D01 Classical guitar lesson 04

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Erik Baselier

Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by Erik Baselier » Wed Dec 18, 2013 4:46 pm

Hi Theodora, I can't find the recorded videos in your message.

Erik

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by GeoffB » Wed Dec 18, 2013 6:37 pm

I can see the videos, so maybe it was a temporary problem, but one thing I noticed, Teodora, was that sometimes you include "&feature=youtu.be" in your Youtube links. I've taken out those that I found. You don't need to include the "&" sign or anything that follows it. (See illustration here)
Erik Baselier wrote:Hi Brian, I believe prof Delcamp is actually left handed. I think I have read that in the forums somewhere.
Yes, you're right, Erik.


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Barbara DiNenno

Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by Barbara DiNenno » Thu Dec 19, 2013 1:25 am

Bill Davis wrote:
Barbara DiNenno wrote:Here are my submissions for lesson 4: thanks for listening. Merry Christmas!
Hi Barabara,

You are making good progress. Cudos to you for doing it with a band-aide on your finger! :mrgreen:
Hi Bill!

Thanks for listening to my videos. The band aid is actually a finger tip device that allows me to use my middle finger which was damaged in childhood to where it has no actual tip, it has a hooked kind of nail. So for many years from age 8 until now, i had to play chords without my middle finger, as it was not able to press the strings without pressing multiple strings. So I found this very cool finger tip device on Guitar Galaxy that enables me to press cleanly with my middle finger. I am still getting used to it , so I still don't press the string cleanly all the time.

Barbara :bye:

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by Barbara DiNenno » Thu Dec 19, 2013 1:27 am

Scott Fountain wrote:
Barbara DiNenno wrote:Here are my submissions for lesson 4: thanks for listening. Merry Christmas!
[media]https://youtu.be/BTEx3tgn5GY[/media]

Hi Barb,

Sounded good, fingering good as well. The only thing I noticed was that in Allouette and the last song (I think it was Mati Lundi) you play staccatos in a few parts. Other than that, great job!! :bravo:

Merry Christmas!!
Hi Scott!

thanks for listening to my submissions. I am not sure what you mean by staccatos. I am so grateful for the feedback I just want to understand more.
Thanks
Barbara :merci:

Brian Hunker

Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by Brian Hunker » Thu Dec 19, 2013 1:50 am

Hi, Teodora.

Very nice work on your videos. You seem to be hitting all the right notes and your tempo certainly seems quick enough. You seem like have got very good control over your fingers so I'm going to suggest something to you that Stefan and Ray suggested to me a couple of weeks ago:

Try playing these pieces without looking at your hands.

You learned these pieces very well and surely your fingers will know where to go. Trust yourself. If you miss a note or a string, try to find it again just by feeling and not by looking at the strings or your fingers. Playing without looking has really helped me to feel more confident and comfortable with the music or exercise I'm playing and that leads to a better, more connected and musical sound. I recommend closing your eyes. That way all you have to focus your attention is the feeling and the sound. :casque:

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by Bill Davis » Thu Dec 19, 2013 9:24 am

Barbara DiNenno wrote:
Bill Davis wrote:
Barbara DiNenno wrote:Here are my submissions for lesson 4: thanks for listening. Merry Christmas!
Hi Barabara,

You are making good progress. Cudos to you for doing it with a band-aide on your finger! :mrgreen:
Hi Bill!

Thanks for listening to my videos. The band aid is actually a finger tip device that allows me to use my middle finger which was damaged in childhood to where it has no actual tip, it has a hooked kind of nail. So for many years from age 8 until now, i had to play chords without my middle finger, as it was not able to press the strings without pressing multiple strings. So I found this very cool finger tip device on Guitar Galaxy that enables me to press cleanly with my middle finger. I am still getting used to it , so I still don't press the string cleanly all the time.

Barbara :bye:
Hi Barbara!

Wow. I am really sorry about that. :desole: I had no idea. I had a friend loose 2 fingers at the 2nd knuckle and I was with him when it happened. One was reattached but the index finger was irreparable. It can be a real adjustment in these situations. That is very cool you found a finger tip device to help overcome your dilemma. Way to persevere! now only if we could think of the next million dollar idea like that!

Thanks for sharing Barbara. Keep up the good work. I look forward to hearing you in lesson 5.

Bill

Ben Spurr

Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by Ben Spurr » Thu Dec 19, 2013 5:01 pm

D01 lesson 4, pg 25, Anonyme Cadet Rousselle.

[media]https://youtu.be/-gAo_juL2zc[/media]

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by Ben Spurr » Fri Dec 20, 2013 5:11 pm

D01 lesson 4, pg 21, Anonyme La Cucaracha

[media]https://youtu.be/4WaF10AYNsU[/media]

Stefan Srećković

Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by Stefan Srećković » Fri Dec 20, 2013 5:39 pm

Alright I think I know what's happening here, I've had the same issue last year. We're so used to hearing a certain version of Cucaracha that has slightly different intervals than the piece presented here on Delcamp. Your brain is naturally kicking in, trying to play the intervals that it remembers hearing in the past. Try to forget those intervals, put up a metronome, and slowly go through Cucaracha closely following the intervals in this particular Delcamp version. :bye:

Ben Spurr

Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by Ben Spurr » Fri Dec 20, 2013 7:28 pm

Actually, I've had a very difficult time playing La Cucaracha due to my very weak little finger on my left hand. The above is my least embarrassing effort, after an untold number of repetitions. I had to keep slowing down on it just to get through those bars that required the use of the little finger. I can tell that it's building up some strength after all this, but I guess after so many years of just riding along with no exercise it's going to take a long time to make it stop flopping on the strings like a wet noodle. It was quite discouraging to have this happen this far along in the course, but looking back I can play a bit from the music, not even watching my fingers, so I have improved. I've never been able to do that at all before now.

Stefan Srećković

Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by Stefan Srećković » Sat Dec 21, 2013 2:35 pm

I can see your progression clearly, you're doing the right things. Have you sustained any physical damage on your pinky finger or is it simply weak due to the lack of its use in the previous lessons?

Ben Spurr

Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by Ben Spurr » Sat Dec 21, 2013 3:06 pm

It's just from never using it at all, no damage to it. I did break the tip of my right little finger years ago, but so far it hasn't been a factor. I never realized just how very little I've used my little fingers before now. On the subject of metronomes, I do have difficulty setting them for use on some tunes. For example, cadet rousselle, with the beats indicated for the dotted quarter note, written in 6/8 time. I'm not sure that I ever got it set correctly, after thinking about if for a while, I set it to triplets and doubled the beat time, which was a bit difficult to follow. I ended up playing it partly by ear, partly with the metronome.

CasperVanKerschaver

Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by CasperVanKerschaver » Sun Dec 22, 2013 6:35 pm

Please find my contributions to this lesson in this post

Cadet Rousselle
[media]https://youtu.be/asVZ8WRwmrY[/media]

La Cucaracha
[media]https://youtu.be/oNTPCqwA3DU[/media]

Lundi Matin
[media]https://youtu.be/ljSG82OHyiQ[/media]

Allouette, gentille Allouette
[media]https://youtu.be/_pat9e32OGw[/media]

Brian Hunker

Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by Brian Hunker » Mon Dec 23, 2013 7:26 pm

OK. I have completed my set of Lesson 4 videos after one week of practicing the material.


[media]https://youtu.be/tlv8Lur7QyY[/media]

[media]https://youtu.be/EF4sRgBE_yE[/media]

[media]https://youtu.be/RFt-WEzdn1o[/media]

[media]https://youtu.be/w4JMKUrHnMs[/media]

Thanks again for your time spent evaluating these and I appreciate any feedback you're willing to offer.

...oh and Merry Christmas everyone! :noel:
Last edited by Brian Hunker on Mon Dec 23, 2013 7:38 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Brian Hunker

Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by Brian Hunker » Mon Dec 23, 2013 7:37 pm

Hey Casper.


Fantastic job on your Lesson 4 Videos! You made it through all 4 of these challenging pieces without any problems. You got almost every single note correct and the sound of the notes is nice and clear. You should be very proud!!

I can't even think of anything to suggest other than: keep doing what your doing. It is working!. At this rate, you will be a master guitar player in no time!

:chitarrista:

Best of luck to you in Lesson 5!

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