D03 Classical guitar lesson 08

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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 08

Post by OlgaVovk » Mon Apr 22, 2019 12:47 am

Dear Tom and ed,
Thank you very much for your comments and suggestions,
They do help me alot
Below is this week work

Accords #44
I tried to make them more staccato, but there is still a lot of work to be done on it


Accrords #45
I tried to slow down on teh last 3 mesures, to make it sound more dramatic,


Vals Anonymous


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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 08

Post by Ed Butler » Mon Apr 22, 2019 11:37 am

Olga - great improvement on the ACCORDS and I thought the VALS was one of your best exercises this year. The tempo remained consistent throughout and the notes rang out brightly, You were right on with the rest stroke with the A finger, which I found the more difficult part of this piece.

Ed
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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 08

Post by OlgaVovk » Mon Apr 22, 2019 5:51 pm

Tom Wimsatt wrote:
Sat Apr 20, 2019 2:57 am
Here's my attempt at Accords, Number 44. Still working on #45.

HI Tom, I was watching your video multiple times.
It looks like you got a very good staccato and timing is also good (except may be the last two measures, but I have a feeling you tried to slow down to make the ending more dramatic. Am i right?).

I am trying to repeat/simulate your staccato and I would appreciate any insights/trade secrets :-)
Thank you!
Olga

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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 08

Post by OlgaVovk » Mon Apr 22, 2019 5:52 pm

Tom Wimsatt wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:25 am
Here is my first attempt at Valse. This one was a tough one for me.

Hi Tom,
I love your Vals.
And I love how you played chords :-) in Vals.
Thank you!
Olga

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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 08

Post by OlgaVovk » Mon Apr 22, 2019 5:55 pm

Ed Butler wrote:
Thu Apr 11, 2019 4:39 pm
First attempt at EJERCICIO - kept it slow. a few stumbles

HI Ed,
I like your first attempt on EJERCICIO.
For some reason you made it sound very Russian.
This accent you made on playing chords makes it sound very Russian :-)

I should try it too.
Thank you!
Olga

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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 08

Post by OlgaVovk » Mon Apr 22, 2019 5:58 pm

Ed Butler wrote:
Mon Apr 22, 2019 11:37 am
Olga - great improvement on the ACCORDS and I thought the VALS was one of your best exercises this year. The tempo remained consistent throughout and the notes rang out brightly, You were right on with the rest stroke with the A finger, which I found the more difficult part of this piece.

Ed
Hi Ed,
Thank you for your nice words, very encouraging.

You know for me some pieces like Vals or music from Paganini come so easy and seamless. While for other pieces I need to work so hard. Liek listed them multiple times, even weeks before I could understand the music.
I think it is first cultural and second - it is a drawback of not having the proper music education.
I feel like I am missing some essential knowledge.

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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 08

Post by Tom Wimsatt » Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:09 pm

OlgaVovk wrote:
Mon Apr 22, 2019 5:51 pm
Tom Wimsatt wrote:
Sat Apr 20, 2019 2:57 am
Here's my attempt at Accords, Number 44. Still working on #45.
HI Tom, I was watching your video multiple times.
It looks like you got a very good staccato and timing is also good (except may be the last two measures, but I have a feeling you tried to slow down to make the ending more dramatic. Am i right?).

I am trying to repeat/simulate your staccato and I would appreciate any insights/trade secrets :-)
Thank you!
Olga
Hi Olga. After listening to your Accords posts, I'd say you've got the hard part nailed (forming those chords). I'm pretty sure the 3rd from the last measure of #45 gave us all trouble!

Yes I slowed down for effect, which is convenient also in order to avoid messing up the piece at the very end ! :lol:

For Staccato and Timing:
1) review page 91 exercise #18. This series of lessons is where I/we first encountered staccatos (and where I finally learned what the dots above the notes meant..). The notes were muted with the right hand, and this is how we should mute those chords in Accords 44 and 45 I believe (as opposed to using the left hand).

Once you get comfortable with the muting part, then vary the speed/tempo of the exercise. Try to vary the speed/duration of muting in conjunction with tempo. I tried this with Trills and Mordents, which might help explain this timing strategy - where I'm slowing down or speeding up the trill speed to match a slower/faster tempo. I hope this makes sense, easier for me to do than to explain. I can upload some demos if that helps. Let me know.

2) then review exercises #19 and #20. This helped me further to learn the staccato technique because I had to "Staccato" in combination with all the finger contortions required of the scales involved.

Hope this helps!
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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 08

Post by Ed Butler » Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:44 pm

Olga - I have felt and still feel the same way sometimes. You have to remember that everyone on this site comes with a different musical background. I came with none. This caused me a great deal of struggling with D01 and D02 where I survived only due to the great help of Colin and Tom and other students. Others have some experience with other instruments or steel string guitar which the conversion is still difficult but they , at least, have a better ear for the music. Stick with it, you are doing great.
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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 08

Post by Mike Cook » Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:11 am

Olga,

I totally agree with Ed. We have all had different levels of experience with music. That's why the forum is so great. You can learn at your own pace. Stick with it. You are doing great!

Mike
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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 08

Post by OlgaVovk » Sun Apr 28, 2019 4:14 pm

Dear al,
Here is my attmpt of
Ferrer Y Esteve Ejercicio #9

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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 08

Post by Ed Butler » Sun Apr 28, 2019 5:34 pm

Olga - nicely done. Tempo and tone were consistent for the entire exercise. You may want to check your camera angle. We can not see your left hand.
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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 08

Post by Colin Bullock » Mon Apr 29, 2019 6:53 am

I assume you have all seen the exam announcement viewtopic.php?f=41&t=54023&sid=fdc74dec ... 5#p1354583

Make sure you are registered for the exam over in the Spanish forum https://www.guitarraclasicadelcamp.com/ ... &start=435


Best of luck to you all

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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 08

Post by OlgaVovk » Tue May 07, 2019 1:39 am

Colin Bullock wrote:
Mon Apr 29, 2019 6:53 am
I assume you have all seen the exam announcement viewtopic.php?f=41&t=54023&sid=fdc74dec ... 5#p1354583

Make sure you are registered for the exam over in the Spanish forum https://www.guitarraclasicadelcamp.com/ ... &start=435


Best of luck to you all

Colin
Dear Colin,
I tried to register for the exam, but
The Spanish forum asks for my user ID and passowrd
And it does not accept my curent user ID and password,
what should I do about it?
Thank you!
Olga

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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 08

Post by Colin Bullock » Tue May 07, 2019 12:55 pm

OlgaVovk wrote:
Tue May 07, 2019 1:39 am
Dear Colin,
I tried to register for the exam, but
The Spanish forum asks for my user ID and passowrd
And it does not accept my curent user ID and password,
what should I do about it?
Thank you!
Olga
You need to register as a new user. Use the same username and password as you use here.
On the first registration page there is a dropdown top right to select language. There is a question in the registration process to prevent spam, it is in Spanish and I can’t remember what it is but it is fairly obvious like how many mins in an hour, but google translate will help.
It might take a day or so for your registration to be approved.

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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 08

Post by Colin Bullock » Mon May 13, 2019 11:36 am

OlgaVovk wrote:
Tue May 07, 2019 1:39 am
Colin Bullock wrote:
Mon Apr 29, 2019 6:53 am
I assume you have all seen the exam announcement https://www.classicalguitardelcamp.com/ ... 5#p1354583

Make sure you are registered for the exam over in the Spanish forum https://www.guitarraclasicadelcamp.com/ ... &start=435


Best of luck to you all

Colin
Dear Colin,
I tried to register for the exam, but
The Spanish forum asks for my user ID and passowrd
And it does not accept my curent user ID and password,
what should I do about it?
Thank you!
Olga
Olga
Did you manage to register on the Spanish forum?

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