D04 Classical guitar lesson 01

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Re: D04 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by JohnEllis » Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:37 pm

TARREGA Estudio Ostinato
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Re: D04 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by Ken Kim » Sun Sep 08, 2019 11:23 pm

JohnEllis wrote:
Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:37 pm
:bravo:, John.
Very clean, sensitive and controlled play all along. :okok:

Bretonneuse and Le Papilons, you did same as I did at the end for Bretonnuse. :D You played very well and controlled for both pieces.
Bretonneuse started slow and got faster and faster(little by little). If it is intended that way, I can only say 'not my taste'. :wink: Your tone control is very calm and resonant(great ring) but I can say a little too narrow for dynamic-wise.
I'm really not sure if this is just me. You didn't play slow but it sounds like you played slow on Le Papilons. We all need to be bold on some of strokes sometimes. :mrgreen:

Ostinato, I believe you missed description of this study. If this study was about arpeggios and little stretch, I would have recorded it already. Its intention of study was staccato on treble(Ostinato). Believe me it is a hell of study. :twisted: When you listen Prof. Delcamp's demo again, you'll hear perfectly detached staccato for 16th notes.
Prof. Delcamp wrote
[- page 91 Tárrega, Francisco Estudio ostinato, en la mayor
To bring out the two voices in this little piece, play legato for the melody in the bass, and staccato for the repeated phrase (ostinato) in semiquavers (16th notes).]

Overall, you are already good player and more dynamic(nuances) will make you even greater player very soon. :ouioui: :bye:
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Re: D04 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by JohnEllis » Sun Sep 08, 2019 11:41 pm

Thanks for your detailed review, Ken.
Ken Kim wrote:
Sun Sep 08, 2019 11:23 pm
Bretonneuse started slow and got faster and faster(little by little). If it is intended that way, I can only say 'not my taste'. :wink: Your tone control is very calm and resonant(great ring) but I can say a little too narrow for dynamic-wise.
I'll need to work on the dynamic range. The irregular speed is probably from nerves.
Ken Kim wrote:
Sun Sep 08, 2019 11:23 pm
I'm really not sure if this is just me. You didn't play slow but it sounds like you played slow on Le Papilons. We all need to be bold on some of strokes sometimes. :mrgreen:
It's tough to keep everything together with all the damping that we have to do. :wink:
Ken Kim wrote:
Sun Sep 08, 2019 11:23 pm
Ostinato, I believe you missed description of this study. If this study was about arpeggios and little stretch, I would have recorded it already. Its intention of study was staccato on treble(Ostinato). Believe me it is a hell of study. :twisted: When you listen Prof. Delcamp's demo again, you'll hear perfectly detached staccato for 16th notes.
Indeed, the staccato part is what is difficult. I'll continue to work on this one.
John

If music be the food of love, play on. --Shakespeare, Twelfth Night, 1.1

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Re: D04 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by JohnEllis » Sun Sep 08, 2019 11:43 pm

Wrapping up the lesson recordings.
Delcamp D04 L01 DELCAMP Polyphony
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Re: D04 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by JohnEllis » Sun Sep 08, 2019 11:43 pm

Delcamp D04 L01 DELCAMP Damping.
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Re: D04 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by JohnEllis » Sun Sep 08, 2019 11:44 pm

Delcamp D04 L01 DELCAMP Rest Stroke
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Re: D04 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by JohnEllis » Sun Sep 08, 2019 11:45 pm

Delcamp D04 L01 TARREGA Preludio pentatonica
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Re: D04 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by Ken Kim » Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:14 am

JohnEllis wrote:
Sun Sep 08, 2019 11:45 pm
Delcamp D04 L01 TARREGA Preludio pentatonica
:bravo:, John. This is really beautiful Preludio. Very impressed. :ouioui:
Your left hand's movement is perfect to my eyes. Your hands are both very relaxed. I envy and admire your already well-trained hands. :okok: What a tone you have~~~! Maybe I am wrong about your dynamic. :? That tone might be the strong point of your playing. Calmness with Preludio matches perfect to me. :bye:
Ken

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Re: D04 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by JohnEllis » Mon Sep 09, 2019 2:16 am

Thanks, Kim!
Ken Kim wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:14 am
:bravo:, John. This is really beautiful Preludio. Very impressed. :ouioui:
:merci:
Ken Kim wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:14 am
Your left hand's movement is perfect to my eyes. Your hands are both very relaxed. I envy and admire your already well-trained hands. :okok: What a tone you have~~~! Maybe I am wrong about your dynamic. :? That tone might be the strong point of your playing. Calmness with Preludio matches perfect to me. :bye:
Maybe I was able to ignore the camera by then :)
:casque:
John

If music be the food of love, play on. --Shakespeare, Twelfth Night, 1.1

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Re: D04 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by Colin Bullock » Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:46 am

This year we have a number of students who are repeating the lessons. If you are considering doing this you need to remember that we expect students to post new videos rather than repost last year’s submissions.
Obviously the moderators will be looking for signs that these are indeed new videos. Paul in D01 has posted both this year’s and last year’s to show his improvements viewtopic.php?f=41&t=129334#p1378237.
Other ways would be to include a recent newspaper (no Brexit headlines please); or to make sure your previous year’s videos are still posted in the archived lessons and to make your new video from a different angle, or with a different background.

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Re: D04 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by Jules Wilkins » Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:54 am

JohnEllis wrote:
Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:34 pm
Okay, my first post of the season:
Great submissions. Looking forward to learning with you.

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Re: D04 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by Ed Butler » Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:01 pm

Jules - thank you, thank you.

This was eye opening. Mentally, I never put any emphasis on the foundation of "counting". Your comments and video hammered the point that this has to be prime exercise in my daily routine. I just got back, so today I will start on the video link you sent and work through each of the exercises. I did buy the accompanying book. Thank you again.

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Re: D04 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by Mike Cook » Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:26 pm

Ed Butler wrote:
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.

Ed - Nice to see you back! I agree with Ken. The summer paid off for you. Looking forward to seeing your future postings as D04 progresses.

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Re: D04 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by Ed Butler » Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:29 pm

Mike - thank you. I, too, am looking forward to the coming year.

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Re: D04 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by JohnEllis » Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:57 pm

Jules Wilkins wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:54 am
Great submissions. Looking forward to learning with you.
Thanks, Jules. Likewise.
John

If music be the food of love, play on. --Shakespeare, Twelfth Night, 1.1

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