D01 Classical guitar lesson 03

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Archit Junnarkar

Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 03

Post by Archit Junnarkar » Wed Nov 27, 2013 9:57 am

Thank you Barbara :)

I watched your videos and you were really good too. You played Chemin really well. I could see you were feeling uncomfortable with dionsia but you never allowed the rhythm to go away. That is really nice to see. I must say ,this piece really gave me a tough time during my practice sessions.

Juan Silva

Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 03

Post by Juan Silva » Wed Nov 27, 2013 4:30 pm

Barbara DiNenno wrote:To Juan

I think your performances look really good. Good timing it seemed to me.

Barbar :bravo: a
Thank you Barbara. You did really well on yours. I like the sound you are getting out of your pieces. One minor note: On Chemim, the first portion of the piece is played twice. The two dots at the end bar and at the beginning indicate that the portion is repeated.
Again...minor.
-Juan

Ben Spurr

Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 03

Post by Ben Spurr » Wed Nov 27, 2013 5:16 pm

Everyone, thanks for the comments and suggestions. I'm currently out of town for thanksgiving, so I haven't been able to practice and update anything. I have limited computer access. I will finish my updates for this lesson when I get back home.

Juan Silva

Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 03

Post by Juan Silva » Thu Nov 28, 2013 1:26 am

Happy Thansgiving Ben. See you when you get back.

Juan

Barbara DiNenno

Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 03

Post by Barbara DiNenno » Thu Nov 28, 2013 3:25 am

Dear Juan,

Thanks, I missed that repeat section. So much yo remember!

Barbara

Barbara DiNenno

Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 03

Post by Barbara DiNenno » Thu Nov 28, 2013 3:26 am

Architect,

Thank you for the feedback.


Barbara :bye:

David Lavallee

Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 03

Post by David Lavallee » Fri Nov 29, 2013 6:29 pm

Hi All,

I have been away for a while; please accept my apologies for not listening and posting lately. I am getting caught up on listening to posts today and hope to post my videos by today or this weekend.

Before I get ahead of myself and start forgetting who played what (it stinks getting old, doesn't it?), I thought I'd comment on the first few..

Ben, Halil, Erik, and Scott: Great jobs all! :bravo:

Ben: Great job overall! Although, Si Si Re sounded just a tad slow, and I think Erik is right about the missing 'b' in the ninth bar; otherwise, everything was perfect, including posture. Also, are you using a music stand? I ask because it looks as though you are looking down. I was doing this at first and it created problems for me that were solved when I started using a stand..

Halil: Excellent work! This may be subtle, but I noticed your timing on the damped quarter notes in Si Si Re were perfect in timing! I am strugglling with this as I think a few others are as well. I tend to damp them too soon and turn them into eighth notes with half-beat rests! :)

Erik: Excellent work! I noticed your timing on the damped quarters was right on too!

Scott: Good work! You will find that keeping your right hand closer to or over the sound hole brings out a richer sound. Also, your timing seems to vary a bit. Although metronomes are not often recommended, I sometimes find them to be helpful at first (I use a phone app metronome). At first I play the pieces slow enough for me to keep the same time throughout (sometimes that means real slow), then I gradually speed up the tempo until I can play it a the noted BPM for each piece.

My two cents..

-Dave

David Lavallee

Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 03

Post by David Lavallee » Fri Nov 29, 2013 7:05 pm

..continued..

Casper: You're doing fine! Keep up the good work! I agree with Barbara about the timing.. Counting aloud can help with that (1 and 2 and 3 and 4 and..). Although I found counting too distracting at first and used a metronome to get me started.. Do you have a smart phone you can download a metronome app with? I agree with Scott that you might find a chair and music stand helpful too. The music stand made a big difference for me.

Barbara: Great job as always! Keep up the good work! :)

Archit: Excellent job! :bravo: Everything was perfect! I really like the sound you are getting from the guitar.. what make/model is it? The only thing I did notice was on Good Morning to ALL; in the 7th measure (or would it be 6-1/2?) it sounded like you played a half note for the 'A' which is written as a quarter note. I do the same thing because I'm used to hearing a pause there like when we sing Happy Birthday to You. :)

Ah well, now I need to do a little more work on Leccion 5a and then post my videos..

I really appreciate everyone in this class because I am learning so much more from your videos and comments than if I were to just try it all by myself!

Thanks,

Dave

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Bill Davis
Posts: 218
Joined: Mon Oct 07, 2013 3:19 am
Location: Nevada, USA

Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 03

Post by Bill Davis » Fri Nov 29, 2013 10:56 pm

Hi All,

Sorry for the late posting. I was about to finish my last recording and a string broke and I didn't have any to put on so it took me about a week to get to the store to pick some up. I bought 3 packs. lol. I also never strung up a classical guitar so that was a learning curve for me to do the bridge right.

I enjoyed these lessons but Leccion 5a was the hardest one for me to learn.

Thank you for checking out my videos and taking any time to post your comments on how I may improve.

Bill

SI SI RE
[media]https://youtu.be/jKrvgUSZ_9o[/media]

Good-morning to all
[media]https://youtu.be/pF3O9yv_BuI[/media]

Leccion 5a
[media]https://youtu.be/UvdoJW6n2cc[/media]

Lo, nous marchons sur un étroit chemin
[media]https://youtu.be/m4x7eANSj1k[/media]

Teodora Despotovic Kosanovic
Posts: 68
Joined: Sun Aug 25, 2013 7:15 pm
Location: Serbia

Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 03

Post by Teodora Despotovic Kosanovic » Sat Nov 30, 2013 4:23 pm

Hey everyone, :bye:
I completed our third task.. check out my videos.. :merci:

[media]https://youtu.be/RiYEVZreSuU[/media]
[media]https://youtu.be/ibw63Ogvf_0[/media]
[media]https://youtu.be/Wy7nJ7HudWs[/media]
[media]https://youtu.be/Hxi1smDSlpY[/media]

Stefan Srećković

Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 03

Post by Stefan Srećković » Sat Nov 30, 2013 4:27 pm

Well done Teodora. Your notes are fluid and I can't see you struggling with anything. You're a natural!

Archit Junnarkar

Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 03

Post by Archit Junnarkar » Sat Nov 30, 2013 5:51 pm

David Lavallee wrote: Archit: Excellent job! :bravo: Everything was perfect! I really like the sound you are getting from the guitar.. what make/model is it? The only thing I did notice was on Good Morning to ALL; in the 7th measure (or would it be 6-1/2?) it sounded like you played a half note for the 'A' which is written as a quarter note. I do the same thing because I'm used to hearing a pause there like when we sing Happy Birthday to You. :)
Dave
Hey David,
I use Yamaha C70 and quite enjoy the way it sounds :) And yes, I got your point on 'Good Morning to All'. May be I should start looking at the music sheet more carefully from here on.

Thank you for your feedback, I appreciate it. :merci:

David Lavallee

Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 03

Post by David Lavallee » Sat Nov 30, 2013 9:11 pm

Hi All,

Here are mine.. finally!

Si Si Re
[media]https://youtu.be/jpDDKgqexO8[/media]

Good Morning To All
[media]https://youtu.be/kdfB6IbAoh0[/media]

Leccion 5a
[media]https://youtu.be/63FqMvtOx68[/media]

Lo, Nous Marchons Sur Un Etroit Chemin
[media]https://youtu.be/_8E13tz-9Ys[/media]

I've been slacking, and need to practice more!

All comments and especially suggestions for improvement are appreciated. :)

David Lavallee

Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 03

Post by David Lavallee » Sat Nov 30, 2013 9:30 pm

Bill and Teodora: Well done! :bravo:

Each piece sounds perfect! Both of you did a great job using the (left hand) #4 finger in Leccion 5a. I struggled with this and gave up for the purposes of recording the video, but I will keep working on it..
Archit Junnarkar wrote: Hey David,
I use Yamaha C70 and quite enjoy the way it sounds :)
It sounds great!

Thanks,

Dave

Barbara DiNenno

Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 03

Post by Barbara DiNenno » Mon Dec 02, 2013 2:12 am

Bill,

great job especially on Dionsia. very good timing and you got the damping down well i thought.

Barbara :bravo:

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