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D03 Classical guitar lesson 03

Post by Jean-François Delcamp » Wed Nov 05, 2014 7:18 am

Hello everyone,
Please start by downloading the latest version of volume D03.
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.


Today, we're going to work on a series of exercises.
- page 88, numbers 10, 11, 12 - Jean-François DELCAMP (1956) GAMMES - SCALE - SCALES – ESCALAS
When changes of position are needed, you will be using the "position shift" technique. Position I is the left hand position where the index finger (1) is placed behind the 1st fret, position V is the hand position where the index (1) is placed behind the fifth fret, etc. The position shift involves moving the left hand along the neck, from position to position, from fret to fret. In the scales we're looking at today, notice that my first finger never leaves the first string, I use it as a guide for my hand. Position shifts are shown by oblique lines linking two fingering indications given for the same finger.
The following video corresponds to bars 5 to 9 of the scale of F major, number 10 on page 88. In this video example, I am playing slowly to make it easier for you to see my first finger sliding from position I to position V, then from position V to position X. In the descending scale, notice that I do the same thing in reverse. When I return from position X to position V, my first finger slides from one position to the other without ever leaving the string.

The following videos are for numbers 10, 11 and 12 on page 88. Concentrate your practice on the passages highlighted in yellow, and do your best to perfect the position shift technique.





- Page 94, number 30, bar 2. Jean-François DELCAMP (1956) LIAISONS - LEGATURE - SLURS – LIGADOS
We have already worked on the rest stroke (apoyando) with the fingers of the right hand. Now we are going to work on doing a rest stroke with the fingers of the left hand. That is the best way to learn how to execute descending slurs. In number 30, bar 2, the fingers of the left hand execute the slurs with the help of the rest stroke. The fingers 4, 3, 2 and then 1 pluck the second string then finish their move by coming up against the first string. Place the left hand fingers vertically in relation to the fingerboard, that's the right position to play slurs.




Finally, we'll look at 4 pieces, pages 11, 12, 34, 35 and 56.
- page 11 ANONYME (ca. 1600) GREENSLEEVES
In this piece, take care to hold the bass notes for their full duration, especially the C and G basses. In bars 16 and 24, as soon as you get to the second beat you can prepare the fourth finger which will be used for the top G of the following chord. You can see in the piece the Siciliana rhythm (dotted quaver, semiquaver, quaver, or dotted eighth note, sixteenth note, eighth note). The piece consists of three sections, the third section being identical to the first, so it has an A-B-A structure, also called ternary form.



- page 12 ANONYME MARO PONTKALLEG
This piece consists of three sections, the third section being identical to the first, so it has an A-A-B-B-A'-A' structure, also called ternary form.
From bar 25 onwards, arpeggiate your chords slowly from bass to treble, organizing the rhythm in such a way that you finish the arpeggio with the top note on the beat.



- pages 34-35 TURLOUGH O'CAROLAN (1670-1738) BRIAN BORU'S MARCH
This piece consists of three sections, the third section being identical to the first, so it has an A-B-B-A structure, also called ternary form. You can see in the piece the Siciliana rhythm (dotted quaver, semiquaver, quaver, or dotted eighth note, sixteenth note, eighth note).



- page 56 Niccolò PAGANINI (1782-1840) VALTZ
Take care to damp the bass notes properly from the second quaver (eighth note) of the bar. This piece consists of two sections which are repeated, so it has an A-A-B-B structure, also called binary form. You can make particularly good use of the repeat if you aim to give it a different feel each time. Thus you could play the B section in a non-conclusive fashion the first time round, and in a conclusive fashion the second time.




I ask you first to work on all these exercises and pieces for one week and then to post your recordings on the forum for:
- page 88 number 10
- Page 94 number 30, bar 2
- page 11 ANONYME (ca. 1700) GREENSLEEVES
- page 56 Niccolò PAGANINI (1782-1840) VALTZ


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:

page 88 number 10
Page 94 number 30, bar 2
GREENSLEEVES
VALTZ

Halil Akaydin
page 88 number 10
Page 94 number 30, bar 2
GREENSLEEVES
VALTZ

Beatriz Martin
page 88 number 10
Page 94 number 30, bar 2
GREENSLEEVES
VALTZ

Haris Karachristianidis
page 88 number 10
Page 94 number 30, bar 2
GREENSLEEVES
VALTZ

CarlWestman
page 88 number 10
Page 94 number 30, bar 2
GREENSLEEVES
VALTZ

Duang Turongratanachai
page 88 number 10
Page 94 number 30, bar 2
GREENSLEEVES
VALTZ

Rick Beauregard
page 88 number 10
Page 94 number 30, bar 2
GREENSLEEVES
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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 03

Post by Beatriz Martin » Thu Nov 06, 2014 3:38 am

Good practice to all! Lots of things to work on with this lesson!

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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 03

Post by Haris Karachristianidis » Thu Nov 06, 2014 5:53 am

Yes, lots of work and nice pieces. Good practice from me too!

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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 03

Post by Paul Janssen » Thu Nov 06, 2014 7:09 am

Oh Boy. I only finished Uni a week ago. I'm going to have to record my lesson 02 pieces on the weekend so I can get started on lesson 03. I just hate being behind!!

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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 03

Post by Haris Karachristianidis » Thu Nov 06, 2014 9:07 am

Congratulations! Don't worry Paul, you are very quick at learning, you recorded all D01 pieces only in a few days! :D

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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 03

Post by Duang Turongratanachai » Thu Nov 06, 2014 10:51 pm

Haris Karachristianidis wrote:Congratulations! Don't worry Paul, you are very quick at learning, you recorded all D01 pieces only in a few days! :D
Hi Paul, I agree with Haris!!
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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 03

Post by Beatriz Martin » Fri Nov 07, 2014 10:49 pm

Has anybody wondered why you would use finger 2 to make the G on the sixth string on bar 17 of Greensleeves?

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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 03

Post by Duang Turongratanachai » Sat Nov 08, 2014 12:31 am

Beatriz Martin wrote:Has anybody wondered why you would use finger 2 to make the G on the sixth string on bar 17 of Greensleeves?
Yes Bea, I also wonder and the next bar (bar 18) on F# I feel it's easier to use my index finger (finger 1)!

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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 03

Post by Duang Turongratanachai » Sat Nov 08, 2014 12:41 am

Oh, I think I know now. It's because we use finger 1 on A the bar before (16) then it's easy to use finger 2 on G the next bar and we could just lift it after that bar and use it at bar 18 on F#. Hope this is right!

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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 03

Post by Beatriz Martin » Sat Nov 08, 2014 2:56 am

Well, moving finger 2 from the sixth to the first string is not much practical to me. Actually I could play the A on bar 17 with finger 2, then the G on bar 18 with finger 3 (since we do it like that in bar 20), and then F# with finger 2 since it is close to the A.

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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 03

Post by Haris Karachristianidis » Sat Nov 08, 2014 2:15 pm

Beatriz Martin wrote:Well, moving finger 2 from the sixth to the first string is not much practical to me.
Why? In bar 18 you lift finger 2 for 3/8ths when you play sol-si-sol and then you have to play fa#. You have plenty of time to get finger 2 ready for fa#.

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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 03

Post by Beatriz Martin » Sat Nov 08, 2014 7:26 pm

Yes Haris. But another thing I notice is that in bar 15 my second finger is positioned on top of the third string second fret so it is easier to use that finger to do the A instead of the first finger.

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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 03

Post by Beatriz Martin » Sat Nov 08, 2014 7:42 pm

The slurs with apoyando are a handful. I never did this technique before. I snap the second string with the nails before moving to the first string. It is gonna be interesting to learn the right way to do it.

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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 03

Post by Marko Räsänen » Sun Nov 09, 2014 7:15 am

Bea, you need to trim your left hand nails as short as possible. Otherwise the nail is going to make an ugly sound as you pull off.
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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 03

Post by Beatriz Martin » Sun Nov 09, 2014 4:31 pm

Marko, I ll experiment, sometimes it hurts to trim so much the nails, also my nails grow quickly.
On a different note, re the Valtz, are you guys muting the firt note the open E? I mute it with the pinky but it makes like a buzzing sound, maybe I need to press harder altogether the first and second strings when doing the D#?

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