D01 Classical guitar lesson 06

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Ian Howe
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 06

Post by Ian Howe » Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:07 pm

Great submissions and effort put in by all submissions so far.
I'm still working, albeit not as hard as i'd like but still picking guitar up each day and spending some time to master these 2 tunes.
It keeps the motivation going seeing others putting postings their work. Hope to have something soon enough, Enjoying the thread !! :bravo:
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 06

Post by William Byrd » Wed Feb 20, 2019 1:19 am

Ian Howe wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:07 pm
Great submissions and effort put in by all submissions so far.
I'm still working, albeit not as hard as i'd like but still picking guitar up each day and spending some time to master these 2 tunes.
It keeps the motivation going seeing others putting postings their work. Hope to have something soon enough, Enjoying the thread !! :bravo:
Good to see you haven't abandoned ship. Stick with it Ian. There's plenty of support to be had here, plus I remember something about the Jig and a pint. :ivresse:

Bill
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1971 Mitsuru Tamura No 600
1973 Rokutaro Nakade A50
1977 Kazuo Yairi YC90

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 06

Post by Christopher Langley » Wed Feb 20, 2019 2:14 am

I'll second the rc rl50 strings. I'm very impressed with them.

I raised my action on my guitar after finally figuring out it was too low. This has helped my right hand and my tone immensely.

Also attached an ergo-play pro and spent some time getting that dialed in. This helped my left hand immensely.

What I have not done is finish preparing lesson 7, so if Judy has that done she is gonna beat me to posting next month.

As long as I pass the exam, I'll be a happy camper.

I've been messing around with Romanza, Asturias Greensleeves, Malaguena. Cello suite no 1. Very happy with where my playing is headed.. Just need to refocus on the materials at hand.

Distraction is my biggest weakness!
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 06

Post by William Byrd » Wed Feb 20, 2019 4:31 am

Christopher Langley wrote:
Wed Feb 20, 2019 2:14 am
I'll second the rc rl50 strings. I'm very impressed with them.

I raised my action on my guitar after finally figuring out it was too low. This has helped my right hand and my tone immensely.

Also attached an ergo-play pro and spent some time getting that dialed in. This helped my left hand immensely.

What I have not done is finish preparing lesson 7, so if Judy has that done she is gonna beat me to posting next month.

As long as I pass the exam, I'll be a happy camper.

I've been messing around with Romanza, Asturias Greensleeves, Malaguena. Cello suite no 1. Very happy with where my playing is headed.. Just need to refocus on the materials at hand.

Distraction is my biggest weakness!
Just curious Chris. How did you go about raising the action? Did you replace the nut or saddle?

I find myself using my foot stand less and less and using my De Oro guitar support (Canadian company), which is similar to the Tappert you are using.

Good to hear you are happy with the direction you are headed. I am still hoping to hit my stride at some point and learn to relax more. I'm convinced that the tension I hold in my body while playing causes the end result to be less than desirable. I'm working hard at improving and definitely not giving up. I trust I'll see you onboard next year as well.

Bill
1969 Sakazo Nakade No 1000 G
1971 Mitsuru Tamura No 600
1973 Rokutaro Nakade A50
1977 Kazuo Yairi YC90

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 06

Post by Christopher Langley » Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:23 am

William Byrd wrote:
Wed Feb 20, 2019 4:31 am
Just curious Chris. How did you go about raising the action? Did you replace the nut or saddle?
https://photos.app.goo.gl/8XJi7nYsYxAB2peR7

Those are toothpicks :D

I can finally dig in now. Turned my Cordoba into a cannon.

I could use a new saddle, but the toothpicks are working.
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 06

Post by James A. Showalter » Wed Feb 20, 2019 3:23 pm

Chris,
That is a lot of lift. When you were describing raising the action I envisioned in my mind's eye maybe adding slivers of tape to the bottom of the bridge-piece and lifting it slightly. You could certainly use a new saddle which I've explored the cost of and you could get a bone piece for not a lot of cost. But if it works don't fix it.
James
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 06

Post by Robert Drechsler » Wed Feb 20, 2019 4:27 pm

Hi all,
Please find my submissions for lesson 6. I struggled a lot with this lesson and i missed several notes ;-) I have quit a problem to get a good sound with my right thumb (i once lost it in an accident and there is almost no feeling) but i want to keep up with group ;-) and i have to work on my alternating fingers :chaud:



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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 06

Post by James A. Showalter » Wed Feb 20, 2019 6:26 pm

Robert,
Very nice effort. As you state there are a few missed notes but you are keeping pace with the class. I thought I faced a challenge learning with a bum wrist but at least I have 5 fully functional digits. You're doing fine and I expect to see you in D02 with this group next year. Now one more submission and we qualify for the exam.
James
1972 Morris No. 12
1973 Ryoji Matsuoka, No. 20
1979 Yamaha C300
2014 Sakurai Kohno Pro-J
Martin Guitars (MC28, D12-28, J40)
National Resonator Guitar
Les Paul 1960 reissue

William Byrd
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 06

Post by William Byrd » Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:23 pm

Robert Drechsler wrote:
Wed Feb 20, 2019 4:27 pm
Hi all,
Please find my submissions for lesson 6. I struggled a lot with this lesson and i missed several notes ;-) I have quit a problem to get a good sound with my right thumb (i once lost it in an accident and there is almost no feeling) but i want to keep up with group ;-) and i have to work on my alternating fingers :chaud:
Good effort Robert. It's good to see you have the tenacity to stick with it. This is a long road we're on. Hopefully, all of us will look back on these early efforts and smile at how far we have come.

I would suggest going to the website "This is classical guitar" and do a search for right hand technique. He has a lot of good videos on the topic that are free to view.

Keep up the fine effort.

Bill
1969 Sakazo Nakade No 1000 G
1971 Mitsuru Tamura No 600
1973 Rokutaro Nakade A50
1977 Kazuo Yairi YC90

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 06

Post by Graham Gaya » Thu Feb 21, 2019 3:20 am

Ian Howe wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:07 pm
Great submissions and effort put in by all submissions so far.
I'm still working, albeit not as hard as i'd like but still picking guitar up each day and spending some time to master these 2 tunes.
It keeps the motivation going seeing others putting postings their work. Hope to have something soon enough, Enjoying the thread !! :bravo:
You captured my sentiments exactly...motiated with the submissions and discussion....hoping to record and submit over the weekend....way to go classmates

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 06

Post by Jono Diel » Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:48 am

Right on classmates, lets keep the fire burning!

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 06

Post by William Byrd » Thu Feb 21, 2019 5:20 am

Jono Diel wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:48 am
Right on classmates, lets keep the fire burning!
Is "Keep The Fire Burning" by REO Speedwagon part of the classical guitar repertoire??? I'm all in!

:guitare:

Did I just totally date myself? :D
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 06

Post by Jono Diel » Thu Feb 21, 2019 3:53 pm

Hehe now you have to submit one, Bill. =]

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 06

Post by James A. Showalter » Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:45 pm

I look forward to Bill's submission of the classic REO Speedwagon tune but sadly I suspect it might be more along the lines of a Cheech & Chong "Up In Smoke" event.
James
1972 Morris No. 12
1973 Ryoji Matsuoka, No. 20
1979 Yamaha C300
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 Aaron Haskett » Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:06 pm

Robert Drechsler wrote:
Wed Feb 20, 2019 4:27 pm
Please find my submissions for lesson 6.
Looks great Robert! Sounds like you know exactly what to work on. As a newcomer It's really inspiring to see how much you and the rest of the class has improved in just 6 months.
:bravo:
-Aaron

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