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D04 Classical guitar lesson 10

Post by Jean-François Delcamp » Mon Apr 14, 2014 2:06 pm

Hello everyone,
Please start by downloading the latest version of volume D04.
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.


Now we are going to work on a series of exercises:
page 123 Delcamp, Jean-François Mordants et Trilles, numéros 38 et 39



Finally, we'll look at 5 pieces.
- page 18, 19 Adrian Le Roy Premier branle de Bourgongne
Each phrase is followed by its division. The first phrase and its division each consist of 4 bars. After that, the structure of phrases and their divisions is of 6 bars, to the end of the piece.


- pages 80, 81 Losy, Jan Antonín – Ciacona sobre las Folias
Page 80 - I have adapted for the guitar the original tablature of this chaconne for mandore. Page 81 - I suggest an ornamentation the elements of which came from a recording made last month with a baroque guitar.

Melodic ornaments are the addition of neighbouring notes, before or after the original notes. These additions are formed at an interval of a major or minor second (depending on the key of the piece) above or below the original note. Note that these same neighbouring notes are used in mordents, turns, appoggiaturas, acciaccaturas and trills. Neighbouring or conjunct notes are the basis of ornamentation, to be fitted in between the original notes while taking great care not to distort the tempo. As there are limits to the maximum playing speed that we can achieve, we would put more ornamentation in a slow passage than in a fast one. For the same reason we would ornament long notes more than short ones in the same piece.
As far as rhythm is concerned, the crucial thing is to maintain the tempo and accentuation throughout. When we first start to improvise ornaments, we often tend to distort the tempo unintentionally. But don't worry, if you persist and, above all, if you improvise an ornamentation while counting the beat out loud (1 and 2 and 3 and), you will be pleasantly surprised to find you make fewer and fewer mistakes. There are also metronomes which you can set so that one in every 3 beats or in every 4 beats has a distinctive sound, as a marker of the first beat of the bar in 3 or 4 time.
At the start of the chaconne, the first two 8-bar phrases are made up principally of chords, and lend themselves well to strumming. I also introduce a few percussive effects, to add zest to the rhythm. This sort of rhythmic improvisation can be a very pleasant way to practise improvising while concentrating particularly on keeping to the beat.
Losy_Jan_Antonin_Ciacona-Folias_Manuscrit_Moravske_zemske_muzeum_folio_59.jpg
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- page 77 Paganini, Niccolò Ghiribizzo n°37
This piece has great simplicity, and the bass notes (tonic, subdominant and dominant) are unobtrusive. Paganini indicates: "Adagetto con espressione". It is through phrasing, articulation and accentuation that we can be expressive.


- page 84,85 Johann Kaspar Mertz Valse en sol majeur,
here the rhythm is the main element, and it is by reproducing the accents and articulation indicated (legato, staccato) that the valse will become lively and light.


- page 48 Štepán Rak - Nostalgický valcik
This waltz was generously made available, on FaceBook, by Štepán Rak, on March 8th 2012.



I ask you first to work on all these exercises and tunes for a week and then to upload your recordings of:
- pages 80, 81 Losy, Jan Antonín – Ciacona sobre las Folias
- page 48 Štepán Rak - Nostalgický valcik


Good luck!

We have reached the end of this year of studying together. I am intending to resume next year.

My thanks to the students, to Geoff for his splendid translations, and also to Robert Goodwin, Alan (Tarbaby), Rich (oski79) and lagartija who have enabled these courses to run so smoothly.

I wish you all a good summer. See you again soon.

Jean-François

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- page 48 Štepán Rak - Nostalgický valcik
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Re: D04 Classical guitar lesson 10

Post by ChrisCapener » Sat May 17, 2014 8:13 am

Hi everyone,

I wanted to post a work in progress, so here is my progress so far
[media]https://youtu.be/Mi8Y-usItmI[/media]

Would appreciate your comments as I would like to get to exam standard on this.

Regards

Chris

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Re: D04 Classical guitar lesson 10

Post by Gabriel-guégan » Sat May 17, 2014 1:32 pm

Hello Chris
You have played this valse quite well :okok: but there are still some mistakes
  • measure 1 to 5 ; you have play the second beat staccato, why not, but too short. Here rhythm seems ¿wobbly?
  • measure 8 ; the last B must be played on the last half beat not on the 4th ;)
  • measure 12 ; the E and F are quarter note not eighth note. I understand the willing to play here faster but beware to not beeing to fast
  • measure 13 ; You had here some rhythm hesitations maybe due to the first week of learning
  • measure 16 ; You are supposed to stop the basse (E) on the first beat, and play the next E on the second beat not after. Here it's quite late
  • measure 20 ; the fermata is place on a rest, so you have to play this rest and not to let the first beat ring for such a long time
  • measure 20-21-22 ; Rhythm seems me wrong and it's not repeated as before. Measure 20-21 you wait a bit beetween F and G, the F is a eighth not a quarter. Measure 21 F (melody) is on the second beat and half not and the third and the B (¿Accompaniment?) on the second
  • measure 31 ; You'd added a note playing the tied B which must not be played
  • measure 33 ; it seems there is an added note but not repeated
A lot of these are due in hesitation and will quickly be corrected
I hope it will help and understandable
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Re: D04 Classical guitar lesson 10

Post by ChrisCapener » Sat May 17, 2014 2:07 pm

:merci: Fantastic feedback, I'll try and analyse and absorb it over the next few days

Thanks very much.

Chris

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Re: D04 Classical guitar lesson 10

Post by ChrisCapener » Sun May 25, 2014 3:47 am

Hi Guys

My latest effort - still some pauses but I think it is getting better.

[media]https://youtu.be/mCvj3Xbca8g[/media]

Anybody else preparing for the exam?

Chris :bye:

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Re: D04 Classical guitar lesson 10

Post by Gabriel-guégan » Sun May 25, 2014 9:08 am

Hello Chris, it's much better :okok
It seems me too fast to keep the nostalgic feeling but why not if
On measure 8 you have played twice the F. You've maked it first time by slur before replay it, so there is one in excess
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Re: D04 Classical guitar lesson 10

Post by Håvard.Bergene » Sun May 25, 2014 10:22 am

Best wishes for your exam Chris. I suggest you try to play the melody more legato. Something I find helpful in separating the melody and the accompaniment is to listen to Delcamp's (or others) recording on repeat, and hum along (silent or aloud) while doing something else. Then try to repeat the melody without playing the recording. Then try to make the guitar sing. Force yourself to play slowly a couple of times while maintaining the melody-idea each practice session. Might be a little too late, but much can be done in 2-3 sessions.
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Re: D04 Classical guitar lesson 10

Post by Pentti Kotilainen » Tue May 27, 2014 10:51 am

:bravo: Chris!

Nice job again.

Best wishes for your exam.

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Re: D04 Classical guitar lesson 10

Post by ChrisCapener » Tue May 27, 2014 2:40 pm

Help

From listening to the Professor's playing it seems that the tied note in measure 30/31 is not played at all not even the first note in measure 30.

Is this right ? If it is not played why is it shown ?


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Re: D04 Classical guitar lesson 10

Post by Gabriel-guégan » Tue May 27, 2014 3:49 pm

Helle Chris. after listening, I hears the B of the measure 30 played but more slightly than G (low time). No matter the score is supposed to be our reference. So play this B on measure 30
The performance of Jean-François does not respect strictly the scores. They are a help, not a model
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Re: D04 Classical guitar lesson 10

Post by Marko Räsänen » Tue May 27, 2014 6:07 pm

I can hear the B being played too, but as Gabriel said, it is played more softly than the bass notes, because in that section the melody is in the bass register.
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Re: D04 Classical guitar lesson 10

Post by ChrisCapener » Wed May 28, 2014 7:27 am

Thanks Guys - must be my computer speakers!

Chris

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Re: D04 Classical guitar lesson 10

Post by Stewart Doyle » Thu May 29, 2014 3:41 pm

Hi Chris,

After being absent for a while, I can confirm that I am working on the exam piece. I'm at the stage, similar to last year, when I'm trying to decide which is the best 'take' so far. You've come a long way since your first post - just one possible issue I can hear (although it's making me doubt myself). In bar 21 I think you play the last two melody notes as quaver,quaver on the third beat rather than starting the F on the and of beat 2. I hope that makes sense!

Good luck with the exam!

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Re: D04 Classical guitar lesson 10

Post by Håvard.Bergene » Thu May 29, 2014 5:58 pm

:bravo: Pentti. :casque:, :bravo: Stewart. I really liked both your exam performances :casque:
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Re: D04 Classical guitar lesson 10

Post by Stewart Doyle » Thu May 29, 2014 7:12 pm

Thanks Håvard! - I really enjoyed taking a look at your examination recording too (and Marko's). It's a daunting piece though! If I'm going to start D05 next September I'm going to have to start now and practice a lot more than I have managed this year.
Bravo Pentti - first to submit too!
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