D01 Classical guitar lesson 04

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by Judy Verbeeten » Mon Dec 17, 2018 2:51 am

James A. Showalter wrote:
Sun Dec 16, 2018 12:57 am
OK classmates, here are my submissions to Lesson-4:

I'm looking forward to your review and any comments.
James
Solid effort James. Take care with tempo consistency in each piece, and try to not lift the fingers of the LH up and away from the fretboard when those fingers are not playing a note.

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by James A. Showalter » Mon Dec 17, 2018 7:00 pm

Judy,
Thank you for the constructive recommendation. I do try to practice keeping rein on the left hand but come recording time I just don't know what happens. I will do my best to let your recommendation take prominence in my practice and perhaps I'll get a better handle on it.
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by Ian Howe » Sun Dec 23, 2018 3:49 pm

Below are my submissions..more to follow hopefully this evening


CADET ROUSSELLE



LUNDI MATIN




ALOUETTE, GENTILLE ALOUETTE



LA CUCARACHA

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by James A. Showalter » Sun Dec 23, 2018 5:15 pm

Ian,
Very good. I do have a comment about your body movement in the videos. It seems like you're recording on a moving platform. Are you aboard a ship or just playing on a water bed? Ha! It's just an effect I'm not adjusted to. Also, keep an eye on that left hand thumb. It wants to ride up over the neck.
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1972 Morris No. 12
1972 Ryoji Matsuoka, No. 18
1973 Ryoji Matsuoka, No. 20
1990 Takamine C132S
2014 Sakurai Kohno Pro-J
Martin Guitars (D28, MC28, D12-28, J40)
National Resonator Guitar
Les Paul 1960 reissue

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by Ian Howe » Sun Dec 23, 2018 5:25 pm

Thanks James, Yeah left thumb is definitely something i need to work on.
No moving platform :), must be something with the camera, not sure
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by Christopher Langley » Sun Dec 23, 2018 5:38 pm

Great submissions Ian.
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by Robert Drechsler » Sun Dec 23, 2018 6:55 pm

Hey Ian, great submission, quit fast playing ;-) i missed your right hand thump at Lundi Matin ;-)

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by James A. Showalter » Tue Dec 25, 2018 10:09 am

I had missed that.

The most difficult part of Lesson-4 for me was alternating with the right hand thumb in Lundi Matin. Much easier to play with just i and m.
1972 Morris No. 12
1972 Ryoji Matsuoka, No. 18
1973 Ryoji Matsuoka, No. 20
1990 Takamine C132S
2014 Sakurai Kohno Pro-J
Martin Guitars (D28, MC28, D12-28, J40)
National Resonator Guitar
Les Paul 1960 reissue

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by Mike Cook » Tue Dec 25, 2018 11:07 am

I'm finally getting this lesson posted after having a bad broken fingernail problem which created issues with practice and tone. These recordings are helping me become aware of things I need to work on. For example, keeping the left thumb behind the neck, good tone production (avoiding that scratchy sound the RH makes when the fingernail doesn't attack properly), and the RH pinky sticking out away from I,M, and A.







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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by Ian Howe » Tue Dec 25, 2018 11:34 am

hey Charles, some audio issues with the submissions you want to take a look at.
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by James A. Showalter » Tue Dec 25, 2018 3:32 pm

Charles,
This is very good. I think the audio issue Ian is speaking about may be the reverb effect which comes from recording in a cinder block room. Regardless, your execution was perfect and I noted no issues with pinky extension of either hand and it al sounded wonderfully musical.
James
1972 Morris No. 12
1972 Ryoji Matsuoka, No. 18
1973 Ryoji Matsuoka, No. 20
1990 Takamine C132S
2014 Sakurai Kohno Pro-J
Martin Guitars (D28, MC28, D12-28, J40)
National Resonator Guitar
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by Mike Cook » Wed Dec 26, 2018 1:30 pm

Thank you for the feedback. I have been struggling with good audio after purchasing a new DSLR camera with a RØDE video stereo mic. I think the mic is the issue, but you are are correct about the reverb. I decided it might be cool to record these in a concrete stairwell. The acoustics are nice, but perhaps a little too much.
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by Graham Gaya » Thu Dec 27, 2018 7:46 pm

James A. Showalter wrote:
Sun Dec 16, 2018 12:57 am
OK classmates, here are my submissions to Lesson-4:
Great progress James....it looks like you were focused on hitting the notes at the tempo that fits for you, and it also looks like there were some head sway's indicating you were getting into it.....keep it up.....love the hat by the way!

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by Graham Gaya » Thu Dec 27, 2018 7:55 pm

Staffan Strömberg wrote:
Sun Dec 16, 2018 8:55 pm
Here are my recordings for lesson 04.
Great playing Staffan. On La Cucaracha, you seem to be holding the notes a little long so it makes it sound different on measure 2, 4, and 5. Compare it to the prof and you'll hear the difference.

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by Christopher Langley » Thu Dec 27, 2018 8:01 pm

Guys,

I got two music stands and a nice padded foot stool ala barrios-mangore. :lol:

Moving on up in the world!

Plus, I restrung my Cordoba CP110 with some Daniel Mari 100p strings. Oh so sweet.

Our house is finally empty... Time to practice!
Let there be songs to fill the air.

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