D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Alan Burns » Wed Dec 19, 2018 9:45 pm

[media][/media]Here is La Tête Bizarde without the repeat (which totally butchered!) This is very much still a work in progress even at slow speed. I might have to give up trying to play it with the thumb!

Is there still time to ask Santa for a new thumb? :D

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Paul Cezanne » Wed Dec 19, 2018 10:06 pm

Christopher Langley wrote:
Tue Dec 18, 2018 10:43 pm
You only need to work on number one for the moment. The rest of the page gets introduced later.
Oh man, that is good news. I think I'll do them all, just not stress about it, it looks like that sort of movement will be needed someday.

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Paul Cezanne » Wed Dec 19, 2018 10:07 pm

Alan Burns wrote:
Wed Dec 19, 2018 9:45 pm
I might have to give up trying to play it with the thumb!
The thumb looked great to me!

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Paul Cezanne » Sat Dec 29, 2018 1:45 am

Mazen Yahya wrote:
Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:49 pm
Hi guys
Sorry for late for uploading lesson 2
I'm just catching up here, holidays, and all... I'm working on these exact same pieces and I just noticed, in the Jig, you're missing notes. Sometimes you're only playing 5 notes in a measure, not 6. It's a tough piece, I still can't play it at speed. I hope to upload mine soon, but not yet.

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Paul Cezanne » Sat Dec 29, 2018 8:11 pm

Here's 3 of my 4 Lesson 2 videos. I'm having problems with La tête bizarde, I can play it slowly but really only if I look at my left hand. That doesn't seem like a good habit to have. So I'm going to keep on trying.

I know I have my left thumb wrong in this one. That's the great thing about videos, it keeps one honest.



Exercise 20, played twice.



The thumb starts off good on the C-Major scale but moves back to the bad place. I placed it twice because I stumbled and really wanted to hit correctly. I was trying for the dynamics also, but I think I got too loud, made a buzz.

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Paul Cezanne » Sun Dec 30, 2018 5:44 pm

Paul Cezanne wrote:
Sat Dec 29, 2018 8:11 pm
I know I have my left thumb wrong in this one. That's the great thing about videos, it keeps one honest.
So after today's practice I took what I learned about my left thumb and really tried to keep it behind the next, and the 4th finger on B in La tête bizarde is being fingered correctly more often now! Cool beans...

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Tuan Phan Thanh » Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:07 am

My submission for lesson 2




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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Tuan Phan Thanh » Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:27 am

Paul Cezanne wrote:
Sat Dec 29, 2018 8:11 pm
Here's 3 of my 4 Lesson 2 videos. I'm having problems with La tête bizarde, I can play it slowly but really only if I look at my left hand. That doesn't seem like a good habit to have. So I'm going to keep on trying.

I know I have my left thumb wrong in this one. That's the great thing about videos, it keeps one honest.



Exercise 20, played twice.



The thumb starts off good on the C-Major scale but moves back to the bad place. I placed it twice because I stumbled and really wanted to hit correctly. I was trying for the dynamics also, but I think I got too loud, made a buzz.
You play it good my friend. Temto is fast and even.

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Paul Cezanne » Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:37 pm

And here's my bizarde, man, that was a hard one.


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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Paul Cezanne » Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:42 pm

Tuan Phan Thanh wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:07 am
My submission for lesson 2
Nice work. You really hit the tempo on bizarde, I'm close you are there! I hear some sympathetic ringing of the thicker strings. My guitar does that also. So I'm laying the bottom of my thumb to stop it. I don't even know if I should or not, but it is something to watch out for.

Nice that you're playing with your fingernails, at least I think you are. I'm not sure I'll ever be able to do that, my break all the time.

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Paul Cezanne » Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:44 pm

Oh, I put a piece of blue painter's tape on the back of my neck in the 2nd position to remind me to put my thumb there. I stuck it a few times to my jeans to remove some of the adhesive, but my thumb keeps sliding to the 1st position or even around the neck.

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Tuan Phan Thanh » Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:12 am

Paul Cezanne wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:42 pm
Tuan Phan Thanh wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:07 am
My submission for lesson 2
Nice work. You really hit the tempo on bizarde, I'm close you are there! I hear some sympathetic ringing of the thicker strings. My guitar does that also. So I'm laying the bottom of my thumb to stop it. I don't even know if I should or not, but it is something to watch out for.

Nice that you're playing with your fingernails, at least I think you are. I'm not sure I'll ever be able to do that, my break all the time.
Sympathetic ringing i dont understand. Do you mean the bass string being buzzz. By the way your bezare is good left hand pefect and beautiful cat.

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by William Byrd » Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:25 am

Tuan Phan Thanh wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:07 am
My submission for lesson 2
Nice job Tuan! Keep up the great work.

Bill
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Tuan Phan Thanh » Mon Jan 07, 2019 4:07 am

William Byrd wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:25 am
Tuan Phan Thanh wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:07 am
My submission for lesson 2
Nice job Tuan! Keep up the great work.

Bill
Thank you bill

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Paul Cezanne » Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:54 pm

Tuan Phan Thanh wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:12 am

Sympathetic ringing i dont understand. Do you mean the bass string being buzzz. By the way your bezare is good left hand pefect and beautiful cat.
Thanks about the bezare and cat! I wondered if anyone would notice her... :- )

Sympathetic ringing is when one string starts to vibrate and sound because another string is playing. I find that my 2 thickest strings will start to play a note like the one being played.

Try this. Just hold your guitar flat on your lap so you can use both hands easily. Play some notes on the 4 string and hold them. Listen to how it sounds. Now mute the 5th and 6th strings and do it again. Try different notes. Mine likes ringing when I play an A.

It's not the buzz. I think we all buzz and as far as I can tell that from a slightly off left hand placement.

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