D04 Classical guitar lesson 04

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Re: D04 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by Chu Bun » Mon Dec 18, 2017 4:04 pm

I'm struggling with all the pieces for this month. Below are 3/4 submissions. They are not up to speed and have quite a few hiccups, but I don't have much time left this month for practice and the Scarborough Fair looks like a difficult one.






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Re: D04 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by Colin Bullock » Mon Dec 18, 2017 5:36 pm

Chu Bun wrote:
Mon Dec 18, 2017 4:04 pm
I'm struggling with all the pieces for this month. Below are 3/4 submissions.
Well done Chu, there is a lot to learn and you've done a very credible version of each.
I recorded Griz yesterday, but it is too ragged to upload. Might try again later

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Re: D04 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by Andrei Puhach » Tue Dec 19, 2017 2:19 am

Chu Bun wrote:
Mon Dec 18, 2017 4:04 pm
I'm struggling with all the pieces for this month. Below are 3/4 submissions. They are not up to speed and have quite a few hiccups, but I don't have much time left this month for practice and the Scarborough Fair looks like a difficult one.
Hi Chu, even though Griz is not up to tempo, it is played well. Also, you nailed this Novelette, congrats!!

I started learning Scarborough Fair without a capo, now it is very difficult to transfer it to a capo version :)
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Re: D04 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by Chu Bun » Tue Dec 19, 2017 5:57 am

Andrei and Colin,
Thank you for your kind comments. I've never had or played with a capo. Maybe it's time to get one.

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Re: D04 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by DaveMoutrie » Fri Dec 22, 2017 8:18 am

Chu Bun wrote:
Mon Dec 18, 2017 4:04 pm
I'm struggling with all the pieces for this month. Below are 3/4 submissions. They are not up to speed and have quite a few hiccups, but I don't have much time left this month for practice and the Scarborough Fair looks like a difficult one.
Very nice playing Chu, in fact virtually faultless apart from the odd slight hesitation here and there.

You're way ahead of the rest of us on this.

Scarborough Fair is not that difficult once you realise it is mainly based on a few arpeggiated chords - I think one of them is E major.
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Re: D04 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by Andrei Puhach » Fri Dec 22, 2017 9:48 pm

Here is my take on Paganini. Really difficult to play it clean. Tried to record it many times on different days. Maybe I just play it too fast:

- page 76, 77 Paganini, Niccolò Ghiribizzo n°24
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Re: D04 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by Chu Bun » Sat Dec 23, 2017 6:10 am

Dave,
Thank you for your comment. I wasted over 60 takes on the Scarborough Fair piece on the first attempt. It felt like my fingers have their own mind and just picked up strings randomly. I don't know how you could play at such tempo and articulation after one weekend of practice. The clip below is probably take # 89 or something like that. My recording started to fail near the last measure.

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Re: D04 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by Chu Bun » Sat Dec 23, 2017 6:15 am

Andrei,

Your clip sounds very good to me. There were a few buzzing notes here and there, but nothing too noticeable. I think your speed is just right for the piece. Your transition from one section to the next was right on.

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Re: D04 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by Andrei Puhach » Sat Dec 23, 2017 6:45 am

Chu Bun wrote:
Sat Dec 23, 2017 6:10 am
Dave,
Thank you for your comment. I wasted over 60 takes on the Scarborough Fair piece on the first attempt. It felt like my fingers have their own mind and just picked up strings randomly. I don't know how you could play at such tempo and articulation after one weekend of practice. The clip below is probably take # 89 or something like that. My recording started to fail near the last measure.
[media]https://youtu.be/TS3HX43CH9k[/media]
Omg, #89??? That's real patience :)
I figured that it is better to stop after 20-30 min. I know these 2 feelings:
1) when you think your next attempt must be successful, then one more, then one more...
2) when fingers detach from your brain and start living its own life

Short (or long) breaks help.

I like your rendition. To me the tempo is exactly right, I would not play it any faster. Probably the melody line can be highlighted a bit more by using rest stroke sometimes and playing harmony/supporting notes a bit softer.
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Re: D04 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by Andrei Puhach » Mon Dec 25, 2017 5:23 am

Hi, here is the rest of the assignment:

- page 113 number 14, Jean-François DELCAMP (1956) GAMMES - SCALE - SCALES - ESCALAS


- page 26 Anonyme Scarborough Fair

This one took really many takes even though I could play it confidently before recording. Also, like Chu, I made a mistake at the very end.

- page 98 Delcamp, Jean-François Novelette n°3, à Alexandra

Sorry for the background noise and poor video quality.
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Re: D04 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by Colin Bullock » Wed Dec 27, 2017 12:05 am

Chu Bun wrote:
Sat Dec 23, 2017 6:10 am
I wasted over 60 takes on the Scarborough Fair piece on the first attempt.
Andrei Puhach wrote:
Mon Dec 25, 2017 5:23 am
Hi, here is the rest of the assignment
Both of you have done these assignments extremely well.
Im particlarly impressed with Scarborough fair. I thought it would be necessary to use capo to get the ethereal quality, but both of you have managed to get a beautiful rendition without one.

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Re: D04 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by Chu Bun » Thu Dec 28, 2017 12:39 am

Andrei,

Very smooth rendition of the pieces. It takes better ears and eyes than mine to find faults in your clips these days.

Colin,

Thank you for your comments.

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Re: D04 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by Colin Bullock » Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:41 pm

My submissions for this month. Not polished.

GAMMES - SCALE - SCALES - ESCALAS


Ghiribizzo n°24 played slow otherwise too many false starts, take2.


Novelette n°3, à Alexandra

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Re: D04 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by DaveMoutrie » Tue Jan 02, 2018 3:47 pm

Nice playing colin - I'm finding it a bit of a challenge this month to memorize all the pieces, this month's pieces need a bit of planning ahead to play smoothly and there are some tricky passages.

So well, done - I plan to be posting soon.
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Re: D04 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by Colin Bullock » Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:47 am

DaveMoutrie wrote:
Tue Jan 02, 2018 3:47 pm
I'm finding it a bit of a challenge this month to memorize all the pieces,
Me too, 3 pieces a month is quite hard work.
I've tried Andrei's suggestion of just memorising certain link bars eg when I find myself looking at fingers.

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