D01 Classical guitar lesson 06

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Bill Davis
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 06

Post by Bill Davis » Thu Jan 30, 2014 4:13 am

Ben Spurr wrote:D01 lesson 6, page 31, Fernando Sor, Lecon 1, Opus 60.
Hi Ben,
Sounded good! There was a few buzzes and some missed damping. I also noticed you didn't use the #4 finger. I seem to remember in an earlier post you mentioned some trouble using the pinky finger.

Keep up the nice progress! :bravo:
Bill

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 06

Post by Bill Davis » Thu Jan 30, 2014 4:20 am

Archit Junnarkar wrote: Bill
I like the sound of your guitar. You were brilliant with Lecion Opus 60. I don't how you manage to sail through your pieces so easily. You make them look so simple but they are not. Great work ! ! :bravo:
Thank you for your kind words. :merci:

Barbara DiNenno

Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 06

Post by Barbara DiNenno » Thu Jan 30, 2014 4:10 pm

Dear Archit,

Thanks for the feedback, it is hard to sense one's own progress. so thanks for noticing for me.

barbara

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 06

Post by Barbara DiNenno » Thu Jan 30, 2014 4:13 pm

Dear Bill

thanks for the feedback. I found these pieces very challenging esp. Opus 60 by Sor. So if you thought it sounded nice, that is great to hear.

Barbara :casque:

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 06

Post by Barbara DiNenno » Thu Jan 30, 2014 4:19 pm

Dear Ben,

Wow, you have made such great progress! The Opus by Sor sounded great! :bravo: I found it so challenging. And you did it very well.
Barbara

Ben Spurr

Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 06

Post by Ben Spurr » Thu Jan 30, 2014 4:27 pm

Thanks for the feedback Bill and Barbara. I had a difficult time with the Sor tune. I used a metronome so much trying to play steadily through it that it began to sound like it was being played by a machine, that was very hard to eliminate. Still sounds kind of like that to me. My pinky fingers are still weak, as well as the ring finger of my right hand. I really didn't see an occasion to use the pinky finger on these, but I may have missed something, I'm so used to avoiding that pinky finger. It's taking a beating on Ricercar and slowing me down on that tune.

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Goran Penic
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 06

Post by Goran Penic » Fri Jan 31, 2014 8:01 am

Ben Spurr wrote:D01 lesson 6, page 31, Fernando Sor, Lecon 1, Opus 60.
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Ben attempt to put notes on the left side or right in front of you so that you do not have to turn your head from the guitar. If you do so you'll have a guitar and your hands in a field of view which can be very useful.
Another thing is that you put the thumb of your left hand a little lower - to the middle of the width of the guitar neck - if you need a little more upright (lift) guitar.
Otherwise very good. :bravo:
:bye:
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Scott Fountain

Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 06

Post by Scott Fountain » Fri Jan 31, 2014 10:40 pm

[quote="Bill Davis"]Hi All,

Sorry for the late post. I have been very busy over the last few weeks. I am also trying a guitar with a 664mm scale which is longer than my other 650mm scale so that has taken me some time to adjust during the lessons.

I had some trouble with these lessons. I am really critical about buzz from my fingers hitting the strings and some other nuances I have been trying to ditch. I am working on a more fluid and natural sound and not being so choppy. Any helpful feedback will be much appreciated.

Thanks,
Bill

D01 P55 Scales in third, number 6
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D01 P30 Anonyme - Ricercar
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Bill,

The new guitar sounds great, I liked your submissions. I didn't detect any chopiness it sounded very good to me :bravo:

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 06

Post by Edna Lopez » Sat Feb 01, 2014 4:22 am

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Edna Lopez

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Goran Penic
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 06

Post by Goran Penic » Sat Feb 01, 2014 9:10 am

Scott Fountain wrote: I am really critical about buzz from my fingers hitting the strings and some other nuances I have been trying to ditch. I am working on a more fluid and natural sound and not being so choppy.
:bravo: Scott. Very well. I have not seen the problems you're talking about in this performance, but here's what I think can help.
Practice scales in positions and try to fingers of the left hand seated on strings at a right angle and as close to frets.
Possibly a little more pull left arm outwards to allow the fingers of the left hand to fit exactly right angles.
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 06

Post by Goran Penic » Sat Feb 01, 2014 9:11 am

:bravo: Edna, very good performance.
:bye:
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Theresa S. Sedlock

Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 06

Post by Theresa S. Sedlock » Sun Feb 02, 2014 6:13 am

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Archit Junnarkar

Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 06

Post by Archit Junnarkar » Sun Feb 02, 2014 10:32 am

Here are my posts for this lesson ! Feel free to share your thoughts on them !

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Archit Junnarkar

Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 06

Post by Archit Junnarkar » Sun Feb 02, 2014 11:11 am

Antonio
You played Lecon Opus 60 very well. You played all the notes well and it sounded musical. The only thing I noticed was that you did not play the repeat portion on the first part other than that you were spot on ! Good work ! :bravo:

Ben
Your pieces were excellent and you played with a great amount of precision. Good work on Opus. And I like the sound of your guitar ! :)

Scott
I am amazed at how easily you play your pieces. Ricercar was flawless. I like the way you hold on to notes before playing the next. It produces a nice musical continuity to the piece. Great work ! Keep practicing. :bye:

Edna
Phenomenal playing. You played every piece perfectly and I even noticed that your damping on Opus was remarkable. This piece did give me a hard time and it is not very easy yet you made it look like one. Keep practicing and great work ! :bravo:

Theresa
Nice work on your pieces. I noticed that in Ricercar, in the third measure you played an F instead of F# other than that this piece was perfect. In Opus 60 I felt you were little uncomfortable and the tempo was also varying initially but with practice you will easily eliminate all that. Keep practicing ! :bye:

Ben Spurr

Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 06

Post by Ben Spurr » Mon Feb 03, 2014 4:54 pm

Goran, thanks for your feedback. I'll try to improve on that. I start off with my thumb down where it is supposed to be but by the time I've finally made a recording that is acceptable and post it I find my thumb managed to go right back up. It's a bad habit I picked up years ago and very difficult to overcome.

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