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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by Ed Butler » Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:40 pm

Olga

thank you. I use the singing to slow down my brain.

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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by Tom Wimsatt » Thu Dec 13, 2018 2:21 am

Hi Ed. Nice first try. Keep at it. I think this is an important piece to be able to play. I tried a different strategy one time, that you might consider: work one measure at a time (like you probably do already) only start from the END of the piece, working backwards.

This is a good thing to try if you have been working on the piece for a while. It helped me with Schiarazula Marazula, and Brian Boru's March.
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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by Ed Butler » Fri Dec 14, 2018 6:37 pm

Tom - that is a great idea. I will use it for the next couple of weeks, then record the piece again.

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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by Tom Wimsatt » Fri Dec 14, 2018 11:49 pm

Great! Hope it helps. Be sure to adhere to note durations with a slow pace if necessary. I found it tricky at times (going backwards removes context and muscle memory stuff, which I feel makes this an effective strategy sometimes).

Here's another attempt at Packington's Pound.
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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by Tom Wimsatt » Sat Dec 15, 2018 2:24 am

Here's Saltaren:

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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by Edna Lopez » Sat Dec 15, 2018 4:44 am

After at least 100 attempts...here is my best.
Thanks for watching and commenting.

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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by Edna Lopez » Sat Dec 15, 2018 4:51 am

Hi Tom. What type of guitar you have?… The sound is well defined...unlike my videos (although likely are my fingers fault). The 2 pieces sound great to me.
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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by Edna Lopez » Sat Dec 15, 2018 4:53 am

Hello Ed... Packingtons Pound is going really well ! just a matter of more practice to get it more fluid. Its not an easy piece I think.
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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by Edna Lopez » Sat Dec 15, 2018 4:56 am

Hi Olga..you are right ! ... Greensleves Sounds similar to Packingtons Pond..I found PP a bit more difficult.
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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by Tom Wimsatt » Sat Dec 15, 2018 1:53 pm

Edna Lopez wrote:
Sat Dec 15, 2018 4:51 am
Hi Tom. What type of guitar you have?… The sound is well defined...unlike my videos (although likely are my fingers fault). The 2 pieces sound great to me.
Hi Edna. It's a Takamine C132S with Hense brand normal tension strings. I normally use Aquila or Savarez (500 ARJ). If you are looking for a brighter sound I would give the 500 ARJ strings a try.

Nice playing by the way. I can relate to the 100 takes comment. In my case, add to that some fairly flamboyant cursing from time to time.

You are far more comfortable strumming the guitar than I. Saltaren sounded great, as did Packingtons Pound. Packingtons Pound took a lot of practice in order to hit those notes reliably while trying to get a decent tempo.
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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by Ed Butler » Sat Dec 15, 2018 2:49 pm

Edna - well done

I liked the alterations of the Salteren.

On Packington's, I really liked the smooth transitions on the stretch measures 16-32.

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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by Ed Butler » Sat Dec 15, 2018 6:54 pm

Edna - one thing with the Saltaren - the reason why they want you to play/strum with the "i" finger is that they want you to keep your thumb on the "a" or "e" string, depending on the chord, helping to damp out the inappropriate bass note.

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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by Tom Wimsatt » Mon Dec 17, 2018 4:12 am

Here's my attempt at Carulli's Andante in A minor.

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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by Ed Butler » Mon Dec 17, 2018 3:18 pm

Tom - well done. It seemed at times, too my ear, you rushed a few of the measures throwing off the overall tempo. As you will see in my recording I did the same. With the long piece I find it tough to constantly monitor my tempo, especially when I hit the record button.

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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by Ed Butler » Mon Dec 17, 2018 3:21 pm

My attempt at ANDANTE. I keep stumbling on measure 15.I need to do it 100 times.



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