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D02 Classical guitar lesson 04

Postby Jean-François Delcamp » Mon Nov 30, 2015 10:19 am

Hello everyone,
Please start by downloading the latest version of volume D02.
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 D02.
- page 75 Jean-François DELCAMP (1956) GAMMES - SCALE - SCALES – ESCALAS
numbers 9, 10 and 12. 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.

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Next we'll work on two pieces by Carulli:
- pages 22-23 Ferdinando CARULLI (1770-1841) ARPEGGI DI TRE NOTE
ARPEGGI DI TRE NOTE consists of three sections of eight bars each, the third section being identical to the first. Thus it has an A-B-A structure, also called ternary form.

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- page 50 Ferdinand CARULLI (1770-1841) VALSE en la majeur
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).

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I ask you first to work on all these exercises and pieces for one week and then to post your recordings on the forum for:
- page 75 number 10 Scale of E minor with crescendo and decrescendo
- pages 22-23 Ferdinando CARULLI (1770-1841) ARPEGGI DI TRE NOTE
- page 50 Ferdinand CARULLI (1770-1841) VALSE en la majeur



Good luck!


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


Jean-François

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Exam qualifying submissions:

Scale of E minor with crescendo and decrescendo
ARPEGGI DI TRE NOTE
VALSE en la majeur

Chu Bun
Scale of E minor with crescendo and decrescendo
ARPEGGI DI TRE NOTE
VALSE en la majeur

Zafar Haq
Scale of E minor with crescendo and decrescendo
ARPEGGI DI TRE NOTE
VALSE en la majeur

Nathanael Benassi
Scale of E minor with crescendo and decrescendo
ARPEGGI DI TRE NOTE
VALSE en la majeur

Bert Stendahl
Scale of E minor with crescendo and decrescendo
ARPEGGI DI TRE NOTE
VALSE en la majeur

Andrei Puhach
Scale of E minor with crescendo and decrescendo
ARPEGGI DI TRE NOTE
VALSE en la majeur

Edna Lopez
Scale of E minor with crescendo and decrescendo
ARPEGGI DI TRE NOTE
VALSE en la majeur

Teodora Despotovic Kosanovic
Scale of E minor with crescendo and decrescendo
ARPEGGI DI TRE NOTE
VALSE en la majeur

Jose Ramon Martinez
Scale of E minor with crescendo and decrescendo
ARPEGGI DI TRE NOTE
VALSE en la majeur

CasperVanKerschaver
Scale of E minor with crescendo and decrescendo
ARPEGGI DI TRE NOTE
VALSE en la majeur

Alma Wistara
Scale of E minor with crescendo and decrescendo
ARPEGGI DI TRE NOTE
VALSE en la majeur

Colin Bullock
Scale of E minor with crescendo and decrescendo
ARPEGGI DI TRE NOTE
VALSE en la majeur

Angela Zhao
Scale of E minor with crescendo and decrescendo
ARPEGGI DI TRE NOTE
VALSE en la majeur

Rajesh Dhungel
Scale of E minor with crescendo and decrescendo
ARPEGGI DI TRE NOTE
VALSE en la majeur

Warley Lima
Scale of E minor with crescendo and decrescendo
ARPEGGI DI TRE NOTE
VALSE en la majeur
:( + ♫ = :)

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Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 04

Postby Zafar Haq » Mon Nov 30, 2015 11:20 pm

Hi, Classmates,
Just accidently found that next month study assignment lessons are now released.
1.Music sheet breakdown for study assignment "Scale of E minor with crescendo and decrescendo"page 75,Scale # 10.
1.Time Signature: 2/4
2.Tempo:84
3.Strokes: Apoyando
4.Measures: 9
5.Phrases: Not defined
6.Dampings: 5
7.Repeats: No
8.Special effects: Yes,"Crescendo"
A gradual increase in volume.
Can be extended under many notes to indicate that the volume steadily increases during the passage.wiki
"decrescendo"
A gradual decrease in volume. Can be extended in the same manner as crescendo.
9."#" symbol: Yes , F#
11.Lyrics: No
12.Rest: No
13. Articulation:
I did study "E Minor Scale".
Following information, I collected for myself and I explain it here for all classmates.
a.What is E-Minor Scale?
E-Minor scale is formed using the following formula.
W,H,W,W,H,W,W
W=whole=two frets
H=half=single fret
Lets create this scale.
EF#=W
F#G=H
GA=W
AB=W
BC=H
CD=W
DE=W
It is called "E-Minor natural Scale"
EF#GABCDE
Two more scales are created from "E-Minor Natural" are called "Harmonic E-Minor" and "Melodic E-Minor"scales.
To form "Harmonic E-Minor scale, you raise half note to the 7th degree note in "natural minor scale" which is "D" turn to "D#".
Harmonic E-Minor scale will be "EF#GABCD#E"
To form "Melodic E-Minor Scale", you raise half note to 6th and 7th degree notes in "Natural E-Minor Scale".
so "Melodic E-Minor Scale will be EF#GABC#D#E.Done.
In composition,"Melodic E-Minor Scale" is used in ascending order.Composer prefer to use "Natural E-Minor Scale on Descending order.
Now check your music sheet at page 75 Scale # 10,Melodic E-Minor is in Ascending and natural E-Minor in Descending order. :)

2.Study assignment "ARPEGGI DI TRE NOTES"
1.Time Signature: 4/4
2.Tempo:not mention
3.Strokes:not mention
4.Measures:24
5.Phrases: Not defined
6.Dampings: 9
7.Repeats: No
8.Special effects: No
9."#" symbol: No
11.Lyrics: No
12.Rest: Yes,quarter note at measure 24
13. Articulation:
14.Sequence is in triplet form.
Edit: In archive,one student posted this information.I did check few of the chords.
"Kirkland Gavin » Monday 11 May 2015, 19:09 pm

For the Exercise, the 3 note arpeggio in A min, I went through it a couple of time then wrote the chords above each bar.

Am, E7th,E7th,Am,A7th,Dm,Am,(Am,E7th),Am,C,G7th,G7th,C,Am7th,Dm,(C,G7th),C(the run from F to G#, Am,E7th,E7th,Am,A7th,Dm,Am,E7th,Am, The end of the piece.the chords are each bar the ones in parentheses are 2 chords to a bar. the piece is in 4/4 time.
I did this to help me play the B,C,D, and e sections.
Also since its in Amin the scale at first seamed to be the A harmonic minor, however there is the A7th chord in it the A,C#,G note's which would be the A Melodic Minor. I am trying to understand the 2 scales and how they are used in music which is confusing however I'm slowly understanding the scales.

This way I can also play this piece in Em, as well as other minor keys.

Anyway that is how I am learning this.

Kirk" Thanks to Kirk. :)

3.Study assignment "VALSE" page 50
1.Time Signature: 3/8
2.Tempo:63
3.Strokes: Not mention
4.Measures:24
5.Phrases: Not defined
6.Dampings: 11
7.Repeats: Yes,(D.C. al Fine): repeat from beginning to the end (or up to the word fine, should that appear at the end of the passage, movement &c. - the word "fine" itself signifying '"end" / "ending").
"Fine", instructs the musician to go back to the sign, and end the piece at the measure marked "fine".Wiki
8.Special effects:
9."#" symbol: Yes , C#,F#,G#
11.Lyrics: No
12.Rest: Yes,"one eighth" note at measure 8,16,24
13. Articulation:

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Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 04

Postby Chu Bun » Tue Dec 01, 2015 7:09 pm

These pieces seem easier than those from the previous two sessions. Good luck all.

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Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 04

Postby Kushtrim Avdiu » Wed Dec 02, 2015 5:30 pm

Chu Bun wrote:These pieces seem easier than those from the previous two sessions. Good luck all.


I agree, Chu.

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Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 04

Postby Chu Bun » Mon Dec 07, 2015 12:28 am

Anybody knows whether we need to submit one or both versions of the Arpeggi Di 3 Note?

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Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 04

Postby Andrei Puhach » Mon Dec 07, 2015 3:47 am

Hi Chu, I checked the previous year submissions, there is only one version played by students.

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Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 04

Postby Jeremy Gillard » Mon Dec 07, 2015 12:14 pm

Anybody knows whether we need to submit one or both versions of the Arpeggi Di 3 Note?

One version of it is fine I would say.
It's the player, not the guitar...
But, the guitar helps!!!

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Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 04

Postby Chu Bun » Mon Dec 07, 2015 4:27 pm

I'll do the version shown in the score sheet. Thanks.

It was harder than first thought. 20+ takes and still full of mistakes!

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Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 04

Postby Andrei Puhach » Fri Dec 11, 2015 3:14 am

Chu Bun wrote:I'll do the version shown in the score sheet. Thanks.

It was harder than first thought. 20+ takes and still full of mistakes!

Haha, I understand you :lol:

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Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 04

Postby Chu Bun » Sat Dec 12, 2015 7:44 am

My submissions for this month. Please give comments. They are very rough esp the valse piece. I think the fretting hand for these pieces is a bit harder than in the previous lessons. Very often you need to fret two or even more notes.


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Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 04

Postby Teodora Despotovic Kosanovic » Sat Dec 12, 2015 9:32 pm

Bravo Chu Bun.
I think that you did a great job and also you prepare those peaces very fast.
Best wishes
Teodora.

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Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 04

Postby Andrei Puhach » Sun Dec 13, 2015 3:23 am

Chu, congratulations!!
Nice and clean work! I liked that you did all damps properly. That's a tough job for me. My thumb tends to touch unintended strings before or after mutes.
My only minor complaint is about simultaneous sound production with the thumb.
But other than that - just great!

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Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 04

Postby Zafar Haq » Sun Dec 13, 2015 3:39 am

Hi, Classmates,
Here is my study assignment "MI mineur" video link. :)

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Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 04

Postby Zafar Haq » Sun Dec 13, 2015 3:45 am

Hi, Chu Bun,
Well done.
Watched all the three study assignments.
Good tempo,Rhythm,Melody.
Good video,audio,lighting,posture quality.
I agree with you regarding your study assignment "VALSE page 50" presentation. You already indicated as "rough". Keep it up.You are doing very well.

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Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 04

Postby Chu Bun » Sun Dec 13, 2015 4:31 pm

Thank you for the encouragements. In the valse piece I also forgot to do the silents at the end of each section (I believe pro. Delcamp placed his fretting pinky across the strings to damp the sounds).

My thumb tends to touch unintended strings before or after mutes

My thumb touches the adjacent strings after mutes (and even regular plucking) all the time. If the other strings is vibrating, this will make a very annoying buzzing sound. The youtube post process is very good at reducing noises and buzzes, so it is not obvious in the clips.

simultaneous sound production with the thumb

I'm still struggling with playing rest stroke with the thumb. I couldn't do thumb rest stroke with i+m+a free strokes at all (required in some parts of the three node arpeggio piece).


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