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D05 Classical guitar lesson 06

Post by Jean-François Delcamp » Mon Feb 04, 2019 4:27 pm

Hello everyone,
Please start by downloading the latest version of volume D05.
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.



Now we are going to work on a series of exercises:
- page 131 Jean-François DELCAMP (1956) EXTENSIONS
Play this left-hand exercise trying to leave your fingers in place on the strings as long as you can, as I show you in the following video. If the stretches between your fingers feel too much for you, you can make it easier for the left hand by using a capo so that you play on the higher frets which are closer together and your fingers will not have to stretch so far apart. Avoid bending your left wrist, as this not only hurts, but also hinders the mobility of your fingers. Aim for the position (of the guitar neck, your elbow and your shoulder) which will allow you to play without bending your left wrist, as shown in the following video. You will be able to play this exercise more effectively if you place your left thumb below your ring finger, i.e. below the third fret.



- page 148 Degli arpeggi 48-98
Mauro Giuliani is the first teacher to have published a systematic study of arpeggios ( http://www.guitareclassiquedelcamp.com/ ... liani.html : Opus. 1 - Studio per la chitarra, Prima parte : 120 arpeggi). I recommend that you practise a few arpeggios each day and change them regularly with the aim of studying all of them in two years. You can listen to the mp3s of the 120 arpeggios recorded by Marco Cairone here: http://www.chitarraclassicadelcamp.com/ ... 32&t=25253 .


Don't forget, thoughout the year, to work on scales (pages 136 to 142) several times per week.
Page 142, I suggest some varied rhythms which will help you to achieve greater speed.




Today we'll look at 5 pieces.
- page 12 Giulio Cesare Barbetta (ca. 1540-1603) Moresca detta le Canarie
The first part of the dance is based on a prolonged repetition of a B in the bass. This absence of movement in the bass note makes the first part easy to play. The bass in the second half is enriched at first by a new E, then by more and more notes, until eventually going through the whole scale in eighth notes (quavers) to finish. The second part is more difficult technically, in particular bars 30 to 32.



- page 41 François Campion (1680-1748) Gigue en ré majeur
This gigue was published as a tablature in a work entitled "Nouvelles découvertes ..." (New discoveries ...). It is in the "French tablature" form, where letters of the alphabet indicate the frets where the fingers are to be placed on the neck. The 5 lines of the tablature correspond to the 5 strings of the baroque guitar.
In the following 2 videos, I play the gigue in its original version on baroque guitar, then the classical guitar version.




- page 83 Napoléon Coste (1806-1883) Leçon XXIV
The first phrase ends in bar 4 with a half cadence, then a run of sixteenth notes (semiquavers) leads us to a repetition of the first phrase which concludes with a perfect cadence in D minor. The melody in the second part, more fluid, is based on a constant flow of sixteenth notes (semiquavers). This second part ends with a pedal note (a sustained bass note) on the dominant (A) whose role is to prepare us to take pleasure in returning to the theme of the first part, in D minor, which ends the work.



- page 84 Juliàn Arcas (1832-1882) Manuelito, waltz
Manuelito, to whom this waltz is dedicated, is the brother of Juliàn Arcas. After an introduction in octaves, the waltz starts in bar 16. The rhythm in triple time is by then well established. From bar 33 onwards, hemiolas abound and the 3/4 rhythm changes into a more exuberant 3/2 rhythm. Juliàn Arcas makes clear his aim to maintain a lightness by the use of fluid arpeggios (bars 53-56 and 61-63).



- page 14 Julio Sagreras (1879-1942) Leccione III n°7 Las Terceras Lecciones De Guitarra
A study in arpeggios in A minor, where free stroke and rest stroke are mixed.





I ask you first to work on all these exercises and tunes for a week and then to upload your recordings of:
- page 84 Juliàn Arcas (1832-1882) Manuelito, waltz
- page 14 Julio Sagreras (1879-1942) Leccione III n°7 Las Terceras Lecciones De Guitarra




Good luck!


I thank Geoff (GeoffB) who has helped in the translation of my lessons into English.


Jean-François


Exam qualifying submissions: :
Juliàn Arcas (1832-1882) Manuelito, waltz
Julio Sagreras (1879-1942) Lecciones III n°7

Chu Bun
Julio Sagreras (1879-1942) Lecciones III n°7
Juliàn Arcas (1832-1882) Manuelito, waltz

DaveMoutrie
Julio Sagreras (1879-1942) Lecciones III n°7
Juliàn Arcas (1832-1882) Manuelito, waltz
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Re: D05 Classical guitar lesson 06

Post by Chu Bun » Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:58 pm

The Las Terceras Lecciones De Guitarra piece is not on page 14. Am I looking at a wrong piece?

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Re: D05 Classical guitar lesson 06

Post by Colin Bullock » Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:23 pm

Chu Bun wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:58 pm
The Las Terceras Lecciones De Guitarra piece is not on page 14. Am I looking at a wrong piece?
Wrong book. It’s here https://www.delcamp.net/pdf/Julio_Salva ... itarra.pdf
I made same mistake until I spotted a link near the piece in the post above.

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Re: D05 Classical guitar lesson 06

Post by Chu Bun » Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:24 pm

Colin,

Thanks for the link. I keep on falling behind in the assignment2.

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Post by Tom Wimsatt » Tue Feb 26, 2019 1:02 am

Chu Bun wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:24 pm
Colin,

Thanks for the link. I keep on falling behind in the assignment2.
Hang in there Chu! Looks like you're the last man standing! You are doing great!
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Post by Colin Bullock » Thu Feb 28, 2019 2:09 pm

Tom Wimsatt wrote:
Tue Feb 26, 2019 1:02 am
Hang in there Chu! Looks like you're the last man standing!
Er, I think you mean ‘sitting’ Tom

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Re: D05 Classical guitar lesson 06

Post by Chu Bun » Thu Feb 28, 2019 5:20 pm

It looks like time to "lie" down my guitar.

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Re: D05 Classical guitar lesson 06

Post by Tom Wimsatt » Fri Mar 01, 2019 3:52 am

:bravo: Last man in any case. :guitare:
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Re: D05 Classical guitar lesson 06

Post by Chu Bun » Fri Mar 01, 2019 4:56 am

Submission 1/2 for this month. I find it very difficult to produce clear notes on those half barres.

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Re: D05 Classical guitar lesson 06

Post by Ed Butler » Fri Mar 01, 2019 6:13 pm

Chu Bun wrote:
Fri Mar 01, 2019 4:56 am
Submission 1/2 for this month. I find it very difficult to produce clear notes on those half barres.
Chu - very nice. I enjoyed listening to it with my eyes closed.

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Re: D05 Classical guitar lesson 06

Post by Chu Bun » Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:59 pm

Ed,
Thank you for your kind comment. I really need some encouragements. The other piece may take another 2 weeks. Then assignments from this month piling up. Really tempted to give up!

By the way, I found it's impossible to avoid dead notes in measure 11. The fingering is awkward, but there seems to be no better way. I may be wrong, but I heard buzzed notes even in the Prof's video. If anybody has some pointers, please advice.

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Re: D05 Classical guitar lesson 06

Post by DaveMoutrie » Sat Mar 02, 2019 7:20 am

Chu Bun wrote:
Fri Mar 01, 2019 4:56 am
Submission 1/2 for this month. I find it very difficult to produce clear notes on those half barres.
Excellent playing chu, the tone is very nice and you have brought out the melody well with rest strokes. Just one small mistake in bar 12 when you play an incorrect base note, but otherwise superb.

The only way you could improve on this would be to add a third layer by adding in some crecendos and diminuendos.

I'm afriad I've lost my mojo (and enthusiasm ) a little lately, but ever the optimist I'm hoping to catch up with all the pieces.

Keep up the good work!
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Re: D05 Classical guitar lesson 06

Post by William Byrd » Sun Mar 03, 2019 1:45 am

Hi Chu,

I have been following your progress from over in D01. I think you rendition of the Sagreras piece sounded wonderful. Last man standing can be a good thing.

As LaMichael James once said, "Nobody's taller than the last man standing."

Press on. There is lots of support to be had here.

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Re: D05 Classical guitar lesson 06

Post by Colin Bullock » Sun Mar 03, 2019 4:00 pm

Chu Bun wrote:
Fri Mar 01, 2019 4:56 am
Submission 1/2 for this month. I find it very difficult to produce clear notes on those half barres.
Chu, I think you are being hard on yourself. Even listening on headphones I didn’t hear many buzzes on the half barres.
Excellent work, you should be in good form for the exam. Very musical performance.
DaveMoutrie wrote:
Sat Mar 02, 2019 7:20 am
I'm afriad I've lost my mojo (and enthusiasm ) a little lately, but ever the optimist I'm hoping to catch up with all the pieces.

Keep up the good work!
Glad to hear you might be able to catch up, if not you can join me next year as it’s very unlikely I will. Resting my hand and going to see a specialist so some hope for next year. Will be a pity to separate from Chu as we’ve done quite a few of these lessons together.

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Re: D05 Classical guitar lesson 06

Post by DaveMoutrie » Tue Mar 05, 2019 5:50 pm

Colin Bullock wrote:
Sun Mar 03, 2019 4:00 pm
Chu Bun wrote:
Fri Mar 01, 2019 4:56 am
Submission 1/2 for this month. I find it very difficult to produce clear notes on those half barres.
Chu, I think you are being hard on yourself. Even listening on headphones I didn’t hear many buzzes on the half barres.
Excellent work, you should be in good form for the exam. Very musical performance.
DaveMoutrie wrote:
Sat Mar 02, 2019 7:20 am
I'm afriad I've lost my mojo (and enthusiasm ) a little lately, but ever the optimist I'm hoping to catch up with all the pieces.

Keep up the good work!
Glad to hear you might be able to catch up, if not you can join me next year as it’s very unlikely I will. Resting my hand and going to see a specialist so some hope for next year. Will be a pity to separate from Chu as we’ve done quite a few of these lessons together.
Sorry to hear about the problems you've been having with your hand Colin, I hope all goes well with the specialist and I look forward to hearing you play next year.
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