D02 Classical guitar lesson 04

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D02 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by Jean-François Delcamp » Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:19 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 75 Jean-François DELCAMP (1956) GAMMES - SCALE - SCALES – ESCALAS
numbers 9, 10 and 12. Be sure to damp the notes properly in the descending passages. To damp the notes in the descending passages: lean the fingers of the left hand against the vibrating strings. Work on controlling the volume by playing crescendo and decrescendo.






Next we'll work on two pieces by Carulli:
- pages 22-23 Ferdinando CARULLI (1770-1841) ARPEGGI DI TRE NOTE
ARPEGGI DI TRE NOTE consists of three sections of eight bars each, the third section being identical to the first. Thus it has an A-B-A structure, also called ternary form.




- page 50 Ferdinand CARULLI (1770-1841) VALSE en la majeur
There are numerous repetitions, so vary the tone colour to avoid monotony. To obtain different tone colours, play:
- over the soundhole (the sound volume is at its best here and you get a good balance between the bass and treble notes);
- over the fingerboard (the sound here is softer, closer to the that of a clarinet, and the basses are softened);
- near the bridge (the sound here is more metallic, and becomes close to that of the harpsichord, the basses are strengthened and the trebles weakened).



I ask you first to work on all these exercises and pieces for one week and then to post your recordings on the forum for:
- page 75 number 10 Scale of E minor with crescendo and decrescendo
- pages 22-23 Ferdinando CARULLI (1770-1841) ARPEGGI DI TRE NOTE
- page 50 Ferdinand CARULLI (1770-1841) VALSE en la majeur



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:

Scale of E minor with crescendo and decrescendo
ARPEGGI DI TRE NOTE
VALSE en la majeur

Ed Butler
Scale of E minor with crescendo and decrescendo
ARPEGGI DI TRE NOTE
VALSE en la majeur

Tom Wimsatt
Scale of E minor with crescendo and decrescendo
ARPEGGI DI TRE NOTE
VALSE en la majeur

Lucian Bistreanu
Scale of E minor with crescendo and decrescendo
ARPEGGI DI TRE NOTE
VALSE en la majeur

Jules Wilkins
Scale of E minor with crescendo and decrescendo
ARPEGGI DI TRE NOTE
VALSE en la majeur
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Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by Ed Butler » Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:32 pm

First rough cuts

Scales



ARPEGGI - my focus here was just to keep fingers moving and left fingers light, stumbled a few place i.e from C to G7, missed damping



VALSE - my focus here was on the count 1-2-3, again a few stumbles, missed damping


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Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by Tom Wimsatt » Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:14 pm

Hi Ed. I can tell you are working hard at counting and tempo. Keep at it, it's much more difficult to become proficient without a teacher and one-to-one type of instruction.

You might try pulling up some D01 uploads (posted by students like we are ), get some basic stuff (easy to play, most important ) and try playing along. Maybe duets can help you with counting/keeping time? Just a thought.
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Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by Ed Butler » Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:43 pm

Hi Tom - thanks for the suggestions. I will look into them.

Ed

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Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by Ed Butler » Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:13 pm

Tom

I actually took classical guitar lessons on/off for a year - about a year ago. But he was a rock guitarist, and I am not so good in a one-on-one environment, so i learned some but never corrected flaws as I moved forward. This is a more comfortable format for me - I am very disciplined in practicing, just learn a little slower than others.

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Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by Tom Wimsatt » Thu Dec 14, 2017 3:15 pm

Here's my first attempts/posts for 2 of the 3 assignments. The sound quality on VALSE en la majeur is a little off, I accidentally recorded with my volume set too high. I'll be posting #3 later today or tomorrow. I am also aware of a mistake I made in VALSE en la majeur, D.C. al Fine, where I erroneously repeated material contained in measures 1-16.

Scale of E minor with crescendo and decrescendo

VALSE en la majeur
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Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by Ed Butler » Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:46 pm

Hi Tom - I liked both pieces. I focused on your right thumb and the damping during the VALSE - yours was great and that is my goal when I rerecord. ON the VALSE the instructions were do (my words) move up/down the neck to vary the sound - the instructor moves to the bridge on part B and way up the neck on part C. Something to add for the future.

Ed

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Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by Ed Butler » Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:47 pm

Hi Tom - I liked both pieces. I focused on your right thumb and the damping during the VALSE - yours was great and that is my goal when I rerecord. ON the VALSE the instructions were do (my words) move up/down the neck to vary the sound - the instructor moves to the bridge on part B and way up the neck on part C. Something to add for the future.

Ed

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Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by Tom Wimsatt » Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:38 pm

Ed Butler wrote:
Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:47 pm
Hi Tom - I liked both pieces. I focused on your right thumb and the damping during the VALSE - yours was great and that is my goal when I rerecord. ON the VALSE the instructions were do (my words) move up/down the neck to vary the sound - the instructor moves to the bridge on part B and way up the neck on part C. Something to add for the future.

Ed
Ed, thanks for the feedback. I tried doing that but kept messing up. I found hitting the "A" note, and required string muting, of the last part of the piece especially difficult. When I tried moving my right hand, I would mess up my left hand fingering (trying to keep track of too many things at once I suppose). I'll be sure to work on that once I get a little more comfortable with those notes.
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Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by Tom Wimsatt » Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:28 pm

Here's my third submission.
Arpeggio Di Tre Note.
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Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by Ed Butler » Fri Dec 15, 2017 5:34 pm

Tom - well done. Nice smooth transition from chord to chord.

Ed

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Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by Tom Wimsatt » Fri Dec 15, 2017 6:09 pm

Ed Butler wrote:
Fri Dec 15, 2017 5:34 pm
Tom - well done. Nice smooth transition from chord to chord.

Ed
Thanks Ed. By the way, are you and I the sole survivors of the D02 club?
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Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by Ed Butler » Fri Dec 15, 2017 6:13 pm

I don't know - Lucian usually comes in later during the month. I also notice D01 is getting a lot of catch ups so we may see the same with D02 after the holidays. There are also 30-40 D02ers on the Spanish and other international forums.

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Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by Tom Wimsatt » Fri Dec 15, 2017 7:58 pm

Ohh. That's right. Good point.
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Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by Lucian Bistreanu » Sat Dec 16, 2017 4:38 pm

Tom Wimsatt wrote:
Fri Dec 15, 2017 6:09 pm
Ed Butler wrote:
Fri Dec 15, 2017 5:34 pm
Tom - well done. Nice smooth transition from chord to chord.

Ed
Thanks Ed. By the way, are you and I the sole survivors of the D02 club?
' you are not alone...'
I'm still here, even if I'm not here...on time :)
I tried to make my videos, a few times with no success, but I'm still trying.
I liked a lot what you did, Tom, well done.
And bravo Ed, not bad for an early start.
Meanwhile I'm trying...
Lucian

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