D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

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James A. Showalter
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by James A. Showalter » Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:20 am

Charles Cook wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:17 am
Judy Verbeeten wrote:
Sat Oct 06, 2018 1:43 pm
Charles Cook wrote:
Fri Oct 05, 2018 3:55 pm
I am having a little bit of fingernail frustration going on this week. You may notice in the tone of this week's videos. Hopefully, they'll grow a little bit for the next round.
Charles well done, notwithstanding the issues you described vis-a-vis your right hand. I must say that as a retired surgeon, I cannot tolerate the idea of having even slightly longer nails. (You cannot teach an old horse new tricks). I have never considered playing with nails on my right hand, so it is not an issue for me. I know that I will not achieve the same tone that is possible with nails, but I am okay with that. Notably, somewhere in my reading on this board, I believe I read that Professor Delcamp commented that because of nail issues, he has had to start playing without nails also.

Judy
Thank you. The trick with fingernails is to find something that works for you. The problem is if you file them in a way that doesn't work, it takes them too long to grow back out. Eventually, I'll figure out what works best for me.
I have realized that there is a maximum length my nails can grow before they become a hindrance. As a result I am a finger-tip player but I have found that filing the nails just before play actually helps in that the dust acts as a dry lubricrant.

Not a recommendation perhaps but an observation.
James
1972 Morris No 12
1972 Ryoji Matsuoka, NO 18
1973 Ryoji Matsuoka, NO. 20
1990 Takamine C132S
2014 Sakurai Kohno Pro-J
Martin Guitars (D28, MC28, D12-28, J40)
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by William Byrd » Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:28 am

Ian Howe wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:29 pm
Below are my Submissions for Lesson 2.
There is still a bit of work to be done but wanted to put something up there.
Excellent job all around. I would most definitely join you for a pint or three while playing the jig at the local pub while our mates watch in amazement!
1959 Sakazo Nakade
1962 Mitsuru Tamura
1973 Ryoji Matsuoka No 40
1978 Masaru Matano
2010 Hiroshi Komori No 35

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by James A. Showalter » Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:37 am

William Byrd wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:28 am
Ian Howe wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:29 pm
Below are my Submissions for Lesson 2.
There is still a bit of work to be done but wanted to put something up there.
Excellent job all around. I would most definitely join you for a pint or three while playing the jig at the local pub while our mates watch in amazement!
Bill,
The last I heard you were down to borrowing egg money so if you're drinking three pints on your mates pence then you should play well into the night.
James
1972 Morris No 12
1972 Ryoji Matsuoka, NO 18
1973 Ryoji Matsuoka, NO. 20
1990 Takamine C132S
2014 Sakurai Kohno Pro-J
Martin Guitars (D28, MC28, D12-28, J40)
National Resonator Guitar
Les Paul 1960 reissue

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by William Byrd » Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:54 am

James A. Showalter wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:37 am
William Byrd wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:28 am
Ian Howe wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:29 pm
Below are my Submissions for Lesson 2.
There is still a bit of work to be done but wanted to put something up there.
Excellent job all around. I would most definitely join you for a pint or three while playing the jig at the local pub while our mates watch in amazement!
Bill,
The last I heard you were down to borrowing egg money so if you're drinking three pints on your mates pence then you should play well into the night.
James
I have the guitars to do so, so no need for eggs. It’s time for a pint.
1959 Sakazo Nakade
1962 Mitsuru Tamura
1973 Ryoji Matsuoka No 40
1978 Masaru Matano
2010 Hiroshi Komori No 35

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Ian Howe » Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:52 pm

William Byrd wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:54 am
James A. Showalter wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:37 am
William Byrd wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:28 am


Excellent job all around. I would most definitely join you for a pint or three while playing the jig at the local pub while our mates watch in amazement!
Bill,
The last I heard you were down to borrowing egg money so if you're drinking three pints on your mates pence then you should play well into the night.
James
I have the guitars to do so, so no need for eggs. It’s time for a pint.
cheers lads, we'll have a toast when we make it to the End :)

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Jeffrey Wijnans » Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:32 pm

Second submission. Semi ok with the results not the best tone productions and some hickups here and there, than again we all need to start somewhere :oops:








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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Christopher Langley » Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:38 pm

Nice submissions Jeffrey!

The video distorts at the beginning of the Jig, otherwise great.

I think you are not quite hitting the right notes on the second portion of La Tete Bizarde, you are close but you might wanna double check it. First half is spot on to my ears.
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by James A. Showalter » Wed Oct 17, 2018 3:09 am

Jeffrey,
My non constructive comments will be trivial as your submissions of the two musical pieces are very good. The Jig is exceptional and this I think is what really matters in this lesson series - playing music. So to be petty I will say that the C-scale is composed of both 1/4-notes and 1/8-notes as part of the ascending/descending order. Also lesson-20 should have a total of 24 notes.

Great work. I'm looking forward to your next submissions.
James
1972 Morris No 12
1972 Ryoji Matsuoka, NO 18
1973 Ryoji Matsuoka, NO. 20
1990 Takamine C132S
2014 Sakurai Kohno Pro-J
Martin Guitars (D28, MC28, D12-28, J40)
National Resonator Guitar
Les Paul 1960 reissue

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Ian Howe » Wed Oct 17, 2018 3:31 pm

Jeffery, Nice playing
posture and technique are good as far as i can see. This I need to improve on.
As mentioned above there are slight rhythm timings out on Le Tete Bizard but im sure you'll hear this yourself by comparing mr. delcamps to your own.
Otherwise very well done, is that a phone camera, the quality is excellent, both vid and audio

Ian

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by mvisscher » Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:58 pm

great lesson! Nice work from the students...

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Jeffrey Wijnans » Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:11 am

Thanks for the kind words and advise guys! La tete bizarde was a pain in the *** took me 10 times to get it "right" hahaha.

@Ian: Its recorded with a sony a5100. Very pleased with the video quality although the sound is a bit meh... You get a lot of white noise especially when I dont play. For the previous lesson I split the video and the audio to cancel the white noise thru audacity but that takes too much time, time which I rather use to play the guitar not editting videos and sound. I got an external mic although im not really sure how to sync the video with the mic sound yet.

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Staffan Strömberg » Sun Oct 21, 2018 7:37 pm

Here are my submissions for C major scale, Jig and La tête bizard. I realized I recorded the wrong exercise from page 59 so that video will have to come later.

The C major scale:


Jig


La tête bizard


page 59
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by William Byrd » Mon Oct 22, 2018 12:04 pm

Staffan Strömberg wrote:
Sun Oct 21, 2018 7:37 pm
Here are my submissions for C major scale, Jig and La tête bizard. I realized I recorded the wrong exercise from page 59 so that video will have to come later.
Very nice effort Staffan. You have some obvious skills. The only thing I would point out is on La tete bizard I noticed you were striking the open D string with the I finger rather than the P finger. Just an observation. Well done.
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1973 Ryoji Matsuoka No 40
1978 Masaru Matano
2010 Hiroshi Komori No 35

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Staffan Strömberg » Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:28 pm

Thanks William.
I was struggling with the p finger and then I noticed that M. Delcamp used the i finger, so I thought it would be ok if I did that too.

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by James A. Showalter » Tue Oct 23, 2018 1:00 pm

Ditto on William's comment Steffan.
As far as the use of finger or thumb I think the previous discussions in the forum have established that there is leeway for executing the score in the manner that is most comfortable for the individual. From my perspective I would have been more comfortable playing the piece using the I-finger over the thumb as well but I'm too much a slave to rigorous standards. At some point personal choice should take the lead.
Very nicely done.
James
1972 Morris No 12
1972 Ryoji Matsuoka, NO 18
1973 Ryoji Matsuoka, NO. 20
1990 Takamine C132S
2014 Sakurai Kohno Pro-J
Martin Guitars (D28, MC28, D12-28, J40)
National Resonator Guitar
Les Paul 1960 reissue

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