D03 Classical guitar lesson 10

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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 10

Post by Tom Wimsatt » Fri Aug 09, 2019 2:45 pm

Speaking of Clarines Y Trompetas, here is my first attempt. The trills are still kind of hit and miss. I'm still working on this one for sure.

This one made my fingers hurt and, initially, my left shoulder and arm burn. I was tensing up while trying to get those vibratos in the first part of the piece. Ouch.

Also, I am finding that keeping the fingers relaxed and applying only enough pressure to prevent string buzz, is the key to getting those trills to sound right (easier said than done at this time....).

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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 10

Post by Tom Wimsatt » Fri Aug 09, 2019 2:54 pm

Olga, I agree with Ed. I see you are starting off slowly, which is good. Keep at it. Going very slowly at first was the only way I could get a sense of timing on those trills, and get my head wrapped around the 3/4 - 4/4 - 3/4 switch.

I found the vibrato work at the beginning very hard also, I'd tense up and get pain in shoulder/lats and left arm. I also found I'd hit the notes but forget the vibrato, or I'd get the vibrato and notes right but mess up the fingering (as noted in the score, it took some getting used to).
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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 10

Post by Ed Butler » Sat Aug 10, 2019 5:14 pm

Next attempt at TANGO - a few stumbles. I liked the fact I looked at the music more than my fingers, at least at the beginning. I may try this again later in August after I look/hear other TANGO type recordings and make some modifications, The strumming parts does not do it for me.



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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 10

Post by Tom Wimsatt » Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:20 pm

Here is a final attempt at Clarines Y Trompetas. The trills are still hit and miss and I am basically a ball of nerves with this one. I know the glissando I do in this piece (among other things) is wrong, but I am unable to muster any effort to control it..... :roll:

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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 10

Post by Tom Wimsatt » Mon Aug 19, 2019 2:31 am

My first attempt at Novelette No 2. Mistakes, plus no real tone control yet but I'm working on it.
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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 10

Post by OlgaVovk » Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:07 am

Tom Wimsatt wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 2:31 am
My first attempt at Novelette No 2. Mistakes, plus no real tone control yet but I'm working on it.
Hi Tom,
it souds reaaly nice for me.
I love the soubd of your guitar,
it is very clean.
I think you might get better with this piece if you use metronome and get stick with it for some time.
Also if you work in small chunks, e.g 2-3 measures + metronome.
It might give you very pleasant results. And in tone control too :-)
Thank you!
OLga

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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 10

Post by OlgaVovk » Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:11 am

My next steps in Malagueña Facil
Measures 33 to 68


I am still mastering tear-offs
And eliminating mistakes,
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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 10

Post by Tom Wimsatt » Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:49 am

OlgaVovk wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:07 am
Tom Wimsatt wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 2:31 am
My first attempt at Novelette No 2. Mistakes, plus no real tone control yet but I'm working on it.
Hi Tom,
it souds reaaly nice for me.
I love the soubd of your guitar,
it is very clean.
I think you might get better with this piece if you use metronome and get stick with it for some time.
Also if you work in small chunks, e.g 2-3 measures + metronome.
It might give you very pleasant results. And in tone control too :-)
Thank you!
OLga
Thanks Olga! I worked on it a bit more and posted an update below. And, I used a metronome as you suggested (great minds think alike!), working on small parts that gave me trouble. I think we are on the same page for sure. Ken suggested I slow it a bit and try some Rubato, which I also attempted ( not sure I'm happy with the results of that). But I am happy with the upload. Thanks for listening and the suggestions.

1989 Takamine C132S, Aquila 19C strings

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