D01 Classical guitar lesson 07

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Edna Lopez
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 07

Post by Edna Lopez » Tue Feb 18, 2014 4:38 am

Scott Fountain wrote:
Ben Spurr wrote:O Bella Cio is giving me a hard time, especially for such a simple and short tune. To keep from getting lost in the middle of the tune while counting I had to convert all of the notes to eights and write the counts over them. Still not able to get a decent recording of it. My fingernails also started hanging on the strings, which hasn't helped at all, either.
Hi Ben,

I was having the same problem before. My finger nails kept getting caught on the string making me hesitate. Well, I found out the hard way why it occurred, I broke one of my nails and had to cut them down. Once they grew in a little the problem stopped. It could be your nails are a little too long. File them down a little and see how it goes
Hi Scott, same here. I decided to cut my nails very short, to simplify the learning... I'll let them grow again once I get the hang of it... so far the muting of the strings is quite difficult for me, so I got rid of the nails problem for now... I'm assuming that once my brain and hands learn to mute the strings and the rest stroke, my nails will come into play again
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 07

Post by Edna Lopez » Tue Feb 18, 2014 4:42 am

Scott Fountain wrote:Hello Everyone,

I am posting a little late this lesson, sorry.

D-G-A-B Improv
http://youtu.be/tH4j8PaRRYE

O Bella Ciao
http://youtu.be/YXKMVXSxXIA

Quad T'Etais Chez Mon Pere
http://youtu.be/0TBnRwv_pcc

Scott
Scott: if you would like to embed the youtube videos here is how viewtopic.php?f=30&t=49794
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Bill Davis
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 07

Post by Bill Davis » Tue Feb 18, 2014 5:18 am

Archit Junnarkar wrote:Here are my submissions. Feel free to leave a comment ! :)
Archit,
As usually, very good! :bravo:
I noticed you used the lower 'd' and not the open 'd' on the 4th string as per page 60 on the improve. Also, on Ciao I think he wanted us to count the timing out loud. :desole:

:merci: Bill

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 07

Post by Bill Davis » Tue Feb 18, 2014 5:28 am

Edna Lopez wrote:Hello,
Thanks for watching and commenting. Guitar might/might not be a bit out of tune.. :roll: .. I lost/misplaced the tuner and I don't know how to tune it by ear (yet) ... will get one this week.
Hello Edna,
Very nice. Quad's tempo seemed a little bit slow. Way to go the extra mile on the improv. :bravo:
I did a simple google search for 'online guitar tuner' and came up with a lot of tuners. This may help you in the mean time while you are waiting to pick up another tuner.
:merci: Bill

Ben Spurr

Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 07

Post by Ben Spurr » Tue Feb 18, 2014 5:24 pm

Edna, the roman numeral indicates the fret where your left index finger is supposed to be. Sometimes you will see the letter C with the roman numeral (i.e, CI, CII, etc.), which indicates that you are to use your index finger to barre the strings at that fret. Actually, I've seen music written for the guitar to indicate a barre without the C, as well as oddball, apparently made up things to indicate bar chords, such as circles on every string with bold dashes in the circles. I don't know what the C stands for, I'm guessing it is the first letter of a non-english word for barre. So in the tune O Bella Ciao, Mr. Delcamp is wanting you to use your index finger to play the E note on the second fret, I'm supposing it is to get you used to moving your finger around, since it is much easier to play this tune using the everyday, ordinary Am chord.

Ben Spurr

Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 07

Post by Ben Spurr » Tue Feb 18, 2014 5:35 pm

Edna, Shelby, Antonio, Bill and Scott,
Thanks for your comments and suggestions.

Ben Spurr

Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 07

Post by Ben Spurr » Tue Feb 18, 2014 5:38 pm

D01 lesson 7, page 35, O Bella Ciao. I'm also not coordinated enough to count out loud and play, not to mention I can't stand the sound of my own voice.

[media]https://youtu.be/vjjrKpeWeX4&feature=youtu.be[/media]

Theresa S. Sedlock

Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 07

Post by Theresa S. Sedlock » Wed Feb 19, 2014 3:10 am

For once I've posted on time! ...gotta work a little harder on keeping that little finger relaxed...i feel like taping it to my ring finger, lol



[media]https://youtu.be/mSG7xfRckgA[/media]

[media]https://youtu.be/y4BKUJKNiiY[/media]

[media]https://youtu.be/mx5sF1Ql5N0[/media]

Paul Shepley

Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 07

Post by Paul Shepley » Wed Feb 19, 2014 11:13 pm

Hello all,

I made some short notes on the recordings so far in this lesson.

Antonio, good, but a false start in the second video? I edit mine out...

Barbara, also good, a little hesitation in places, but you know where they are...

Bill, nice improvisation :D

Halil, very nice indeed, although you didn't count for Bella Ciao, I could see you head keeping time four beats to the bar :lol:

Ben, it's fine, and good to see you uploaded Bella Ciao also.

Shelby, great improv, a few small hesitations in the pieces, no big deal, just needs more confidence I suppose.

Scott, not really late at all, next lesson is not until the end of the month. Rest stroke coordination good :) that is to say, better than mine.

Archit, enjoyed your improvisation :) very creative. No problems with the pieces, I think you deserve a better guitar :D

Edna, tuning sounds fine to me :mrgreen: but you should learn how to tune the guitar to itself anyway!

Theresa, some tension in the right hand little finger. I have this problem as well :x otherwise sounds good and musical.

Looking forward to more uploads, here's mine:

[media]https://youtu.be/4oqVV51B94Q[/media]

[media]https://youtu.be/AmwVRYqJZX4[/media]

[media]https://youtu.be/2a6vPN_Wrio[/media]

Regards, P

Scott Fountain

Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 07

Post by Scott Fountain » Thu Feb 20, 2014 12:47 am

Edna Lopez wrote:
Scott Fountain wrote:Hello Everyone,

I am posting a little late this lesson, sorry.

D-G-A-B Improv
http://youtu.be/tH4j8PaRRYE

O Bella Ciao
http://youtu.be/YXKMVXSxXIA

Quad T'Etais Chez Mon Pere
http://youtu.be/0TBnRwv_pcc

Scott
Scott: if you would like to embed the youtube videos here is how viewtopic.php?f=30&t=49794
Thanks Edna, I appreciate it. :merci: :D

Antonio Carneiro

Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 07

Post by Antonio Carneiro » Thu Feb 20, 2014 12:55 am

Nice job Paul! Thanks for the feedback. I also played the last note on Bela Ciao as a whole note (4 beats). (it is only 2b long)

Theresa, you did well!

About the improvisation, we were supposed to play the lower D, G, B and A. (not the D on the third fret of B)
And I saw Scott reading something.. were we supposed to write it down? (mine was completely random :D)


I have a question to almost all of you: why do you pull the strings so close to the bridge?
The guitar sounds a lot smoother if you play it closer to the neck.. (at least for me)

Ben Spurr

Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 07

Post by Ben Spurr » Thu Feb 20, 2014 4:49 pm

Antonio, I can't speak for anyone else but myself. In my case my hand just naturally goes toward the bridge by itself, it's not intentional. That is something I work on, trying to intentionally play either over the sound hole or near the bridge, wherever it sounds the best to me. However, as the time approaches to post I become more and more desperate to play the tunes without messing them up and in the end just consider myself fortunate to get the tune recorded.

Apip Kamil

Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 07

Post by Apip Kamil » Fri Feb 21, 2014 5:08 am

Hi guys, here are my two videos from lesson 07 ( O Bela Ciao and Quad T'Etais Chez Mon Pere). I will upload the improvisation later.
Honestly I am very impressed with all of you so far. You all have done very god jobs. I myself has a lot to do to improve my techniques. That's why I don't dare to make any comments :).
As always, any comments and inputs are very much appreciated. Thank you

QUAND J'ÉTAIS CHEZ MON PÈRE
[media]https://youtu.be/pgdDPmL-SrE[/media]

O Bela Ciao
[media]https://youtu.be/mik_m6Jm9Xw[/media]

Archit Junnarkar

Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 07

Post by Archit Junnarkar » Fri Feb 21, 2014 12:05 pm

Antonio
Your progress has been phenomenal. You have surely worked hard during practice and it shows. Good Work !

Barbara
You were really good especially with Obella Ciao. You counted out the beats & simultaneously played perfectly. You see, I found it very difficult to implement this in my recording and just couldn't do it :( . But, kudos to you ! !

Bill
As usual, your pieces were very good and I liked your improvisation. You play with such great ease which brings out such quality in your pieces. Nice Work ! :bravo: And yes, thanks for your comment. Well, I didn't count out in Obella Ciao because I was finding it too difficult.

Halil
So finally you have uploaded videos, good to see that. You played well like you always do. Keep up the good work !

Ben
Nicely played. I observed your guitar position was little on the vertical side than usual and that is good to see. :D

Shelby
I like the way you play every note so carefully without hitting any other string inadvertently :bravo: . That is the kind of precision with which we need to approach this style of guitar. Good work and thanks for your comment. I guess I deserve a better recording device.

Scott
You played well and looked pretty confident. The sound on your didoes was a bit low, had some difficulty hearing them clearly other than that everything seemed good. :bye:

Edna
Good work on Quand and very nicely played. I just felt that in O Bella, you were rushing forward compared with the tempo though you played it perfectly. And oh ! 1:04 for improvisation :shock: , I think you really enjoyed that one . Good Work and keep prat icing ! :bravo:

Well there are some more to review, but I am falling short of time here . Will review the rest of later.

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 07

Post by Bill Davis » Sat Feb 22, 2014 8:13 am

Apip Kamil wrote:Hi guys, here are my two videos from lesson 07 ( O Bela Ciao and Quad T'Etais Chez Mon Pere). I will upload the improvisation later.
Honestly I am very impressed with all of you so far. You all have done very god jobs. I myself has a lot to do to improve my techniques. That's why I don't dare to make any comments :).
As always, any comments and inputs are very much appreciated. Thank you
QUAND J'ÉTAIS CHEZ MON PÈRE
O Bela Ciao
Apip,
Nicely done! You even got your counting in on Ciao! :D I did hear one spot of hesitation in Quand but other than that it went very well. :bravo:
:merci: Bill

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