loosen that thumb up as much as possible and keep it and your wrist relaxed when using the thumb.

Todd Owenby wrote:We were in the process of moving during the past few weeks. So, I FINALLY had time to finish recording the lessons.
That sounds pretty good there. Your hard work shows! The Aguado sounded very, very good and might be the best one posted in this entire thread. :bravo: It's kind of hard to tell from the video, but from what I can see it looks like your right shoulder is tucked back and your left arm is extended forward quite a bit and simultaneously tucked in close to the ribs which might be affecting your mobility. I wonder if adjusting your posture might make your string crossings easier in the Aguado.

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 03

Post by Mark_Steed » Tue Jan 31, 2012 4:45 pm

Hiya Shane :bravo:

Yes this counting business is tres difficile! :!: In fact the only recording that didn't sound great was the one when you were counting :) I haven't posted lesson 2 yet as I cannot get to grips with the 1e 2e in tete bizard. If I count an and or "e" I have to hit a string - if I listen to the piece first I can get the rhythm fine. So until one gets this counting natural it does not help I reckon.

Anyway nice playing - you are getting on real well.

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