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D03 Classical guitar lesson 4

Post by Jean-François Delcamp » Tue Jan 25, 2011 5:07 pm

Hello everyone,
Please start by downloading the new version of volume D03 that I updated today.
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.


Today, we're going to work on a series of exercises.
- page 89, numbers 13, 14, 15 - Jean-François DELCAMP (1956) GAMMES - SCALE - SCALES – ESCALAS
When changes of position are needed, you will be using the "position shift" technique. Position I is the left hand position where the index finger (1) is placed behind the 1st fret, position V is the hand position where the index (1) is placed behind the fifth fret, etc. The position shift involves moving the left hand along the neck, from position to position, from fret to fret. In the scales we're looking at today, notice that my first finger never leaves the first string, I use it as a guide for my hand. Position shifts are shown by oblique lines linking two fingering indications given for the same finger.
The following videos are for numbers 13, 14, 15 on page 89. Concentrate your practice on the passages highlighted in yellow, and do your best to perfect the position shift technique.






- Page 94, numbers 29, 30, 31. Jean-François DELCAMP (1956) LIAISONS - LEGATURE - SLURS – LIGADOS
We have already worked on the rest stroke (apoyando) with the fingers of the right hand. Now we are going to work on doing a rest stroke with the fingers of the left hand. That is the best way to learn how to execute descending slurs. In number 30, bar 2, the fingers of the left hand execute the slurs with the help of the rest stroke. The fingers 4, 3, 2 and then 1 pluck the second string then finish their move by coming up against the first string. Place the left hand fingers vertically in relation to the fingerboard, that's the right position to play slurs.









Finally, we'll look at 3 pieces, pages 14, 30, 46 et 47.
- page 14 Francis CUTTING (ca. 1600) PACKINGTON'S POUND
There are numerous repetitions, so vary the tone colour to avoid monotony. To obtain different tone colours, play:
- over the soundhole (the sound volume is at its best here and you get a good balance between the bass and treble notes);
- over the fingerboard (the sound here is softer, closer to the that of a clarinet, and the basses are softened);
- near the bridge (the sound here is more metallic, and becomes close to that of the harpsichord, the basses are strengthened and the trebles weakened).




- page 30 Gaspar SANZ (1640-1710) SALTAREN
This dance will serve as a basis for improvisation work proposed in lesson N. 7. The sequence of the three following chords: D Major, G Major, A Major requires imagination to avoid monotony. In order to avoid monotony use dynamic changes (fortissimo, forte, piano, pianissimo), different sound colors (sound hole, fingerboard, bridge, with nail, no nail) and different strumming styles: rasgueados, plucked chords, arpegiated to the bass or treble, etc … .




- page 46-47 Ferdinand CARULLI (1770-1841) ANDANTE
This piece consists of three sections, the third section being identical to the first, so it has an A-B-B-A structure, also called ternary form.
Vary the tone colour to avoid monotony.





I advise you to work on all the exercises and the four pieces for a week. From February 1st, please record and upload your recordings of the following:
- page 14 Francis CUTTING (ca. 1600) PACKINGTON'S POUND
- page 30 Gaspar SANZ (1640-1710) SALTAREN


I thank Eric (wchymeUS) and Geoff (GeoffB) who have helped in the translation of my lessons into English.


Jean-François
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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 4

Post by Jeremy Hickerson » Tue Jan 25, 2011 8:19 pm

From January 11th, please record and upload your recordings...
I assume this date will be corrected?
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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 4

Post by Jean-François Delcamp » Tue Jan 25, 2011 8:37 pm

yes :D
it's done (February 1st)
:merci:
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RicDavalos

Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 4

Post by RicDavalos » Sat Feb 05, 2011 8:19 pm

Hello all,

Here's Packington's Pound. I stumbled around measures 12 and 13, sometimes I hit it sometimes not. It'll take more practise.
[media]https://youtu.be/cUhLephU7xc&feature=youtube_gdata_player[/media]


I'm still working on Carulli's Andante. I'm working on getting the damping better and the overall rhythm smoother.

Cheers

Greg Johnson

Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 4

Post by Greg Johnson » Sun Feb 06, 2011 5:42 am

Ric, You're a quick study, I thought that was very good. I'm not quite up to tempo yet but I am enjoying learning this piece.

QadirASabur

Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 4

Post by QadirASabur » Sun Feb 06, 2011 4:28 pm

HI Ric,
I agree with Greg, that was very good.

Julio Galindo

Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 4

Post by Julio Galindo » Sun Feb 06, 2011 7:05 pm

:bravo: Ric!

Very good sound and great picture quality by the way.

I just posted Lagrima in youtube and some other pieces I´ve been working, but i hope i can turn in my homework sometime this week.

cheers

Leonardo Silva

Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 4

Post by Leonardo Silva » Sun Feb 06, 2011 9:36 pm

Good job Ric. I really liked your interpretation. :bravo:

Here is my first try on Francis CUTTING (ca. 1600) PACKINGTON'S POUND. Its what i said, my first try, so its not quite good already. I'll be trainning this one specially because of the damping stuff. Damping really turns the pieces harder to play.

This time i just recorded the audio. My digital camera isnt working properly...
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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 4

Post by RicDavalos » Mon Feb 07, 2011 10:39 pm

Thank you all for the comments.
Julio_Cesar_CancunMx wrote:
Very good sound and great picture quality by the way.
Thanks Julio. I used my i Phone 4 to record the video and I used my bose headset for the microphone which I clipped as close as possible to the guitar.

Leonardo. Good job on on Packington's Pound. It's better than what you give yourself credit for.

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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 4

Post by Jeremy Hickerson » Sun Feb 13, 2011 6:28 am

Here's my two posts:

Saltaren

[media]https://youtu.be/4a6sXm53KwM[/media]

Packington's Pound

[media]https://youtu.be/u23FeP-ppQA[/media]
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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 4

Post by Jeremy Hickerson » Sun Feb 13, 2011 6:36 am

Ric,

Very nice on Packington's Pound - extremely clear, even and lively tempo, good musical feel overall! A pleasure to listen to.
Jeremy

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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 4

Post by Jeremy Hickerson » Sun Feb 13, 2011 6:43 am

Leonardo,

There are parts of your Packington's Pound where it really comes together and sounds just like something you'd hear on the radio or a similar professional setting - you really have something going well here rhythmically, and in phrasing and dynamics. True there are other parts that still need polishing, as you said.
Jeremy

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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 4

Post by Jeremy Hickerson » Sun Feb 13, 2011 7:09 am

Julio,

Nice job on Lagrima, and on the Scarlatti piece and especially the beautiful sonorous Barrios! Everyone, you should check this out on Youtube, look for jcmusicpro.

I have also done some other stuff on youtube under jeremyhickersonsalem.
Jeremy

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Leonardo Silva

Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 4

Post by Leonardo Silva » Sun Feb 13, 2011 10:24 pm

Thanks Jeremy for you comments. Keeping the rithm for the entire piece is one of my great dificults. I always tend to accelerate some parts. Well, it should be expected on a Heavy Metal fan... :casque:

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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 4

Post by Jeremy Hickerson » Mon Feb 14, 2011 4:24 am

rock on!!
Jeremy

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