D01 Classical guitar lesson 08

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 08

Post by Jono Diel » Fri Apr 12, 2019 11:09 pm

William Byrd wrote:
Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:51 pm
IMPORTANT EXAM INFORMATION!!!

https://www.guitarraclasicadelcamp.com/ ... 26&t=26940
Thanks for this! I shall read it tonight. Cheers!

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 08

Post by Jono Diel » Fri Apr 12, 2019 11:11 pm

Good stuff Mike! Smooth and your sound is very pleasant!

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 08

Post by Graham Gaya » Sat Apr 13, 2019 1:17 am

Mike Cook wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:44 pm
Finally posting day 6 recordings!
Well done Mike, if this is only day 6 then i can't wait to see the next one, especially the exam piece.

Just out of curiosity for everyone, what is considered a good exam submission? Are they looking for adherence to the score in terms of tempo and fingerings, and do slight errors ding you? I know in the past submissions those types of things have not been much of a factor, just wondering how big of a deal they are for the final.

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 08

Post by Mike Cook » Sat Apr 13, 2019 2:24 am

Just out of curiosity for everyone, what is considered a good exam submission? Are they looking for adherence to the score in terms of tempo and fingerings, and do slight errors ding you? I know in the past submissions those types of things have not been much of a factor, just wondering how big of a deal they are for the final.

Thank you. This is a good question for the moderators, but I would guess tone, rhythm, tempo, and technique are all equally important.
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 08

Post by Mike Cook » Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:31 pm

Ian Howe wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:47 pm
very nice Mike,whats up with the cover over the guitar?

Just trying to keep the finish looking nice. I normally practice like this, but remove for videos.

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 08

Post by Christopher Langley » Sun Apr 14, 2019 4:44 pm

Such a narrow window for submission on the exam and some serious hoops to jump through with it taking place on the Spanish forum.

My goodness. I hope none of us accidently miss it. I guess we will just have to all pay close attention. If anyone needs help. Feel free to reach out.

I think I will put my reviewing on hold and start working on the exam piece. I want the peace of mind in knowing I can play it ASAP. It's nice they give us ample time to prepare.

Anyone who is preparing to take the exam.. I suggest you focus on just that piece for a while and really get it down.

I'll post a vid when I can. Good luck everyone.
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 08

Post by Staffan Strömberg » Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:38 pm

Great submissions Mike. They sound really good.

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 08

Post by Graham Gaya » Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:34 am

Any and all comments welcome. I still have some work to do on exam piece especially the transition on measures 6 and 7 the A note cleanly.





UPDATE: 4/22 with Take 2
Here's take 2, slight error at :11, but if i'm not able to record again i might go with it - the recording part for whatever reason gets me tripped up.
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 08

Post by Christopher Langley » Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:10 am

Graham Gaya wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:34 am
Any and all comments welcome. I still have some work to do on exam piece especially the transition on measures 6 and 7 the A note cleanly.
The tempos you are attempting are a bit too ambitious. It's not doing you any good.

It's always better to slow down a bit, and play a bit more accurately if you are still making some mistakes. Easier said than done.. I rushed most of my submissions so far, I'm just starting to learn to slow down.

I'm also just now starting to work on Menuet. So, you are ahead of me :bravo:


P.S. I have noticed Menuet works better if played in second position. I wonder if we would be punished for playing it an easier way than it is written. I can't imagine they would flunk us for it. :lol:
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 08

Post by Graham Gaya » Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:36 pm

Christopher Langley wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:10 am
Graham Gaya wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:34 am
Any and all comments welcome. I still have some work to do on exam piece especially the transition on measures 6 and 7 the A note cleanly.
The tempos you are attempting are a bit too ambitious. It's not doing you any good.

It's always better to slow down a bit, and play a bit more accurately if you are still making some mistakes. Easier said than done.. I rushed most of my submissions so far, I'm just starting to learn to slow down.
Spot on Chris on the tempo and accuracy. I have a stretch goal to play accurately and at the score tempo to further develop my capabilities. For the exam piece i'll be spending my time in the next week to polish this up with focus on note transitions and form. You've given me a little extra nudge :).

On the question about the second position, that's a good one for the moderators on whether that would be frowned upon.

With your skill level, I'm very confident you'll be able to knock out the exam piece. Looking fwd to seeing your submission.

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 08

Post by Judy Verbeeten » Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:20 am

Graham, great initial effort. As you have noted, Chris' constructive comments provide valuable direction.

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 08

Post by Graham Gaya » Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:55 pm

Judy Verbeeten wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:20 am
Graham, great initial effort. As you have noted, Chris' constructive comments provide valuable direction.

Judy
Thanks Judy

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 08

Post by William Byrd » Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:03 am

Good stuff Graham.
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 08

Post by Christopher Langley » Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:14 pm



Blam. Think I'll be ready for the exam?

I think I'm rushing a bit. As always. I could play it better if I slowed down a little.

The hammer on at the end was a happy mistake as Bob Ross would say. 8)
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 08

Post by Ian Howe » Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:25 pm

very nice playing chris ( or is this the real chris !! :)
..the ending doesnt quite sound correct but im sure you know this.
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