D03 Classical guitar lesson 07

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Mike Cook
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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 07

Post by Mike Cook » Sun Mar 24, 2019 12:47 am

Hi Mike. I'll echo Ed's comment. Very nice playing.

Thanks Tom.
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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 07

Post by Mike Cook » Sun Mar 24, 2019 12:48 am

Mike - that was great. Loved the brightness of the melody notes.

Thanks Ed. The guitar really helps.
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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 07

Post by Mike Cook » Mon Mar 25, 2019 4:37 pm

Questions for D03 fellow students:
(my responses are included)

How much practicing do you do each week?

At least 90 minutes a day, sometime more (2 - 4 hours on the weekends)

How do you structure your practice sessions?

Scales, Practice Etudes (currently Villa Lobos #1) and Giuliani RH 120 Delcamp lessons, and repertoire.

Do you work on music outside of Delcamp Classical Guitar on a regular basis?

Yes. I am trying to expand into pieces that will further my development.

Are you satisfied with your progress?

Yes, but I have a long way to go.
2019 Elias Bonet Monne Traditional Cedar/Green Ebony
2017 Cordoba 20th Anniversary Guitar
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2008 Fender Strat, Eric Johnson Signature Model
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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 07

Post by OlgaVovk » Mon Mar 25, 2019 6:10 pm

Dear all,
Finally, this is my first complete attempt on Paganini Ghiribizzo #23
https://youtu.be/66175HhaFR8

Thank you!
Olga

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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 07

Post by OlgaVovk » Mon Mar 25, 2019 6:12 pm

Mike Cook wrote:
Wed Mar 20, 2019 4:51 pm
Paganini Ghiribizzo No. 23

Hi Mike,
Absolutely wonderful,
I love the tone, modulations, the speed and playfulness of your playing.

Thank you very much!
Olga

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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 07

Post by OlgaVovk » Mon Mar 25, 2019 6:14 pm

Mike Cook wrote:
Mon Mar 25, 2019 4:37 pm
Questions for D03 fellow students:
(my responses are included)

How much practicing do you do each week?

At least 90 minutes a day, sometime more (2 - 4 hours on the weekends)

How do you structure your practice sessions?

Scales, Practice Etudes (currently Villa Lobos #1) and Giuliani RH 120 Delcamp lessons, and repertoire.

Do you work on music outside of Delcamp Classical Guitar on a regular basis?

Yes. I am trying to expand into pieces that will further my development.

Are you satisfied with your progress?

Yes, but I have a long way to go.

And here is the answer why Mikes playing is SO much better that mine :-)
If one divides all Mike's answers by 2, one will get mine,
And if one divides the quality of Mike's playing by 5, one will gets mine.
The relation is not linear, but I should try to get closer to Mike :-)

Best,
Olga

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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 07

Post by OlgaVovk » Mon Mar 25, 2019 6:29 pm

Ed Butler wrote:
Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:08 pm
first attempt at Novelette - this was hard

Hi Ed,
A very nice first attempt,
I could hear the melody, which I am still searching (and not finding) in my playing by the way.
Ed, thank you!
Your playing gave me encouragement to try harder with Novelette :-)
Best,
Olga

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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 07

Post by Ed Butler » Mon Mar 25, 2019 6:54 pm

Olga - thank you. Your kind words are very encouraging. For Novelette, I broke it into 4 sections, beginning, after measure 5, 12,19. I then went to the instructors video and set the speed at 75% and then listening to each section I tried to match the tempo. I was more successful with some sections than others. Overall, I spent a lot of time with this, and even though the results are hit and miss, personally I felt great when I finished.
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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 07

Post by Tom Wimsatt » Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:52 pm

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Mike Cook wrote:
Mon Mar 25, 2019 4:37 pm
Questions for D03 fellow students:
My answers follow (edited):
How much practicing do you do each week?
I try to get in 2 hrs daily. On weekends, two sessions per day totaling 3-4 hours per day.

How do you structure your practice sessions?
1) Warmup.
2) Work new or current material.
3) Practice outside projects
4) Rehearse (attempt) on assigned material

Do you work on music outside of Delcamp Classical Guitar on a regular basis?
Yes. I really like to do that. If I hear something I like I want to play it. This is why I took up guitar in the first place, and will probably never take these levels in parallel (so I have time for off-task work). One I'm doing right now is by Gaspar SANZ (1640-1710) Paradetas. This one is in our book and is a nice addition to Rujero. One thing I've learned about this is to be careful with what you work on outside of our lessons - overuse injuries can occur if you pick the wrong stuff and overwork fingers.

Are you satisfied with your progress?
Yes.
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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 07

Post by Ed Butler » Tue Mar 26, 2019 12:01 pm

Mike here are my answers

Questions for D03 fellow students:


How much practicing do you do each week?

At least 90 minutes a day.

How do you structure your practice sessions?

Scales (Segovia), Practice Etudes (SOR, Giuliani) and Giuliani RH 120 Delcamp lessons, and repertoire.

Do you work on music outside of Delcamp Classical Guitar on a regular basis?

Yes. I am trying to expand into pieces that help my technical development.
Are you satisfied with your progress?

Yes, but I have a long way to go.
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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 07

Post by Ed Butler » Tue Mar 26, 2019 12:09 pm

Dear all,
Finally, this is my first complete attempt on Paganini Ghiribizzo #23
Thank you!
Olga

Olga - I thought this became very good once you got by the starting measures. As Tom told me, be careful to dampen the bass notes, and not have them ring out for the full measure. Damping is one of the prime focuses of Delcamp and the more you do it now the easier it will become as you/we move forward (as I write this I am also telling myself the same thing).
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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 07

Post by Edna Lopez » Wed Mar 27, 2019 1:18 am

Tom Wimsatt wrote:
Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:23 pm
Ed Butler wrote:
Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:49 pm
First attempt at the improv to Folias using arpeggios. Wanted to get this out there so that I can see how much I can improve it over next couple of weeks. I need to work on less pressure to fingers when I get to the C and F chords.
Ed, nice job with improvisation. I am glad you posted this. I always draw a blank when it comes to improvising. If somebody were to hand me a guitar and ask me to jam with them, I'd just stand there with a blank stare.

I'll upload an attempt in a day or two. The instructor's posts are helpful to some degree, but he's so smooth, and sometimes fast, and its hard for me to understand what is going on. Your video helps me. I am going to need to spend more time with improvisation and stop avoiding it, as this is my problem area.
Tom...im just like you ..we would be a great duo with a piece full of rests. Now the improvisations are intimidating bc I feel as if I lack imagination ...but i guess is just a matter of start playing :?:
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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 07

Post by Tom Wimsatt » Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:02 am

Edna Lopez wrote:
Wed Mar 27, 2019 1:18 am
Tom...im just like you ..we would be a great duo with a piece full of rests. Now the improvisations are intimidating bc I feel as if I lack imagination ...but i guess is just a matter of start playing :?:
:lol: Or perhaps a bunch of scrambled notes.

Yep, start with something even it is wrong ("un-filtered" playing I suppose). This, like anything else, takes time to learn. I'm not there yet.
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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 07

Post by Ed Butler » Thu Mar 28, 2019 4:05 pm

another shot at Novelette. Tried to pay more attention to timing, many thanks to Tom with the musescvore of this piece.

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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 07

Post by OlgaVovk » Sun Mar 31, 2019 11:04 pm

Dear all,
Here is my another attempt of Paganini Ghiribizzo 23.
I tried to follow the Tom's and ed's advoce and not to damp base notes



Thank you!
Olga

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