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Re: D04 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by Rick Beauregard » Tue Jan 05, 2016 5:09 am

Duang Turongratanachai wrote:Thanks Rick.
I like listen to your Ghiribizzo, you are so brave to make a record! :bravo:
I feel that it is hard and unsafe if I could not memorize the song. There is lots of work for this one to me.
:merci:
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After 30+ days my Ghiribizzo is not much better than that first try. I'll try to find one to post. I Just can't do it without mistakes.
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Re: D04 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by Haris Karachristianidis » Wed Jan 06, 2016 8:02 am

Rick, concatenations for Novelette! Very musical as always, a pleasure to listen to!

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Re: D04 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by Rick Beauregard » Thu Jan 07, 2016 5:58 am

OK, one last try at "The Itsy Bitsy Spider", er, Ghiribizzo No 24. :kap:


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1980 Dauphin D30
1962 Fender pre-CBS P-Bass
National Triolian Uke ca.1930
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Re: D04 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by Duang Turongratanachai » Thu Jan 07, 2016 10:32 pm

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Rick Beauregard wrote:OK, one last try at "The Itsy Bitsy Spider", er, Ghiribizzo No 24. :kap:
Bravo Rick :bravo: :bravo: :bravo:
This was great! It is really "The Itsy Bitsy Spider" :wink:
I would like to give up on this piece but you inspire me to continue :guitare:
:merci:
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Re: D04 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by Haris Karachristianidis » Fri Jan 08, 2016 8:09 pm

Rick, the new version of Ghiribizzo No 24 is very good! I think that the difficulty of this piece is that almost every part of it is new, almost no repetitions. So it is very difficult to play it without errors. But you did very well. It seems that you like this piece and you enjoy it.

:bravo:

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Re: D04 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by Haris Karachristianidis » Fri Jan 08, 2016 8:12 pm

Duang, very nice submissions in a demanding lesson. Nice tone too!

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Re: D04 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by Rick Beauregard » Fri Jan 08, 2016 8:28 pm

Haris Karachristianidis wrote:Rick, It seems that you like this piece and you enjoy it.

:bravo:
I find the Paganini pieces a challenge. But I don't like them, not at all. I force myself to try to play them because I know that they must be doing some good. We have a new one in Lesson 5. I think I might skip it!
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Re: D04 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by CarlWestman » Sat Jan 09, 2016 12:26 am

I've got no more skips. With a new year and reallocating my time (an ongoing process which has just begun), I hope to be in a position to do the final, but I think odds are at best 50/50 that I'll repeat year 4. Arguably I should anyway. It's like this: just when I needed to dedicate more time to practicing these harder pieces, I had less time to give.

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Re: D04 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by Haris Karachristianidis » Sun Jan 10, 2016 2:27 pm

So, here are my submissions, no video this time..
I am not happy with the results but am very happy lesson 4 is over and I proceed to lesson 5 with 2 great pieces!
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Re: D04 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by Duang Turongratanachai » Sun Jan 10, 2016 10:56 pm

Congratulation Haris :bravo: :bravo: :bravo:
All pieces sound very good. The 'Scarborough Fair' was a bit rush at third beat in bar 4.
I like your Novellette and Paganini. :casque:
I have still got lots and lots more working on the Paganini one.
Duang :bye:

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Re: D04 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by Rick Beauregard » Sun Jan 10, 2016 11:52 pm

Very nice Haris. I too am glad to move on to the next lesson.

I know you and I are a little different in terms of sticking to tempo. I am a Segovia disciple. To me, as he said, Tempo is like a row of trees, not telegraph poles. Your tempo/rhythm is perfect. Having said that, I think Scarborough Faire is one of those pieces that you can vary the tempo to get a nice flow in the melody. I agree with Duang: you were a little rushed in measure 4 through the rallentando. Also in measure 16, you were a little early I think on the 16th notes at the end of the measure.

Really excellent on the "Itsy Bitsy Spider" Paganini. I thought you could dampen the basses more quickly, more staccato in places.

The Novelette was perfect. My only critique is that you seemed to play through the rallentando in measure 10. Also you could emphasize the Crescendo/Decrescendo more, measures 7,15,19. You may have done so and it didn't come through on the recording. The ending was perfect. Very expressive.

Bravo my friend! :bravo:
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Re: D04 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by Rick Beauregard » Sun Jan 10, 2016 11:59 pm

CarlWestman wrote:I've got no more skips. With a new year and reallocating my time (an ongoing process which has just begun), I hope to be in a position to do the final, but I think odds are at best 50/50 that I'll repeat year 4. Arguably I should anyway. It's like this: just when I needed to dedicate more time to practicing these harder pieces, I had less time to give.
We should all feel free to post even partial sections of things we're working on and not worry too much about getting it perfectly right. I think this board is more about encouragement and inspiration than it is about evaluation and approval. And we might get some tips from each other on areas we are having problems with. I hope you can spend more time Carl, and don't worry about the exam. :casque:
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1980 Dauphin D30
1962 Fender pre-CBS P-Bass
National Triolian Uke ca.1930
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Re: D04 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by Haris Karachristianidis » Mon Jan 11, 2016 11:48 am

Duang and Rick, thank you for good words, you are very kind! :D
I agree with all your comments but I could not play these pieces anymore to learn them better and to make better recordings.
Rick, I like very much the way you use tempo, especially in Scarborough Fair.

Carl, I hope too you find time for the lessons this year, I saw you have completed 2 lessons, so you need 5 more to participate in the exams. :bye:

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Re: D04 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by Duang Turongratanachai » Mon Jan 11, 2016 10:46 pm

Rick Beauregard wrote:
CarlWestman wrote:I've got no more skips. With a new year and reallocating my time (an ongoing process which has just begun), I hope to be in a position to do the final, but I think odds are at best 50/50 that I'll repeat year 4. Arguably I should anyway. It's like this: just when I needed to dedicate more time to practicing these harder pieces, I had less time to give.
We should all feel free to post even partial sections of things we're working on and not worry too much about getting it perfectly right. I think this board is more about encouragement and inspiration than it is about evaluation and approval. And we might get some tips from each other on areas we are having problems with. I hope you can spend more time Carl, and don't worry about the exam. :casque:
Carl, I agree with Rick and Haris. :D
Duang

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Re: D04 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by CarlWestman » Tue Mar 22, 2016 4:22 pm

Hey everyone - I've been working on lesson 4 lately, had a question and a comment.

Novelette: with respect to the ending, second to last measure, is it the case that the only strings that are newly played in that measure (while a couple others continue to ring) are the high E and G, i.e., 1st and 3d strings at the 12th fret?

Scarborough Fair - came across a kind of cool little arpeggio by accident. Place your fingers in the positions as if you're playing measure 5 (i.e., capo 5, then xx7500 relative to that capo). Play the strings as if in the first measure - you can even add a 4th string D at the end (that would make it 7 notes instead of 6). Just try it, it sounds neat.

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