D01 Classical guitar lesson 06

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Ben Spurr

Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 06

Post by Ben Spurr » Mon Feb 03, 2014 5:01 pm

Scott, Edna and Theresa,

Sounds good.

Ben Spurr

Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 06

Post by Ben Spurr » Mon Feb 03, 2014 5:08 pm

Archit,

Thanks for your comment. It is an old, cheap guitar, but I like the sound of it, also, just wish the neck wasn't bowed so it would be a little easier to play. I like the way you varied the volume on these pieces, I intended to do that on these as well, but when it came time to record it seemed I could just barely get through them without trying anything else. I also like the way you are able to keep your wrist way down low below the fingerboard, I've had a problem with that for years.

Ben Spurr

Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 06

Post by Ben Spurr » Mon Feb 03, 2014 5:18 pm

D01 lesson 6, page 30, Ricercar.

[media]https://youtu.be/laLh8cRwOVI[/media]

Archit Junnarkar

Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 06

Post by Archit Junnarkar » Mon Feb 03, 2014 6:18 pm

Thanks for your feedback Ben :merci:

Nice work on Ricercar. And yes I got your point. I did noticed that you keep your left thumb on the top of the neck which is even visible when you play. If you can place your thumb somewhere in the middle of the fretboard on the back side of the neck, that way you will be able to bring your left wrist below the fretboard and your fingers will easily be able to reach out to the lower strings too. I hope this helps you. :bye:

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Bill Davis
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 06

Post by Bill Davis » Wed Feb 05, 2014 2:19 am

Archit Junnarkar wrote:Here are my posts for this lesson ! Feel free to share your thoughts on them !
Well done Archit! You looked relaxed and enjoying the tunes. Your guitar neck seemed higher up than I have seen in the past. I also noticed that you didn't use your pinky, but rather your 'a' finger. I think building our pinky coordination will pay off later when we do more demanding music.

:bravo:
Bill

Brian Hunker

Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 06

Post by Brian Hunker » Wed Feb 05, 2014 7:58 pm

Hello All.

I just spent about 20 minutes writing beautiful prosaic reviews of all the recent submissions only to discover (after clicking submit) that I wasn't logged in!!! Now I am afraid all my carefully chosen words and advice for your lesson 6 videos have been lost forever.

Rather than try to remember it all, I'll just toss out the broad strokes:

Ben - Great Job. Tremendous progress on Ricercar in particular. I believe you should start focusing on musicality in addition to your note and rhythmic accuracy (which is spot-on this lesson).

Archit - Fantastic as usual. In Ricercar the final bass note of each section is 'A' (where I believe you played 'E's). Maybe have another look just to see whether I'm correct. But you played it so musically and confidently whose to say it is actually a "wrong" note?? Keep up the good work.

Theresa - Very good. I like your control of the tempo. Good job keeping everything even. Maybe see if you can devote a little attention to the pinky of your right hand. It appears to hold a lot of tension all the time and this isn't necessary as the pinky finger is not used. That tension transfers over to the other fingers. If you can relax it, you will gain better control over the 3 fingers which are used.

Edna - Superb job! Hardly anything to say about your technique. Looks great! I will say that up until this week I have been playing on a guitar that looks and sounds very similar to yours (cutaway nylon - not a true classical instrument). Last week I upgraded to a true classical guitar (a Cordoba C9). I strongly suggest you do the same. You don't have to spend too much to get a better sounding, much more playable instrument. Yamaha has some highly praised student models starting around $150.00.

I guess my thinking was that I would just work extra hard to make my cheap, broken guitar sound good. But now, having acquired MUCH better instrument, I see that there are certain aspects to both the left and right hand technique that I would have been going about all wrong forever on the inferior instrument. So, Edna, I believe if you upgrade your instrument you will be similarly shocked by how much your control over the sound will immediately improve. :guitare:

...well look at that. Still quite a lengthy post after all. :chaud:

Ben Spurr

Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 06

Post by Ben Spurr » Thu Feb 06, 2014 12:47 am

Thanks, Brian. I did try to do that on ricercar, for some reason I seemed to have it down really well on Sunday and was able to make it sound more like music than a wind up music box. But when I started trying to record it the next day it took all I could do just to play through it without getting lost. I don't know why that is, that was happening even when I wasn't trying to record.

Archit Junnarkar

Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 06

Post by Archit Junnarkar » Thu Feb 06, 2014 4:27 am

Bill
After reading your comment, even I noticed that my guitar was unusually placed higher :shock: It is probably because I prefer to place it as vertical as possible. From what I have read online, they say that your head and your guitar's head should be at the same level, but I wonder if the latter can go higher, which is whats happening in my case. And yes I will try and work around with my pinky finger too. Thanks !

Brian
Congrats on your new guitar ! ! We will hear even better sounds coming out from your instrument from here on ! ! :casque:
Well, you did spot that error in Ricercar. I overlooked and made that mistake I suppose. Need to be careful next time around.
Thanks for your comment !
:bye:

Shelby Brown

Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 06

Post by Shelby Brown » Fri Feb 07, 2014 4:47 pm

Here are my videos for lesson 6:

[media]https://youtu.be/Y3k11xpg9Ao[/media]

[media]https://youtu.be/FfBfpkBG0zM[/media]

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


Any comments are appreciated.

Thanks,

Shelby

Antonio Carneiro

Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 06

Post by Antonio Carneiro » Fri Feb 07, 2014 6:58 pm

Ricecar
[media]https://youtu.be/D7vEGQGG6Q0[/media]

Scales in Third
[media]https://youtu.be/-c2DkEroXio[/media]

(This time I recorded low quality videos)

@Shelby
Nice job! :bravo:
Try to work on playing the bass notes and the treble ones at the same time.. I have the same problem as you, sometimes my finger just gets stuck at one string. :(

Shelby Brown

Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 06

Post by Shelby Brown » Fri Feb 07, 2014 10:05 pm

Antonio Carneiro wrote:Ricecar
[media]https://youtu.be/D7vEGQGG6Q0[/media]

Scales in Third
[media]https://youtu.be/-c2DkEroXio[/media]

(This time I recorded low quality videos)

@Shelby
Nice job! :bravo:
Try to work on playing the bass notes and the treble ones at the same time.. I have the same problem as you, sometimes my finger just gets stuck at one string. :(
Thanks for the input Antonio! Seems like my fingers get tied in knots on occasion. Something I really need to work more on.

Shelby

Teodora Despotovic Kosanovic
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Location: Serbia

Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 06

Post by Teodora Despotovic Kosanovic » Sun Feb 09, 2014 6:49 pm

Hello everyone :bye:
I completed my 6th task and here it is.. :casque:
See you all next month. :bye:

[media]https://youtu.be/crDjoJnGJ-0[/media]
[media]https://youtu.be/alnRh5EGUNI[/media]
[media]https://youtu.be/T7OR5iKzyrw[/media]

:merci: :bye:

Apip Kamil

Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 06

Post by Apip Kamil » Tue Feb 18, 2014 3:48 am

Hi Everyone,
I am back. It is nice to meet you again. I have taken a break for more than 3 months due to illness, holiday and my job. Now I try to start playing again and these are my videos from lesson 06, and I hope I still can submit videos from the Lesson 3, 4, and 5 in the coming days.
Your comments are very much appreciated. Thank you

Scales In Third :

[media]https://youtu.be/IkncYcLv06g[/media]

Ricercar :

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

Fernando Sor - Opus 60 Leçon 1:

[media]https://youtu.be/65mk79ouvHc[/media]

Paul Shepley

Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 06

Post by Paul Shepley » Wed Feb 19, 2014 10:06 pm

Hello

Good luck Apip. I've been catching up since 1st February. I think the Sor lesson 1 opus 60 is the most difficult piece so far, including the lesson 7 pieces which I'm about to upload...

Shelby, your Sor piece sounds alright, but I think the rhythm is off. It's like you are playing in swing feel rather than straight. Having said that, my own performance isn't exactly superb either :roll:

Teodora, your Sor piece just needs a little smoothing out and it will be fine. It's already much better than mine.

Anyway, here's my lesson 6 recordings:

[media]https://youtu.be/R600gVKVpu4[/media]

[media]https://youtu.be/9QVLZfES8jI[/media]

[media]https://youtu.be/4XB2wUVX4c8[/media]

Regards, P

Loren Townsend

Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 06

Post by Loren Townsend » Mon Mar 17, 2014 12:17 am

Still working on lesson 6. Too little time, too much perfectionism and too much awareness of every mistake on a recording. Hope to have recordings by early this week.

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