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D02 Classical guitar lesson 06

Post by Jean-François Delcamp » Tue Feb 03, 2015 9:37 pm

Hello everyone,
Please start by downloading the latest version of volume D02.
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 D02.
- page 78 Jean-François DELCAMP (1956) LIAISONS - LEGATURE - SLURS – LIGADOS
Ascending slurs are produced by striking (hammering down on) the string with a left hand finger. The faster and more decisive this movement is, the more volume is obtained. Practise particularly on the nylon (unwound) strings, as these are the most difficult to get a clear sound from.
Descending slurs are produced by pulling the string with a left hand finger (and letting it snap off the fingertip). The more parallel this movement is to the plane of the fingerboard (i.e. towards the adjacent string where there is one), the more volume is obtained. Practise particularly on the nylon (unwound) strings, as these are the most difficult to get a clear sound from.





Next, we will be working on 3 pieces with a phrase structure of 4 bars. Phrase structure is the division of the larger musical phrase into parts of equal length, with the most common division being into sections of 4 bars. This division is linked not only to walking, but also to dance, poetry and singing.
- page 30 Thoinot ARBEAU (1519-1595) PAVANE
- page 33 Ferdinand CARULLI (1770-1841) ANDANTINO
- page 48 Matteo CARCASSI (1792-1853) SAUTEUSE opus 59






I ask you first to work on all these exercises and tunes for a week and then to upload your recordings of:
- page 78 number 19, Jean-François DELCAMP (1956) LIAISONS - LEGATURE - SLURS – LIGADOS
- page 33 Ferdinand CARULLI (1770-1841) ANDANTINO
- page 48 Matteo CARCASSI (1792-1853) SAUTEUSE opus 59
I ask every one of the students to take part in at least one of the musical games. If the games proposed seem too difficult for you, it is up to you to suggest new ones, adapted to your level and designed with your own rules.

Don't forget to practise the improvisation exercises from Lesson 7 (pages 85, 86) regularly, so that you'll be ready for the next lesson.


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:

LIAISONS - LEGATURE - SLURS – LIGADOS
ANDANTINO
SAUTEUSE opus 59

David Yang
LIAISONS - LEGATURE - SLURS – LIGADOS
ANDANTINO
SAUTEUSE opus 59

Bill Davis
LIAISONS - LEGATURE - SLURS – LIGADOS
ANDANTINO
SAUTEUSE opus 59

Archit Junnarkar
LIAISONS - LEGATURE - SLURS – LIGADOS
ANDANTINO
SAUTEUSE opus 59

Brian Hunker
LIAISONS - LEGATURE - SLURS – LIGADOS
ANDANTINO
SAUTEUSE opus 59
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Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 06

Post by David Yang » Tue Mar 03, 2015 12:39 am

I managed to upload videos to YouTube @Bill. Let's see if they embed properly here.

LIAISONS - LEGATURE - SLURS – LIGADOS
[media]https://youtu.be/HNcpFu9Ptsw[/media]

ANDANTINO
[media]https://youtu.be/tg6FDT_1vYA[/media]

SAUTEUSE opus 59
[media]https://youtu.be/lgZcTRbJSG4[/media]
Music begins where language ends.

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Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 06

Post by Bill Davis » Wed Mar 04, 2015 7:30 am

David Yang wrote:I managed to upload videos to YouTube @Bill. Let's see if they embed properly here.

LIAISONS - LEGATURE - SLURS – LIGADOS
ANDANTINO
SAUTEUSE opus 59
David, :bravo: . you played these pieces excellent! I really enjoyed them. :casque: I was also very happy to see you where able to post to youtube. that was so nice of you to get that to work. :merci: Your videos are nice and clear, but for some reason the audio part sounds like it may be getting chopped on the high end in either the converter or because your microphone is cutting out at a certain frequency. I am not sure if you noticed that and have tried to see if you can fix it? Keep up the great work! I look forward to seeing you in L07. Again, congratulations on a well done lesson!

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Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 06

Post by Bill Davis » Wed Mar 04, 2015 8:28 am

Hello all. Please find my video posts for this lesson. Any constructive feedback is welcome. Thank you, Bill
ANDANTINO
[media]https://youtu.be/Jyu8LdJGmMs[/media]
SAUTEUSE opus 59
[media]https://youtu.be/SrtmRz_ywHU[/media]
LIAISONS - LEGATURE - SLURS – LIGADOS
[media]https://youtu.be/N2IFvFyOCog[/media]

Archit Junnarkar

Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 06

Post by Archit Junnarkar » Tue Mar 10, 2015 5:12 pm

Hello ! Greetings to everyone
After a long gap of more than 15 days, I was finally able to practice and post these vidoes.
Please feel free to post your valuable comments.

[media]https://youtu.be/sZO_LYgQR8U[/media]
[media]https://youtu.be/Y_ke-c-Z7G4[/media]
[media]https://youtu.be/oCOFLMKEN6w[/media]

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Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 06

Post by Archit Junnarkar » Tue Mar 10, 2015 5:29 pm

David
Very beautifully played. I liked the intended pauses in your pieces, they really took your performance to another level. It sounded more like how Professor JFD really plays. The pieces were played at a good tempo and your confidence was very good. Very well done and I must say you have improved considerably.

Bill
You did a good job on your pieces. The notes were accurate as usual and tempo was good. Your pieces were really melodious but I felt there were some sections where you were rushing in with your notes. Also, I noticed that your execution of the first section of SAUTEUSE was different compared with the one played by Professor JFD and I liked it. You changed the dynamics of this piece and came up with your own articulation on this which is commendable. Well played and keep up the good work !

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Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 06

Post by Bill Davis » Wed Mar 11, 2015 7:31 am

Archit Junnarkar wrote:Hello ! Greetings to everyone
After a long gap of more than 15 days, I was finally able to practice and post these vidoes.
Please feel free to post your valuable comments.
Archit, well done :bravo: I really like how you got into the pieces. They sounded very well done.

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Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 06

Post by Bill Davis » Wed Mar 11, 2015 7:43 am

Archit Junnarkar wrote:David
Very beautifully played. I liked the intended pauses in your pieces, they really took your performance to another level. It sounded more like how Professor JFD really plays. The pieces were played at a good tempo and your confidence was very good. Very well done and I must say you have improved considerably.

Bill
You did a good job on your pieces. The notes were accurate as usual and tempo was good. Your pieces were really melodious but I felt there were some sections where you were rushing in with your notes. Also, I noticed that your execution of the first section of SAUTEUSE was different compared with the one played by Professor JFD and I liked it. You changed the dynamics of this piece and came up with your own articulation on this which is commendable. Well played and keep up the good work !
Thank you Archit, You are correct. I remember rushing through part of one song. The other song I did speed up part of the tempo to add some color because I wasn't able to change the color by moving up the sound hole for a different sound. Thank you. Bill

Brian Hunker

Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 06

Post by Brian Hunker » Sat Mar 21, 2015 1:40 am

Hi Everyone.

Once again great work on all your videos for this lesson. I think everyone did great and is showing a lot of improvement. Here's a few thoughts that I had while listening to your videos:


David:
The exercise 19 slurs sounded great. Very strong and very accurate. Nice job. You played both the Andantino and the Sauteuse with incredible accuracy. Your left hand fingers go right to every note without hesitation! Great work developing such excellent control. The only suggestion I would have is to keep developing the timing so that you can more smoothly connect the sounds from one note to the next where the music calls for such legato. I think this type of articulation can be improved by repeating very short measures over and over. Just like Prof. Delcamp recommends, about 5 or 6 repetitions of each phrase every day can really smooth out and render a very polished articulation.

Bill:
Great work on the musical pieces. Both were very accurate and you played them with a very nice tone! I saw one thing in your Exercise 19 video that you might want to look at. I think you should try to use a finger flexion (curling) movement to create the descending slur (or pull-off). In the video it appears as though you are using some wrist/forearm rotation to cause the pull-off, and in doing this you move the entire left hand out of playing position. While your movements worked ok in the exercise, that might not work so well in the context of actual music. I noticed this in my own playing recently and I'm trying to fix it. I recently read that one way to think about the proper form for a descending slur is that you are playing a rest stroke with the LEFT hand fingers, and that really helped me improve my form. Other than that, great work!

Archit:
You've done it again! Very great tone on the musical pieces. Each note sounded well prepared. I really like your rhythmic interpretations. As Bill said, you are really getting into the music. This is really what playing music is all about. Bravo. The slurs were also excellent. Strong, clear, accurate and well-articulated.
Last edited by Brian Hunker on Sat Mar 21, 2015 1:55 am, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 06

Post by Brian Hunker » Sat Mar 21, 2015 1:53 am

OK. Here are my Lesson 6 Submissions:

I thank you for any criticism or feedback you are kind enough to share.

[media]https://youtu.be/eb95fuOHD40[/media]

[media]https://youtu.be/jzDVMhm32P8[/media]

[media]https://youtu.be/Y-FgRww-FlY[/media]

Archit Junnarkar

Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 06

Post by Archit Junnarkar » Sun Mar 22, 2015 9:00 am

Brian
Thanks for the comments !

Excellent work on your pieces again Brian. I liked the modulation in your pieces especially in SAUTEUSE. There were a few sections where I thought you sped up too much but taking nothing away from, it still sounded top notch. You have a great control over your pieces and I think that's what makes you play so effortlessly. I even like the sound of your guitar. Great work, can't wait to hear more from you.

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