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Jean-François Delcamp
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D01 Classical guitar lesson 08

Post by Jean-François Delcamp » Fri Feb 28, 2014 8:29 am

Hello everyone,
Please start by downloading the latest version of volume D01.
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.

First we will study some technical exercises from volume D01.
Page 57 - Jean-François Delcamp : ARPEGGIOS




Finally, we'll look at five tunes, pages 39 to 43.
Page 39 - Anonyme : Menuet en ré majeur

Page 40 - Anonyme : Danse anglaise

Page 41 - Jean-François Delcamp : Accompagnement de blues

Page 42 - Anonyme : Fais dodo, Colas mon p'tit frère

Page 43 - Joseph Küffner : Duo opus 168 N°15



In order to mark the beat yourself, you need to count the smallest rhythmic values out loud as you play, as indicated on the score: "1 e 2 e 3 e" ("1 and 2 and 3 and" in English)
Using a metronome is useful, but it is only a temporary crutch to lean on. You will benefit far more by counting the beats out loud as you play than by using a metronome. Internalizing the rhythm allows us in time to achieve both freedom and discipline when playing, that is, to be a musician.
If counting the smallest values out loud seems difficult, or very difficult, to you, it only means that you have to persevere, or persevere a lot more. Keep at it with determination until it becomes easy and natural for you. When, after having practised it long enough, this exercise of counting out loud while you play becomes easy, then you don't need to bother with it any more.
When you start working on a new piece, start by working very slowly, concentrating on precision. The essential thing is that you should play the music perfectly, that your rhythm should be precise, your sound well controlled, and your playing musical and expressive.
Speed will come with your new skills acquired in time through work. You should not worry about speed when tackling a new piece. At the beginning, such a preoccupation would only hinder you in your progress. It is only once you have mastered the piece within the comfort of a slow tempo, that you can start to think about playing progressively faster until finally you reach the right tempo.

You can memorize different tempi (tempos) by mentally associating each one with a tune you have learnt by heart. Learn a suitable tune for each tempo. Begin with Good-morning to all (the same tune as Happy Birthday) for the tempo of 120 (beats per minute).



I ask you first to work on all these exercises and tunes for a week and then to upload your recordings of:
Page 57, number 12 - Jean-François Delcamp : ARPEGGIOS
Page 39 - Anonyme : Menuet en ré majeur
Page 42 - Anonyme : Fais dodo, Colas mon p'tit frère


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:

ARPEGGIOS
Menuet en ré majeur
Fais dodo, Colas mon p'tit frère

Edna Lopez
ARPEGGIOS
Menuet en ré majeur
Fais dodo, Colas mon p'tit frère

Shelby Brown
ARPEGGIOS
Menuet en ré majeur
Fais dodo, Colas mon p'tit frère

Halil Akaydin
ARPEGGIOS
Menuet en ré majeur
Fais dodo, Colas mon p'tit frère

Scott Fountain
ARPEGGIOS
Menuet en ré majeur
Fais dodo, Colas mon p'tit frère

Ben Spurr
ARPEGGIOS
Menuet en ré majeur
Fais dodo, Colas mon p'tit frère

Bill Davis
ARPEGGIOS
Menuet en ré majeur
Fais dodo, Colas mon p'tit frère

Archit Junnarkar
ARPEGGIOS
Menuet en ré majeur
Fais dodo, Colas mon p'tit frère

Barbara DiNenno
ARPEGGIOS
Menuet en ré majeur
Fais dodo, Colas mon p'tit frère

Teodora Despotovic Kosanovic
ARPEGGIOS
Menuet en ré majeur
Fais dodo, Colas mon p'tit frère

Erik Baselier
ARPEGGIOS
Menuet en ré majeur
Fais dodo, Colas mon p'tit frère

Brian Hunker
ARPEGGIOS
Menuet en ré majeur
Fais dodo, Colas mon p'tit frère
:( + ♫ = :)

Edna Lopez
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 08

Post by Edna Lopez » Tue Mar 11, 2014 12:31 pm

[media]https://youtu.be/H-37dyui2xk[/media]
[media]https://youtu.be/4rhbRumxdzE[/media]
[media]https://youtu.be/bKQraVOx2gQ[/media]
Edna Lopez

Shelby Brown

Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 08

Post by Shelby Brown » Wed Mar 12, 2014 11:49 pm

Hi everyone,
here are my lesson 8 video's. Had difficult with the "a" finger, incorporating with the "i" and "m". Also fingering from the f# to the a on the Menuet.


[media]https://youtu.be/lpXZs1g2iA0[/media]

[media]https://youtu.be/4frUt9Wl1os[/media]

[media]https://youtu.be/N6nVZapg3nY[/media]

All comments and suggestions are very much appreciated.

Thanks,

Shelby

Shelby Brown

Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 08

Post by Shelby Brown » Wed Mar 12, 2014 11:55 pm

:bravo: Edna!

The only thing I really noticed was that you played the whole page of the Arperggios, only needed number 12. And I think you miss named the other two songs, they are reversed. But I thought your fingering was very smooth and I enjoyed listening.

Shelby

Scott Fountain

Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 08

Post by Scott Fountain » Fri Mar 14, 2014 12:19 am

Hi Shelby,

I know what you mean about the M finger, it hard to get used to. But i am finding that the M finger can be pretty helpful.

As for your submissions, everything is sounding pretty good, maybe pick up the tempo a little more and you nailed the songs. As for the arpegios, you only played the first exercise. I found that all the exercises were great for building coordination with the M finger.

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 08

Post by Edna Lopez » Fri Mar 14, 2014 11:15 pm

Scott Fountain wrote:Hi Shelby,

I know what you mean about the M finger, it hard to get used to. But i am finding that the M finger can be pretty helpful.

As for your submissions, everything is sounding pretty good, maybe pick up the tempo a little more and you nailed the songs. As for the arpegios, you only played the first exercise. I found that all the exercises were great for building coordination with the M finger.

Hi Shelby, well done !
Incorporating the 'a' finger was hard for me too, however the song kept the same fingering pattern and after a while it became easier.. for the jump from F# to A.. if I practice just the jump.... many many times, the hand learns to do it automatically..however, it only works for 1 day.. the next day, my hand seems to forget that it had done that jump before, and I have to start all over.. :( .... i guess it takes years of constant practice.
Thanks for letting me know about reversing the names... I will have to double check next time.
Edna Lopez

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 08

Post by Halil Akaydin » Sat Mar 15, 2014 2:08 pm

My recordings for lesson 8. :)
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Scott Fountain

Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 08

Post by Scott Fountain » Sat Mar 15, 2014 9:33 pm

Hello Everyone,

Here is my lessons for this week. I am using my new (used) Kremona Fiesta FC. I love this guitar, it has much more volume than my old Cordoba 3M.

Arpegios
http://youtu.be/facFvYckXJU

Fais Dodo
http://youtu.be/sTHpB4PZ-2Y

Minuet
http://youtu.be/tTvrfUbX848

Also, I recruited one person for the free lessons and am working on a second.

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 08

Post by Bill Davis » Mon Mar 17, 2014 5:13 am

Edna Lopez wrote:.
Hi Edna, Very nice. Congrats on a job well done! :bravo:

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 08

Post by Bill Davis » Mon Mar 17, 2014 5:23 am

Shelby Brown wrote:Hi everyone,
here are my lesson 8 video's. Had difficult with the "a" finger, incorporating with the "i" and "m". Also fingering from the f# to the a on the Menuet.
All comments and suggestions are very much appreciated.
Thanks,
Shelby
Hi Shelby,
It sounded good. Just a few hesitations but overall it turned out good. I know what you mean about the 'm' finger being a little more difficult. Keep at it and it should get easier. :bravo:
Bill

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 08

Post by Bill Davis » Mon Mar 17, 2014 5:42 am

Scott Fountain wrote:Hello Everyone,

Here is my lessons for this week. I am using my new (used) Kremona Fiesta FC. I love this guitar, it has much more volume than my old Cordoba 3M.
Arpegios
http://youtu.be/facFvYckXJU
Fais Dodo
http://youtu.be/sTHpB4PZ-2Y
Minuet
http://youtu.be/tTvrfUbX848
Also, I recruited one person for the free lessons and am working on a second.
Scott, The new guitar sounds great. Congrats! The music sounded good too. A few fret buzzes you had may be because your action is a little higher than you had on the Cordoba. I am not sure if you had it set up but that can make a difference in playability.
:bravo:
Bill

Ben Spurr

Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 08

Post by Ben Spurr » Mon Mar 17, 2014 6:04 pm

D01 Lesson 8, Arpeggios E Minor

[media]https://youtu.be/q8gr55303m0[/media]

D01 Lesson 8, Anonyme Menuet

[media]https://youtu.be/vCyMKarbu0g[/media]

D01 Lesson 8, Anonyme Fais Dodo Colas Mon P'tit Frere

[media]https://youtu.be/I4PYplD3Jog[/media]

Shelby Brown

Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 08

Post by Shelby Brown » Mon Mar 17, 2014 8:45 pm

Hi Ben,

Great job on your lessons. Your timing with the songs seems to be right on. I did notice that in Fais DODO, you did not hold some of the notes quite long enough, especially the first one. Also, I didn't notice you damping the E note on the measures that required it, and also I think you played the A note instead of the E in measures 2 and 11. This song was hard for me because of the damping of the base notes. I think I missed a couple also.

Keep at it!


Shelby

Shelby Brown

Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 08

Post by Shelby Brown » Mon Mar 17, 2014 8:50 pm

Hi Halil,

Very nice job on your lessons. They sounded great! Do you ever post with videos? It would be nice to be able to see you play.

:bravo:
Shelby

Ben Spurr

Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 08

Post by Ben Spurr » Mon Mar 17, 2014 11:58 pm

Thanks, Shelby. I thought I'd made a couple of mistakes on these. First try turned out the best, for once, the later efforts just got worse and worse so I went ahead with the first one. Concerning the jump from the F# to the A, I got lucky and saw a way to get it without severe difficulty like I usually do. What I did was after playing the F#, with the middle finger pressing that note, just sliding the middle finger up until it hit the third fret. This put all of my fingers where they were supposed to be, with just a little stretch on my little finger. I used the same trick for the later bars to get my hand in the right place by just placing my middle finger down on the second fret, then sliding up one fret, even though it wasn't already there on them. Hope my explanation makes sense. I went back and tried it on page 37, it worked very well there, too, I can easily find that fret now, even though I still can't play that tune very well.

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