D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

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Bill Davis
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Bill Davis » Tue Oct 22, 2013 6:19 am

Hi Theresa,

You are welcome. I do record the video with audio through the camera on my iPad. Then I use google's YouTube Capture app that allows me to do some basic edits and send it up to my YouTube account. I have never used YouTube this way so I am a novice at best methods of posting to YouTube. I just want it to be simple and this seems to work for me. The biggest challenge with the iPad is getting a good camera angle. Lol. I have a really nice sony camera with video capability and YouTube integration but it seems like too much work because of the amount of re-record I do until I get a decent take on the music. Lol. Everything is all integrated with my iPad from watching the lesson video, to recording, editing and posting. So I deal with a little lower quality for the all in one convenience. I hope that helps. Thanks! Bill

Barbara DiNenno

Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Barbara DiNenno » Thu Oct 24, 2013 10:47 pm

Dear Teodora,

Great beginning! I noticed your head posture is very close to neck of guitar, you might want to sit up straighter and feel the frets instead of staring so closely at them.
You might also want to press the fret with the tips of your fingers instead of the flat part of finger.
It was hard to load your recordings. They took a long time and one never loaded.

Barbara

David Lavallee

Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by David Lavallee » Sat Oct 26, 2013 1:27 pm

Hi Teodora,

You did an outstanding job on these!

On the C-major scale not only did you get the timing right (quarter notes for both "C's", eighths on all others, something that many of us missed) but you got the crescendo and decrescendo as well! (something I also struggled with).

It is difficult for me to see your left hand, and I think you are using a camera phone.. Maybe you could turn it 90 degrees for a landscape orientation next time so we can see both hands better?

All in all, I thought you did a great job.

Thanks,

Dave

Juan Silva

Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Juan Silva » Wed Oct 30, 2013 1:55 am

Are any of you still struggling with the exercises on page 59? Im having a tough time with the "a" finger. It is getting better, but I am surprised that it still feels awkward and largely involuntary.
-Juan

Edna Lopez
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Edna Lopez » Wed Oct 30, 2013 1:58 am

Catching up with the lessons....look forward for comments and will start commenting on others from lesson 3. It has taken me a while to get used to the muting of the strings.
[media]https://youtu.be/BNKAGKeIrxs[/media]
[media]https://youtu.be/bLs2H26_XVo[/media]
[media]https://youtu.be/c_dcA0cqZZk[/media]
[media]https://youtu.be/I3Mi3wRDxZk[/media]
Edna Lopez

Juan Silva

Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Juan Silva » Wed Oct 30, 2013 3:23 am

Woah! Good job! Well you're certainly catching up quick, you just posted for lesson one. Lesson three is coming up next week, we have nothing on that yet.
-J

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Bill Davis » Wed Oct 30, 2013 3:31 am

Awesome Edna! What a quick study you are. I had trouble with no. 20 keeping fingers put but you look like you have very good dexterity. I am encouraged. Thanks! Bill.

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Bill Davis » Wed Oct 30, 2013 5:59 am

Hello All. I have to admit these lessons have taken a bit more effort since I started using the metronome. I used the tempo as listed in the lesson. I look forward to any feedback to help me improve.

The C Major Scale
[media]https://youtu.be/yQie1Q2Py8Q[/media]

Exercise No. 20
This was a difficult exercise for me because my m finger wanted to follow the i finger. But when I used the m finger the i finger was ok. :shock:
[media]https://youtu.be/plFvqrW6Kxc[/media]

Une Souris Verte
[media]https://youtu.be/TqQBHsjEN9w[/media]

J'ai Du Bon Tabac
I found the i and m finger sequence difficult in this lesson. It was also a faster tempo so I had to work at not getting ahead of the tempo.
[media]https://youtu.be/dDLNV7R8bKY[/media]

Thank you for any feedback.
Bill

Led00

Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Led00 » Wed Oct 30, 2013 6:46 am

Ćao, Teodora! : )
If u already started playing with nails, u should definitely seek out some video on how to shape them, cause that is important both for your tone and technique.

Pozdrav!

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Goran Penic
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Goran Penic » Wed Oct 30, 2013 7:55 am

Edna Lopez wrote:Catching up with the lessons....look forward for comments and will start commenting on others from lesson 3. It has taken me a while to get used to the muting of the strings.
...
:bravo: Edna. Very well played. :casque:
:bye:
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Strings: D'Addario EJ46TT Pro Arte Dynacore Hard Tension
Recorder: Olympus LS-20M

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Goran Penic
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Goran Penic » Wed Oct 30, 2013 7:58 am

Bill Davis wrote:Hello All. I have to admit these lessons have taken a bit more effort since I started using the metronome. I used the tempo as listed in the lesson. I look forward to any feedback to help me improve.
...
Thank you for any feedback.
Bill
:bravo: Bill. Nice. :casque:
:bye:
Guitar: Mirko Hotko 1989
Strings: D'Addario EJ46TT Pro Arte Dynacore Hard Tension
Recorder: Olympus LS-20M

Erik Baselier

Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Erik Baselier » Mon Nov 04, 2013 3:14 pm

Hi All,

If you have not seen my earlier post, I just joined you for this years' D01. Looking forward, and good luck to all.

Here are my posts for lesson 2:

The C Major scale
[media]https://youtu.be/5UN9_WPoBkE[/media]

Exercise No.20
[media]https://youtu.be/4_Fm_1XCN1I[/media]

Une souris verte
[media]https://youtu.be/y8Fpsj6Uu8c[/media]

J'ai du bon tabac
[media]https://youtu.be/R5iz7XGIH14[/media]


All comments welcome of course.
Erik

Juan Silva

Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Juan Silva » Tue Nov 05, 2013 4:26 am

Great job Erik. Good clean sound, and what appears to be perfect posture. Very evident in J'ai du bon tabac.

-Juan

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Mark_Steed » Tue Nov 05, 2013 10:55 am

:bravo: Erik nice one.

Posture looks fine. You may wish to keep your left hand fingers close to the fretboard when they are not being immediately used.

Nice post :bye:

David Lavallee

Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by David Lavallee » Wed Nov 06, 2013 11:56 pm

Edna - :bravo: Well done! Great job especially on J'ai Du Bon Tabac.. at speed without metronome!

Bill - :bravo: Well done!

Erik - :bravo: Well done!

Juan -
Juan Silva wrote:Are any of you still struggling with the exercises on page 59? Im having a tough time with the "a" finger. It is getting better, but I am surprised that it still feels awkward and largely involuntary.
-Juan
I am struggling with it too! There is progress, not much, and it comes very slowly!

-Dave

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