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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Zafar Haq » Sun Oct 12, 2014 5:34 pm

the farther from the bridge the strings are plucked, the mellower the sound will be. Moving closer to the bridge will make the tone sharper/snappier.
Hi, Paul,
Thanks.
When, I play mellow effect, what feelings I'm expressing. Just a thought! :)

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Marko Räsänen » Sun Oct 12, 2014 5:50 pm

Zafar Haq wrote:If, forum moderator allow students to connect to each other via Skype, I like to practice with other students live, if some one agree to the idea. :)
I see no problem with that from moderator point of view. But I don't think playing with someone together (like a duet) via skype is going to work because of the lag. But if you're going to take turns in playing, and get instant feedback from the other party, like teacher and student, I see no problem with that.

You may want to exchange your skype id's via PM's, so that you won't get spammed in skype.
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Zafar Haq » Sun Oct 12, 2014 5:58 pm

Hi, Marko Räsänen
I never use Skype or any other medium for sake of meetings, learning, chat, exchanging etc.
It is not practical to use this media for a reason of delay, lag, spamming as you mention.
Our forum is the place to exchange ideas. Thanks for your advice.

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Madeleine Pashkofsky » Sun Oct 12, 2014 7:46 pm

Sasa Durakovic wrote:Jeremy it seems you don't have any problem att all. Everything looks fine! You played classical guitar before? Maybe this is too easy for you..
Zafar i must admit you are big big help here. You always coming with good ideas, instructions on youtube, you are big helping hand. I'm going to be much more active from now. Nice with you tip on blocking of google adds, i'll try too.

Lesson nr.2 is going to take some time for me. I must learn how to count 2/4 and 6/8 and theese right hand drills :(. It's just to practise and never give up!

Thanks, Sasa
Hi Sara,
2/4 and 6/8 time can be tricky and take some getting used to. You can set your metronome to 2/4 (and 6/8) to get more familiar with these time signatures. That is what I am doing with the exercises each time I practice. I start at about 3/4 of the stated tempo (eg if it's 100 bpm I start at 75, etc) and work up from there.

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Sasa Durakovic » Sun Oct 12, 2014 9:17 pm

Hello Madeleine,
I'm trying too to feel signature with metronome. My problem is when i'm trying to count in my head "0ne and two and" and playing after some time i'm lossing rythm.
When i'm NOT counting in my head its going much better. Probably it's just to practise. Today i tried to play song J'ai du bon Tabac and it wasn't so difficullt, it's nice with fine melodies.
Zafar: Thanks for your links, I'll try to watch them... I bought a book "Sight Reading for the Classical 1-3" maybe it's going to help me too.

Sasa

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Madeleine Pashkofsky » Mon Oct 13, 2014 12:16 am

Sasa Durakovic wrote:Hello Madeleine,
I'm trying too to feel signature with metronome. My problem is when i'm trying to count in my head "0ne and two and" and playing after some time i'm lossing rythm.
When i'm NOT counting in my head its going much better. Probably it's just to practise. Today i tried to play song J'ai du bon Tabac and it wasn't so difficullt, it's nice with fine melodies.
Zafar: Thanks for your links, I'll try to watch them... I bought a book "Sight Reading for the Classical 1-3" maybe it's going to help me too.

Sasa
I know what you mean. I get off track too at times even with a metronome. I don't actually count the beats consciously anymore but try to "feel" the beat if that makes sense. I seem to be able to focus better on getting my timing down that way whereas when I counted, I couldn't do that AND pay attention to other things like melody, hand position, smooth transitions, etc. Keep at it...you'll get it!
Oh and sorry for calling you Sara. :oops:
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Zafar Haq » Mon Oct 13, 2014 12:44 am

Hi,
Here is a youtube link for both hands finger coordination, finger stretching, finger strength building exercise.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0drVQPID ... SSJ0c2IKIw
This gentleman site have many short videos on left and right hand stretching, coordination exercises. :D
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=REVk22Bp ... &index=101
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Rajesh Dhungel » Mon Oct 13, 2014 12:27 pm

Zafar Haq wrote:Hi, Rajesh Dhungel
Good to see you.

Hi Haq :bye:

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Rajesh Dhungel » Mon Oct 13, 2014 12:39 pm

Hello everyone, these are my Recordings, I'am open to suggestions. :casque:

The C Major Scale.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYVNGiRTjxk


Exercise NO. 20

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6723UxMmhek


Une Souris Verte

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQXQAV4Idq4


J'ai Du Bon Tabac

http://youtu.be/9FlUpVvtIA8

:merci:

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Rajesh Dhungel » Mon Oct 13, 2014 1:14 pm

Zafar Haq wrote:Hi,
Here is a youtube link for both hands finger coordination, finger stretching, finger strength building exercise.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0drVQPID ... SSJ0c2IKIw
This gentleman site have many short videos on left and right hand stretching, coordination exercises. :D
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=REVk22Bp ... &index=101

Thanks H :bravo: aq

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First Takes

Post by PaulAshley » Mon Oct 13, 2014 2:52 pm

My first takes on the Cmaj scale and Exercise 20.

I played the scale twice to try to get the dynamics better the second run-through and didn't take the time to crop the video.

Exercise 20 is a tough one for me. On a few of the notes I was able to damp and pluck simultaneously but not on all. If I was asked to sit down and play again even what I was able record hear, it would take several attempts as my fingers just have not "felt" the movements yet.

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by PaulAshley » Mon Oct 13, 2014 6:52 pm

Rajesh Dhungel wrote:Hello everyone, these are my Recordings, I'am open to suggestions. :casque:
You performed these very well.

Questions I have for you and others:

1) In the scale, is it required to change the anchor position of the thumb half way through the scale, or can the thumb remain on the E? If it should move, what is the purpose?

2) In Exercise 20, is it required that right-hand fingers that are not playing a note must rest on the strings, or can they merely hover above the strings?

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Rajesh Dhungel » Tue Oct 14, 2014 1:04 am

PaulAshley wrote:
Rajesh Dhungel wrote:Hello everyone, these are my Recordings, I'am open to suggestions. :casque:
You performed these very well.

Questions I have for you and others:

1) In the scale, is it required to change the anchor position of the thumb half way through the scale, or can the thumb remain on the E? If it should move, what is the purpose?

2) In Exercise 20, is it required that right-hand fingers that are not playing a note must rest on the strings, or can they merely hover above the strings?
1) Not necessarily, but sometimes it is required to damp a note by the thumb. It would be a nice technique if you change the thumb position,that is whenever you require you can take the thumb there.

2)Yes it must rest on the strings as depicted on the score . I think it is finger independence exercise. please do it well. :bye:

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Madeleine Pashkofsky » Tue Oct 14, 2014 1:25 am

Yes the exercises emphasize increasing finger independence. No. 20 seems less difficult to me than 18c and 19. I will try to do them well. :)

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Kushtrim Avdiu » Tue Oct 14, 2014 9:02 am

:bravo: Paul Ashley :)

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