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D01 Classical guitar lesson 08

Post by Jean-François Delcamp » Tue Mar 31, 2015 4:23 pm

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 57 - Jean-François Delcamp : ARPEGGIOS




Finally, we'll look at five tunes, pages 39 to 43.
Page 39 - Anonyme : Menuet en ré majeur

Page 40 - Anonyme : Danse anglaise

Page 41 - Jean-François Delcamp : Accompagnement de blues

Page 42 - Anonyme : Fais dodo, Colas mon p'tit frère

Page 43 - Joseph Küffner : Duo opus 168 N°15



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:
Page 57, number 12 - Jean-François Delcamp : ARPEGGIOS
Page 39 - Anonyme : Menuet en ré majeur
Page 42 - Anonyme : Fais dodo, Colas mon p'tit frère


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:

ARPEGGIOS
Menuet en ré majeur
Fais dodo, Colas mon p'tit frère


Zafar Haq
ARPEGGIOS
Menuet en ré majeur
Fais dodo, Colas mon p'tit frère

Kushtrim Avdiu
ARPEGGIOS
Menuet en ré majeur
Fais dodo, Colas mon p'tit frère

Chu Bun
ARPEGGIOS
Menuet en ré majeur
Fais dodo, Colas mon p'tit frère

Bert Stendahl
ARPEGGIOS
Menuet en ré majeur
Fais dodo, Colas mon p'tit frère

Jeremy Gillard
ARPEGGIOS
Menuet en ré majeur
Fais dodo, Colas mon p'tit frère

Zhihao Wang
Menuet en ré majeur

Madeleine Pashkofsky
ARPEGGIOS
Menuet en ré majeur
Fais dodo, Colas mon p'tit frère

Jose Ramon Martinez
ARPEGGIOS
Menuet en ré majeur
Fais dodo, Colas mon p'tit frère

Claude Huddy
ARPEGGIOS
Menuet en ré majeur
Fais dodo, Colas mon p'tit frère

Rajesh Dhungel
ARPEGGIOS
Menuet en ré majeur
Fais dodo, Colas mon p'tit frère
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 08

Post by Zafar Haq » Tue Mar 31, 2015 9:22 pm

Hi, Classmates,
An early arrival of this lesson.
Wikipedia definition:
"An arpeggio (it. [arˈpeddʒo]) is a musical technique where notes in a chord are played or sung in sequence, one after the other, rather than ringing out simultaneously."Also called broken Chord.Instead of strumming E-Minor chord,It is played using right hand fingers to play individual note of the chord.
E-Minor Scale is formed using formula
Whole-Half-Whole-Whole-Half-Whole-Whole (Whole=two frets,Half=one fret)
Using the above formula,lets form an E-Minor Scale
E to F#=Whole
F# to G = Half
G to A = Whole
A to B = Whole
B to C = Half
C to D = Whole
D to E = Whole
E-Minor Scale will be
E-F#-G-A-B-C-D
E-Minor "chord" is formed using "Root","third" and "5th" degree notes from the scale.
so select 1st, third and 5th notes in a scale,which are
E-G-B
Now look at this month Arpeggios assignment #12 music sheet which contains only these three notes Ascending and Descending. Happy practice.

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 08

Post by Zafar Haq » Wed Apr 01, 2015 12:27 pm

Hi, Classmates,
Here are the music sheet breakdowns for this month three home assignments. :)
ARPEGGIOS #12,E-Minor
1.Time Signature: 3/4
2.Tempo:168
3.Strokes: Tirando(Free Strokes)
4.Measures: 8
5.Phrases: No,
6.Dampings: No,
7.Repeats: No
8.Special effects: No
9."#" symbol: No,
11.Lyrics: No
12.Rest: No
13. Tie.No

ANONYME MENUET en ré majeur
1.Time Signature: 3/4
2.Tempo:144
3.Strokes: Apoyando (Rest Strokes)
4.Measures: 27
5.Phrases: Yes, 7
6.Dampings: Yes,14
7.Repeats: No
8.Special effects: No
9."#" symbol: Yes,
11.Lyrics: No
12.Rest: Yes,Measure 1
13. Tie.No

FAIS DODO, COLAS MON P'TIT FRERE
1.Time Signature: 6/8
2.Tempo:80
3.Strokes: Apoyando (Rest Strokes)
4.Measures: 13
5.Phrases: Yes, 3
6.Dampings: Yes,20
7.Repeats: No
8.Special effects: No
9."#" symbol: Yes,
11.Lyrics: No
12.Rest: Yes,Measure 1,3,5,6,7,8,9,11
13. Tie.No

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 08

Post by Chu Bun » Wed Apr 01, 2015 3:29 pm

So free strokes for all fingers in the arpeggios exercises?

How about the pieces? From the viewing angle, it's hard to tell what kind of strokes are used by i,m,a. For the thumb, I believe I saw free strokes were used in a few places (the open D in "Menuet en ré majeur" for example).

I'm trying the first piece and didn't expect that adding 'a' to the mix would make the fingering became that much more confusing. Before it was simply alternating between i and m. Now, "I just did 'i', what's next, 'a' or 'm'? ..."

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 08

Post by Kushtrim Avdiu » Wed Apr 01, 2015 8:27 pm

Chu Bun wrote:So free strokes for all fingers in the arpeggios exercises?

How about the pieces? From the viewing angle, it's hard to tell what kind of strokes are used by i,m,a. For the thumb, I believe I saw free strokes were used in a few places (the open D in "Menuet en ré majeur" for example).

I'm trying the first piece and didn't expect that adding 'a' to the mix would make the fingering became that much more confusing. Before it was simply alternating between i and m. Now, "I just did 'i', what's next, 'a' or 'm'? ..."
Hi chu,
Tonight I just played MENUET. Its a lovely peace. All strokes are rest strokes, even the thumb. Alternating a,m,i fingers comes so naturally to me. I think it will be easy for you too, when you memorize them, just start with a slow tempo and speed up when you feel comfortable.

I wish you a happy practicing.

Kushtrim

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 08

Post by Madeleine Pashkofsky » Thu Apr 02, 2015 10:42 pm

Hi all,
I checked out the pieces briefly as well. I agree that Menuet is a delightful piece. I think that the use of "a" ring finger will be reinforced first by the arpeggios and then the piece. This is how I approach: practice arpeggios daily for several minutes and then I first attempt a new piece by playing ONLY the melody line and not including the "p" thumb/bass notes. In the beginning I try to get a feel for the tempo and make sure my timing is correct. I use a metronome too. Once I have that down, I bring in the thumb. :)

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 08

Post by Marko Räsänen » Fri Apr 03, 2015 8:04 am

Students of D01, I have started a thread for the information and discussion regarding the end of year exam. If you're planning to participate, please see here.
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 08

Post by Zafar Haq » Sun Apr 05, 2015 9:11 pm

Hi, Classmates,
Unexpectedly, my guitar "A"string broke at bridge end.I'm out of practice for two days.Monday April 06, I will arrange a new set of nylon strings for my "Almansa 403" guitar.

Madeleine Pashkofsky

Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 08

Post by Madeleine Pashkofsky » Tue Apr 07, 2015 5:56 am

So far I am not enjoying this lesson. The introduction of the i-a-m fingering in "Menuet" seems contrived and unnatural and I am only doing it here for purposes of this exercise. When I do not look at the music I can play the melody very smoothly from memory and my fingers naturally have the muscle memory utilizing the more natural i-m pattern we have come to know.

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 08

Post by Zafar Haq » Tue Apr 07, 2015 4:12 pm

Hi,Classmates, Here is my home assignment "Arpeggios # 12" video link. :)
[media]https://youtu.be/DN4NNOWKjk4[/media]

Madeleine Pashkofsky

Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 08

Post by Madeleine Pashkofsky » Tue Apr 07, 2015 6:26 pm

Hi Zafar,
Good technique and timing though some of your strings are out of tune (particularly the A string).

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 08

Post by Zafar Haq » Tue Apr 07, 2015 6:38 pm

Hi, Madeleine Pashkofsky,
Thanks, "A" string is new one.I replaced it last evening. Tune it.Today I, retune it before recording this piece. I will do this several times until,it settles down.
If you have any information regarding this year exam piece.Please let us know.I requested Spanish forum to re register me for submitting the exam piece.

Madeleine Pashkofsky

Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 08

Post by Madeleine Pashkofsky » Tue Apr 07, 2015 10:38 pm

I know as much as you re exam. Keep following moderators messages folder for upcoming exam.

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 08

Post by Kushtrim Avdiu » Tue Apr 07, 2015 11:58 pm

Hi Everyone,
Here is my work for this lesson:

[media]https://youtu.be/XNsMResSr48[/media]

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

[media]https://youtu.be/VJChTV3y1Ek[/media]

Kushtrim

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 08

Post by Zafar Haq » Wed Apr 08, 2015 2:13 am

Hi, Kushtrim Avdiu,
Well done.
Very pleasant and enjoyable listen to your three assignment videos.

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