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D01 Classical guitar lesson 05

Post by Jean-François Delcamp » Tue Jan 05, 2016 2:38 pm

Hello everyone,
Please start by downloading the latest version of volume D01.
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 D01.
These exercises will work upon the technique of simultaneous rest strokes (apoyando) with the thumb and index finger, and also with the thumb and middle finger.
The rest stroke is a way to play the string with a finger movement which plucks the string and then continues to move until it comes to rest on the adjacent string. Working on this technique will allow you to discover the best position for your plucking hand (the right hand if you are right-handed).
If you are already used to plucking the strings with free strokes, the simultaneous rest strokes with the thumb and a finger will seem difficult to you, even impossible. But be assured, with patience and perseverence, this difficulty will be resolved in 30 minutes. I know from experience that the first tries are truly discouraging, particularly for adults. It is for this reason that I wish to reassure you in advance, take heart, you will be able to do it.
Page 26 : Jean-François Delcamp - Polyphony
Page 58 : Jean-François Delcamp - Rest stroke, number 15.

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Finally, we'll look at 4 simple tunes, pages 27 to 28. These tunes will work upon the technique of simultaneous rest strokes (apoyando) with the thumb and index finger, and also with the thumb and middle finger.
Antonio Cano-Curriella : Leccion I (Rest stroke)
Pascual Roch : Exercices de simple alternation
Anonyme : Donne-moi la fleur (Rest stroke)

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I ask you first to work on all these exercises and tunes for a week and then to upload your recordings of:
Jean-François Delcamp : Polyphonie, numero 2 (Rest stroke)
Antonio Cano-Curriella : Leccion I (Rest stroke)
Pascual Roch (1860-1921) : Exercices de simple alternation (Rest stroke) [No video provided]


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:

Polyphonie
Leccion I
Exercices de simple alternation

Zafar Haq
Polyphonie
Exercices de simple alternation
Leccion I

Cao Nguyen
Polyphonie
Leccion I
Exercices de simple alternation

Angela Zhao
Polyphonie
Leccion I
Exercices de simple alternation

David Florea
Polyphonie
Leccion I
Exercices de simple alternation

Jonathan Lamb
Polyphonie
Leccion I
Exercices de simple alternation

Charles Ramcharan
Polyphonie
Leccion I
Exercices de simple alternation

Salvatore Lovinello
Polyphonie
Leccion I
Exercices de simple alternation

Lê Vĩnh Hà
Polyphonie
Leccion I
Exercices de simple alternation

Juan Silva
Polyphonie
Leccion I
Exercices de simple alternation

Jenni Gribble
Polyphonie
Leccion I
Exercices de simple alternation

Warley Lima
Polyphonie
Leccion I
Exercices de simple alternation

Tom Hayes
Polyphonie
Leccion I
Exercices de simple alternation
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 05

Post by David Florea » Wed Jan 06, 2016 9:16 pm

Excuse me but is the video example missing?; Pascual Roch (1860-1921) : Exercices de simple alternation (Rest stroke)

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 05

Post by John Montes » Thu Jan 07, 2016 1:39 am

David Florea wrote:Excuse me but is the video example missing?; Pascual Roch (1860-1921) : Exercices de simple alternation (Rest stroke)
Hi David, it appears to be missing, we'll check to see if a video example is available. If there is one, we'll have it fixed.
Thanks for alerting us
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 05

Post by David Florea » Thu Jan 07, 2016 9:05 pm

No problem. I checked last years d01-lesson 5 in the archives. There was not an example either. Some students did post videos as it was a requirement. Thanks

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 05

Post by John Montes » Thu Jan 07, 2016 11:15 pm

Yes, we've also checked the archives and the other language forums. I cant promise that an "official" video will be available soon, but as you have found, the archives have some student postings for the last couple of years of D01-L5 as examples :-)
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 05

Post by Zafar Haq » Sun Jan 10, 2016 12:47 am

Hi, Classmates,
Here is my study assignment "Exercises De Simple Alternation part #1" video link. :)

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Hi, Classmates,
Here is my study assignment "Exercises De Simple Alternation Part 2" video link. :)

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Moderator note - Part 2 of the lesson from here has been merged with this Part 1 posting

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 05

Post by Cao Nguyen » Sun Jan 10, 2016 2:14 am

Hi Zafar,

You have good timing and clear tone. Your i finger sounds louder than your m in the first two parts, and your a is also louder than your m in the last two parts. Practice more to achieve more consistent tone quality and volume.

Not everyone will agree on this, but I think you should try playing at higher tempos (more on this later).

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 05

Post by Zafar Haq » Sun Jan 10, 2016 2:39 am

Hi,Cao Nguyen,
Thanks,Yes, my finger strength is variable physically. Index finger is more comfortable than middle finger.I kept my tempo to my comfort level.Will try to post another practice video keeping my fingers producing consistent sound.Good observations.

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 05

Post by Janet Hillenbrand » Sun Jan 10, 2016 3:09 pm

Hello classmates,

There's a new symbol that I don't recognize. it's on the 9th measure of p 29 Donne-Moi La Fleur. It's a rectangle with an underscore and a dot to the right of it. Does anyone know what it means?

Never mind. I just realized that it's a rest stroke.
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 05

Post by Colin Bullock » Sun Jan 10, 2016 3:31 pm

Janet Hillenbrand wrote:Hello classmates,

There's a new symbol that I don't recognize. it's on the 9th measure of p 29 Donne-Moi La Fleur. It's a rectangle with an underscore and a dot to the right of it. Does anyone know what it means?

Thanks,

Janet
The black rectangle at the beginning of bar?
It is a rest for the bass line. It is a dotted minim = dotted 1/2 note = 3 crotchets (1/4 notes)
The line is just a shortened ledger line to show it is a minim not a semibreve.
So it is just saying don't play a bass note for this bar.

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 05

Post by John Montes » Sun Jan 10, 2016 5:05 pm

Hi Janet,

Collin is correct that the minim + dot = rest for 2 beats + an extra beat = total silence of 3 of 3 beats in this exercise that is in 3/4 time.

The minim is typically referred to as a half-rest (silence for 1/2 measure/bar) in the U.S. and "top-hat" as a memorization mnemonic.
The semibreve rest is typically referred to as whole rest (silence 1 measure/bar) in the U.S and "bottom-hat" as a memorization mnemonic.

Technically, the exercise could also have been noted with a semibreve/whole rest to silence the bass line for the entire 3 beats of a measure in 3/4 time.
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 05

Post by Zafar Haq » Sun Jan 10, 2016 6:44 pm

Hi, Classmates,
Here is my study assignment "POLYPHONIE #2 " video link. :)

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Hi, Classmates,
Here is my study assignment "POLYPHONIE part 1" video link. :)

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moderator note - Part 1 moved to this post from here

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 05

Post by Janet Hillenbrand » Sun Jan 10, 2016 7:16 pm

Thanks Colin and John.

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 05

Post by John Montes » Tue Jan 12, 2016 3:29 am

D01 students -- The Pascual Roch alternation exercise has been notated with a textural update/message in Maestro Delcamp's lesson posting area to indicate that there is no video example for that exercise.
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 05

Post by AndreiO » Tue Jan 12, 2016 6:46 pm

Well done Mr Zafar!
:) :bravo:
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