D03 Classical guitar lesson 09

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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 09

Post by Tom Wimsatt » Sun Jun 09, 2019 5:31 pm

A little drill I tried in order to make sure the B note rings in measure #20 of Samba Lele, while busily trying to hit the other notes of that measure. I'm still working on this by the way, but I thought it might help someone else.

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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 09

Post by Tom Wimsatt » Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:58 am

Another round of attempts. I continue to buzz strings (improper LH pinky finger placement for the most part) and mess up the endings. The pieces have me psyched out I think. I'll give them a rest for a few days and try other work in this lesson instead.


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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 09

Post by Ed Butler » Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:32 pm

Hi Tom - I think you did fine with both pieces and I like your exercise for Sanba Lee. For myself, looking at the difficulty of lesson 10 exercises, I have made the decision to just move on to 10 and not stay with lesson 9, except for Nesta Rua, where I am working with Colin to improve my legato.

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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 09

Post by Tom Wimsatt » Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:29 am

Ed Butler wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:32 pm
Hi Tom - I think you did fine with both pieces and I like your exercise for Sanba Lee. For myself, looking at the difficulty of lesson 10 exercises, I have made the decision to just move on to 10 and not stay with lesson 9, except for Nesta Rua, where I am working with Colin to improve my legato.

Ed
Hi Ed. Thanks for the feedback. I thought about doing the same thing, but decided to work the lessons and not pursue Nesta Rue ! :lol:
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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 09

Post by OlgaVovk » Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:55 pm

Tom Wimsatt wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:58 am
Another round of attempts. I continue to buzz strings (improper LH pinky finger placement for the most part) and mess up the endings. The pieces have me psyched out I think. I'll give them a rest for a few days and try other work in this lesson instead.
Hi TOm,
I love the first part of your Samba Lele - very nice.
Best,
Olga

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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 09

Post by OlgaVovk » Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:57 pm

Dear colleagues,
Just fro fun and to encourage studying guitar better I am posting Dr Francis Collins - director of the National Institutes of Health singing and playing guitar with Renee Fleming

https://directorsblog.nih.gov/tag/renee-fleming/
enjoy!
Olga

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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 09

Post by Tom Wimsatt » Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:22 am

OlgaVovk wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:55 pm
Tom Wimsatt wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:58 am
Another round of attempts. I continue to buzz strings (improper LH pinky finger placement for the most part) and mess up the endings. The pieces have me psyched out I think. I'll give them a rest for a few days and try other work in this lesson instead.
Hi TOm,
I love the first part of your Samba Lele - very nice.
Best,
Olga
Thanks Olga. You are correct in that I need to keep working on the second half (starting at around 10th measure or so) to get more comfortable with the notes (after the camera starts!).
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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 09

Post by Tom Wimsatt » Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:05 am

That's all for me on this one. Thank you very much to all who listened and commented on my attempts.

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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 09

Post by Ed Butler » Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:21 pm

Tom - good for you for sticking with this, Loved the finish,

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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 09

Post by Judy Verbeeten » Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:44 pm

Tom Wimsatt wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:05 am
That's all for me on this one. Thank you very much to all who listened and commented on my attempts.
In anticipation of starting D03 next year, I have become a frequent surveying interloper on this year's D03 board. Tom, I agree with Ed - commendable perseverance and commitment that I hope to emulate in the future to achieve the same successful results. Good stuff!

Have a great summer. Regards, Judy.

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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 09

Post by Ed Butler » Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:45 pm

Tom - question. From my view, it appears that your right hand fingers are close to perpendicular to the strings and hitting the strings in the middle of the nail. Is that correct or are they angled and the nail is hitting the strings from left to right?
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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 09

Post by Tom Wimsatt » Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:59 pm

Judy Verbeeten wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:44 pm
Tom Wimsatt wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:05 am
That's all for me on this one. Thank you very much to all who listened and commented on my attempts.
In anticipation of starting D03 next year, I have become a frequent surveying interloper on this year's D03 board. Tom, I agree with Ed - commendable perseverance and commitment that I hope to emulate in the future to achieve the same successful results. Good stuff!

Have a great summer. Regards, Judy.
Thank you Ed and Judy. I had a sort of change of heart with this piece and decided to quit disliking the melody and feeling disgusted, and just keep at it and accept the difficulty.

Just another aspect of learning to play I suppose :)
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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 09

Post by Tom Wimsatt » Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:07 am

Ed Butler wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:45 pm
Tom - question. From my view, it appears that your right hand fingers are close to perpendicular to the strings and hitting the strings in the middle of the nail. Is that correct or are they angled and the nail is hitting the strings from left to right?
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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 09

Post by Tom Wimsatt » Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:45 am

Tom Wimsatt wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:07 am
Ed Butler wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:45 pm
Tom - question. From my view, it appears that your right hand fingers are close to perpendicular to the strings and hitting the strings in the middle of the nail. Is that correct or are they angled and the nail is hitting the strings from left to right?
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You are correct Ed, sort of. The string contacts the finger tip then slides off the nail. However, the only time I use an angled finger attack is with some chords and arpeggios. This perpendicular position was used in an attempt to prevent hitting adjacent springs (RH) and to work tone. I've been tempted to progressively shorten my nails to improve tone and also to help prevent hitting adjacent strings.
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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 09

Post by Tom Wimsatt » Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:28 am

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