D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

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Zafar Haq
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Zafar Haq » Sat Oct 18, 2014 2:24 pm

Hi, Gentlemen,
This is left hand playing tip exclusively recorded to show me, how to use left hand for speed and accuracy. I have all the faults in my left hand playing.

Link:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXFazF4B ... 3ELrSgDagQ

Another Left hand technique. :)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bsgAq06u ... ldu3I-HG7Q

Kushtrim Avdiu
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Kushtrim Avdiu » Sat Oct 18, 2014 4:21 pm

Merci, theElss :D

PaulAshley

Exercise 20 Take 2

Post by PaulAshley » Sat Oct 18, 2014 9:49 pm

Take one had several gaps between notes so I've given this exercise another shot. I still have trouble keeping the right hand relaxed as can be seen by the tenseness on the pinky!

[media]https://youtu.be/c6Lb_UxiV84[/media]

PaulAshley

Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by PaulAshley » Sat Oct 18, 2014 10:06 pm

Sasa Durakovic wrote: ...
J ai du bon tabac
[media]https://youtu.be/AXsxwkoGj0w[/media]
Sasa, two points about note values on J'ai Bon Tabac:
  • In measures 3 and 4 (and the phrase's repeat at the end) it appears you are playing the second quarter note of measure 3 as two eighths and the 2 quarter notes in measure 4 as a single half note.

    In measures 10 and 14 it seems you are playing the quarter note as a half note.
Otherwise posture and finger work of both hands looks pretty good to me. Keep up the good work!

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Zafar Haq
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Zafar Haq » Sun Oct 19, 2014 12:56 am

Hi, Gentlemen,
Here is a link for more than 100 good, video audio quality, finger style lessons with tabs.Keep your practice alive. Relax and enjoy.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9N1Vu00C ... &index=545

Jay Gutknecht

Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Jay Gutknecht » Sun Oct 19, 2014 2:14 am

Here's my work for Lesson 2.
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Madeleine Pashkofsky

Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Madeleine Pashkofsky » Sun Oct 19, 2014 2:37 am

Hello fellow classmates,
Here are my videos for lesson 2. This video stuff is new to me and was quite an arduous task! I realize I have many areas needing improvement after viewing myself but will await critique before commenting further. Thank you in advance.

C Scale
[media]https://youtu.be/vya5PbB5umc[/media]

Exercise No. 20
[media]https://youtu.be/AXutosqs1ZI[/media]


Une souris verte
[media]https://youtu.be/yQ87ARAqOdc[/media]


Anon J'ai du bon tabac
[media]https://youtu.be/XV8yVQHNqos[/media]

Jay Gutknecht

Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Jay Gutknecht » Sun Oct 19, 2014 2:47 am

Madeleine,

We all wish for improvement. But I could really not see anything wrong with your playing. It did seem like myself when I record I have a hard time relaxing my fingers looked like yours were a little stiff. I know I seem to play better when the recorder is off.

Madeleine Pashkofsky

Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Madeleine Pashkofsky » Sun Oct 19, 2014 3:37 pm

Thank you for your comments Jay. Yes I see that my hand appears stiff. It's interesting that it doesn't FEEL stiff when I play and appears less so when I am playing with a free stroke. I will work on this. I also need to work on my dynamics as I find it difficult to apply the appropriate degree of pressure to produce the crescendo/decrescendo in the C scale.

PaulAshley

Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by PaulAshley » Sun Oct 19, 2014 6:57 pm

Madeleine Pashkofsky wrote:Thank you for your comments Jay. Yes I see that my hand appears stiff. It's interesting that it doesn't FEEL stiff when I play and appears less so when I am playing with a free stroke. I will work on this. I also need to work on my dynamics as I find it difficult to apply the appropriate degree of pressure to produce the crescendo/decrescendo in the C scale.
Your exercises looked good to me, Madelaine. I too am having trouble relaxing my hand but yours looks less tense than mine. Regarding dynamics, I think producing them with a rest stroke is much tougher than with a free stroke.

Madeleine Pashkofsky

Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Madeleine Pashkofsky » Sun Oct 19, 2014 10:25 pm

Thanks Paul. Good point about dynamics and stroke type. I will try both with the C scale and the remainder of the lesson two materials over the coming weeks.

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Mikko Helenius » Mon Oct 20, 2014 11:01 am

Hi Sasa,

You had learned the tunes well. After viewing your videos just a few comments.
- Especially in the tabac song you release the notes too early and it sounds a bit too staccato like to me. Also try to put your knuckles in parallel with the fingerboard now you were not playing as much with the tip of your fingers as you should but rather the sides of your fingers.

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Zafar Haq » Tue Oct 21, 2014 9:38 pm

Hi, Class mates,
You can comment. Are acoustic guitar finger picking practice equally helpful for classical guitar right hand development?
It is quite after submitting our home study exercises. Keep practice the lesson 2 study sheets.I was looking for right hand finger picking lessons for beginners.After some search on the net, I found these 16 finger picking pattern lessons to my liking.Good quality. Explain in easy and slow narration.Lesson is for acoustic guitar.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8fYe4axq3E
Here is a link for 4 part finger picking lessons. :)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5ZJs2pb ... thHr9q3BRg

third link,good quality audio video. This lesson is for acoustic guitar.
http://www2.gibson.com/Lessons/Skills-H ... asics.aspx
Last edited by Zafar Haq on Wed Oct 22, 2014 12:27 am, edited 1 time in total.

Madeleine Pashkofsky

Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Madeleine Pashkofsky » Tue Oct 21, 2014 10:44 pm

Mikko Helenius wrote:Hi Sasa,

You had learned the tunes well. After viewing your videos just a few comments.
- Especially in the tabac song you release the notes too early and it sounds a bit too staccato like to me. Also try to put your knuckles in parallel with the fingerboard now you were not playing as much with the tip of your fingers as you should but rather the sides of your fingers.
Mikko,
I misread this post to Sasa while viewing on my iphone screen and I thought the feedback was to me. As a result, I made the adjustments you suggested for Sasa and I think my notes sound smoother and less staccato as well. So thank you for this feedback even if not for me, as I truly benefitted from it. :merci:

Claude Huddy

Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Claude Huddy » Tue Oct 21, 2014 11:41 pm

Hi Mikko
I am still preparing my recordings and I have had some trouble with damping ( won't mention the rest of my playing problems) so a question is when playing a note and damping do you allow the note you are damping to go for the full value of the note or damp immediately? I assume you damp after waiting for the note value to complete etc.
I am a bit reticent on commenting the recordings so far until I have done my bit but they all sound better than My efforts so far.



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