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Jean-François Delcamp
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D03 Classical guitar lesson 05

Post by Jean-François Delcamp » Tue Dec 17, 2013 8:49 am

Hello everyone,
Please start by downloading the latest version of volume D03.
If you are new to the course, please read this message to familiarize yourself with the conditions for participating in the lessons. You should also read the first message in lesson 1, where you will find advice on how to make the most of your study time and on the methods of practising that I recommend.




Today, we're going to work on a series of exercises.
- page 90, numbers 16, 17 - Jean-François DELCAMP - SCALES
When changes of position are needed, you will be using the "position shift" technique. Position I is the left hand position where the index finger (1) is placed behind the 1st fret, position V is the hand position where the index (1) is placed behind the fifth fret, etc. The position shift involves moving the left hand along the neck, from position to position, from fret to fret. In the scales we're looking at today, notice that my first finger never leaves the first string, I use it as a guide for my hand. Position shifts are shown by oblique lines linking two fingering indications given for the same finger.
The following videos are for numbers 16, 17 on page 90. Concentrate your practice on the passages highlighted in yellow, and do your best to perfect the position shift technique.





- Page 95, numbers 32, 33, 34, 35, 36. Jean-François DELCAMP - SLURS
We have already worked on the rest stroke (apoyando) with the fingers of the right hand. Now we are going to work on doing a rest stroke with the fingers of the left hand. That is the best way to learn how to execute descending slurs.








Finally, we'll look at 4 pieces, pages 39, 42, 43, 56 et 58.
- page 39 Ferdinand CARULLI (1770-1841) PRELUDE N°4 opus 114
Practise playing this arpeggio while keeping 3 fingers on the strings throughout. Doing it this way will teach you to make the necessary finger movement without it triggering involuntary and unwanted movements by the other fingers.





- pages 42-43 Ferdinand CARULLI (1770-1841) VALSE




- page 56 Niccolò PAGANINI (1782-1840) GHIRIBIZZO n°1
There are numerous repetitions, so vary the tone colour to avoid monotony. To obtain different tone colours, play:
- over the soundhole (the sound volume is at its best here and you get a good balance between the bass and treble notes);
- over the fingerboard (the sound here is softer, closer to the that of a clarinet, and the basses are softened);
- near the bridge (the sound here is more metallic, and becomes close to that of the harpsichord, the basses are strengthened and the trebles weakened).




- page 58 Dionisio AGUADO (1784-1849) LECCION N°19
Practise playing this arpeggio while keeping 2 fingers on the strings throughout. Doing it this way will teach you to make the necessary finger movement without it triggering involuntary and unwanted movements by the other fingers.




I ask you first to work on all these exercises and pieces for one week and then to post your recordings on the forum for:
- page 39 Ferdinand CARULLI (1770-1841) PRELUDE N°4 opus 114
- page 56 Niccolò PAGANINI (1782-1840) GHIRIBIZZO n°1



Good luck!


I thank Geoff (GeoffB) who has helped in the translation of my lessons into English.


Jean-François

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Exam qualifying submissions:

PRELUDE N°4 opus 114
GHIRIBIZZO n°1

Pentti Kotilainen
PRELUDE N°4 opus 114
GHIRIBIZZO n°1

Catherine Livingston
PRELUDE N°4 opus 114
GHIRIBIZZO n°1

WilliamTee
PRELUDE N°4 opus 114
GHIRIBIZZO n°1

Win Chaivipas
PRELUDE N°4 opus 114
GHIRIBIZZO n°1

EmmanuelVankerschaver
PRELUDE N°4 opus 114
GHIRIBIZZO n°1

Marian Kmet
PRELUDE N°4 opus 114
GHIRIBIZZO n°1

Satyajit Kadle
PRELUDE N°4 opus 114
GHIRIBIZZO n°1
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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 05

Post by Pentti Kotilainen » Mon Dec 30, 2013 9:15 am

Hi everyone! :D

Here are my submissions for this lesson. There are still many mistakes :oops: , but this is where I am right now.

PRELUDE N°4 opus 114
[media]https://youtu.be/f9T2N4WSH7M[/media]
GHIRIBIZZO n°1
[media]https://youtu.be/ppgn9p9x7u4[/media]
:merci: for listening.
:bye:

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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 05

Post by Goran Penic » Tue Dec 31, 2013 9:54 am

:bravo: Pentti. Nice start.
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Catherine Livingston

Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 05

Post by Catherine Livingston » Thu Jan 02, 2014 2:13 am

:bravo:

Nice Job Pentti!
Good for you for being the first one to post again.
Both pieces sound very good. It's difficult for me to not get a few buzzes while playing the
Paganini piece too. Your fluency is very good in both pieces.
:)
Cat Livingston

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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 05

Post by Catherine Livingston » Thu Jan 02, 2014 2:37 am

Here are my submissions for lesson 5. They are far from perfect but here they are.
I broke 2 important nails on my right hand, which + affects the tone and volume. I guess I need to start taking
vitamins to strengthen my nails! Thanks so much for listening +any feedback. :D
Fernando Carulli Prelude #4 opus 114
[media]https://youtu.be/y0KivLU5QpM&feature[/media]
Niccolo Paganini Giribizzo #1
[media]https://youtu.be/UJZw3oxj0QM[/media]

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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 05

Post by Pentti Kotilainen » Thu Jan 02, 2014 9:59 am

:bravo: Cat!
Flawless, fluent and enjoyable playing again. :casque:

Regarding GHIRIBIZZO n°1, professor Delcamp suggests to vary tone color by shifting the right hand. This is something that I found quite challenging when playing.

:merci: Cat for your excellent perfomances and for your most kind comments too.

Best regards,
Pentti

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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 05

Post by Goran Penic » Thu Jan 02, 2014 10:59 am

:bravo: Cat. Very good performances. :casque:
Maybe something like this can help with your nails : http://www.stringsbymail.com/store/nail ... -7087.html
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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 05

Post by Catherine Livingston » Thu Jan 02, 2014 4:27 pm

Pentti and Goran, thanks for the speedy and kind feedback. :) Pentti, I did consider changing the color tone in Ghiribizzo #1, but don't have it mastered to the point
that I can focus on that yet :)
Goran, thank you for the link to the nail strengthener. I also started taking special nail vitamins. My nails are so brittle!
:)
Cat

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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 05

Post by Mike Modjeski » Thu Jan 02, 2014 7:49 pm

Pentti and Cat, good start as has already been said.

On the Carulli PRELUDE N°4 opus 114, Mr. Delcamp suggested practicing this piece keeping three fingers on the strings at all times in order to train the fingers. I assumed that he meant for the right hand, which is a challenge and it doesn't sound right. Also he doesn't play it that way in his video. Am I thinking correctly? It is a good exercise but I have to play it normally sometimes for a break;)

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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 05

Post by WilliamTee » Fri Jan 03, 2014 9:01 am

Well done both of you Pentti and Cat! :bravo:
I'm in the same situation like you Cat. I always have problem with the nail on my index finger. It always breaks at the same spot.
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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 05

Post by Catherine Livingston » Fri Jan 03, 2014 3:46 pm

Mike,

I was confused by trying to keep 3 fingers at a time on the strings while playing the Carulli piece as well. Professor Delcamp does show us
a video emphasizing the arpeggio technique for the right hand. I just focused on trying to keep the right hand still while playing the arpeggios. My right hand does tend to rock all over the place, so this was a good exercise for me. :)

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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 05

Post by WilliamTee » Tue Jan 07, 2014 1:18 am

My submission to lesson 5, comments are welcome.
Thanks for watching.

GHIRIBIZZO n°1
[media]https://youtu.be/x-f22hzm2k0[/media]

PRELUDE N°4 opus 114
[media]https://youtu.be/x-f22hzm2k0&start=60[/media]
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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 05

Post by Pentti Kotilainen » Wed Jan 08, 2014 1:57 pm

:bravo: William!
Well done again. :casque: :bye:

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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 05

Post by Marko Räsänen » Thu Jan 09, 2014 7:22 am

:bravo: William!

Prelude was played very well and clean. In Ghiribizzo the bass notes should be quaver length, so you need to mute them with your thumb. Otherwise good job!
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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 05

Post by WilliamTee » Fri Jan 10, 2014 1:20 am

Thanks for your comment Marko. Yes, I got the bass notes totally wrong.
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