D01 Classical guitar lesson 06

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William Byrd
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 06

Post by William Byrd » Wed Feb 27, 2019 10:20 pm

Hi Ian,

Here's a pretty good video I came across that explains rest stokes quite well in my opinion.



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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 06

Post by Ian Howe » Wed Feb 27, 2019 10:29 pm

Thanks bill, yes also i'd them Finger Nails :)
Thats the goal for next year, grow some finger nails !!
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 06

Post by William Byrd » Wed Feb 27, 2019 10:44 pm

Hi All,

Until recently, I wasn't familiar with Alexandra Whittingham. Here's her arrangement of "My Funny Valentine."

In the words of Walt Disney, "We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths."

Enjoy

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 06

Post by Jono Diel » Thu Feb 28, 2019 4:49 am

Ian great work! The pieces are sounding smooth!

I do notice when my nails grow a little longer, it gets harder to play. I file mine up similar to Werner's nails. My I M A fingers are spot on with it. Unfortunately I have yet to find the perfect shape and lenght for my thumb nail.

Also thanks for sharing the vids, Bill.

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 06

Post by James A. Showalter » Thu Feb 28, 2019 4:00 pm

Ian,
You are showing great improvement with each lesson. Your play is sounding smooth where you are able to stay on course. I have the same problem which can likely be remedied by more practice. I wish I could see your right hand but your recordings are not open enough to encompass the full picture.

Keep up the good work.
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 06

Post by James A. Showalter » Thu Feb 28, 2019 4:21 pm

Bill,
The Lagrima discussion was an eye-opener for sure. The concept of mixing rest stroke, free stroke, nail and flesh tone picking is a goal worth pursuing in earnest. Likely above my level for some time but at this point it is appreciated. And I agree with Jono's comments on nails and their difficulty to manage both in play and as a maintenance issue. Finding the right length of nail that works for you and keeping it tamed is a daily chore. I did find the nails on the hand of the 2nd video to be more appealing to me though.
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1972 Morris No. 12
1973 Ryoji Matsuoka, No. 20
2014 Sakurai Kohno Pro-J
Martin Guitars (MC28, D12-28, J40)
National Resonator Guitar
Les Paul 1960 reissue

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 06

Post by Staffan Strömberg » Thu Feb 28, 2019 9:42 pm

Great work Ian, very fluid and with a good rhythm. Chris mentioned your RH thumb, and I'm going to point out that your LH thumb is creeping up over the edge of the neck. It should be right behind the neck (as you probably know).

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 06

Post by Staffan Strömberg » Thu Feb 28, 2019 9:58 pm

Great youtube clips Bill. Really worth watching.

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 06

Post by Ian Howe » Fri Mar 01, 2019 12:53 am

Hi staffan,
Yes you are spot on with the left hand thumb. It's very difficult to rid of this since playing acoustic for so many years particularly recording when the main focus is on playing the piece through. I think I'll focus on just playing short pieces for a bit with that concept in mind and maybe one day it will just stick in the brain !!..I noticed it myself looking over the recording but let it go just to get ahead to lesson 7.
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 06

Post by James A. Showalter » Fri Mar 01, 2019 6:15 pm

I noticed it myself looking over the recording
It's amazing what you learn reviewing the videos.
1972 Morris No. 12
1973 Ryoji Matsuoka, No. 20
2014 Sakurai Kohno Pro-J
Martin Guitars (MC28, D12-28, J40)
National Resonator Guitar
Les Paul 1960 reissue

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 06

Post by Staffan Strömberg » Sat Mar 02, 2019 8:25 pm

So, here are my recordings for lesson six.

Gammes en tierces


Ricercar


Lecon 1 Opus 60

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 06

Post by Christopher Langley » Sat Mar 02, 2019 9:00 pm

Staffan Strömberg wrote:
Sat Mar 02, 2019 8:25 pm
So, here are my recordings for lesson six.
Very Nice Staffan!
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 06

Post by Judy Verbeeten » Sat Mar 02, 2019 9:26 pm

Staffan Strömberg wrote:
Sat Mar 02, 2019 8:25 pm
So, here are my recordings for lesson six.
Well done Staffan!

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 06

Post by James A. Showalter » Sat Mar 02, 2019 10:59 pm

Staffan,
I don't know what context I first heard these 3 words used but they apply here:
Cool, calm and collected.
James
1972 Morris No. 12
1973 Ryoji Matsuoka, No. 20
2014 Sakurai Kohno Pro-J
Martin Guitars (MC28, D12-28, J40)
National Resonator Guitar
Les Paul 1960 reissue

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 06

Post by William Byrd » Sat Mar 02, 2019 11:25 pm

Hi Staffan,

Very nice effort. I need to study your calmness while playing and transfer it to my playing.

The only thing I would mention is on Gammes en tierces, you are plucking the strings in an upward motion. Try pulling the fingers into your palm when plucking chords, as if you are making a fist. I do the same thing sometimes, so it's something I continue to work on as well.

Bill
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1973 Ryoji Matsuoka No 40
1992 Asturias Custom Build

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