D01 Classical guitar lesson 01

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Haris Karachristianidis
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by Haris Karachristianidis » Tue Dec 16, 2014 6:15 pm

Thank you Bert, I decided to start D01 because I do not want to have left a class that I have not followed.

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by Agnel Joseph Noojibalthila » Tue Dec 30, 2014 5:43 pm

Hello Everyone!
I'm a bit late I hope I can catch up.
Any criticism is welcome.
Happy Holidays!
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by Colin Bullock » Wed Dec 31, 2014 12:56 pm

Agnel Joseph Noojibalthila wrote:Hello Everyone!
I'm a bit late I hope I can catch up.
Any criticism is welcome.
Happy Holidays!
Agnel
good sound. Some notes seem to ring on over the others.
I think you have posted Claire Fontaine rather than Clair de la Lune

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by Haris Karachristianidis » Wed Dec 31, 2014 2:35 pm

Agnel, very good, just try to damp some basses according to the notation.

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by Agnel Joseph Noojibalthila » Thu Jan 01, 2015 8:06 am

Haris Karachristianidis wrote:Agnel, very good, just try to damp some basses according to the notation.
What does damp mean?
I make it more clear or soften it?
Colin Bullock wrote:
Agnel Joseph Noojibalthila wrote:Hello Everyone!
I'm a bit late I hope I can catch up.
Any criticism is welcome.
Happy Holidays!
Agnel
good sound. Some notes seem to ring on over the others.
I think you have posted Claire Fontaine rather than Clair de la Lune

My bad. :oops:
I'll upload Clair de la lune.

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by Jeremy Gillard » Thu Jan 01, 2015 9:45 am

What does damp mean?
I make it more clear or soften it?
Damping means to stop the note by placing a finger/thumb on the string. The reason for this is to stop the note from continuing to ring past it's note value. If you don't do this, then the melody will not be as clear as it is muffled by a note continuing to ring on.
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by Onur » Sun Jan 04, 2015 1:11 am

I have a question about the terminology. I never worked on any sheet in English before. So what does "damping a note" mean. How is it supposed to be played and to sound like?

Onur

Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by Onur » Sun Jan 04, 2015 1:13 am

Sorry about the reply. I didn't see that the question was asked and answered. :)

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by Colin Bullock » Sun Jan 04, 2015 10:07 pm

Onur wrote:Sorry about the reply. I didn't see that the question was asked and answered. :)
Hi Onur, welcome to the lessons. Are you going to join us and post your exercises? You will find this a very friendly and helpful group.

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by Goran Penic » Mon Jan 05, 2015 9:43 am

Onur wrote:I have a question about the terminology. I never worked on any sheet in English before. So what does "damping a note" mean. How is it supposed to be played and to sound like?
About damping:
http://www.guitardownunder.com/damping.html
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ytAP9T2vApk
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by Dale Mulkins » Tue Jan 20, 2015 4:32 am

Jeremy Gillard wrote:
What does damp mean?
I make it more clear or soften it?
Damping means to stop the note by placing a finger/thumb on the string. The reason for this is to stop the note from continuing to ring past it's note value. If you don't do this, then the melody will not be as clear as it is muffled by a note continuing to ring on.
So, is there one way better than another to do this or is it left with the guitar player to experiment which is best?
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by Marko Räsänen » Tue Jan 20, 2015 7:00 am

Hi Dale,

I would suggest that you study the instructional videos of Professor Delcamp carefully, and try to imitate what he does. The best way to damp will depend very much on the scenario, but sometimes there are several equally good options.

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by Dale Mulkins » Wed Jan 21, 2015 1:25 am

OK, I'll try to do that.

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by Dale Mulkins » Wed Jan 21, 2015 5:09 am

OK, so it seems like getting the nails shaped right is half the battle, i & m in particular. Guess I'll worry about a later. I think I'm getting close to getting them playing the same in function and tone. I'm using a glass file now and need to get them a little smoother with sandpaper or something. We'll figure this out. I'm probably talking to myself now aren't I. :>
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by Haris Karachristianidis » Wed Jan 21, 2015 7:04 am

Giving a right shape and length, and making them smooth is very important, as is the stroke you make (which also affects the shape of the nails). I was for years struggling with my nails shape (without succeeding to produce a good sound) while I had a bad right hand technique. What helped me understand how the right stroke is was something simple, to play loud, very loud when practicing.

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