D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

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D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Jean-François Delcamp » Tue Oct 02, 2018 11:18 am

Hello everyone,
Please start by downloading the latest version of volume D01.
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.

First we will study some technical exercises from volume D01.
Page 54: C major scale. Be sure to damp the notes properly in the descending passages. To damp the notes in the descending passages: lean the fingers of the left hand against the vibrating strings. Work on controlling the volume by playing crescendo and decrescendo.


Page 59: In the following exercises, you will work on getting a smooth join between notes, that is to say that you will end one or more notes at the exact moment that you start the following note (or notes). Exercises 17 to 20 are for the fingers of the right hand. The sign (x) indicates that the right hand finger is placed on the string.
Exercise 21 is for the left hand: lean the left hand finger to damp the adjacent string at the same time as you start the new note.

D01 p59 n17


D01 p59 n18


D01 p59 n19


D01 p59 n20


D01 p59 n21






Finally, we'll look at six simple tunes, pages 11 to 15
Anonymous: Doucement, doucement

Anonymous: Jig

Anonymous: London's burning, canon

Anonymous: Une souris verte

Anonymous: J'ai du bon tabac

Anonymous: La tête bizarde

Anonymous: Frère Jacques, canon


I ask you first to work on all these exercises and tunes for a week and then to upload your recordings of:
The C major scale
Exercise No. 20
Jig
La tête bizarde


Good luck!

I thank Geoff (GeoffB), Dan (dng) and flameproof, who have helped in the translation of my lessons into English.

Jean-François

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Exam qualifying submissions:
The C major scale
Exercise No. 20
Jig
La tête bizarde

James A. Showalter
The C major scale
Jig
Exercise No. 20
La tête bizarde

Judy Verbeeten
The C major scale
Exercise No. 20
Jig
La tête bizarde

Mike Cook
The C major scale
Exercise No. 20
Jig
La tête bizarde

William Byrd
The C major scale
Exercise No. 20
Jig
La tête bizarde

Robert Drechsler
The C major scale
Exercise No. 20
Jig
La tête bizarde

Ian Howe
The C major scale
Exercise No. 20
Jig
La tête bizarde

Jeffrey Wijnans
The C major scale
Exercise No. 20
Jig
La tête bizarde

Staffan Strömberg
The C major scale
Exercise No. 20
Jig
La tête bizarde

Graham Gaya
The C major scale
Exercise No. 20
Jig
La tête bizarde

Michael McClenney
The C major scale
Exercise No. 20
Jig
La tête bizarde

Mazen Yahya
The C major scale
Exercise No. 20
Jig
La tête bizarde

Christopher Langley
The C major scale
Exercise No. 20
Jig
La tête bizarde

Jono Diel
The C major scale
Exercise No. 20
Jig
La tête bizarde

Alan Burns
The C major scale
Exercise No. 20
Jig
La tête bizarde

Paul Cezanne
Exercise No. 20
Jig
La tête bizarde

Tuan Phan Thanh
The C major scale
Exercise No. 20
Jig
La tête bizarde

Alistair Mersereau
The C major scale
Exercise No. 20
Jig
La tête bizarde

Aaron Haskett
The C major scale
Exercise No. 20
Jig
La tête bizarde

Aaron Evans
The C major scale
Exercise No. 20
Jig
La tête bizarde
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Christopher Langley » Tue Oct 02, 2018 2:46 pm

Finally! Posting early again, if that's cool. I assure you all that I worked on the pieces far longer than a week when I recorded them.

I'm almost onto lesson 6 guys, one recording away! Slow and steady!









P.S. I can wait the week to post if these early submissions are breaking the rules or bothering anyone.

Happy playing all.
Studying Jazz and Blues now.. So it goes friends. I might make a return to Classical at some point.

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Robert Drechsler » Tue Oct 02, 2018 4:00 pm

Good Job Christopher!!! For me its a kind of motivation to see your early posts. Thumb up 😁

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Judy Verbeeten » Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:14 pm

Christopher Langley wrote:
Tue Oct 02, 2018 2:46 pm
Finally! Posting early again, if that's cool. I assure you all that I worked on the pieces far longer than a week when I recorded them.
Chris, I agree with Robert. I am grateful that you are posting early - gets things going, sets a high bar, and provides ample motivation. Thank you for doing so. Great job again.

Judy

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by James A. Showalter » Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:48 pm

Chris,

nice recovery on Jig. It's obvious you've spent more than 5 days.

James
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by James A. Showalter » Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:55 pm

Not setting any bar but here are a couple of submissions:

The C-scale:


And to contrast the effect of the metronome:

The Irish Jig (with it):



And without:



I'll complete the other two pieces and submit soon.

Thanks in advance for any commentary.
James
Last edited by James A. Showalter on Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:12 pm, edited 3 times in total.
1972 Morris No. 12
1973 Ryoji Matsuoka, No. 20
2014 Sakurai Kohno Pro-J
Martin Guitars (MC28, D12-28, J40)
National Resonator Guitar
Les Paul 1960 reissue

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Christopher Langley » Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:57 pm

I appreciate the kind comments all.

:merci:
Studying Jazz and Blues now.. So it goes friends. I might make a return to Classical at some point.

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Judy Verbeeten » Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:17 pm

Now that we are on our way, here are my Lesson 2 submissions.








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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by James A. Showalter » Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:37 pm

Judy,
Your submissions are perfect and calming to the ear. My only comment would be about the C-scale. It appears that I have made a major misinterpretation of how the musical score directs the scale be played and it wasn't until listening to your piece that I realized it.

Well done.
James
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1973 Ryoji Matsuoka, No. 20
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Judy Verbeeten » Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:51 pm

James A. Showalter wrote:
Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:55 pm

Thanks in advance for any commentary.
James
James, great tempo on Jig. Your background picture of the sail boat gave perfect 'context' to the song - I was picturing a few drunken sailors having a good time, dancing to the Jig.

Wow, there are a lot of acoustic guitars in the background - clearly you are a convert from the acoustic guitar. I presume it takes a fair amount of adjustment to go from acoustic to classical guitar.

Judy

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Christopher Langley » Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:01 pm

Judy, try not collapsing your fingertips when doing rest strokes.

Also, you switch up to free strokes in la tete bizarde.

James, watch that pinky. It should always mirror your ring finger. It should be relaxed.
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by James A. Showalter » Tue Oct 02, 2018 11:19 pm

Wow, there are a lot of acoustic guitars in the background - clearly you are a convert from the acoustic guitar. I presume it takes a fair amount of adjustment to go from acoustic to classical guitar.

Judy,
I'm a collector at heart. Maybe one day I'll be able to play all of my guitars at a level equal to their worth.

Thanks.
James
1972 Morris No. 12
1973 Ryoji Matsuoka, No. 20
2014 Sakurai Kohno Pro-J
Martin Guitars (MC28, D12-28, J40)
National Resonator Guitar
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by James A. Showalter » Tue Oct 02, 2018 11:52 pm

Students,
Here is my corrected C-scale:



My apologies for the pinky. It is a more grave problem than misinterpretation.
James
1972 Morris No. 12
1973 Ryoji Matsuoka, No. 20
2014 Sakurai Kohno Pro-J
Martin Guitars (MC28, D12-28, J40)
National Resonator Guitar
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Judy Verbeeten » Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:22 am

Christopher Langley wrote:
Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:01 pm
Judy, try not collapsing your fingertips when doing rest strokes.

Also, you switch up to free strokes in la tete bizarde.
Chris, good advice re taking care not to collapse my fingertips. I definitely will try to work on that. Thanks, Judy.

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by James A. Showalter » Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:41 am

And now, here is lesson-20:




James
1972 Morris No. 12
1973 Ryoji Matsuoka, No. 20
2014 Sakurai Kohno Pro-J
Martin Guitars (MC28, D12-28, J40)
National Resonator Guitar
Les Paul 1960 reissue

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