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D03 Classical guitar lesson 07

Post by Jean-François Delcamp » Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:44 am

Hello everyone,
Please start by downloading the latest version of volume D03.
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.



Today, we're going to work on a series of exercises.
- page 93 Jean-François DELCAMP (1956) GAMMES - SCALE - SCALES - ESCALAS

- page 98 Jean-François DELCAMP (1956) ARPÈGES - ARPEGGI - ARPEGGIOS - ARPEGIOS




Improvisation work - D03
These exercises in improvisation are to be done several times a week, for several months.
Vary the volume (mf, pp, ff, p ...), timbres and rhythms. Never play the same thing twice, because it would cease to be improvisation, and would become composition.
1/ improvise on a single note (A) for 20 seconds.



2/ improvise using only two notes (G - A) for 20 seconds.



3/ improvise using only three notes (G - A - B) for 20 seconds



4/ improvise using only four notes (D - G - A - B) for 20 seconds.



5/ improvise using only 5 notes (D - E - G - A - B) for 20 seconds.


6/ improvise using only 6 notes (D - E - G - A - B - C) for 20 seconds.


7/ improvise using only 7 notes ((D - E - F - G - A - B - C) for 20 seconds.


8/ improvise a melody upon the bass-line of DANSE D'AVILA, D02, page 7, using only these 7 notes (G# A B C# D E F#).


9/ improvise a melody upon the bass-line of OH! SUSANNA, D02, page 8, using only these 7 notes (G# A B C# D E F#).


10/ improvise a melody upon the harmonic sequence of "Saltaren", D03, page 30.

11/ improvise an arpeggio upon the harmonic sequence of "Saltaren", D03, page 30.

12/ improvise in chords upon the harmonic sequence of "Saltaren", D03, page 30.


13/ improvise a melody upon the harmonic sequence of "Folias", D03, page 31.

14/ improvise arpeggios upon the harmonic sequence of "Folias", D03, page 31.

15/ improvise in chords upon the harmonic sequence of "Folias", D03, page 31.




Next, we will be working on 3 pieces.
- page 22 Gaspar SANZ (1640-1710) RUJERO
- page 57 Niccolò PAGANINI (1782-1840) GHIRIBIZZO n°23
- page 82 Jean-François DELCAMP (1956) NOVELETTE 001





I ask you first to work on all these exercises and tunes for a week and then to upload your recordings of:
- page 57 Niccolò PAGANINI (1782-1840) GHIRIBIZZO n°23
- 14/ improvise arpeggios upon the harmonic sequence of "Folias", D03, page 31.
- I ask every one of the students to take part in at least one of the musical games. If the games proposed seem too difficult for you, it is up to you to suggest new ones, adapted to your level and designed with your own rules.



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:

GHIRIBIZZO n°23
improvise arpeggios upon the harmonic sequence of "Folias"
musical game

Ed Butler
GHIRIBIZZO n°23
improvise arpeggios upon the harmonic sequence of "Folias"
musical game

Tom Wimsatt
GHIRIBIZZO n°23
improvise arpeggios upon the harmonic sequence of "Folias"
musical game

OlgaVovk
GHIRIBIZZO n°23
improvise arpeggios upon the harmonic sequence of "Folias"
musical game

Mike Cook
GHIRIBIZZO n°23
improvise arpeggios upon the harmonic sequence of "Folias"
musical game
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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 07

Post by Colin Bullock » Wed Mar 06, 2019 5:20 pm

Lesson 7 is the first opportunity to post sufficient pieces to qualify for entering the exam.
At the end of the first post of each lesson you will see aa list of students and their posts which are registered as qualifying pieces.
Can you check your posts for each lesson and see if there are any I have missed.
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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 07

Post by Ed Butler » Wed Mar 06, 2019 5:44 pm

Colin Bullock wrote:
Wed Mar 06, 2019 5:20 pm
Lesson 7 is the first opportunity to post sufficient pieces to qualify for entering the exam.
At the end of the first post of each lesson you will see aa list of students and their posts which are registered as qualifying pieces.
Can you check your posts for each lesson and see if there are any I have missed.
thanks
Colin
Hi Colin - mine are all there. Sorry to hear about your injury. Hope it is healing well.

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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 07

Post by Tom Wimsatt » Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:55 am

Colin Bullock wrote:
Wed Mar 06, 2019 5:20 pm
Lesson 7 is the first opportunity to post sufficient pieces to qualify for entering the exam.
At the end of the first post of each lesson you will see aa list of students and their posts which are registered as qualifying pieces.
Can you check your posts for each lesson and see if there are any I have missed.
thanks
Colin
Thanks Colin. Looks like I'm squared away also.
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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 07

Post by Tom Wimsatt » Fri Mar 08, 2019 4:38 am

I've posted a suggested game. Hope you all like it.
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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 07

Post by Ed Butler » Fri Mar 08, 2019 6:47 pm

I posted a second measure to Tom's game.

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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 07

Post by Ed Butler » Sat Mar 09, 2019 6:39 pm

First shot at a couple of these

RUJERO



PAGANINI



Working on the Folias improv - next. Then will come back and refine these, and take a shot at NOVELETTE.
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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 07

Post by Tom Wimsatt » Sat Mar 09, 2019 7:08 pm

I posted a 5th and 6th measure to the game.

Here are some uploads of progress to date on this month's material.
Imperfections and all. I'm happy with it, but I tried to play a bit too fast among other things.


For some reason the first note of this piece was cut off of the recording....

…… and suddenly a melody appeared.
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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 07

Post by Tom Wimsatt » Sun Mar 10, 2019 3:18 am

Ed Butler wrote:
Sat Mar 09, 2019 6:39 pm
First shot at a couple of these

RUJERO
PAGANINI

Working on the Folias improv - next. Then will come back and refine these, and take a shot at NOVELETTE.
Hi Ed, I just noticed you posted these. :o
Well, you started with the toughest two of the three assigned pieces :)
That Rujero piece was a real hand-full. Once you get the notes figured out, you'll start to quicken the tempo only to discover its a whole new ballgame in terms of getting the fingers to move quickly.

With the Paganini piece you will need to check your "E" note (example: second measure). I think you are hitting the right fret, but the wrong string.

The other thing is the base notes are only sounded for a quarter or eighth note, depending on the measure. They are not supposed to ring. I know it makes the piece all the more difficult, but that's how it is supposed to be played. It is hard to hear it when Jean-Francois Delcamp plays it because he's so smooth. That aspect of this piece was most challenging in my opinion.
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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 07

Post by Tom Wimsatt » Sun Mar 10, 2019 5:41 am

Here's a first try of Paganini Ghiribizzo. I had a metronome running in the background to help me with tempo. I think I missed a couple of string mutes. And I forgot to turn on one of the lights :oops: so it's pretty dark.

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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 07

Post by Ed Butler » Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:17 am

HI Tom - thanks for the comments. I will use them as I refine the pieces. I was amazed at the speed you played the RUJERO - coordinating the right and left hands to hit the correct notes that quickly was great. I have to learn to push my speed up as I get comfortable,
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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 07

Post by Ed Butler » Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:20 am

Actually I thought Novelette was the harder piece. It is difficult to get a sense of the rhythm.
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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 07

Post by Tom Wimsatt » Sun Mar 10, 2019 2:47 pm

Ed Butler wrote:
Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:20 am
Actually I thought Novelette was the harder piece. It is difficult to get a sense of the rhythm.
Thanks Ed. I thought the same thing - unusual rhythm, and I thought the chords at the end were a handful.
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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 07

Post by Ed Butler » Sun Mar 10, 2019 3:47 pm

With the Paganini piece you will need to check your "E" note (example: second measure). I think you are hitting the right fret, but the wrong string.

Tom - completely missed that I was incorrectly hitting the E note. Thanks for picking that up.
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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 07

Post by Ed Butler » Sun Mar 10, 2019 4:06 pm

Tom, Ken - I posted an update to the music game,
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