D01 Classical guitar lesson 04

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D01 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by Jean-François Delcamp » Mon Dec 03, 2018 4:34 pm

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.
Page 54: G major scale and C major scale, numbers 4 and 5. Be sure to damp the notes properly in the descending passages. To damp the notes in the descending passages: lean the fingers of the left hand against the vibrating strings.





Finally, we'll look at six simple tunes, pages 21 to 25
Anonyme : La cucaracha
Anonyme : C'est la cloche du vieux manoir
Anonyme : Le coucou
Anonyme : Alouette, gentille alouette
Anonyme : Vent frais, vent du matin
Anonyme : Lundi matin
Anonyme : Cadet Rousselle










I ask you first to work on all these exercises and tunes for a week and then to upload your recordings of:
Anonyme : La cucaracha
Anonyme : Alouette, gentille alouette
Anonyme : Lundi matin
Anonyme : Cadet Rousselle


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:

La cucaracha
Alouette, gentille alouette
Lundi matin
Cadet Rousselle
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by Robert Drechsler » Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:09 am

I like that sentence... simple ;-) :lol: :lol:

"Finally, we'll look at six simple tunes, pages 21 to 25"

looking forward to practice !!!

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by Judy Verbeeten » Sat Dec 08, 2018 2:56 pm

Please find my submissions for Lesson 4 below:








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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by Robert Drechsler » Sat Dec 08, 2018 5:00 pm

Very nice Judy!

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by Robert Drechsler » Mon Dec 10, 2018 5:48 pm

Hey i am 2nd ;-) Please find my submissions for Lesson 4 below:


Anonyme : La cucaracha


Anonyme : Alouette, gentille alouette


Anonyme : Lundi matin


Anonyme : Cadet

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by Ian Howe » Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:58 pm

Fair play Robert for the submission.
I would recommend, stick the metronome on 80BPM for "Anonyme : La cucaracha" and aim to nail it this speed.
Small increments each day and will bring the piece together a lot more. you are hitting all the correct notes
but need to get the timing and tempo much better. Keep at it.

Apply the same methodology to the rest of the pieces and you will defo hear a huge difference.
Keep it going !!

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by Christopher Langley » Mon Dec 10, 2018 11:57 pm

Nice work all.

Here is where I sit on lesson 4 recordings:






I didn't care for the sound of the thumb strokes so, I nixed em.

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by Ian Howe » Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:45 am

@Chris, excellent submissions and very consistent.
Just on La Cucaracha, bars 8,9, the rhythm not the same as mr.Delcamp. Perhaps this is putting your own version, im not sure. It sounds cool anyway :).

@Judy, Well done on the submissions also, I think your tempo play is coming on very well.
You have quiet the task going for D01 and D02 together, i admire your courage going for both :)

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by Christopher Langley » Tue Dec 11, 2018 12:42 pm

Ian Howe wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:45 am
@Chris, excellent submissions and very consistent.
Just on La Cucaracha, bars 8,9, the rhythm not the same as mr.Delcamp. Perhaps this is putting your own version, im not sure. It sounds cool anyway :).

@Judy, Well done on the submissions also, I think your tempo play is coming on very well.
You have quiet the task going for D01 and D02 together, i admire your courage going for both :)
You know Ian.. You are right. I am playing a slightly different version! Nice catch. It took me a couple listens.

I believe I am cutting short two half notes and play them like quarters. I remember struggling to play this second half over a metronome. I couldn't get it to work over a click to save me so I just went for it. I can see how that lead to this mistake. Also, I don't sight read.. Another thing that allowed this mistake to sneak through. Hmm.

It's so hard to reprogram a practiced mistake that I'm just gonna leave it in for now. I think I can accept the small amount I'm off. The melody still comes through well enough, thankfully. I don't wanna change it now and complicate matters further for myself.
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by Ian Howe » Tue Dec 11, 2018 1:32 pm

Chris,
When you say you are not sight reading, you are playing everything by ear?
Sometimes i prefer that method, depends on the tune really. Sometimes it's just annoying going forward and back to get the correct notes.

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by Robert Drechsler » Tue Dec 11, 2018 5:37 pm

Ian Howe wrote:
Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:58 pm
I would recommend, stick the metronome on 80BPM for "Anonyme : La cucaracha" and aim to nail it this speed.
Keep it going !!
Me and Metronome... not realy friends but :merci:

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by Christopher Langley » Tue Dec 11, 2018 6:34 pm

Ian Howe wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 1:32 pm
Chris,
When you say you are not sight reading, you are playing everything by ear?
Sometimes i prefer that method, depends on the tune really. Sometimes it's just annoying going forward and back to get the correct notes.
Playing from memory. I don't like multi-tasking or not being able to watch my left hand.

Old habits. I think they help, but I'm probabaly just doing everything wrong, as always. Can't afford a teacher or a music stand. Lol
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by William Byrd » Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:31 pm

Christopher Langley wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 6:34 pm
Ian Howe wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 1:32 pm
Chris,
When you say you are not sight reading, you are playing everything by ear?
Sometimes i prefer that method, depends on the tune really. Sometimes it's just annoying going forward and back to get the correct notes.
Playing from memory. I don't like multi-tasking or not being able to watch my left hand.

Old habits. I think they help, but I'm probabaly just doing everything wrong, as always. Can't afford a teacher or a music stand. Lol
Hi Chris,

Very good submissions as usual. I really like that you have worked so hard to correct your right hand technique. I feel it is paying off in your presentations. I really would encourage you to try and learn to sight read. From everything I have read, it is quite necessary for progression in classical guitar.

You can get an Amazon Basics music stand for $32. I have one and they are very well built and will probably last a lifetime. I can't seed it ever breaking.

:bravo:

Bill
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1962 Mitsuru Tamura
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1978 Masaru Matano
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by Christopher Langley » Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:19 pm

Thanks Bill!

I do practice sight reading some.. I usually listen to the track and read along or read on it's own. I just don't really care for reading while I play..

I can't stay focused on the sheet.. I want to watch my hands! It's like playing in the dark.. leads me to fumble.

I do totally appreciate your advice and I do work on my reading some. It's not all or nothing, I just put up the sheets when it's time to record :)

If I got a music stand.. It would be much easier on me to try to read while playing, but knowing myself, as soon as I commit the piece/phrase to memory, I'm gonna want to watch my left or right hand play, whichever one is struggling more.

I'll keep it all in mind, I do need to get a music stand and try to make myself sight read more while playing.
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by Judy Verbeeten » Wed Dec 12, 2018 12:44 am

Christopher Langley wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:19 pm

I'll keep it all in mind, I do need to get a music stand and try to make myself sight read more while playing.
Creative and well-timed playing, albeit with an individual flare, as per usual Chris. Holy smokes Chris, I can barely memorize one or two lines of music, at a time. I'll trade in my music stand to be able to memorize whole songs.

Judy

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