D04 Classical guitar lesson 01

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Re: D04 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by Ken Kim » Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:39 am

Hi, all. :bye:

Here is my last piece for first lesson.
I post this Ostinato without staccato and with staccato on treble. :chaud:
It seems that no one of D04 has played or plays this Ostinato with staccato. :?
My staccato is 3 weeks old and very flimsy.

John, I'll keep working on staccato for this piece but can't find any submission of previous student, who play it with staccato. Please, disregard my observation. :roll:

Any advice is welcome.


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Re: D04 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by Mike Cook » Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:08 pm

Well! After over a week of learning a lot of music, I'm posting my D04 and D05 lessons. Having not started them earlier than assigned, it was a rush to get these "in progress" videos out. Thus, of course there is much room for improvement, mainly tempo, musicality and tone production. Your comments are welcome!


Apoyando - No. 15 (Page 58)



Apoyando No. 16 (Page 58)



String Damping (Page 126)



Tarrega - Ostinato (Page 91)



Foret: Bretonneuse (Page 102)

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Re: D04 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by Ed Butler » Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:49 pm

First attempt at TARREGA PRELUDIO - a little stumble at the end

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Re: D04 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by Ken Kim » Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:44 pm

Mike Cook wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:08 pm
Well! After over a week of learning a lot of music, I'm posting my D04 and D05 lessons. Having not started them earlier than assigned, it was a rush to get these "in progress" videos out. Thus, of course there is much room for improvement, mainly tempo, musicality and tone production. Your comments are welcome!
:bravo: , Mike.

Everything seems to be in right place. Nice tones and well-relaxed strokes on both. :okok:
However, I couldn't quite understand interpretation over your Bretonneuse because you made new song. :bye:
Ken

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Re: D04 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by Ken Kim » Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:53 pm

Ed Butler wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:49 pm
First attempt at TARREGA PRELUDIO - a little stumble at the end
Well played, Ed. :okok:
It is nice to listen with better tone. It is certainly ringing.
When you reach and practice stumble point(s), just play much slower than you expect. It will help you to be ready as relaxed. :ouioui:
Last edited by Ken Kim on Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:01 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: D04 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by Mike Cook » Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:11 pm

Ken Kim wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:44 pm

:bravo: , Mike.

Everything seems to be in right place. Nice tones and well-relaxed strokes on both. :okok:
However, I couldn't quite understand interpretation over your Bretonneuse because you made new song. :bye:
LOL! Maybe you didn't recognize it because I played it in slow motion! :chaud: I play very early in the morning before my fingers wake up. I'd better drink more coffee and work on speed next!
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Re: D04 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by JohnEllis » Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:17 am

Ken Kim wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:39 am

Here is my last piece for first lesson.
I post this Ostinato without staccato and with staccato on treble. :chaud:
It seems that no one of D04 has played or plays this Ostinato with staccato. :?
...I'll keep working on staccato for this piece but can't find any submission of previous student, who play it with staccato.
Excellent submissions, Ken.
I'll revisit it periodically. It would be interesting to attempt it again at the end of the course and see if there's any progress.
I noticed two difficulties when I play with it staccato: I have to slow down considerably and if I speed up, the notes that should be played legato also become staccato.
John

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Re: D04 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by JohnEllis » Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:29 am

Mike Cook wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:08 pm
Well! After over a week of learning a lot of music, I'm posting my D04 and D05 lessons. Having not started them earlier than assigned, it was a rush to get these "in progress" videos out. Thus, of course there is much room for improvement, mainly tempo, musicality and tone production. Your comments are welcome!

Apoyando - No. 15 (Page 58)
Apoyando No. 16 (Page 58)
String Damping (Page 126)
Tarrega - Ostinato (Page 91)
Foret: Bretonneuse (Page 102)
Great posts, Mike. Your Ostinato is very smooth (though, like mine, without staccato). The rest stroke seems to be comfortable for you. I find that I need to keep my nails a little shorter or they get caught in the strings when doing rest stroke. Maybe it's the angle of attack. For the Bretonneuse, a little work on the tempo should do fine.
It's good to see your playing, though I imagine you'll have your work cut out doing D04 and 05 at the same time!
John

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Re: D04 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by JohnEllis » Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:36 am

Ed Butler wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:49 pm
First attempt at TARREGA PRELUDIO - a little stumble at the end
Very nice work, Ed!
You're really coming along. This piece looks simple but is quite challenging.
I think your left hand is doing great on the arpeggios, so it might help to focus a little on the right hand now. I couldn't tell if you were using m for most strokes or if you were alternating i m (or i m a), but once you smooth out the RH, it will flow even better.
John

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Re: D04 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by Ken Kim » Sat Sep 14, 2019 1:11 pm

JohnEllis wrote:
Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:17 am
Excellent submissions, Ken.
I'll revisit it periodically. It would be interesting to attempt it again at the end of the course and see if there's any progress.
I noticed two difficulties when I play with it staccato: I have to slow down considerably and if I speed up, the notes that should be played legato also become staccato.
:merci: Thank you, John.
I tried it at least. :ouioui:
It seems we all are getting along well with first lesson.
Now, I'm waiting for Tom and I know he is on important family matter. I really hope he comes back. :bye:
Ken

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Re: D04 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by Ed Butler » Sat Sep 14, 2019 1:36 pm

Ken - thank you. I do have a bad habit of defaulting to my middle finger unless I pay attention to alternating. Maybe it goes back to my days of only typing with 2 fingers. I do scales every day where I focus on alternating, hopefully that will help break the habit in time.
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Re: D04 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by Ed Butler » Sat Sep 14, 2019 1:38 pm

Ken - thank you. It's funny in my mind I think I am playing slowly but being a type "A" personality I think my slow is still too fast. I will work on this.

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Re: D04 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by Ed Butler » Sat Sep 14, 2019 4:59 pm

TARREGA ESTUDIO first attempt - at my age the fingers don't stretch enough - need to do the stretching daily

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Re: D04 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by Ken Kim » Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:39 pm

Ed Butler wrote:
Sat Sep 14, 2019 4:59 pm
TARREGA ESTUDIO first attempt - at my age the fingers don't stretch enough - need to do the stretching daily
Great effort on staccato, Ed. :okok:
I hope you get it right one day. I'm still struggling with it. :bye:
Ken

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Re: D04 Classical guitar lesson 01 Tarrega Estudio Ostinato

Post by OlgaVovk » Sun Sep 15, 2019 5:20 pm

Dear all,
Ed, Mike, Ken, it is such a pleasure to see and hear you all again
I am joining late and just warming up my fingers :-)

Below is my first attempt of Tarrega Estudio Ostinato

More is coming,
Best,
Olga

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