D01 Classical guitar lesson 04

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James A. Showalter
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by James A. Showalter » Sun Dec 30, 2018 3:43 pm

Jono/Chris,
There seems to be a regular occurrence of miss-sequenced alternations in the lessons. I think some may be errant while others may be meant to be that way. You are considering lesson-5 so to delve further into this let's look at Cano-Curriella, Leccion-1.

Consider the 1st and 2nd stanza. They are purely an alternating pattern with no detraction. Now look at the 3rd stanza, 1st 3 measures. They are sequenced as: [p-m-i-m] [p-m-i-m] [p-m-i-m]. Is there some kind of musical momentum that is achieved by repeating the measures in this fashion? How are they best played? And then the rest of the piece is not defined so artistic license is obviously granted.

Nothing much here just an observation.
James
1972 Morris No. 12
1972 Ryoji Matsuoka, No. 18
1973 Ryoji Matsuoka, No. 20
1990 Takamine C132S
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by Christopher Langley » Sun Dec 30, 2018 7:18 pm

James A. Showalter wrote:
Sun Dec 30, 2018 3:43 pm
Jono/Chris,
There seems to be a regular occurrence of miss-sequenced alternations in the lessons. I think some may be errant while others may be meant to be that way. You are considering lesson-5 so to delve further into this let's look at Cano-Curriella, Leccion-1.

Consider the 1st and 2nd stanza. They are purely an alternating pattern with no detraction. Now look at the 3rd stanza, 1st 3 measures. They are sequenced as: [p-m-i-m] [p-m-i-m] [p-m-i-m]. Is there some kind of musical momentum that is achieved by repeating the measures in this fashion? How are they best played? And then the rest of the piece is not defined so artistic license is obviously granted.

Nothing much here just an observation.
James
I noticed this too James. I personally decided to carry on alternating. I had worked so hard on alternation up to this point it seemed silly to ask my fingers to do anything else.

From what I understand M is supposed to sound heavier than I, but I have a pretty even tone between my fingers personally. Maybe with nails or better ears or more experience it starts to matters more.

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by Robert Drechsler » Mon Dec 31, 2018 5:47 pm

Happy new Year Students ;-) Hope you all have a good new Classic Guitar Year!!!

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by James A. Showalter » Mon Dec 31, 2018 6:08 pm

Thank you Robert.

Happy New Year's 2019 to you as well!
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 James A. Showalter » Mon Dec 31, 2018 6:13 pm

Probably a dumb question and certainly too early to be thinking about but do any of you have any perception of what the final exam process is? Any insight into what musical piece could be required?

Just thinking I'd like to start the New Year off with my goals clearly in mind.
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
Les Paul 1960 reissue

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by Christopher Langley » Mon Dec 31, 2018 6:27 pm

James A. Showalter wrote:
Mon Dec 31, 2018 6:13 pm
do any of you have any perception of what the final exam process is?
Info on exam process from last year. It was hiding in the online guitar classes archive.

viewtopic.php?f=118&t=119448

Last year the piece was Chanson Italienne. Here is Ken Kim's submission from last year. I pulled it from his youtube. He won't mind. I anticipate it will be the same piece this year.


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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by James A. Showalter » Mon Dec 31, 2018 9:20 pm

Thanks Chris.

I've watched some of Ken Kim's progress from last year. He is very musically inclined. I don't know that I could do that piece as well but I think it's good that I start practicing it now.

Enjoy the night and be careful. Firecrackers are not the classical guitarists friend.
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
Les Paul 1960 reissue

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by William Byrd » Mon Dec 31, 2018 11:37 pm

Happy New Year everyone from Japan. 2019 is the Year of the Pig.

Thank you for all your kind help during the past year.
昨年は大変お世話になりありがとうございました。
Sakunen wa taihen osewa ni nari arigatou gozaimashita.
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by Jono Diel » Mon Dec 31, 2018 11:55 pm

Happy New Year everyone! See you all next year!

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by Robert Drechsler » Tue Jan 01, 2019 1:26 pm

James A. Showalter wrote:
Mon Dec 31, 2018 6:13 pm
Probably a dumb question and certainly too early to be thinking about but do any of you have any perception of what the final exam process is?
Just go to "Classical guitar lessons archive" there you can find exam discussions for every year. Looks like there is a new exam piece every year.

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by James A. Showalter » Tue Jan 01, 2019 3:13 pm

Bill,
The pink pig and blue fence is a nice contrast. The pig face exudes happiness.
Domo arigatou gozaimashita.
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
Les Paul 1960 reissue

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by Staffan Strömberg » Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:28 pm

Graham Gaya wrote:
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.
You're right Graham, it seems I'm playing those measures at half speed. I will try to make a new recording. I screwed up on Alouette and Cadet rouselle as well so I should give them another try too.

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by Graham Gaya » Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:42 pm

Happy New Year mates....the discussion about lesson 5 and the exam process is a good motivator, let's keep it moving

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by Staffan Strömberg » Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:43 pm

Here are my comments for Ian, Carles, Graham and Jono's submissions.

Ian: great playing with good and steady tempo. You could perhaps work on damping strings that shouldn't keep ringing.

Charles: very nice and with a glorious reverb :)

Graham: very nice. Minor things that could be improved is that your left hand thumb sometimes is over the neck and not behind it. You play quite softly which is nice, but perhaps you could dig in a little more :)

Jono: very nice. Maybe you could play Alouette and Lundi matin a little bit faster.

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by Staffan Strömberg » Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:04 pm

William Byrd wrote:
Mon Dec 17, 2018 2:37 am
Hello Classmates,

Here are my submissions for the month. As usual, I had a nemesis this month in the form of La Cucaracha. I realize my tempo is off, but I think you will see by my reaction at the end of this particular take, I was satisfied with the effort. I won't bother to mention the number of previous attempts.

Bill
Good effort Bill. I can see that you're struggling with La Cucaracha, but still a good effort.
Sorry for the late comment.

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