D05 Classical guitar lesson 01

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Re: D05 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by Goran Penic » Wed Nov 12, 2014 9:01 am

LindaWoodford wrote:...
Goran - I have the feeling that your playing has really improved this year, compared to last. I think you play with more feeling and expression now, which is lovely to hear, because you were already technically very good.
:merci: Linda.

Last year, due to business commitments, I was unable to do this level (D5) to the end as it should and that was the reason why I did not go to the final exam.
This year I was not doing very well. The first was my broken PC, and now I have some pain in my left wrist that occur at greater stretching the fingers of the left hand as well as when capturing barre chords. I do not remember that I had sprained or injured in any way. Frustrating.
I can only hope that this will not last long. In fact I can play "normal", and then at some movement occurs suddenly a sharp pain. Later, I'm afraid of any movement of the palm. I will try to strengthen the wrist with an elastic bandage.
I want the three of you all the luck and can not wait to see your performances.
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Re: D05 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by LindaWoodford » Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:47 pm

I'm really sorry to hear about your left hand issues. I guess you don't need me to lecture you about taking it easy and not pushing through any pain, especially with barres. I think I remember Mr Delcamp writing that he needed to take a long break from playing to fully recover from doing just that.

Have you tried giving yourself a hand massage, to see if you can find any tense muscles and then ease them out? Last year, I also had some issues, and found that the muscle between the thumb and first finger was pretty knotted, and it was tender then I squeezed it between the thumb and first finger of my right hand. Massaging helped a lot.

I'm finding the barres in Romanza pretty tiring, and can only practice them a few times before I need to take a break...which is a pity, because these are the bits where I stumble. The stretches in some of the other pieces are also pretty strenuous, not to mention holding a barre whilst attempting a pinky slur! It's definitely a step up from level 4. Thinking about this makes me more inclined to take my time, rather than try and catch up with the lesson schedule. I think my left hand needs some time to adjust to the new demands.

EDIT - I'm hoping to be able to post something soon, so you won't have to wait much longer!
Regards, Linda

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Re: D05 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by Stewart Doyle » Sat Nov 15, 2014 4:41 pm

A belated :bravo: to Pentti and Goran, and like Linda, I hope you recover soon Goran.
Welcome to John - it's certainly an ambitious challenge you've set yourself. Lovely to hear from you again too Linda!
I must remember to keep looking back at the earlier lessons and I look forward to seeing/hearing recordings from both of you.

Best wishes,

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Re: D05 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by John Montes » Mon Nov 17, 2014 3:04 am

Greetings all,

Attached is one of the Lesson 1 videos, the video and audio have gotten slightly out of sync.

[media]https://youtu.be/7p53cJCmpxo[/media]
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Re: D05 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by John Montes » Mon Nov 17, 2014 4:10 am

Alrighty, here's the Speed exercises part 1 & 2

Speed exercises part 1
[media]https://youtu.be/j6PCH_R5nto[/media]

Speed exercises part 2
[media]https://youtu.be/aRFOlWY6KOQ[/media]
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Re: D05 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by John Montes » Mon Nov 17, 2014 5:27 am

Thanks for the warm welcome

Hi David, the Vaghe bellezze piece sounds good, cant wait to dig into those pieces this week.

My recent posts are all using my smartphone as the recording device, I had an issue with my new Zoom Q2HD after 2.5 days, waiting on a replacement to arrive next week.

I'll continue with the smartphone recording method for now, seems ok
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Re: D05 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by Goran Penic » Mon Nov 17, 2014 7:15 am

:bravo: John. Very good.
My only suggestion is to descend your thumb a bit lower to the middle of the guitar neck.
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Re: D05 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by Gabriel-guégan » Mon Nov 17, 2014 10:56 am

Well done John :okok:
It's perhaps played a bit too fast to do hand's changing position without break
But out of this it's just well played :bravo:
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Re: D05 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by John Montes » Mon Nov 17, 2014 4:55 pm

thanks for the feedback guys...

My thumb habit is a carry-over from lots of past electric guitar playing (with smaller necks) and sometimes playing chord progressions/shuffles with the thumb on bass lines and moving/sliding treble chord shapes.

Will be more conscious of the thumb in future playing
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Re: D05 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by John Montes » Tue Nov 18, 2014 4:47 am

Damping exercises

part1
[media]https://youtu.be/rWSSpw1Hslg[/media]

part 2
[media]https://youtu.be/dDr6-wrDVD4[/media]
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Re: D05 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by David.Smyth » Tue Nov 18, 2014 11:42 pm

Here is a quick take on the Melodia de Sor - just one run through without the repeats due to time pressure. A few kinks to be ironed out with some more practice but I think its coming along.

[media]https://youtu.be/jF5DQ6B8-CY&rel=0[/media]

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Re: D05 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by Gabriel-guégan » Wed Nov 19, 2014 1:40 pm

Well done David :okok:
It's perhaps played a bit too fast to let you passed difficulties with serenity
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Re: D05 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by John Montes » Thu Nov 20, 2014 8:43 pm

Greetings all, the weekend is almost here...

Here'a a post of the Vaghe Bellezze piece after practicing on it a couple of days this week.

**minor fret buzz @ 0:17
**minor flub on the high 'a' note in measure 16 @ 0:34, was ok on the repeat of that measure later
**minor timing hesitation @ 1:22

[media]https://youtu.be/tqOs5ju_FF0[/media]
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Re: D05 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by John Montes » Fri Nov 21, 2014 2:30 am

Hi Pentti - Finally had a chance to listen to your recordings, nice to join you and the others in the D05 class.

Below are a few comments

Nice clean execution on the damping and speed exercises. Your execution is more even and clean than mine, good job.

Vaghe Belleze - good steady rhythm and timing, the only items I'd point out are a few places where some of the chord voicings are not heard in their entirety, for example in bars 6,10,13, and 21. This will improve with practice and confidence with the piece.

Melodia de Sor - Enjoyed hearing this one as well. The main thing I'd point out is In the A section, hold the bass note longer in measure 10. In the B section bars 29, 30 and 31 just need some touch-up. I also have some things to improve in my pieces, we're all learning some new material.
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Re: D05 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by Gabriel-guégan » Thu Dec 04, 2014 11:14 am

John Montes wrote:Here'a a post of the Vaghe Bellezze piece after practicing on it a couple of days this week.

**minor fret buzz @ 0:17
**minor flub on the high 'a' note in measure 16 @ 0:34, was ok on the repeat of that measure later
**minor timing hesitation @ 1:22
Are you sure you want an extern comments :wink:
A bit late i give mine
:bravo: It's well played
Perhaps a work on the on-beat and off-beat could be a way to go farther

:bye:

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