D01 Classical guitar lesson 05

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 05

Post by William Byrd » Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:13 pm

Staffan Strömberg wrote:
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William Byrd wrote:
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Hello Classmates,

Here are my January submissions. Like others, I struggled with Leccion 1. I'm sure that with additional practice, I will improve, but for now, this attempt will have to do. Comments are always welcome.

Bill
Well done, Bill. Polyphony and the alternations sound really good. You also did a good job with damping the low strings with your thumb.
Leccion 1 is also very good. My only comment is that you sometimes dampen the low E a little bit too early. I think I did that too.
And at the end your left hand thumb is leaving it's home behind the neck. I guess it's not happy to be working behind the stage the whole time :) .
Good observation of the thumb. I'm constantly trying to keep the left thumb firmly behind the neck and the right thumb well out in front of my other fingers. One more technical issue to be aware of.
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 05

Post by William Byrd » Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:22 pm

double post :desole:
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 05

Post by Ian Howe » Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:04 pm

Submissions for Lesson 5


D01 - S05 - EXERCICES DE SIMPLE ALTERNATION 1





D01 - S05 - EXERCICES DE SIMPLE ALTERNATION 2





D01 Lesson 5 - Polyphonie 2




D01-L05 - Antonio Cano Curriella Leccion 1

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 05

Post by William Byrd » Tue Jan 22, 2019 2:23 am

Ian Howe wrote:
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Submissions for Lesson 5
Some more work required on Leccion-1 before submitting it.
It's a tricky one but we'll get there
Hi Ian,

Very good effort on your first three submissions. I feel I should mention the following as you may not understand some of the music theory with regard to reading sheet music, or maybe just missed it, and a couple of technical issues, which I'm guilty of as well. It is meant to assist you.

On Alternation No 1, you didn't repeat the measures twice. If you see the following at the end :II (two dots followed by a thin line and a solid line) this indicates that you are to repeat from the beginning.

On Alternation No 2, you played the open B, C, C#, D, but you didn't play the D#.

On Polyphonie 2, you should alternate the I and M fingers instead of playing the treble notes with only the M finger or the I finger.

I'm just pointing this out as you may not be aware. It's the music theory side of things as well as the technical side. Again, this is to assist, not to criticize.

Bill
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 05

Post by Ian Howe » Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:50 am

Hi William,
Thanks for the feedback. Will re-submit these once i get back from the Daily Grind :)


On the Polyphonie exercise i am alternating alright, perhaps it's just difficult to notice this from the angle of the camera.
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 05

Post by William Byrd » Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:47 am

Ian Howe wrote:
Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:50 am
Hi William,
Thanks for the feedback. Will re-submit these once i get back from the Daily Grind :)


On the Polyphonie exercise i am alternating alright, perhaps it's just difficult to notice this from the angle of the camera.
No need to resubmit. Just something to be aware of going forward. Again, my intention is not to offend, just to assist. I feel we are all in this together and need to provide honest critiques. Otherwise, we will continue forward making the same errors.

Well done Ian.

Bill
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 05

Post by Staffan Strömberg » Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:49 pm

Ian Howe wrote:
Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:04 pm
Submissions for Lesson 5


Some more work required on Leccion-1 before submitting it.
It's a tricky one but we'll get there
Very good submissions, Ian. Perfect rhythm and good tone.
Your left hand must be good too, because I never saw your thumb :).

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 05

Post by Ian Howe » Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:14 pm

Haha, there's only one way to resolve this left thumb issue, that's hide it from the camera 😊
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 05

Post by Jono Diel » Thu Jan 24, 2019 4:02 am

Well done classmates! Yes Leccion 1 is a tough one indeed! What I did was to practice it a bar or a phrase at a time in a very very slow (and very uneven) pace, being aware on where my fingers and thumb are supposed to be. I did this to figure out how to work the r fingers along with the r thumb. Eventually I found something that I felt "right" for me on the placements of the fingers. The trickiest part was where to rest the thumb after striking a note. I also settled the thumb placement based on how I felt was it's right position.

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 05

Post by James A. Showalter » Thu Jan 24, 2019 2:43 pm

Well I'm still working on Leccion-1. My money is on it reappearing as the exam requirement and by then I might have all of these manipulations figured out. Good news is that IMO Lesson-6 is a continuation of those same techniques but I don't think they are quite as hard.
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 05

Post by Ian Howe » Fri Jan 25, 2019 5:41 pm

James, is the exam piece normally one which we have submitted ?
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 05

Post by Judy Verbeeten » Sat Jan 26, 2019 3:05 pm

Ian Howe wrote:
Fri Jan 25, 2019 5:41 pm
James, is the exam piece normally one which we have submitted ?
Ian, I agree with the other comments - solid tone and tempo. With regard to the exam piece, I am not sure why James thinks one of the assigned monthly pieces will be the exam piece. I have no foreknowledge on this issue, but my understanding is that while occasionally a previously assigned piece appears on the exam, customarily a new piece is assigned. I guess we'll see in April.

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 05

Post by James A. Showalter » Sat Jan 26, 2019 6:47 pm

Ian/Judy,
I'm only speculating on the exam requirement and have no insight into the matter. My comments are an outgrowth of Bill's observation from perusing previous forum discussion that Leccion-1 was the assignment from 4 years ago. I like the piece and feel that if the requirement is of similar difficulty then it would be helpful to have previously played it. We'll see.
James

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Good effort on your submissions.
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 05

Post by Staffan Strömberg » Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:02 pm

Ian, very good job on Leccion 1. Very consistent rhythm.
Too improve even more, have you considered to start damping notes that shouldn't keep ringing?

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 05

Post by Ian Howe » Mon Jan 28, 2019 1:50 pm

Hi Staffan, yes it's something i would like to introduce a little more into my play alright. The main focus has been tempo and getting through the piece in which it sounds musical.
Adding extra touches like damping is something i'd like to give a little bit more attention, at least be conscience of it.

Thanks for the feedback Staffan
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