D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Archive of on-line classical guitar lessons from previous years.
Forum rules
The classical guitar lessons are free. They are aimed at the isolated amateur who does not have access to a teacher. To join the class, apply for registration into the students group.

PDF, MP3, Vidéos, Lessons : Level D01 - Level D02 - Level D03 - Level D04 - Level D05 - Level D06 - Level D07 - Level D08 - Level D09 - Level D10 - Level D11 - Level D12.
Madeleine Pashkofsky

Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Madeleine Pashkofsky » Tue Oct 21, 2014 11:52 pm

Zafar Haq wrote:Hi, Fellow Classmates,
Here are my study video assignments for Lesson 2.
My self assessment for myself.
1. No change in playability from previous month. Same slow tempo,pauses, delays etc. :(
2. Music sheet reading ability improved.
3. Performing physical hand exercises, improve the finger and hand blood circulation, Over all better feeling of wellness.In exercise 20, my right hand middle finger was not responding at all to apply free stroke from its rest position. I recorded my exercise 20 video on Oct 13 with out middle finger activity.Today, you can observe that middle finger at least performed the free strokes in exercise 20 assignment. :)
4.I'll try to record UNE SOURIS VERTE study video again.Not happy with the result.

Here is C Maj Study assignment
[media]https://youtu.be/b6wZUA_NVfY[/media]

Exercise 20 Study assignment
[media]https://youtu.be/4oLVrc8qmkk[/media]

J'AI DU BON TABAC Study video
[media]https://youtu.be/yC6DXgs2is8[/media]

UNE SOURIS Study video
[media]https://youtu.be/T3q6dX0M8Y8[/media]
I'm ready for your comments, advice. :)

Hi Zafar,
First in your pieces you are making good/correct note choices and not hitting any wrong ones. What I think you can work on most is your timing, getting a steady tempo, even if it is slower than what you are preferring to play. It would help you to use a metronome. Set it at 65 bpm. Adjust accordingly. Also, you might try practicing exercises WITHOUT looking at the left hand. That way you can just focus on playing, timing, expression, technique etc. and increase smoothness of playing. Good work this week.

User avatar
Zafar Haq
Posts: 587
Joined: Tue Aug 26, 2014 6:19 pm
Location: Missisuga,Toronto,Canada

Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Zafar Haq » Wed Oct 22, 2014 12:56 am

Hi, Madeleine Pashkofsky,
Thanks. Yes, You are right. I, have a problem, keeping tempo consistent. My observation for myself are as follows.
1. I inclined either to look left hand or to right hand to find my way on the fretboard location or right hand finger placement to identify note indicated on the music sheet.In this effort, I loose my tempo sense.
2.Not yet develop my left hand right hand coordination. I'm working on it. If you observe my very recent post, I provided link for finger picking lessons. This is what I personally doing to create coordination between hands as well.
3. Finger independence. I started both hand physical exercises to improve my finger strength and finger independence. I provided links for other students to watch and practice these exercises.It started showing results to me.
4. My effort for myself is to look at music sheet, while my both hands find their own way to locate the note positions with out looking myself to help my hands.
5. For my right hand, to move my hand as one unit from string to string, I make a shape between thumb and index finger separated by string gap. This method prove to be helpful to me reaching the correct string with out making mistakes. I will provide link to view these lessons as well watch the right hand movement, playing scales. Other students can benefit watching these classical guitar high definition videos.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJ5MgM6l ... Wo63NhSB6A

Madeleine Pashkofsky

Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Madeleine Pashkofsky » Wed Oct 22, 2014 1:47 am

Zafar Haq wrote:Hi, Madeleine Pashkofsky,
Thanks. Yes, You are right. I, have a problem, keeping tempo consistent. My observation for myself are as follows.
1. I inclined either to look left hand or to right hand to find my way on the fretboard location or right hand finger placement to identify nvote indicated on the music sheet.In this effort, I loose my tempo sense.
2.Not yet develop my left hand right hand coordination. I'm working on it. If you observe my very recent post, I provided link for finger picking lessons. This is what I personally doing to create coordination between hands as well.
3. Finger independence. I started both hand physical exercises to improve my finger strength and finger independence. I provided links for other students to watch and practice these exercises.It started showing results to me.
4. My effort for myself is to look at music sheet, while my both hands find their own way to locate the note positions with out looking myself to help my hands.
5. For my right hand, to move my hand as one unit from string to string, I make a shape between thumb and index finger separated by string gap. This method prove to be helpful to me reaching the correct string with out making mistakes. I will provide link to view these lessons as well watch the right hand movement, playing scales. Other students can benefit watching these classical guitar high definition videos.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJ5MgM6l ... Wo63NhSB6A
Zafar,
Perhaps spending less time on research for additional skill building for self and others and more time on rhythm practice. The fAster you can learn to feel the music tempo as opposed to watching notes on pages or watching right and Left hands the more you will progress I think. Get a metronome and begin measure by measure, a bit at a time.

Mikko Helenius
Posts: 96
Joined: Tue Oct 16, 2012 4:19 am
Location: Helsinki - Finland

Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Mikko Helenius » Wed Oct 22, 2014 11:05 am

Madeleine Pashkofsky wrote:

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:

No problem, I´m glad I could help. As I watched now also some of your videos I could have written similar comments to you as well.

Rajesh Dhungel
Student of the online lessons
Posts: 149
Joined: Thu May 23, 2013 5:24 pm
Location: INDIA

Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Rajesh Dhungel » Wed Oct 22, 2014 11:56 am

Madeleine Pashkofsky wrote:
Zafar Haq wrote:Hi, Fellow Classmates,
Here are my study video assignments for Lesson 2.
My self assessment for myself.
1. No change in playability from previous month. Same slow tempo,pauses, delays etc. :(
2. Music sheet reading ability improved.
3. Performing physical hand exercises, improve the finger and hand blood circulation, Over all better feeling of wellness.In exercise 20, my right hand middle finger was not responding at all to apply free stroke from its rest position. I recorded my exercise 20 video on Oct 13 with out middle finger activity.Today, you can observe that middle finger at least performed the free strokes in exercise 20 assignment. :)
4.I'll try to record UNE SOURIS VERTE study video again.Not happy with the result.

Here is C Maj Study assignment
[media]https://youtu.be/b6wZUA_NVfY[/media]

Exercise 20 Study assignment
[media]https://youtu.be/4oLVrc8qmkk[/media]

J'AI DU BON TABAC Study video
[media]https://youtu.be/yC6DXgs2is8[/media]

UNE SOURIS Study video
[media]https://youtu.be/T3q6dX0M8Y8[/media]
I'm ready for your comments, advice. :)

Hi Zafar,
First in your pieces you are making good/correct note choices and not hitting any wrong ones. What I think you can work on most is your timing, getting a steady tempo, even if it is slower than what you are preferring to play. It would help you to use a metronome. Set it at 65 bpm. Adjust accordingly. Also, you might try practicing exercises WITHOUT looking at the left hand. That way you can just focus on playing, timing, expression, technique etc. and increase smoothness of playing. Good work this week.
Hi zafar
In cmaj scale you are giving extra count to alternate note. you are playing do re.. mi fa.. etc quater note half note when u should play do re mi fa so la ti do quater note quater note etc.keep good practice on

Rajesh Dhungel
Student of the online lessons
Posts: 149
Joined: Thu May 23, 2013 5:24 pm
Location: INDIA

Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Rajesh Dhungel » Wed Oct 22, 2014 12:16 pm

Madeleine Pashkofsky wrote:
Rajesh Dhungel wrote:Hello everyone, these are my Recordings, I'am open to suggestions. :casque:

The C Major Scale.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYVNGiRTjxk


Exercise NO. 20

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6723UxMmhek


Une Souris Verte

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQXQAV4Idq4



J'ai Du Bon Tabac

http://youtu.be/9FlUpVvtIA8

:merci:

Hi,
Perhaps the problem is on my end but I can barely hear the audio even with my computer and the You Tube volume slider all the way cranked up. Anyone else having same issue? But from what I can tell you are going along just fine very rapidly and with clear notes and excellent hand positions. Only wish I could hear at appropriate volume. Perhaps you are already ready for D02 or beyond?
hi I think the problem is on my side, I do not have a microphone to record the videos. :merci: anyway

Mikko Helenius
Posts: 96
Joined: Tue Oct 16, 2012 4:19 am
Location: Helsinki - Finland

Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Mikko Helenius » Wed Oct 22, 2014 12:26 pm

Claude Huddy wrote: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.



.

Hello Claude

Big part of smooth sound is also finger placement. Lets say that on the b string you first play d note (3rd fret) and then c (first fret) then I have usually placed another finger to c before I release d. This makes a world of difference in sound, give it a go to test my point (for example the tabac song measure 9 from g to f on e-string). Other thing is that if I move from let´s say c to open e I will release c only after plucking e to avoid gaps in music (this is not of course always possible in more challenging pieces but works fine with these) the same goes when moving from open e to c. That is, I guess, why I have got some feed back about not damping the notes but many times this is not completely true, you just can not really hear it. For me as long as the melody line is clear and not muddy it is fine.

User avatar
Zafar Haq
Posts: 587
Joined: Tue Aug 26, 2014 6:19 pm
Location: Missisuga,Toronto,Canada

Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Zafar Haq » Wed Oct 22, 2014 12:50 pm

Hi, Rajesh Dhungel,
Thanks.
Yes,You are right.
I'm doing my best to achieve what is required by music sheet to practice. My focus is all about steady speed (tempo) and playing of notes for their time duration (Rhythm).

User avatar
Zafar Haq
Posts: 587
Joined: Tue Aug 26, 2014 6:19 pm
Location: Missisuga,Toronto,Canada

Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Zafar Haq » Wed Oct 22, 2014 12:57 pm

Hi, Class mates,
Here is a free online metronome with additional features. Good for practice.No download available.
Link:
http://bestdrumtrainer.com/tt/
Check out this site. Provides small practice music sheet pieces to practice along with this online metronome.
Link:
http://www.strumpatterns.com/Strums/strumsPage01.htm
Here is a youtube video explaining Rhythm timing practice.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFILkoXFPiY

User avatar
Bert Stendahl
Posts: 119
Joined: Wed Sep 10, 2014 8:35 am
Location: Sweden

Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Bert Stendahl » Wed Oct 22, 2014 1:36 pm

If you want a metronome I would suggest something like http://www.sii.co.jp/music/english/prod ... sq50v.html. It is so much more convenient then software and it saves a lot of time with a hardware variant.
Never Mind the Bollocks

PaulAshley

Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by PaulAshley » Wed Oct 22, 2014 2:02 pm

A second shot at "Une Souris Verte". Still having trouble using the pure rest stroke, but I've been able to increase the tempo and more freely move the right hand position relative to the soundhole.

[media]https://youtu.be/XGS1HdTz854[/media]

User avatar
Zafar Haq
Posts: 587
Joined: Tue Aug 26, 2014 6:19 pm
Location: Missisuga,Toronto,Canada

Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Zafar Haq » Wed Oct 22, 2014 2:46 pm

Hi, Bert Stendahl,
Thanks for the link.

User avatar
Zafar Haq
Posts: 587
Joined: Tue Aug 26, 2014 6:19 pm
Location: Missisuga,Toronto,Canada

Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Zafar Haq » Wed Oct 22, 2014 3:01 pm

Hi, Classmates,
I did practice today for improving my tempo and Rhythm, using a windows based software,metronome included, scores graded after completing the piece.
I used the Cordes a Vide part1 piece and play the practice button. :)
Here is the image showing my result.First time posting an image. It may appear, may not. Let me guide, how and where to post an image.
I will repost another image instead of CORDES A VIDE part1 image.I wrote this practice piece by myself. No worry of copyright. :)
How It works?
I play this piece normal with my guitar in front of a microphone. Metronome beat sound and cursor moves on each note on the computer screen from left to right. I have to play notes with tempo set by me and play note duration (Rhythm correctly) will show a "green" for correct playing,red for wrong playing and it also grade my progress depends on my mistakes made.It is free. :)

Image
Last edited by Zafar Haq on Thu Oct 23, 2014 1:04 pm, edited 10 times in total.

Kushtrim Avdiu
Posts: 103
Joined: Sun Jun 01, 2014 2:08 pm
Location: Montenegro

Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Kushtrim Avdiu » Wed Oct 22, 2014 9:08 pm

[media]https://youtu.be/5m5BEXvwymc[/media]

Kushtrim Avdiu
Posts: 103
Joined: Sun Jun 01, 2014 2:08 pm
Location: Montenegro

Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Kushtrim Avdiu » Wed Oct 22, 2014 9:09 pm

[media]https://youtu.be/mesdh29szms[/media]

Return to “Classical guitar lessons archive”