D04 Classical guitar lesson 05

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Stewart Doyle
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Re: D04 Classical guitar lesson 05

Post by Stewart Doyle » Tue Jan 14, 2014 8:19 pm

:bravo: Pentti and Linda
Pentti - regarding Marko's point about rest/free strokes. My first guitar teacher had very strong views about working on the free stroke so much that it could start to replace the rest stroke in most situations. I'm sure there are long debates to be had on that, but I certainly found it useful to listen/record to just the free stroke for i, m and a until a strong clear tone was produced. That was almost 15 years ago though and I only had the benefit of his input for a couple of years so I'm not sure whether I'm still benefitting from his help.
Linda - I particularly enjoyed the Tarrega, where you seemed to transition to the tricky bar on fret 2 very well.

I think you mentioned that I was right about not practicing over the Xmas break. That was certainly true for me - even worse was the fact that that lack of practice continued into the new year. I should say that I've been playing the Sor occasionally for many years and the Tarrega too over the past year or so. When I say playing however, I should say half-playing as typically for the Sor I would start playing and finish before the tricky end section. As I didn't need to sight-read these (in fact I was able to play both from memory), I really should have spent this lesson working over the trickier sections and most importantly, viewing the pieces afresh. Alas, I did neither well enough...

Dowland
[media]https://youtu.be/6dC-KkNafYo[/media]

Sor
[media]https://youtu.be/KA9XwTvr_PM[/media]

Tarrega
[media]https://youtu.be/pRGnsqBMH34[/media]
Alhambra 11P Spruce
Antonio Lorca 3605 Cedar

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LindaWoodford
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Re: D04 Classical guitar lesson 05

Post by LindaWoodford » Tue Jan 14, 2014 10:03 pm

Wow, that was just lovely :merci: Stewart and :bravo:

I'm a bit too tired to comment more fully, but will listen again tomorrow, when I'm more awake.

I shall go to sleep with your melodies in my ears :casque:
Regards, Linda

Pentti Kotilainen
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Re: D04 Classical guitar lesson 05

Post by Pentti Kotilainen » Wed Jan 15, 2014 9:14 am

:bravo: Linda :bravo: Stewart!
Nice performances from both of you. Lovely and enjoyable playing :casque:.

@Linda - I particularly liked your Tarrega. The tricky transitions were smooth and you managed to bring out the melody nicely with rest strokes.When listening your Sor the importance of simultaneous action of both hands, in order to produce clean and crispy sound, came somehow into my mind.

@Stewart - I especially liked your Sor. Your tone was very clear, clean and beautiful. You played the notes without buzzes or unneccesary stops, particularly in the beginning of the piece. Maybe the length of the piece (together with some trickier spots) made us all to stumble a bit in the latter part of it.

:merci: for your comments!

Pentti

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LindaWoodford
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Re: D04 Classical guitar lesson 05

Post by LindaWoodford » Thu Jan 16, 2014 8:29 am

Thanks for your comments Pentti, also in lesson 4.
Regarding the LH RH coordination, you are absolutely right, and I'm not quite there yet. I'll keep it in mind as something to work on in the next lesson. thanks.
Regards, Linda

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Gabriel-guégan
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Re: D04 Classical guitar lesson 05

Post by Gabriel-guégan » Sun Jan 19, 2014 10:33 am

:bravo: Linda, Pentti & Stewart
You all have well played these pieces
This lesson seemed to me quite hard, i hope the next with one week less will be a bit easier :chaud:
hear you in next lesson :bye:

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LindaWoodford
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Re: D04 Classical guitar lesson 05

Post by LindaWoodford » Sun Jan 19, 2014 7:20 pm

:merci: Gabriel-guégan
i hope the next with one week less will be a bit easier
Well, the scales get even more tricky with as many notes sharpened as played neutral, and the pieces are just as challenging, and so incredibly beautiful that my practice sessions are getting longer and longer! I'm limiting my barre practice, though, until I can manage it without so much tension, because otherwise it won't end well.

Good luck yourself! :casque: :bye:
Regards, Linda

ChrisCapener

Re: D04 Classical guitar lesson 05

Post by ChrisCapener » Sat May 10, 2014 9:59 am

Hi Guys,

I want to submit this to clear the seven lessons and concentrate on the exam piece. They aren't good I know so don't feel you have to listen to them!
Best wishes

Chris
Mistris Winters Jumpe
[media]https://youtu.be/PeF2WSFTDO8[/media]
Sor
[media]https://youtu.be/6xlilKL9Wv4[/media]
Tarrega
[media]https://youtu.be/jnk6GS3_Ao0[/media]


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