Wow, Tom, you and Ken are the EverReady bunnies that keep on going and playing. Very commendable. Good stuff.
Thank you Judy. Hope you have a great summer and will be ready to join us in the Fall!
Hi Ed, thanks for the feedback. So I went back and looked at the strum direction indications on the piece and watched Professor Delcamp's video. I suspect what he is actually doing is strumming down using the index finger and up using the middle finger. I don't think he's using the thumb at all for the strumming parts.Ed Butler wrote: ↑Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:41 pmHi Tom - I really liked this "slower" version.I liked how you changed, depending on the section, the accent on either the bass or melody notes. One thing - on the early strums, I believe the thumb should be an upstroke and then the "m' a downstroke. I am basing this on the upstroke/downstroke definitions found on the TANGO exercise.
Ed, OMG you are right! I had the strum symbol meanings backward. Thanks for clarifying this (and your patience too).Ed Butler wrote: ↑Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:16 amHi Tom - if I look at the instructions on the TANGO score, the ^ symbol means to strike for low to high (downstroke), then looking at Malequena, it has the thumb hitting the bass and then the the thumb is doing an upstroke, high strings to low followed by the m finger doing the downstroke and the followed by the thumb again hitting the next bass note.
Maybe I am reading that wrong
Ed, I finally saw this too. I had to play it a 1/4 speed to see his fingers work. It is very difficult to get a decent upstroke using the thumb, although I know there are some players who do this (I saw a drill using this technique, on the classical guitar group in LinkedIn. I tried to find it but couldn't).Ed Butler wrote: ↑Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:49 pmHi Tom - I watched the instructor in slow motion and you are right, he is not using the thumb after hitting the bass notes, and he is following the bass notes with a downstroke (without the thumb) in measures 1 and 2, but then he plays measures 3 and 4 with a bass note then an upstroke. Do the notation must be incorrect.
Hi Ed, very nice start on Novelette. Very few, if any, wrong notes on this one. I have not actually listened to this one yet and from listening to your first try, I think I will like this one. It has a nice mellow sort of feel to it.
Ed, I'm having the same problem. I focus on the fingering noted in the score and forget the vibrato, or I get some semblance of vibrato but execute "random fingering"... Here's what I want to shoot for in terms of sound, this person has this piece down! (though he doesn't strictly follow fingering noted in score)Ed Butler wrote: ↑Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:44 pmTom - thank you. Tone has been my focus for awhile. I am very happy to hear that you think it is improving. Working on first attempt at CLARINES Y TROMPETAS, while working on next attempts at the others. I like the trumpet sound on this one but it is tough to consistently get the 2 notes with the thumb while doing vibrato.