D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

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David Lavallee

Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by David Lavallee » Wed Oct 16, 2013 12:01 pm

Stefan:
Thanks! I will work on my right hand- it is definitely tense! If I can fix my right hand technique it will definitely help!
I thought you're a D05+ player! :cafe:
Yeah, that was definitely BEFORE you heard me play! :) That's quite a compliment coming from you though.. I've seen some of your progress. You play a beautiful rendition of 'Retrato Brasileiro' by Baden Powell! (http://www.youtube.com/ssreckov) My ears may be inexperienced, but that does NOT sound like D02 level playing at all!

As for metronomes, I find mine extremely useful if not an absolutely necessary tool. Mine is simply an app I downloaded on my phone. On pieces that I don't get at all, I start at half-speed (or less) with the metronome and then work my way up.

-Dave

Barbara DiNenno

Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Barbara DiNenno » Thu Oct 17, 2013 1:34 am

Hi Theresa!

Sounding good. Watch your left thumb position. And try resting your right thumb on a string to help your hand relax. I may be wrong on that but your right hand seems tense.
Barbara

Barbara DiNenno

Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Barbara DiNenno » Thu Oct 17, 2013 1:45 am

Hi Dave!

Sounds good. Very clear notes, love the sound of your guitar.
Barbara

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Bill Davis » Thu Oct 17, 2013 6:58 am

Hi Dave,

I like this idea that is going around to use the metronome. Sometimes I shy away from the metronome until I can play the notes confidently, then I start to use the metronome to get my timing right.

I thought you did and excellent job with Jai du Bon Tabac.

Thanks for sharing Dave!
Bill

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Marko Räsänen » Thu Oct 17, 2013 10:47 am

David Lavallee wrote:That's quite a compliment coming from you though.. I've seen some of your progress. You play a beautiful rendition of 'Retrato Brasileiro' by Baden Powell! (http://www.youtube.com/ssreckov) My ears may be inexperienced, but that does NOT sound like D02 level playing at all!
This is quite funny considering this post from previous lesson :)
Stefan Srećković wrote:I'm shocked to see someone with your post count attending D02! :shock:
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David Lavallee

Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by David Lavallee » Thu Oct 17, 2013 12:17 pm

Hi Barbara,
I think your suggestion to Theresa applies to me as well..
Barbara DiNenno wrote: Sounding good. Watch your left thumb position. And try resting your right thumb on a string to help your hand relax. I may be wrong on that but your right hand seems tense.
Barbara
I think by looking at some of the videos, especially Prof. Delcamp, and others that appear to have a fluid motion with the RH (like Apip and yourself) what you say about resting the RH thumb is a great idea! I will work on that..
Barbara DiNenno wrote: Sounds good. Very clear notes, love the sound of your guitar.
Barbara
Thank you! It's a '94 Takamine C132S (with truss-rod). It became apparent that if I wanted to try this I should get a classical guitar. I saw this on a "famous online classifieds" website and after posting a question about it, it had high recommendation from some with experience in these forums. I am very happy with it!

-Dave

David Lavallee

Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by David Lavallee » Thu Oct 17, 2013 12:27 pm

Hi Bill,
Bill Davis wrote: I like this idea that is going around to use the metronome. Sometimes I shy away from the metronome until I can play the notes confidently, then I start to use the metronome to get my timing right.
Yes. I am finding it indispensable! I am finding I don't even need to know the song; I just slow it way, way, way down and try to play while reading. Then, once I can play it, I start speeding it up gradually until I can play it at the correct BPM. I finally got to 132bpm with Jai du Bon Tabac late last night! :)
Bill Davis wrote: I thought you did and excellent job with Jai du Bon Tabac.
Thank you very much!

-Dave

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Bill Davis » Thu Oct 17, 2013 10:49 pm

Dave,
Great idea on slowing down the metronome then speeding it up as you get better. I will try that.
Thanks for that idea! Bill

Theresa S. Sedlock

Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Theresa S. Sedlock » Sat Oct 19, 2013 12:00 am

Hi All,

I was told my timing was off on my videos so i recreated the Tabac video and tried to count as i went along. It slowed me down quite a bit but i think after i get used to it it will be much better. I used the metronome and it really helped but I'd like to challenge myself by counting on my own. I read where DelCamp said to count to yourself and actually saw one video where he was counting out loud. So I think I'd like to try it. i also got both thumbs in the correct places but my little finger still needs work. I'd like comments (of course) if you think my timing is spot on or if it still needs work...here's the new video (please ignore the unappealing piano bench in the background)... :roll:

Thanks All!
Theresa
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[media]https://youtu.be/nelgcRAvUjM[/media]

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Bill Davis » Sat Oct 19, 2013 4:25 am

Theresa"

Very good. I am not an expert by any stretch of the imagination but I thought it sounded really good and the timing sounded very close as far as I could tell. What is your guitar? I am recording from my ipad so it's not the best sound.

Thanks,
Bill

CasperVanKerschaver

Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by CasperVanKerschaver » Sat Oct 19, 2013 6:07 pm

My dad put me on the couch this morning and made me record the pieces I've practicing for this lesson ..
My Flag-football team went undefeated this season but it costed me some guitar practice time :desole:

Here are the contributions:

C-Major Scale
not my best ever, with some buzzing
[media]https://youtu.be/Q-nY1q_BTSI[/media]

Exercise #20
[media]https://youtu.be/atruXWq4nzQ[/media]

J'ai Du Bon Tabac
with my mother shouting in the background ;-)
[media]https://youtu.be/xWMKMLrboqI[/media]

Une Souris Verte
[media]https://youtu.be/jey1A5nREos[/media]


Theresa, my dad also said he's impressed with the timing in your latest upload !

David Lavallee

Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by David Lavallee » Sun Oct 20, 2013 7:45 pm

Theresa: I thought the timing sounded right on. My ear is less experienced but it all sounded perfect to me. Great job!

Casper: Good job! Sometimes it's tough balancing our interests.. :) You might want to try playing them a little slower at first to get the timing right (that's what I do and it seems to help). Also, watch your thumb on the left hand. I too find it difficult and have to work at keeping it behind the neck, but I think we'll all be better off if we can get into the habit.. :)

-Dave

Theresa S. Sedlock

Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Theresa S. Sedlock » Mon Oct 21, 2013 5:29 pm

Barb..thanks for the suggestion on my thumbs and RH being tense...still working on that RH being tense

Casper - thanks for relaying the message from your dad to me...your guitar playing seems to be getting better just since last time you posted! I wish i had someone to sit me down and make me record...congrats on your undefeated season!

Bill..thanks for your words, sometimes it's hard for me to determine whether my timing is together or not..i have an ipad and thought about using it for recording...do you do the video and audio with it?

Theresa

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Teodora Despotovic Kosanovic » Mon Oct 21, 2013 9:33 pm

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Jacek A. Rochacki » Mon Oct 21, 2013 10:22 pm

Dear Teodora,

it sounds like nice beginning of a beautiful way. I do hope that you will have a lot of joy and satisfaction from progressing in your play. Looking forward to hear your next recording I am enclosing my best thoughts and words of encouragement -

Jacek

PS. Some trebles sound a little metallic to my ear. I wonder if it is a question of recording, of strings, or, perhaps, of present shape of your nails.
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