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D01 Classical guitar lesson 03

Post by Jean-François Delcamp » Wed Nov 05, 2014 7:16 am

Hello everyone,
Please start by downloading the latest version of volume D01.
If you are new to the course, please read this message to familiarize yourself with the conditions for participating in the lessons. You should also read the first message in lesson 1, where you will find advice on how to make the most of your study time and on the methods of practising that I recommend.



First we will study some technical exercises from volume D01.
Page 54: G major scale and C major scale, numbers 2 and 3. Be sure to damp the notes properly in the descending passages. To damp the notes in the descending passages: lean the fingers of the left hand against the vibrating strings. Work on controlling the volume by playing crescendo and decrescendo.







Finally, we'll look at nine simple tunes, pages 16 to 20
Anonyme : Scarborough fair

Anonyme : Ah vous dirai-je maman

Anonyme : La bonne aventure

Jean-François Delcamp : SI SI RE

Anonyme : Sur le pont d'Avignon

Johann Kaspar Mertz : Übungen im Wechsel – Anschlag. auf zwei Saiten

Patty & Mildred j. Hill : Good-morning to all

Dionisio Aguado : Leccion 5a

Anonyme : Lo, nous marchons sur un étroit chemin






In order to mark the beat yourself, you need to count the smallest rhythmic values out loud as you play, as indicated on the score: "1 e 2 e 3 e" ("1 and 2 and 3 and" in English)
Using a metronome is useful, but it is only a temporary crutch to lean on. You will benefit far more by counting the beats out loud as you play than by using a metronome. Internalizing the rhythm allows us in time to achieve both freedom and discipline when playing, that is, to be a musician.
If counting the smallest values out loud seems difficult, or very difficult, to you, it only means that you have to persevere, or persevere a lot more. Keep at it with determination until it becomes easy and natural for you. When, after having practised it long enough, this exercise of counting out loud while you play becomes easy, then you don't need to bother with it any more.
When you start working on a new piece, start by working very slowly, concentrating on precision. The essential thing is that you should play the music perfectly, that your rhythm should be precise, your sound well controlled, and your playing musical and expressive.
Speed will come with your new skills acquired in time through work. You should not worry about speed when tackling a new piece. At the beginning, such a preoccupation would only hinder you in your progress. It is only once you have mastered the piece within the comfort of a slow tempo, that you can start to think about playing progressively faster until finally you reach the right tempo.



You can memorize different tempi (tempos) by mentally associating each one with a tune you have learnt by heart. Learn a suitable tune for each tempo. Begin with Good-morning to all (the same tune as Happy Birthday) for the tempo of 120 (beats per minute).


I ask you first to work on all these exercises and tunes for a week and then to upload your recordings of:
Jean-François Delcamp : SI SI RE
Anonyme : Good-morning to all
Dionisio Aguado : Leccion 5a
Anonyme : Lo, nous marchons sur un étroit chemin




Good luck!


I thank Geoff (GeoffB) who has helped in the translation of my lessons into English.


Jean-François

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Exam qualifying submissions:

SI SI RE
Good-morning to all
Leccion 5a
Lo, nous marchons sur un étroit chemin


Zafar Haq
SI SI RE
Good-morning to all
Leccion 5a
Lo, nous marchons sur un étroit chemin

Sasa Durakovic
SI SI RE
Good-morning to all
Leccion 5a
Lo, nous marchons sur un étroit chemin

PaulAshley
SI SI RE
Good-morning to all
Leccion 5a
Lo, nous marchons sur un étroit chemin

Jeremy Gillard
SI SI RE
Good-morning to all
Leccion 5a
Lo, nous marchons sur un étroit chemin

Madeleine Pashkofsky
SI SI RE
Good-morning to all
Leccion 5a
Lo, nous marchons sur un étroit chemin

Jay Gutknecht
SI SI RE
Good-morning to all
Leccion 5a
Lo, nous marchons sur un étroit chemin

Claude Huddy
SI SI RE
Good-morning to all
Leccion 5a
Lo, nous marchons sur un étroit chemin

Chu Bun
SI SI RE
Good-morning to all
Leccion 5a
Lo, nous marchons sur un étroit chemin

Rajesh Dhungel
SI SI RE
Good-morning to all
Leccion 5a
Lo, nous marchons sur un étroit chemin

Bert Stendahl
SI SI RE
Good-morning to all
Leccion 5a
Lo, nous marchons sur un étroit chemin

Zhihao Wang
SI SI RE
Good-morning to all
Leccion 5a
Lo, nous marchons sur un étroit chemin

Mikko Helenius
SI SI RE
Good-morning to all
Leccion 5a
Lo, nous marchons sur un étroit chemin

Kushtrim Avdiu
SI SI RE
Good-morning to all
Leccion 5a
Lo, nous marchons sur un étroit chemin

Loo Kin Xing
SI SI RE
Good-morning to all
Leccion 5a
Lo, nous marchons sur un étroit chemin

Haris Karachristianidis
SI SI RE
Good-morning to all
Leccion 5a
Lo, nous marchons sur un étroit chemin

Steven Galvin
SI SI RE
Good-morning to all
Leccion 5a
Lo, nous marchons sur un étroit chemin

Colin Bullock
SI SI RE
Good-morning to all
Leccion 5a
Lo, nous marchons sur un étroit chemin

Agnel Joseph Noojibalthila
SI SI RE
Good-morning to all
Leccion 5a
Lo, nous marchons sur un étroit chemin

Jose Ramon Martinez
SI SI RE
Good-morning to all
Leccion 5a
Lo, nous marchons sur un étroit chemin

Warley Lima
SI SI RE
Good-morning to all
Leccion 5a
Lo, nous marchons sur un étroit chemin
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 03

Post by Zafar Haq » Wed Nov 05, 2014 10:42 am

Hi, Fellow classmates,
Today early morning, I found lesson 3 is released as expected.
I have the printed music sheets for lesson 3.
I'll practice as Mr.Delcamp advice and explained how to proceed this lesson?
In home assignment study music sheet for SI SI RE.Time signature is 4/4, tempo is 104, apoyando (rest strokes) Only "B" string is to be used through out the exercise.5 phrases,19 measures, damping the preceding note shown at quarter note "rest" position with middle finger.12 dampings.If you find any additional information on the music sheet,please let everybody know.
Lets begin my practice. :)

John Ficken

Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 03

Post by John Ficken » Thu Nov 06, 2014 2:49 am

Friends--

Almost immediately after signing up for this course of instruction, I became bothered with an old injury from work. As such, I have not even begun the first lesson. I will soon be up and around, and although I believe I could make up the assignments and perhaps even catch up with the class, I would not wish to disturb the progress of the other students by bringing up old lesson material from past months.

With that in mind, I now ask for guidance from the Instructional Cadre. Shall I try to catch up, or shall I follow along the trail already marked, silently working a few weeks behind, but there nevertheless?

Thank you for reading,

John

Jesse Knapp

Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 03

Post by Jesse Knapp » Thu Nov 06, 2014 1:13 pm

Counting the beats out loud...

:shock: :shock: :shock:

This will be tough for me

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 03

Post by Zafar Haq » Thu Nov 06, 2014 2:01 pm

Hi, Jesse Knapp,
If you are talking about "SI SI RE" home assignment study.First relax yourself.Count out loud as well as turn on metronome set to 80 bpm. Select only the 4 measures equal to one phrase, begin your practice.You can try, dry practice with out guitar, just by metronome and clapping your hands.Once 4 measures of practice completed, choose the next phrase and continue on.I'm doing the same for myself. :)

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 03

Post by Marko Räsänen » Thu Nov 06, 2014 5:02 pm

Hi John, the third lesson just got posted, so it's quite early in the game. I would suggest that you try to catch up. You may not receive much feedback for the first couple of lessons, but once you catch up with others you'll be able to benefit from the feedback of others. Besides there are other late starters as well, so you may not have to study alone.

From the lessons rules point of view, you will need to study the lessons in the order they are posted, so you do need to post the recordings for the lessons starting from the beginning, unless you choose to not post recordings at all, i.e. participate as an observer. I would recommend against that though, because without any kind of feedback you are likely to learn mistakes and bad technique.
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 03

Post by Kushtrim Avdiu » Thu Nov 06, 2014 5:04 pm

Hi students, welcome to lesson 3 :)
What do you say about Scarborough Fair, in our sheets its written that all the base notes are played with p (thumb) but Mr.Delcamp is playing them with i,m. What should we do?

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 03

Post by Zafar Haq » Thu Nov 06, 2014 6:09 pm

Hi,Kushtrim Avdiu,
Regarding Scarborough Fair, I observe the same as you described.
I may ask chief coordinator, Mr. GeoffB to help us.

Jesse Knapp

Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 03

Post by Jesse Knapp » Fri Nov 07, 2014 12:24 am

Im thinking that (even though Mr. Delcamp plays Scarborough Fair with only rest strokes in the video) we are supposed to play as the score states in order to prepare ourselves for later om when we will be playing the bass lines along with the melodies. I could be wrong though...

Jesse Knapp

Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 03

Post by Jesse Knapp » Fri Nov 07, 2014 1:14 am

Zafar Haq wrote:Hi, Jesse Knapp,
If you are talking about "SI SI RE" home assignment study.First relax yourself.Count out loud as well as turn on metronome set to 80 bpm. Select only the 4 measures equal to one phrase, begin your practice.You can try, dry practice with out guitar, just by metronome and clapping your hands.Once 4 measures of practice completed, choose the next phrase and continue on.I'm doing the same for myself. :)

The clapping is definitely easier to do while coumting the beat out loud. Hopefully i can transition now...

Thanks Zafar. :D

Jesse Knapp

Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 03

Post by Jesse Knapp » Fri Nov 07, 2014 1:17 am

Keeping the beat is definitely easier to do while just clapping. Hopefully i can transition now.

Thanks Zafar. :D

Jay Gutknecht

Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 03

Post by Jay Gutknecht » Fri Nov 07, 2014 3:34 am

I myself follow the sheet music. As Mr Delcamp made it up.

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 03

Post by Zafar Haq » Fri Nov 07, 2014 2:08 pm

Hi, Classmates,
Music sheet breakdown for "Good Morning to All" and "Leccion 5a" home study assignment.Both are on same page.
For Good Morning to All
1.Time signature:3/4
2.Tempo:120
3.Strokes:Apoyando, begin with middle finger
4.Measures:9
5.Phrases:2
6.Damping on preceding notes:5
7.Repeats:no
8.Special effects:no
9.Lyrics:no
It sounds like happy birthday.Lyrics are
"Good Morning to you"
"Good Morning to You"
"Good Morning,dear children"
"Good Morning to All"

For LECCION 5a
1.Time signature:2/4
2.Tempo:120
3.Strokes:Apoyando, begin with middle finger.
4.Measures:16
5.Phrases:2
6.Damping on preceding note:10
7.Repeats:no
8.Special effects:no
9.Lyrics:no
Hope it may help :)

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 03

Post by Zafar Haq » Sat Nov 08, 2014 2:02 pm

Hi Classmates.
I'm able to record my first home assignment "Good Morning To All". :)
[media]https://youtu.be/dxwuBEfZW1c[/media]

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 03

Post by Marko Räsänen » Sat Nov 08, 2014 2:08 pm

Hi Zafar, I fixed your video link. You had accidentally used 'Yahoo' tags instead of 'Youtube'.
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