D04 Classical guitar lesson 01

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Re: D04 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by Mike Cook » Tue Sep 03, 2019 4:12 pm

The videos should be viewed as a learning opportunity not necessarily as a final recital level performance. When you watch some who make everything look easy, don’t Judge your skill level against that standard, but use it as a challenge to get better. Some are faster learners or have spent more time on things than you may have.


Rick - Great Suggestion! The context of your own experience is the thing to focus on. :idea:

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Re: D04 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by Ed Butler » Tue Sep 03, 2019 4:37 pm

First attempt at the ALLEGRO. Less concerned -until next version - about the stumbles but more focused on tone (which I worked on the summer) and "lightness and speed" from Ken's recommendation.

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Re: D04 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by Ken Kim » Tue Sep 03, 2019 4:49 pm

Ed, very nicely played for first version! :okok:
Your tone production is much better than before. :casque:
You just need to connect them well in legato and Bass can be wilder and louder. :ouioui:
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Re: D04 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by Ed Butler » Tue Sep 03, 2019 5:18 pm

Hi Ken - thanks. I like the idea about the bass.

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Re: D04 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by JohnEllis » Wed Sep 04, 2019 2:19 am

Very good effort, Ed.
As you work on also damping the marked bass notes earlier in the piece (at the end you did damp very well), you can try a couple of things:
1) Slow down the tempo to where you are able to play those sections with damping, no matter how slow you have to go.
2) Practice those sections of a measure or two that contain damping several times in a row.
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Re: D04 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by Jules Wilkins » Wed Sep 04, 2019 3:41 am

Ken Kim wrote:
Tue Sep 03, 2019 3:48 am

Why don't you register for the courses first?
Am I missing something here. I looked all over for a place to register for the course and finding nothing I just assumed I need simply to start making submissions? I really cannot recall what I did before.

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Re: D04 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by Ken Kim » Wed Sep 04, 2019 3:55 am

Jules Wilkins wrote:
Wed Sep 04, 2019 3:41 am
Am I missing something here. I looked all over for a place to register for the course and finding nothing I just assumed I need simply to start making submissions? I really cannot recall what I did before.
Haha, here it is, Jules.
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Re: D04 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by Jules Wilkins » Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:22 am

Rick Beauregard wrote:
Tue Sep 03, 2019 2:45 pm

I hope you jest and won’t be discouraged by students who may be at s higher skill level than you may be. Everyone is at a different level and some are able to practice more than others. As long as you meet the minimum practice requirements of Prof Delcamp you will get better.

The videos should be viewed as a learning opportunity not necessarily as a final recital level performance. When you watch some who make everything look easy, don’t Judge your skill level against that standard, but use it as a challenge to get better. Some are faster learners or have spent more time on things than you may have.
I do indeed jest. Hey, life without a healthy dose of humor means missing out on a good portion of what it has to offer. I was in these lessons before but had to drop out for a variety of reasons...hopefully I can stay the course this time. I am also very competitive, but in the end I can easily accept not being the best providing only that I put forth my best effort, and that is precisely why I am glad to see the likes of Ken and others as classmates. He reminds us that hard work does pay off, which encourages us to put in such effort as life's other commitments allow.

And now I suspect that I will very much appreciate your input this year. Thank you in advance :merci:

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Re: D04 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by Ed Butler » Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:00 am

John - thanks for pointing this out. Unless I really focus on damping I do not do it. By following your recommendation it will help to make it a habit.

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Re: D04 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by Ed Butler » Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:48 am

Ken - on BRETTONEUSE - any tricks of the trade you use to move from measure 10 to 11. It just seems difficult to me.

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Re: D04 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by Ken Kim » Wed Sep 04, 2019 12:56 pm

Ed Butler wrote:
Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:48 am
Ken - on BRETTONEUSE - any tricks of the trade you use to move from measure 10 to 11. It just seems difficult to me.
Hi, Ed.
I played it from Measure 8 to 15.
My trick would be the angle of fingers lined up which stay close to the next note(s) and the choice of pivot finger on fretting fingers.

I use 2 fingers as a pivot finger in Measure 8~15.
Measure 8,9,10 : A (ring finger;#3) is the pivot finger.
Measure 11, 12: C (index finger;#1) is the pivot finger.
In middle of Measure 12, A (ring finger;#3) becomes the pivot finger till measure 16.

I design my fretting movement based on pivot finger. Pivot finger means to me you might need to put a little more pressure(weight?) to secure than all other fingers.

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Re: D04 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by Rick Beauregard » Wed Sep 04, 2019 3:00 pm

I’ve never heard it described as “shaft” Ken. But if I get your meaning are you talking about pivot fingers or guide fingers?

The key on difficult fingering changes is look at it like choreography, fingers dancing on the fingerboard. Work through the nance steps VERY slowly with deliberate “Aim Directed Movement” (to borrow the term from Aaron Shearer. Don’t speed up until you have repeated many times slowly and can execute them
At that speed.
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Re: D04 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by Ken Kim » Wed Sep 04, 2019 3:28 pm

Rick Beauregard wrote:
Wed Sep 04, 2019 3:00 pm
I’ve never heard it described as “shaft” Ken. But if I get your meaning are you talking about pivot fingers or guide fingers?

The key on difficult fingering changes is look at it like choreography, fingers dancing on the fingerboard. Work through the nance steps VERY slowly with deliberate “Aim Directed Movement” (to borrow the term from Aaron Shearer. Don’t speed up until you have repeated many times slowly and can execute them
At that speed.
Oh, yes! Pivot finger(s) or guide finger(s) would be the right words and you explained much clear than my shaft analysis. :lol:
Thank you for the clarification, Rick. :okok:
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Re: D04 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by Ed Butler » Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:05 pm

Ken, Rick

Thank you both. t is only the first week of lessons and I already have learned a lot.

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Re: D04 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by Tom Wimsatt » Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:08 pm

Here's my attempt at Allegretto opus 50 n°13. Tried to minimize buzzing strings and missed notes....
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