D03 Classical guitar lesson 01

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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by Ed Butler » Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:02 pm

Tom, Olga, Lucian - I am not sure if any of you are working on GAILLARDE, but if you are - measure 21 sounds "cringing" as opposed to the rest of the piece sounding more like a lute. Anyone else having same experience?

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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by Tom Wimsatt » Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:21 pm

Ed Butler wrote:
Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:02 pm
Tom, Olga, Lucian - I am not sure if any of you are working on GAILLARDE, but if you are - measure 21 sounds "cringing" as opposed to the rest of the piece sounding more like a lute. Anyone else having same experience?
Hi Ed. I also did a double-take on that and the following measure. At least measure 22 made sense once playing measure 23. I assume you are playing (in measure 21) the F as an F# since the key is Gmaj. What I did was play measures 20, 21, 22 and 23 repeatedly. Once I could play them reasonably smoothly, the notes of measure 21 began to sound a little better.
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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by Tom Wimsatt » Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:39 pm

Ed Butler wrote:
Mon Sep 17, 2018 2:29 pm
Here are my early attempts- not as much practice this month as I would like - hopefully next month will be better
Ed. Wow! Especially given the limited practice time that you mentioned :bravo:

I thought your Arpeggios sounded great. Though Schiarazula Marazula is still a work in progress (as it is for most of us I think) your tempo and overall playing sounds pretty good. The only suggestion I can think of at this point, other than to keep up the good work, is to make sure you aren't plucking upwards on the strings. I am not 100% sure this was happening but it sounded like it at times, so you might want to check that.

Great job!
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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by Ed Butler » Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:17 pm

HI Tom - thanks for the feedback and your recommendation on the GAILLARDE - I will try that. I tried listening to the instructors version and he went to fast for me to hear the passage. I probably am doing some upward plucking - it is a bad habit that i need to break.

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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by Tom Wimsatt » Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:39 pm

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Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:33 pm
Dear all,
Thank you for your videos and for your presence, it is a big pleasure for me to view, listen and actually learn from you.
And for your comments. They make me play better.
last week (week 2) I was concentrating on playing my arpeggios with more legato. I still does not work as I want it, but here are my attempts.
I also noticed that my base notes are too strong and too coarse. I wonder if I can get any advice on it?
Olga, I think your playing sounds great! I have trouble with arpeggios too, I always hit the wrong base notes. I thought about your "base notes" remarks above, especially with Shiarazula Marazula and the 4 note Arpeggio pieces and I honestly don't hear anything wrong. Your rendition of Shiarazula Marazula sounds better than mine does, for sure.

When I have individual string sound issues, the first thing that I check my nails (base notes = thumb or index finger with these pieces). Maybe too long or rough edges. That's all I know at this point. Perhaps others can hear better than I :casque:
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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by Edna Lopez » Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:02 am

Hello. My first lesson upload. I havent played in several months/years (it shows)....weak fingers, unclear arpegios, buzzing...did my best. Thanks for watching and commenting.



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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by Tom Wimsatt » Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:55 pm

Edna Lopez wrote:
Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:02 am
Hello. My first lesson upload. I havent played in several months/years (it shows)....weak fingers, unclear arpegios, buzzing...did my best. Thanks for watching and commenting.
Hi Edna,
Wow that was good. If you are rusty, I can only imagine how well you'll be playing once you get back into it! The only thing I noticed was your bent LH wrist, perhaps this is due in part to your "weak fingers" noted above? I thought you played Schiarazula Marazula (the most difficult piece of this assignment in my opinion) very well. Also, don't forget to mute base notes. I'm not positive on this, disregard if I'm mistaken.

Welcome to the D03 group! :bye:
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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by Ed Butler » Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:15 pm

Edna - I agree with Tom - very well done.

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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by Charles Cook » Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:37 pm

D03, Lesson 1, Polyphonie No. 1
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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by Charles Cook » Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:39 pm

D03, Lesson 1, Polyphonie No. 2

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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by Charles Cook » Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:42 pm

D03, Lesson 1, Arpeggi No. 1

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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by Charles Cook » Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:44 pm

D03, Lesson 1, Arpeggi No. 2

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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by Charles Cook » Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:49 pm

D03, Lesson 1, Schiarazula Marazula

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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by Ed Butler » Fri Sep 21, 2018 4:17 pm

Charles - welcome to D03 and excellent job with this lesson. You probably are doing this, but my eyes and ears are not as good as they once were, keep the focus on the damping - that is big in the Delcamp series. Again, great job.

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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by Ed Butler » Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:39 pm

First attempt at GAILLARDE. This attempt was made without the repeats. I need to get back on the road so I will not be posting until early October.


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