D04 Classical guitar lesson 04

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ChrisCapener

Re: D04 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by ChrisCapener » Sun Jan 12, 2014 8:00 am

Hi Everyone,

Catching up slowly, here are two of this lesson's submissions
Scarborough fair
[media]https://youtu.be/POtO60T2zzA[/media]

and Novelette
[media]https://youtu.be/dN75PV2775c[/media]

Happy New Year - my resolution is to catch up!
:merci:

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LindaWoodford
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Re: D04 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by LindaWoodford » Sun Jan 12, 2014 9:14 am

:bravo: Chris and Happy New Year to you too!

I like the way you bring out the melody in Novelette, it's lovely and clear. I've yet to record this piece, and time has now moved on and I feel like I've missed the moment. We shall see...

For Scarborough Fair, I would offer the suggestion to play it with a very even tempo, which would mean slowing down overall. I think the piece loses some of its mellow and haunting quality when some bits are played faster, but there are pauses between some of the chord changes. Other pieces tolerate these pauses better, and perhaps don't tolerate being slowed down as much as Scarborough Fair does. I think it's a lovely piece - did you enjoy playing it?
I also think it's nice to be able to play something that other people recognise - they seem to appreciate it more.

ChrisCapener

Re: D04 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by ChrisCapener » Sun Jan 12, 2014 10:02 am

Hi Linda,

Thanks for the feedback, you are absolutely right about Scarborough fair, the fact is I am only just managing to play it, some sections are just flowing out without thinking whereas others are still a struggle, I think this is one I will go back to and commit to memory as it is really nice. On the plus side I was more relaxed in front of the camera today :)

Regards

Chris

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Re: D04 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by Pentti Kotilainen » Sun Jan 12, 2014 4:11 pm

:bravo: Chris!
Well done these two demanding pieces.
:bye:

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Re: D04 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by LindaWoodford » Mon Jan 13, 2014 11:01 pm

I'm keeping you company, Chris in catching up on the last piece for lesson 4. Actually, I'm not too proud of this performance and am including it mostly for completion (if I wait any longer, I'll no longer be able to play it at all). It was recorded with the mic a bit too close, so apologies for the sound being distorted, on top of everything else.

Novelette N°3
[media]https://youtu.be/Ma6252fBFzw[/media]

I think with hindsight, I would play the chords (dis-chords?) much softer. When I sit back and listen now, it sounds quite harsh.

ChrisCapener

Re: D04 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by ChrisCapener » Tue Jan 14, 2014 4:04 am

Well Done Linda :bravo:

It think it is pretty good, the left hand looks relaxed and fluid, which is giving a good tempo it's not an easy piece and I think has to be played really well to sound right.

Chris :D

Thanks Pentti for your comment

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Re: D04 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by Pentti Kotilainen » Wed Jan 15, 2014 9:28 am

:bravo:
Lovely and enjoyable playing again. :casque:
:merci: Linda.

Best regards,
Pentti

ChrisCapener

Re: D04 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by ChrisCapener » Sun Mar 16, 2014 4:02 am

Catching up on my posts , I didn't post this before thinking I could imrove on it but Here it is ,thumb and all.

[media]https://youtu.be/Tq3vYfGn-nI[/media]

Chris :bye:

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Re: D04 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by ChrisCapener » Sun May 11, 2014 10:15 am

I thought I'd posted this earlier, just checking that I have competed seven lessons

here is the last piece so now I can work on the exam.

[media]https://youtu.be/EU8DJWPNuMc[/media]

:merci:

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