D01 Classical guitar lesson 06

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 06

Post by Staffan Strömberg » Sat Mar 02, 2019 11:47 pm

Thank you for your kind words, everyone.
I’m not as calm as I look. I find the recording situation quite stressful, but apparently it doesn’t show too much. My wife think it’s very funny how I almost look like a statue in the recordings. She thinks I should put on more of a show :roll:

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 06

Post by Staffan Strömberg » Sat Mar 02, 2019 11:51 pm

William Byrd wrote:
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
Thanks Bill, I think I need to work on the chords and freestrokes next.

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 06

Post by Graham Gaya » Mon Mar 04, 2019 12:24 am

Below are the recordings for Lesson Six. As you review, thought i'd share 3 main focus areas for me going into lesson 6:
1) keep the rhythm by incorporating the metronome in practice sessions - mostly pleased i was able to record with the metronome though at the start it really threw me off
2) practice damping and don't avoid it - stuck with it in the Fernando SOR, could have been better on Ricercar
3) play with the fingers in the score and don't take shortcuts - was helpful to write out the fingering for each note on the score and was able to stick with it

For next time:
1) I recorded at a lower metronome speed, will continue working to find the highest level with no errors
2) Record as soon as I feel comfortable with a piece - i spent the first two weeks on Ricercar, but didn't record until week 4 and it was very error prone -lesson learned is record sooner
3) damping, damping, damping

Thanks for taking the time to review.

D01 L06 Scales in third N6


D01 L06 Anonyme Ricercar


D01 L06 Fernando Sor Lesson I opus 60

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 06

Post by William Byrd » Mon Mar 04, 2019 12:58 am

Graham Gaya wrote:
Mon Mar 04, 2019 12:24 am
Below are the recordings for Lesson Six.
Hi Graham,

Nicely done all around. I wouldn't become too dependent on the metronome but initially it can be useful. Even JFD recommends counting out loud versus using a metronome. The only time I use mine is when practicing scales.

I particularly like the Sor piece. You were rocking it and I especially like the smile at the very end. Definitely a sense of accomplishment.

Well done.

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 06

Post by Aaron Haskett » Mon Mar 04, 2019 3:12 am

Graham Gaya wrote:
Mon Mar 04, 2019 12:24 am
Below are the recordings for Lesson Six.
Looks great Graham, very smooth an good rhythm!
:bravo:
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 06

Post by Christopher Langley » Mon Mar 04, 2019 3:22 am

Graham Gaya wrote:
Mon Mar 04, 2019 12:24 am

Thanks for taking the time to review.
Great submissions Graham.
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 06

Post by Robert Drechsler » Mon Mar 04, 2019 6:14 am

Hi Steffan, nice submission. I just saw your thumb is going into your palm while playing Opus 60. There is a good video covering that (at 1:35 min)

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 06

Post by Ian Howe » Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:12 am

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

very good recordings. Timing and tempo needs some improvement but i guess that's why we are all here :)
I noticed on Ricecar some of the base notes where slighly off from what i could hear but over all very well executes.
I would keep at the tunes and include them in your daily practice. See you over in Lesson 7

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 06

Post by Ian Howe » Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:12 am

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

very good recordings. Timing and tempo needs some improvement but i guess that's why we are all here :)
I noticed on Ricecar some of the base notes where slighly off from what i could hear but over all very well executes.
I would keep at the tunes and include them in your daily practice. See you over in Lesson 7

Ian
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 06

Post by Ian Howe » Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:20 am

Graham Gaya wrote:
Mon Mar 04, 2019 12:24 am
Below are the recordings for Lesson Six.
Graham,
Very good submissions.
I think it's a great that you are incorporating the metronome into your practice.
You will notice a huge difference in your tempo and timing. Obviously you will only
use this in your practice but it forces one to keep time, this is whats great about it.

See you in Lesson 7..I think we are not too far when lesson 7 available.

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 06

Post by James A. Showalter » Mon Mar 04, 2019 5:39 pm

Graham,
Excellent submissions and advice. You are spot on keeping pace with the metronome and make it look easy integrating it with your play. I'd like to do that but am too hardheaded I guess.
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 06

Post by Graham Gaya » Tue Mar 05, 2019 3:32 am

William Byrd wrote:
Mon Mar 04, 2019 12:58 am
Graham Gaya wrote:
Mon Mar 04, 2019 12:24 am
Below are the recordings for Lesson Six.
Hi Graham,

Nicely done all around. I wouldn't become too dependent on the metronome but initially it can be useful. Even JFD recommends counting out loud versus using a metronome. The only time I use mine is when practicing scales.

I particularly like the Sor piece. You were rocking it and I especially like the smile at the very end. Definitely a sense of accomplishment.

Well done.

Bill
Good point William, I'm still in the very early stages of learning how to keep the rhythm, counting out loud will be my next phase. And yes, getting to the end was a relief after so many attempts, good eye on catching that...much obliged

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 06

Post by Staffan Strömberg » Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:53 pm

Well done Graham. I agree with Bill, the Sor piece was especially good. The other pieces were good too.

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 06

Post by Staffan Strömberg » Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:01 pm

Robert Drechsler wrote:
Mon Mar 04, 2019 6:14 am
Hi Steffan, nice submission. I just saw your thumb is going into your palm while playing Opus 60. There is a good video covering that (at 1:35 min)
Yeah, I seem to be doing that when playing rest strokes with the thumb. I will try to avoid that in the future.

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 06

Post by Staffan Strömberg » Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:08 pm

Ian Howe wrote:
Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:12 am
Staffan Strömberg wrote:
Sat Mar 02, 2019 8:25 pm
So, here are my recordings for lesson six.
Staffan,

very good recordings. Timing and tempo needs some improvement but i guess that's why we are all here :)
I noticed on Ricecar some of the base notes where slighly off from what i could hear but over all very well executes.
I would keep at the tunes and include them in your daily practice. See you over in Lesson 7

Ian
Yes, for me it was a challenge to play rest strokes with the thumb and i or m fingers simultaneously. Especially when doing the recording as I get a little tense in that situation. So there were several occasions when I didn't manage to pluck the strings at the same time.

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