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D03 Classical guitar lesson 04

Postby Jean-François Delcamp » Mon Nov 30, 2015 10:20 am

Hello everyone,
Please start by downloading the latest version of volume D03.
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.

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- 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.

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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).

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- 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 … .

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- 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.

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I advise you to work on all the exercises and the four pieces for a week. Then 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




Good luck!


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


Jean-François

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Exam qualifying submissions:

PACKINGTON'S POUND
SALTAREN

Miguel Grajeda
PACKINGTON'S POUND
SALTAREN

Dennis Stewart
PACKINGTON'S POUND
SALTAREN

Mark Farber
PACKINGTON'S POUND
SALTAREN

David Yang
PACKINGTON'S POUND
SALTAREN

Bill Davis
PACKINGTON'S POUND
SALTAREN

Eva Pakaki
PACKINGTON'S POUND
SALTAREN

Angela Zhao
PACKINGTON'S POUND
SALTAREN

Archit Junnarkar
PACKINGTON'S POUND
SALTAREN
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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 04

Postby Kirkland Gavin » Sat Dec 05, 2015 4:20 am

Thanks for these wonderful lessons I very much appreciate mr. Delcamp playing these pieces and find them helpful.

I also like music posted by those taking the lessons as well. I started in Lessons Grade 2, and now in lessons 3rd grade thanks.

I only proceed with the next lesson when I have memorised and play the music some what good I then go to the next but continue to work on the previous music lesson's. I am also working on songs of my choosing from elsewhere thanks.

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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 04

Postby Miguel Grajeda » Fri Dec 11, 2015 5:38 pm

Hello, good morning from Mexico, went on to present what worked during these days:

Hola, buenos días desde México, paso a presentar lo trabajado durante estos días:

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I welcome your comments, they are happy in their lives.

Espero sus comentarios, sean felices en sus vidas.

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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 04

Postby Mark Farber » Fri Dec 11, 2015 8:34 pm

Hi Miguel. Nice job. I think the timing at the beginning of Packington's Pound is a little off. It sounds like you are not playing some of the notes for the correct mount of time.

Nice job on the Saltaren.

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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 04

Postby Miguel Grajeda » Sat Dec 12, 2015 4:53 pm

Thanks Mark for taking the time to review my class, and I noted a few days and upload a new version; a salute to the distance.

Gracias Mark por tomarte tu tiempo para revisar mi clase, ya tomé nota y en unos días subo una nueva versión; un saludo a la distancia.

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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 04

Postby Dennis Stewart » Sun Dec 20, 2015 3:20 pm

Hi everyone here are my videos for this lesson. The packington`s Pound i really struggled to play wihout errors, i recorded it at least 20 times. In the end i just wanted to get it done.

I would like to wish all of you a great time over Christmas and New Year!!!


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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 04

Postby Dennis Stewart » Sun Dec 20, 2015 3:33 pm

Miguel Grajeda wrote:Thanks Mark for taking the time to review my class, and I noted a few days and upload a new version; a salute to the distance.

Gracias Mark por tomarte tu tiempo para revisar mi clase, ya tomé nota y en unos días subo una nueva versión; un saludo a la distancia.



Hi Miguel, good job!

Mark has already mentioned the beginning of the Packingtons Pound. You cut short the dotted notes. It also happens again from measure 33 on.

You get a very nice tone on the Saltaren.

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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 04

Postby Mark Farber » Mon Dec 21, 2015 12:36 pm

Dennis - 20th time's a charm! Very nicely done. I like you relaxed tone.

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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 04

Postby Farid Yousefi » Tue Dec 22, 2015 9:29 am

Miguel Grajeda wrote:Hello, good morning from Mexico, went on to present what worked during these days:

Hola, buenos días desde México, paso a presentar lo trabajado durante estos días:
I welcome your comments, they are happy in their lives.

Espero sus comentarios, sean felices en sus vidas.


Hi Miguel
I think you play a bit out of rhythm sometimes.
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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 04

Postby Farid Yousefi » Tue Dec 22, 2015 6:57 pm

Hi Dennis
well playing . what is your opinion about playing measure 13 a bit slower?
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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 04

Postby Dennis Stewart » Tue Dec 22, 2015 7:33 pm

Farid Yousefi wrote:Hi Dennis
well playing . what is your opinion about playing measure 13 a bit slower?


Hi Farid, you are right, thanks for pointing it out. It would be nicer to play measure 13 a bit slower. This was for me the hardest part of the song, so i was probably concentrating too much in getting it right.

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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 04

Postby Mark Farber » Wed Dec 23, 2015 8:04 pm

Happy Holidays everyone! Here are my submissions, mistakes and all...

Packington's Pound

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Saltaren

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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 04

Postby Dennis Stewart » Thu Dec 24, 2015 3:41 pm

Mark Farber wrote:Happy Holidays everyone! Here are my submissions, mistakes and all...


Hi Mark, congratulations for your recordings, they both sound very good. I especially liked the change in the sound you get when moving your picking hand in the packingtons pound! The only advice i could give you is to try to get the dampening of the low E string a bit tighter.

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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 04

Postby Miguel Grajeda » Fri Dec 25, 2015 5:30 pm

Hi all, receive a hug Christmas holidays, and I wish them well in their lives for the coming year 2016, very successful and happy.
Dennis, well executed your pieces, congratulations.
Mark, nice job, a couple of Packington's failures, but nothing you can not fix.

Hola a todos, reciban un abrazo por las fiestas de navidad, y les deseo lo mejor en sus vidas para el próximo año 2016, mucho éxito y sean felices.
Dennis, muy bien ejecutadas tus piezas, felicidades.
Mark, bonito trabajo, un par de fallas en el Packington's, pero nada que no puedas solucionar.

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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 04

Postby Mark Farber » Sat Dec 26, 2015 12:51 am

Dennis Stewart wrote:
Mark Farber wrote:Happy Holidays everyone! Here are my submissions, mistakes and all...


Hi Mark, congratulations for your recordings, they both sound very good. I especially liked the change in the sound you get when moving your picking hand in the packingtons pound! The only advice i could give you is to try to get the dampening of the low E string a bit tighter.


Thanks Denis. I was not being particularly diligent at damping the bass strings, but will work on that over the coming week or so.


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