D01 Classical guitar lesson 08

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 08

Post by Staffan Strömberg » Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:10 pm

Sorry, for the late comments. I've been visiting my relatives during easter.

Nice effort Graham. The tempo and tone is very good. I'm not sure, but I think your hitting the wrong bass note sometimes, especially at the end where you're playing A instead of D.
Take 2 is an improvement, sounds cleaner.
I think you're definitely in a good position with regards to the exam. 8)

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 08

Post by Staffan Strömberg » Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:19 pm

Very nice Chris!

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 08

Post by Staffan Strömberg » Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:22 pm

Sounds good, Ian. Excellent rhythm. You're on your way :) .

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 08

Post by Staffan Strömberg » Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:27 pm

Jono, I agree with the others, excellent work. Maybe you could hit the open D just a little bit harder, but otherwise it's very good.

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 08

Post by William Byrd » Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:42 pm

What tempo is everyone shooting for on the exam piece. I tried 144 bpm and it is way too fast. I seems to me that JFD is playing it between 120-128 bpm, which is probably manageable...I hope.

Thoughts?
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 08

Post by Ian Howe » Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:18 am

I think between 120 and 130 is the way to go for the exam piece. 18 days to go for submission. We should all be well able to achieve this from what's being submitted up to now.
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 08

Post by Judy Verbeeten » Thu Apr 25, 2019 3:08 pm

I must admit my tempo goals are a little more modest. JFD plays ALL the pieces (in all the lessons) at a faster tempo than I generally achieve. Notably, even he played this piece at a slower tempo than is designated for the piece.

For me, I am aiming for a tempo that is fast enough but accuracy and relative 'smoothness' is not sacrificed I thought Jono's tempo was just right.

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 08

Post by Ian Howe » Sat Apr 27, 2019 8:39 pm

Another Audio update
Threw in D & A Chords and a shaker for good luck :)
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 08

Post by James A. Showalter » Sun Apr 28, 2019 2:56 am

Hello class.
I'm working on a little catch-up here and am impressed by the lesson-8 submissions. Of course my interest is most keen on the exam piece and your efforts are a wealth of information. I am concentrating on Minuet solely. Each of your submissions and the associated critiques are very informative. Aside from me knowing that the proper notes are being played (A & D can get confused) I am finding your examples of different cadence and style to be thought provoking. For me I think mimicking the musical score is best so the shift between 1st and 2nd positions is part of it. In addition the awkward transition of playing I, a, m is also part of the challenge. I agree that the piece could be simplified but at this point just being able to achieve the tonal quality and cadence I see here is the goal. I think many of you have already played to a level that will satisfy the exam requirement. Seeing that here is comforting.
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 08

Post by Graham Gaya » Wed May 01, 2019 12:49 am

Staffan Strömberg wrote:
Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:10 pm
Sorry, for the late comments. I've been visiting my relatives during easter.

Nice effort Graham. The tempo and tone is very good. I'm not sure, but I think your hitting the wrong bass note sometimes, especially at the end where you're playing A instead of D.
Take 2 is an improvement, sounds cleaner.
I think you're definitely in a good position with regards to the exam. 8)
Great catch Staffan, thanks for calling it out. I will make adjustments and correct that be for the final version.

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 08

Post by Graham Gaya » Wed May 01, 2019 12:58 am

William Byrd wrote:
Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:42 pm
What tempo is everyone shooting for on the exam piece. I tried 144 bpm and it is way too fast. I seems to me that JFD is playing it between 120-128 bpm, which is probably manageable...I hope.

Thoughts?
I am shooting for the 144 tempo, it was a struggle to get to it at first but I have seen some good improvement over the last few weeks. I will attempt to do one more recording this weekend keeping the tempo, tonality, and and accuracy. At the end of it all, finding fulfilment when playing is what counts the most. Looking fwd to seeing your submissions.

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 08

Post by Graham Gaya » Wed May 01, 2019 1:00 am

Ian Howe wrote:
Sat Apr 27, 2019 8:39 pm
Another Audio update
Threw in D & A Chords and a shaker for good luck :)
Hi Ian, this is really forcing me to listen for the notes. Sounds like you are having some good fun with the embelishme us in sound :)...i am trying to picture how you are making it all come together.

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 08

Post by Christopher Langley » Wed May 01, 2019 1:04 am

Ian Howe wrote:
Sat Apr 27, 2019 8:39 pm
Another Audio update
Threw in D & A Chords and a shaker for good luck :)
That was sweet dude.

I wish I was able to layer sounds like this.
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 08

Post by Staffan Strömberg » Wed May 01, 2019 9:27 am

Here is two thirds of my homework for Lesson 8.

Menuet


Fais dodo


Edit:
And here is the missing third part, the arpeggios.
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 08

Post by Staffan Strömberg » Wed May 01, 2019 9:29 am

Ian Howe wrote:
Sat Apr 27, 2019 8:39 pm
Another Audio update
Threw in D & A Chords and a shaker for good luck :)
Great stuff Ian.

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