D02 Classical guitar lesson 01

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Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by Paul Cezanne » Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:53 pm

Jules Wilkins wrote:
Thu Sep 05, 2019 12:59 am
I did this video for you Ian, and for anyone with the same question who might benefit from a non-professional answer to your question. I have found over the years that the best way to learn something is to teach it which in large measure is what the format of this course is all about, so even it it isn't helpful to anyone else it was helpful to me :lol:
But I hope it helps others too.
Around 6:54 in the video, are you playing the low E, the the A, and then dampening the E? I've always been dampening the E before I play the A.
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Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by Jules Wilkins » Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:52 am

Paul Cezanne wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:53 pm

Around 6:54 in the video, are you playing the low E, the the A, and then dampening the E? I've always been dampening the E before I play the A.
Ha, oh well...now you know. :wink:

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Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by Graham Gaya » Sun Sep 15, 2019 3:02 am

Ken Kim wrote:
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Welcome back, Graham. :bye:
The rule has been changed we all have to re-register online course for every year.

Register Here
Thanks for the link Ken

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Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by Graham Gaya » Sun Sep 15, 2019 3:19 am

Jules Wilkins wrote:
Thu Sep 05, 2019 12:59 am
Ian Howe wrote:
Wed Sep 04, 2019 2:37 pm
Folks,
I'm looking for videos and examples of this thumb damping myself method. I dont think i'm quite seeing it in Mr.Delcamps videos.
This is defo an area i want to work on but i need to see it done properly ultra slowly so i can attempt to replicate the skill. Andy Ideas?
I did this video for you Ian, and for anyone with the same question who might benefit from a non-professional answer to your question. I have found over the years that the best way to learn something is to teach it which in large measure is what the format of this course is all about, so even it it isn't helpful to anyone else it was helpful to me :lol:
But I hope it helps others too.
That is awesome you took the time to share this with the group, great insights and looking fwd to learning together....also, way to lead the way with the first submission!

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Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by Graham Gaya » Sun Sep 15, 2019 3:25 am

Jeremy Gillard wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:18 am
Here are the recordings for this lesson:

They are far from perfect, but ok for the first week I hope! :)

Thanks,
Way to go Jeremy on the submissions....i barely can practice and get a recording I the first week!. Other than the feedback already shared, the only suggestion would be on finding an angle and elevation that maximizes the view on the fingerings...i find it valuable to the closeups of hand placement and technique.

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Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by William Byrd » Sun Sep 15, 2019 3:44 am

Hello Classmates,

Here are my submissions for lesson one. They are far from perfect but I figured it was time to post something. I, like many others suffer from "Red Light" syndrome. When that camera is turned on, I tend to suddenly make a myriad of mistakes. It also becomes very evident when reviewing my videos, of the number of shortcomings that I am not aware of when playing. In that regard, the recordings obviously play an important role in our growth as players. Feedback is always welcome and appreciated.

Bill



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1971 Mitsuru Tamura No 600
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Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by Paul Cezanne » Sun Sep 15, 2019 3:55 am

Quick comment William, in the Danse, in the bars with the bass E and A, M. Delcamp wants is using the i ginger. It feels weird at first but it makes the damping simple. And no, I can’t do it yet!
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Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by William Byrd » Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:09 am

Paul Cezanne wrote:
Sun Sep 15, 2019 3:55 am
Quick comment William, in the Danse, in the bars with the bass E and A, M. Delcamp wants is using the i ginger. It feels weird at first but it makes the damping simple. And no, I can’t do it yet!
I was initially damping with the index finger but I went back and watched Prof Delcamp and he was damping with the side of the thumb so I made the switch. Perhaps I'll post another video damping with the index.
1969 Sakazo Nakade No 1000 G
1971 Mitsuru Tamura No 600
1973 Rokutaro Nakade A50
1977 Kazuo Yairi YC90

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Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by James A. Showalter » Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:45 am

Very good William.
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Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by James A. Showalter » Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:14 am

In the spirit of getting started and taking on this "Red Light Syndrome" I proffer these submissions:

I start with the part that doesn't matter-

D02 L-1 Page 58 #15


D02 L-1 Page 58 #16


I submit these to illustrate my inability to accomplish simultaneous rest stroke using P with any other ima for any string G or higher.
And to stimulate discussion-
James
1972 Morris No. 12
1973 Ryoji Matsuoka, No. 20
1979 Yamaha C300
2014 Sakurai Kohno Pro-J
Martin Guitars (MC28, D12-28, J40)
National Resonator Guitar
Les Paul 1960 reissue

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Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by William Byrd » Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:31 am

James A. Showalter wrote:
Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:14 am
In the spirit of getting started and taking on this "Red Light Syndrome" I proffer these submissions:

I start with the part that doesn't matter-

I submit these to illustrate my inability to accomplish simultaneous rest stroke using P with any other ima for any string G or higher.
And to stimulate discussion-
James
I think you're far too hard on yourself James. Both submissions show tremendous growth in both your rest stroke and your tempo, which is much more evenly paced. Well done! :bravo:

Bill
1969 Sakazo Nakade No 1000 G
1971 Mitsuru Tamura No 600
1973 Rokutaro Nakade A50
1977 Kazuo Yairi YC90

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Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by Paul Cezanne » Sun Sep 15, 2019 12:42 pm

William Byrd wrote:
Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:09 am
Paul Cezanne wrote:
Sun Sep 15, 2019 3:55 am
Quick comment William, in the Danse, in the bars with the bass E and A, M. Delcamp wants is using the i ginger. It feels weird at first but it makes the damping simple. And no, I can’t do it yet!
I was initially damping with the index finger but I went back and watched Prof Delcamp and he was damping with the side of the thumb so I made the switch. Perhaps I'll post another video damping with the index.
I'm not sure, it looks like he is playin A with p, E with p (damping the A with p), then playing A with p rest stroke, which damps the E! That's how its written also. I'm finding that really difficult to do.
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Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by Paul Cezanne » Sun Sep 15, 2019 12:46 pm

James A. Showalter wrote:
Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:14 am
In the spirit of getting started and taking on this "Red Light Syndrome" I proffer these submissions:
Oh man, you people are going to shame me into posting. :- )
James A. Showalter wrote:
Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:14 am

I submit these to illustrate my inability to accomplish simultaneous rest stroke using P with any other ima for any string G or higher.
And to stimulate discussion-
Those are wonderful! If you want to see bad look at my D01 video from the archives. I uploaded them showing how impossible that piece was. I can mostly play it now. Time and practice is wonderful.
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I play vertically because of back and joint pain, plus my goal is to someday play a Brahms guitar like Paul Galbraith.

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Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by James A. Showalter » Sun Sep 15, 2019 7:01 pm

Always a work in progress-

Here are my submissions for Lesson-1:

Polyphony-I


Polyphony-II


Danse D'Avila


Oh! Susanna


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1979 Yamaha C300
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Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by Jeremy Gillard » Sun Sep 15, 2019 7:13 pm

William Byrd:
Good Job. Just a couple comments.
1) It does not look like you have confidence in your thumb yet. It looks a bit unsure when playing. This will come in time. So will your coordination when playing the thumb and fingers at the same time.
2) In "Danse D'Avila" especially, your playing is a bit staccato. (You are abruptly stopping each note) I would suggest you try and allow each note to flow a bit smoother into the next. (Play a bit more legato)
3) Try and put your left hand fingers a bit closer to the frets when you are playing. This is causing a lot of the buzzing I'm hearing when listening to Oh Susanna. But, the Oh Susanna is a lot more legato so it sounds musically much better to me. You seem more confident on this one.

Keep up the awesome work. I look forward to seeing how you improve over the next few weeks.
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