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D03 Classical guitar lesson 07

Post by Jean-François Delcamp » Tue Feb 04, 2014 8:07 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 93 Jean-François DELCAMP (1956) GAMMES - SCALE - SCALES - ESCALAS

- page 98 Jean-François DELCAMP (1956) ARPÈGES - ARPEGGI - ARPEGGIOS - ARPEGIOS




Improvisation work - D03
These exercises in improvisation are to be done several times a week, for several months.
Vary the volume (mf, pp, ff, p ...), timbres and rhythms. Never play the same thing twice, because it would cease to be improvisation, and would become composition.
1/ improvise on a single note (A) for 20 seconds.



2/ improvise using only two notes (G - A) for 20 seconds.



3/ improvise using only three notes (G - A - B) for 20 seconds



4/ improvise using only four notes (D - G - A - B) for 20 seconds.



5/ improvise using only 5 notes (D - E - G - A - B) for 20 seconds.


6/ improvise using only 6 notes (D - E - G - A - B - C) for 20 seconds.


7/ improvise using only 7 notes ((D - E - F - G - A - B - C) for 20 seconds.


8/ improvise a melody upon the bass-line of DANSE D'AVILA, D02, page 7, using only these 7 notes (G# A B C# D E F#).


9/ improvise a melody upon the bass-line of OH! SUSANNA, D02, page 8, using only these 7 notes (G# A B C# D E F#).


10/ improvise a melody upon the harmonic sequence of "Saltaren", D03, page 30.

11/ improvise an arpeggio upon the harmonic sequence of "Saltaren", D03, page 30.

12/ improvise in chords upon the harmonic sequence of "Saltaren", D03, page 30.


13/ improvise a melody upon the harmonic sequence of "Folias", D03, page 31.

14/ improvise arpeggios upon the harmonic sequence of "Folias", D03, page 31.

15/ improvise in chords upon the harmonic sequence of "Folias", D03, page 31.




Next, we will be working on 3 pieces.
- page 22 Gaspar SANZ (1640-1710) RUJERO
- page 57 Niccolò PAGANINI (1782-1840) GHIRIBIZZO n°23
- page 82 Jean-François DELCAMP (1956) NOVELETTE 001





I ask you first to work on all these exercises and tunes for a week and then to upload your recordings of:
- page 57 Niccolò PAGANINI (1782-1840) GHIRIBIZZO n°23
- 14/ improvise arpeggios upon the harmonic sequence of "Folias", D03, page 31.
- I ask every one of the students to take part in at least one of the musical games. If the games proposed seem too difficult for you, it is up to you to suggest new ones, adapted to your level and designed with your own rules.



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:

GHIRIBIZZO n°23
improvise arpeggios upon the harmonic sequence of "Folias"
musical game

Håvard.Bergene
musical game

ChrisCapener
musical game

Marian Kmet
GHIRIBIZZO n°23
improvise arpeggios upon the harmonic sequence of "Folias"
musical game

Pentti Kotilainen
GHIRIBIZZO n°23
improvise arpeggios upon the harmonic sequence of "Folias"
musical game

Catherine Livingston
GHIRIBIZZO n°23
improvise arpeggios upon the harmonic sequence of "Folias"
musical game

Win Chaivipas
GHIRIBIZZO n°23
improvise arpeggios upon the harmonic sequence of "Folias"
musical game

WilliamTee
GHIRIBIZZO n°23
improvise arpeggios upon the harmonic sequence of "Folias"
musical game

Satyajit Kadle
GHIRIBIZZO n°23
improvise arpeggios upon the harmonic sequence of "Folias"
musical game

George Karpenkov
GHIRIBIZZO n°23

EmmanuelVankerschaver
GHIRIBIZZO n°23
improvise arpeggios upon the harmonic sequence of "Folias"
:( + ♫ = :)

Pentti Kotilainen

Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 07

Post by Pentti Kotilainen » Tue Feb 11, 2014 11:26 am

Hi everyone! :D

Here are my first week submissions for this lesson. There is still a lot of hesitation remaining :oops: .

And as required, I have also taken part in one of the MUSICAL GAMES.

GHIRIBIZZO n°23
[media]https://youtu.be/UJdXplSDOVg[/media]

improvise arpeggios upon the harmonic sequence of "Folias"
[media]https://youtu.be/Y_vqph99_xA[/media]
:merci: for watching.

Catherine Livingston

Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 07

Post by Catherine Livingston » Thu Feb 13, 2014 1:59 am

Here is my rendition of Paganini's Ghiribizzo number 23 after 1 week of practice. I know it needs more work. Any comments are welcome. Thanks for listening.
:D Catherine

[media]https://youtu.be/G9WndncRbJg[/media]

Catherine Livingston

Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 07

Post by Catherine Livingston » Thu Feb 13, 2014 2:08 am

Pentti,

:D Nice job! You are grasping the notes and structure of the Paganini piece nicely after a short time. This piece is a bit longer than the ones we have played in this course up to this point. I also need to practice it more to play it smoothly from beginning to end. :) I like the ideas you came up with for the arpeggio improvisation and musical game.

-Catherine

Pentti Kotilainen

Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 07

Post by Pentti Kotilainen » Thu Feb 13, 2014 12:52 pm

:bravo: Cat!

Enjoyable playing with confidence. Very clear sounds and good tempo. :casque:

Regarding slurs, for example in Ghiribizzo's measure 2, both notes should be equal long. I have noticed that the first note is easily played shorter than the second one.

:merci: for your kind comments.

Best regards, :bye:
Pentti

Win Chaivipas

Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 07

Post by Win Chaivipas » Fri Feb 14, 2014 12:47 pm

Pentti, Cat

Nice clear renditions of Ghiribizzo from both of you! Nice clear stops on the rests makes the sound very clear. Pentti, nice improvisation on Foilas I like the ending which gives a nice end to the arpeggios

Win Chaivipas

Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 07

Post by Win Chaivipas » Sun Feb 23, 2014 3:20 pm

Hi everyone,

Here are my submissions for the lesson. All comments are greatly appreciated as always!
Improvisation lessons are always the hardest for me, I'm hopeless at it, especially the improvisation with the melody given some base notes, I have no rythem!

Improvisation
[media]https://youtu.be/3z9B6IE3tnc[/media]

GHIRIBIZZO n°23 - Just realized upon watching the video that I have been playing measures 10-11 wrong, using G instead of B =(
[media]https://youtu.be/DKHa5xVTB_U[/media]

Win

Catherine Livingston

Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 07

Post by Catherine Livingston » Sun Feb 23, 2014 10:04 pm

Here is my contribution to the Musical Game. I didn't repeat the first measure and added on where Win left off.
I think my guitar is slightly out of tune???
Thanks.
Catherine

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

Catherine Livingston

Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 07

Post by Catherine Livingston » Mon Feb 24, 2014 1:25 am

Win,
:bravo:
The Paganini piece is coming along nicely. There are parts that sound completely mastered, and other parts that just need a little bit of practice. I know this is true for myself as well... This piece seems more challenging than the others, which makes sense since we are approaching the end of DO3 in a couple of months! As always, your timing is good and the notes are played clearly.
-Catherine

Catherine Livingston

Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 07

Post by Catherine Livingston » Mon Feb 24, 2014 1:27 am

Here is my Folias arpegio improvisation. I hope I did this correctly.
:)
[media]https://youtu.be/4Y5Q8DBRiVc[/media]

Win Chaivipas

Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 07

Post by Win Chaivipas » Mon Feb 24, 2014 2:50 pm

Hi Cat,

The music composition was well played, a lot more smoothly than mine! Your arpeggio improvisation was very creative, I never though you could get that kind of sound from those chords, well done!

Thanks for the comments by the way, I still need practice on GHIRIBIZZO!

George Karpenkov

Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 07

Post by George Karpenkov » Tue Feb 25, 2014 10:26 am

Hi all!

My submission is quite late this week, only Ghiribizzo for now (hopefully I'll upload the improvisation and the musical game tomorrow):
[media]https://youtu.be/kS01hTGuiJ4[/media]

Comments for Ghiribizzo:
Pentti --- nice rhytm! I would advice to play a bit more loud, it would sound more confident.
Catherine --- nice job as well!

In general I have found that I can concentrate on a piece much better if I learn it and don't look at the notes during the performance --- what do you guys think? I've found it also helps me to understand the melodic structure better.

George Karpenkov

Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 07

Post by George Karpenkov » Tue Feb 25, 2014 11:28 am

Win --- I've liked the dynamics (volume) variations. Obviously there's still a lot of work to be done, but the overall feel is there.

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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 07

Post by Satyajit Kadle » Tue Feb 25, 2014 11:35 am

Well done, George. Your pull-offs slurs were nice. Yes, I agree. I find memorizing the higher notes helpful for this piece which has a transition from major to minor and then those first position chords.

Catherine Livingston

Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 07

Post by Catherine Livingston » Wed Feb 26, 2014 1:37 am

:bravo: George!
The way you play Paganini piece is very enjoyable to listen to. The notes are clear, the timing is good, and the slurs and sound good. I think there are a couple of places where you play regular notes instead of slurs. There are so many slurs in this piece!
:casque:
Catherine

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