you are really trucking alone fast and you added the exercises!Scott Fountain wrote:Hello Everyone,
Here is my weekly posting for Lesson 4. Let me know what you think!!
This really helps. Thank you for taking the time to explain. Clearly, I have some theory to catch up on! Especially keys.EmmanuelVankerschaver wrote:Hi Juan,
The sharp symbol on the F-line is in the right place. It's the key signature for the key of G, an impressive expression for stating that ALL the F-notes in the score default to F#.
In the G-major scale, the notes are: G , A, B, C, D, E and F#. When composing a piece using this scale, rather than using a '#' sign in front of each individual F note on the bar, the '#' sign is moved up to the key signature.
Using a natural F in this case would require the introduction of the natural sign...
Each of the other major and minor scales have their unique combination of sharp and flat notes. As for the '#' on the top line 'F', The flats ('b') and sharps ("#') will be annotated on the top half of the staff notes (A-G) but hold for any single occurrence of that particular note at the other octaves.
Both Allouette & Cadet Rouselle are using the G-scale. Even though in Allouette there is no F-note is indicates that when e.g. playing with multiple instruments the other people would play in that same scale.
Plenty of pinky-practice in Cadet Rousselle though: all the F-notes on the D-string should be played as F# (thus: pinkie on fret 4)
Hope this helps ...
Stefan Srećković wrote:Hey Scott!
Splendid work generally speaking. You've nailed all the melodies, I hear no buzzes, everything seems fine. Single remark though: use a metronome, your tempo seems to be varying at times. Additionally, you seem to be 'galloping' on Alouette Gentille Alouette
That's it. Keep it up! Have you had some previous experience with guitar playing?
I wouldn't say it is easier on the fingers, just different. The tension is lower yes, but the neck is wider and thicker, the strings are farther apart and the action is quite higher.Scott Fountain wrote: The classical guitar is easier on the fingers, but everything else is much more difficult