D01 Classical guitar lesson 01

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by Christopher Langley » Thu May 02, 2019 4:02 pm

Paul Cezanne wrote:
Thu May 02, 2019 3:54 pm
Christopher Langley wrote:
Thu May 02, 2019 3:49 pm

That strange marking is called a fermata. Typically it means you can hold the note and extend it.. However in this situation it seems to involves cutting one of the notes short (staccato). If you use your ears you will hear it in the piece. I think maybe the fermata marking is a mistake on the score. To my ears it should be a staccato dot.
I think it is fine there. Try playing that note and instead of counting to 4, count to 5. It gives a nice sense of drama and tension to the part which is immediately resolved when you resume playing.
You are right Paul. I edited my response. I'm actually hearing the staccato note which comes previous to the fermata which interestingly is not indicated.

Over here we sing the song in grade school.. But, maybe a little different than written. I find if I learned it one way it's next to impossible to reprogram. A worthless pursuit. So, I just play it the way I have always heard it!
Studying Jazz and Blues now.. So it goes friends. I might make a return to Classical at some point.

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by Minh-Man Nguyen » Tue May 07, 2019 12:08 pm

Christopher Langley wrote:
Thu May 02, 2019 3:49 pm
Minh-Man Nguyen wrote:
Thu May 02, 2019 2:28 pm
Hi all,
I have some questions about symbol.
Hoping someone will explain for me.
1. What are the numbers and the upside-down bow with a dot insight?
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2. Why do we play third string instead second string for note SI?
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3. What is the hyphen?
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Thank you very much! :merci: :merci: :merci:
The answers to most of your questions would mostly be answered by watching the video of Delcamp playing the piece and by looking at this:
https://en.m.wiktionary.org/wiki/Append ... al_symbols

It's very good to think for yourself. That being said.. It's okay to ask too. We don't mind.

1)The numbers above the staff are keeping track of the bars. The 8 below the treble clef means we play up a full octave from what is written. If you don't quite know what this means. Don't worry.

That strange marking is called a fermata. Typically it means you can hold the note and extend it.. However in this situation it seems to involves cutting one of the notes short (staccato). If you use your ears you will hear it in the piece. I think maybe the fermata marking is a mistake on the score. To my ears it should be a staccato dot. Again, if you don't understand, don't worry. Just use your ears to immitate the piece.

*edit* to my ears there should be a staccato dot on the note before the one with the fermata. And the fermata is fine. I just don't personally extend this note when I play it.

2) Different tone. Different mechanics. Allows vibrato. You can play it where you want, But it will change the tone some. And you can't vibrato an open note. (Easily)

3) Vibrato! (Watch the video)


Cheers. Keep paying such close attention and you will do well.

I just recommend paying more attention to the videos and less to the sheet music and markings.. Probabaly the opposite of what most would say. So, take my advice for what it is.. I'm no expert. I only know the videos really help me immensely. Maybe more than the sheet. Others will feel differently.
Thank Christopher,
I can play what I see in the video but I don't understand why it is played like that.
Thank for your help. :merci:

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by Colin Bullock » Wed May 08, 2019 2:21 pm

Christopher Langley wrote:
Thu May 02, 2019 3:49 pm
I just recommend paying more attention to the videos and less to the sheet music and markings.. Probabaly the opposite of what most would say.
Not the opposite, but a different view.
The lessons here are progressive, each building on previous lessons and laying foundations for future lessons, also they are developing different musical skills at the same time.
One of those skills is sight reading. This is an important skill for any musician and it’s good to take any opportunity to develop it. I usually run through a piece as a sight reading exercise before watching the video, sometimes I will only listen to the video once all the way through, other times I will listen carefully to specific parts of the video when there are passages where new ideas are introduced.
Many of the pieces will differ from other versions we may have heard, but it’s important to reproduce what is in the sheet music here if you want to get maximum benefit from the lessons.

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by Michael McGarty » Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:08 pm

Wow, I miss you guys and gals! I dropped out of this class but will register again in September. :cry: Just need to keep at it this time.
Keep playing and practicing!

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by Christopher Langley » Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:25 pm









I'm still playing these pieces :lol: :roll: :desole: :bye:
Studying Jazz and Blues now.. So it goes friends. I might make a return to Classical at some point.

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by Paul Cezanne » Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:28 pm

Hi Chris! I’m almost ready for L6... good to hear from you!

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by Christopher Langley » Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:22 am

Paul Cezanne wrote:
Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:28 pm
Hi Chris! I’m almost ready for L6... good to hear from you!
Good stuff Paul!

I restart from time to time. :P
Studying Jazz and Blues now.. So it goes friends. I might make a return to Classical at some point.

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by LarryShone » Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:07 pm

So let's start again, with a new guitar.
Corde vide ex.2

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by LarryShone » Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:52 pm

D01, Song 3, Old McDonald. A good one to practice I think.
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by William Byrd » Sat Aug 17, 2019 2:21 am

LarryShone wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:52 pm
D01, Song 3, Old McDonald. A good one to practice I think.
Hello Larry,

I would suggest reading the music as you play as you are dropping a lot of notes.

BTW...congrats on the new guitar.

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by LarryShone » Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:07 am

William Byrd wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 2:21 am
LarryShone wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:52 pm
D01, Song 3, Old McDonald. A good one to practice I think.
Hello Larry,

I would suggest reading the music as you play as you are dropping a lot of notes.

BTW...congrats on the new guitar.

Bill
Thanks. I am trying to but reading music is my weakness, and I have been away from CG for quite a while
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by Paul Cezanne » Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:31 am

LarryShone wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:07 am
Thanks. I am trying to but reading music is my weakness, and I have been away from CG for quite a while
Just take it slow, count silently to yourself. It will come with time.

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by Paul Cezanne » Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:07 pm

Paul Cezanne wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:31 am
LarryShone wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:07 am
Thanks. I am trying to but reading music is my weakness, and I have been away from CG for quite a while
Just take it slow, count silently to yourself. It will come with time.
I just realized that that's probably not helpful advice, sorry about that. I was thinking about it some more this morning. Here's one idea. First you need to separate your music reading from your classical guitar. Concentrate on reading the music which includes timing. Not speed, but consistent timing.

Lets work on Old MacDonald. Get a free metronome app, one that can play a different sound on the first beat, set it to 4/4 time and just listen to the Beep, boom, boop, boop.Beep, boom, boop, boop and so on.

Now start speaking the notes. G G G D E E D (pause) B B A A G (pause) (pause) (pause)

Next notes are 8th notes, two D, so say D-D quickly and then then G G G making sure the G comes on the Beep, note the boop. That's hard to read about it, but my guess is that it will be easier to do than type.

Once you have that, pick up the guitar and play G G G D E E D.

Slow down the tempo until you can do it all. Then practice.

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by LarryShone » Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:37 pm

Paul Cezanne wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:07 pm
]

I just realized that that's probably not helpful advice, sorry about that. I was thinking about it some more this morning. Here's one idea. First you need to separate your music reading from your classical guitar. Concentrate on reading the music which includes timing. Not speed, but consistent timing.

Lets work on Old MacDonald. Get a free metronome app, one that can play a different sound on the first beat, set it to 4/4 time and just listen to the Beep, boom, boop, boop.Beep, boom, boop, boop and so on.

Now start speaking the notes. G G G D E E D (pause) B B A A G (pause) (pause) (pause)

Next notes are 8th notes, two D, so say D-D quickly and then then G G G making sure the G comes on the Beep, note the boop. That's hard to read about it, but my guess is that it will be easier to do than type.

Once you have that, pick up the guitar and play G G G D E E D.

Slow down the tempo until you can do it all. Then practice.
Thanks, I do have a clockwork metronome downstairs on the piano, keep forgetting to take it upstairs with me
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by LarryShone » Sat Aug 17, 2019 2:50 pm

Now I have played it a few times I have the tune in my head, so I can play it without looking at the sheet. That's what happens when I learn a piece. It becomes familiar and so I stop looking at the sheet!
The crazy thing is I struggle to play a simple tune on guitar, yet I can play many tunes on clarinet no problem, and just improvise something on the spot (I did just that 5 minutes ago)
Why is guitar so hard for me?
Surround yourself with people dear James, they are easier to fight for than principles.
Valencia VC204H classical
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Brunswick Baritone ukulele
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