D01 Classical guitar lesson 06

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Jean-François Delcamp
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D01 Classical guitar lesson 06

Post by Jean-François Delcamp » Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:18 am

Hello everyone,
Please start by downloading the latest version of volume D01.
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 D01.
These exercises will work upon the technique of simultaneous rest strokes (apoyando) with the thumb and index finger, and also with the thumb and middle finger.
The rest stroke is a way to play the string with a finger movement which plucks the string and then continues to move until it comes to rest on the adjacent string. Working on this technique will allow you to discover the best position for your plucking hand (the right hand if you are right-handed).
If you are already used to plucking the strings with free strokes, the simultaneous rest strokes with the thumb and a finger will seem difficult to you, even impossible. But be assured, with patience and perseverence, this difficulty will be resolved in 30 minutes. I know from experience that the first tries are truly discouraging, particularly for adults. It is for this reason that I wish to reassure you in advance, take heart, you will be able to do it.
Page 55 : Jean-François Delcamp - Scales in third, number 6. (Free stroke)
Page 58 : Jean-François Delcamp - Rest stroke, number 16. (Rest stroke)




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


Finally, we'll look at 3 tunes, pages 30 to 32. These tunes will work upon the technique of simultaneous rest strokes (apoyando) with the thumb and index finger, and also with the thumb and middle finger.
Anonyme : Ricercar (Rest stroke)
Fernando Sor : Leçon I opus 60 (Rest stroke - Free stroke)
Matteo Carcassi : Exercice opus 59 (Rest stroke)






I ask you first to work on all these exercises and tunes for a week and then to upload your recordings of:
Page 55 : Jean-François Delcamp - Gammes en tierces - Scales in third, numéro 6. (Free stroke)
Anonyme : Ricercar (Rest stroke)
Fernando Sor : Leçon I opus 60 (Rest stroke - Free stroke)


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:

Scales in third, numéro 6
Ricercar
Leçon I opus 60
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 06

Post by Jules Wilkins » Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:23 am

Jean-François Delcamp wrote:
Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:18 am
Don't forget to practise the improvisation exercises from Lesson 7 regularly, so that you'll be ready for the next lesson.
Am I missing something? What exercises are being referred to here?
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 06

Post by John Montes » Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:44 pm

Jules Wilkins wrote:
Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:23 am
Am I missing something? What exercises are being referred to here?
There is a page that discusses some Improvisation exercises on p. 60 in the D01 workbook.
There's some general guidance that attempts to encourage experimentation with note selection, tone and volume color, rhythm/cadence etc. wrt. basic improvisation.


The wording could probably be updated to something like:
updated - "Don't forget to practice the improvisation exercises on p.60 in the D01 workbook, so that you'll be ready for the next lesson"
original - "Don't forget to practise the improvisation exercises from Lesson 7 regularly, so that you'll be ready for the next lesson"
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