D01 Classical guitar lesson 05

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 05

Post by Staffan Strömberg » Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:53 pm

Well done Judy. You played Leccion 1 with great musicality, although I agree with Chris that you didn't seem to use rest strokes.
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 05

Post by Staffan Strömberg » Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:58 pm

Chris, I forgot to mention that I liked how you dampened the E, A and D strings with your thumb.

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 05

Post by Jono Diel » Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:13 am

How are you all doing ? Here the 2/3 of the submissions for lesson 5!
Loving the songs in lesson 5, but whenever I'm learning them I get sleepy. Esp on Leccion1. :bye:

Polyphonie-Polyphony 2


Leccion 1

Sorry about the background noise.

Exercise de Simple Alteration 1
Reuploading
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 05

Post by Jono Diel » Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:26 am

Great job Chris! I reference on your Leccion 1 video at times. Especially the hand movements after each part. The only thing I can think of was the buzz in the around beggining, it was no biggie to be honest beacause I did worse. Also, I enjoyed watching your other videos of the songs that weren't required to be submitted!

Great job as well Judy! I watch some of your D02 lessons as well and you are progressing through them well. I dont know how you manage both levels! I like the consistency in speed and posture in your playing. The only thing I noticed was the staccato-ish in your Leccion 1. For me, I have trouble with playing legato for that song. It took me weeks to realize that I was not holding my notes longer, or my notes would get muted right away because of my anchoring fingers/thumb. I realized it after recording myself, and then watching it.

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 05

Post by James A. Showalter » Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:13 pm

Hello Classmates.
I've been away for a week and not been able to keep abreast with the lessons. I'm glad to see we are at a running start.

Jono,
Very good job with these 2 pieces. I think the slowness of play that you exhibit really allows a good review of your hand motions and I agree with you about Leccion-1. Played slowly like you do the melody has a sleepy nature.

Judy,
As always your submissions are rock solid in form and technique. All of the notes are hit correctly and I did not identify a missed alternation in any of your play. I'll go back and look again but I thought it to be well done. Very pleasant to the ear.

Chris,
You are the standard bearer in terms of execution and musicality. My comments are not meant to harm but your lack of discipline detracts from any appreciation I can have of your form or technique. This is most obvious in the lessons on simple alternation. By not making the transition that is required by repeating the phrase as intended you do not allow us to visualize whether you can make the transition. This is non-trivial. Playing each piece using im then mi, and then switching to ma/am shows execution of technique. It is not enough to end the piece on the quarter note. It requires mental application to play that note as an 1/8th and continue through one more iteration and complete on the right alternation. Of course we know you can do it but that's not the point. You are a reflection of your own nature and it is what it is. Classical guitar training requires we shed our selves and take on a particular nature unique to the instrument. You can do better - or not.

James
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 05

Post by James A. Showalter » Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:22 pm

So now that I've made a boisterous return let me make a partial submission for Lesson-5:

Polyphony-2


Exercises de Simple Alternation


I need to work on Leccion-1 a bit but I will submit it in a day or so.
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 05

Post by Judy Verbeeten » Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:34 am

Jono Diel wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:13 am
Here the 1st half of the submissions for lesson 5!
Jono, well done. Leccion was played very smoothly.

Judy

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 05

Post by Graham Gaya » Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:59 am

Way to go Chris and Judy setting the pace and submitting your videos.

Chris I noticed you moved around the sound hole as you played, that's awesome.

Judy, you are hitting the notes accurately. Given you are well ahead of schedule, perhaps you could consider doing another version of Lecion 1...its such a beautiful piece and with a few more rounds i bet you could get it more 'musical' sounding.

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 05

Post by Graham Gaya » Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:10 am

Wohoo James and Jono getting the submissions in early. I am struggling on this one already, in another week or two hopefully I can submit.

Jono your playing was very smooth, so soothing I can see why you are getting sleepy :D. I noticed that your thumb is not out in front of the other fingers on your right hand. Take a look at this video that explains it way better, start at 6:15 to about 7:30 https://youtu.be/H1R1y0Aahls

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 05

Post by Christopher Langley » Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:08 am

James A. Showalter wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:13 pm
You can do better
Thanks James and all. I appreciate all of you for keeping me on my toes and honest with myself.





I've just uploaded Sor's Op. 60 Lession 1 for next months lesson.
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 05

Post by Staffan Strömberg » Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:09 pm

Very well done Jono!

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 05

Post by Staffan Strömberg » Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:20 pm

And well done James as well.

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 05

Post by Jono Diel » Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:47 am

:merci: ladies and gents!

The changing of time signatures on the Exercises de simple alternation is kind of tricky right? I got used to 4:4 wd 80bpm, then switching to 9:8 60bpm gets me confused. I wish the metronome could change as well during the switch.




Graham Gaya wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:10 am
Jono your playing was very smooth, so soothing I can see why you are getting sleepy :D. I noticed that your thumb is not out in front of the other fingers on your right hand. Take a look at this video that explains it way better, start at 6:15 to about 7:30 https://youtu.be/H1R1y0Aahls
Thanks for the input Graham. Yea I noticed on my vid on leccion 1 that my thumb looked like it was going behind as it plucks a string. It looked kind of weird. Hopefully I can strike more in front next time.

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 05

Post by James A. Showalter » Sat Jan 12, 2019 5:17 pm

Very well done Jono.
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1972 Ryoji Matsuoka, No. 18
1973 Ryoji Matsuoka, No. 20
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 05

Post by William Byrd » Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:08 am

Jono Diel wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:47 am
:merci: ladies and gents!
Nicely done Jono. You're pretty much caught up with the rest of us.

Bill
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