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D02 Classical guitar lesson 05

Post by Jean-François Delcamp » Tue Jan 05, 2016 2:40 pm

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 76 Jean-François DELCAMP (1956) GAMMES - SCALE - SCALES – ESCALAS numbers 12, 13, 14.
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 12, 13 and 14 on page 76. Concentrate your practice on the passages highlighted in yellow, and do your best to perfect the position shift technique.

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Next we'll work on three pieces :
- page 11 Juan BOBROWITZ (1785-1845) DANSE POLONAISE
- page 25 Joseph MEISSONNIER (1790-1855) ANDANTE AFFETTUOSO
- page 56 Fernando SOR (1778-1839) ALLEGRETTO N°2 opus 44 :arrow: viewtopic.php?f=41&t=670

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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 25 Joseph MEISSONNIER (1790-1855) ANDANTE AFFETTUOSO
- page 76 number 13 Scale of C major with crescendo and decrescendo
- page 56 Fernando SOR (1778-1839) ALLEGRETTO N°2 opus 44


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:

ANDANTE AFFETTUOSO
Scale of C major
ALLEGRETTO N°2 opus 44

Zafar Haq
ANDANTE AFFETTUOSO
Scale of C major
ALLEGRETTO N°2 opus 44

Bert Stendahl
ANDANTE AFFETTUOSO
Scale of C major
ALLEGRETTO N°2 opus 44

Chu Bun
ANDANTE AFFETTUOSO
Scale of C major
ALLEGRETTO N°2 opus 44

Andrei Puhach
ANDANTE AFFETTUOSO
Scale of C major
ALLEGRETTO N°2 opus 44

Nathanael Benassi
ANDANTE AFFETTUOSO
Scale of C major
ALLEGRETTO N°2 opus 44

Alma Wistara
ANDANTE AFFETTUOSO
Scale of C major
ALLEGRETTO N°2 opus 44

Teodora Despotovic Kosanovic
ANDANTE AFFETTUOSO
Scale of C major
ALLEGRETTO N°2 opus 44

Angela Zhao
ANDANTE AFFETTUOSO
Scale of C major
ALLEGRETTO N°2 opus 44

Colin Bullock
ANDANTE AFFETTUOSO
Scale of C major
ALLEGRETTO N°2 opus 44

Jose Ramon Martinez
ANDANTE AFFETTUOSO
Scale of C major
ALLEGRETTO N°2 opus 44

Warley Lima
ANDANTE AFFETTUOSO
Scale of C major
ALLEGRETTO N°2 opus 44
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Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 05

Post by Zafar Haq » Tue Jan 05, 2016 9:43 pm

Hi Classmates,
New year, this month, lessons released.As usual, I will post this month study assignment music sheet breakdowns.
Study assignments,
1.ANDANTE AFFETTUOSO
2.Scale of C major
3.ALLEGRETTO N°2 opus 44
I found the meaning of few terms by reading the music symbols wiki.

a.What is "OPUS"?
Ans.Musical composition and collections of music.Composers identified their works with an opus number.A creative work, especially a musical composition numbered to designate the order of a composer's works.A musical composition by a particular composer, generally catalogued in order of publication."

b."ANDANTE"
It is simply related to tempo,at a walking pace (76–108 BPM)
Ans: (Classical Music) (to be performed) at a moderately slow tempo.

c."ALLEGRETTO"
This term related to tempo.
Ans:Allegretto – moderately fast (112–120 BPM)

d.C Maj Scale
How to create or form a C Maj Scale?
Ans:Using this formula
W=Whole=Two frets
H=half=single fret
Formula is" WWHWWWH"
CD=W
DE=W
EF=H
FG=W
GA=W
AB=W
BC=H
C Maj Scale is
CDEFGABC

Study Assignment "ANDANTE AFFETTUOSO".
1.Time Signature: 4/4
2.Tempo:104
3.Strokes: Not mention
4.Measures:17
5.Phrases: Not defined
6.Dampings:21
7.Repeats: Yes,measure 1 to 8,measure 9 to 17,at the end of piece measure 17, (D.C.al Fine),repeat again from measure 1 to measure 8(Fine).
8.Special effects: No,
9."#" symbol: Yes,measure 1,3,4,7,13,14,15
11.Lyrics: No
12.Rest:Yes,half note rest at pickup measure,m2,m4,5,6,9,10,11,12,13,14,15
Quarter note rest at m8,17.
13. Articulation.

Study assignment "Scale of C major"#13, page 76
1.Time Signature: 2/4
2.Tempo:Not defined
3.Strokes: Apoyando
4.Measures:7
5.Phrases: Not defined
6.Dampings:4
7.Repeats: No
8.Special effects: Yes,Dynamics,Crescendo,Decrescendo,gradual increase in volume,gradual decrease in volume.
9."#" symbol: No
11.Lyrics: No
12.Rest:No
13. Articulation.

Study assignment "ALLEGRETTO N°2 opus 44"
1.Time Signature: 2/4
2.Tempo:132
3.Strokes: Not defined
4.Measures:40
5.Phrases: Not defined
6.Dampings:24
7.Repeats: No
8.Special effects: No
9."#" symbol: Yes,m23,
11.Lyrics: No
12.Rest:Yes,Quarter note at m16,
13. Articulation.
Tie notes.Yes,between m(1 & 2),m(3 & 4),m(7 & 8),m(9 & 10), m(11 & 12), m(25 & 26), m(27 & 28), m(31 & 32), m(33 & 34), m(35 & 36), m18,20,
Tie definition:In music notation, a tie is a curved line connecting the heads of two notes of the same pitch and name, indicating that they are to be played as a single note with a duration equal to the sum of the individual notes' values. A tie is similar in appearance to a slur, however slurs join notes of different pitches which need to be played independently, but seamlessly.wiki :)

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Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 05

Post by Zafar Haq » Sat Jan 09, 2016 7:19 pm

Hi, Classmates,
Here is my study assignment "DO Majeur" video link. :)

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Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 05

Post by Andrei Puhach » Mon Jan 11, 2016 7:25 pm

Zafar Haq wrote:Hi, Classmates,
Here is my study assignment "DO Majeur" video link. :)

Youtube
Hi Zafar, congrats on the first submission of the month!
Good work! As always, great audio/video quality and presentation.
No complains about the left hand, all notes are taken properly.
Though I noticed that sometimes you did not alternate 'm' and 'a' fingers and played with 'm' only, especially towards the end. Also, when on the E string you accidentally touched the B string.
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Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 05

Post by Zafar Haq » Mon Jan 11, 2016 10:01 pm

Hi, Andrei Puhach,
Thanks,
Will care, not to use middle finger twice.just happened.I have to submit two more assignments.it is a challenge for me to memorize and play long pieces.

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Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 05

Post by Bert Stendahl » Wed Jan 13, 2016 6:07 pm

Hello Everyone
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Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 05

Post by Bert Stendahl » Wed Jan 13, 2016 6:09 pm

Sounds like much extra work if you memorize every assignment.
Zafar Haq wrote:Hi, Andrei Puhach,
Thanks,
Will care, not to use middle finger twice.just happened.I have to submit two more assignments.it is a challenge for me to memorize and play long pieces.
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Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 05

Post by Andrei Puhach » Thu Jan 14, 2016 5:24 am

I have a question about Andante Affettuoso measures 14-16 (or 3-5 from the end). In the video M Delcamp mutes E and B strings with his right hand fingers. I find it is easier to do this with the left hand little finger.
Unfortunately, the sheet music does not say what sort of damping should be used...
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Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 05

Post by Zafar Haq » Thu Jan 14, 2016 12:57 pm

Hi, Bert Stendahl,
As moderator John advice,small bites out of large piece.I do my practice, looking at the last 4 measures,look for time signature,key signature,tempo,listen to Mr.Delcamp video for melody,look for notes on the strings,block these notes,memorize it and continue my practice.I add connecting other measures e.g 6 measures and continue like this.If you have any advice, how I improve myself dealing with long pieces.

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Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 05

Post by Colin Bullock » Thu Jan 14, 2016 11:16 pm

Andrei Puhach wrote:I have a question about Andante Affettuoso measures 14-16 (or 3-5 from the end). In the video M Delcamp mutes E and B strings with his right hand fingers. I find it is easier to do this with the left hand little finger.
Unfortunately, the sheet music does not say what sort of damping should be used...
In all the previous lessons the LH finger has damped the one next to it and, as you say, this seems an easy way to do it. Any variation on this is usually indicated by showing which finger to use.
Maybe at this stage we are expected to follow our own fingering unless specifically indicated.

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Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 05

Post by Andrei Puhach » Fri Jan 15, 2016 4:05 am

Colin Bullock wrote:
Andrei Puhach wrote:I have a question about Andante Affettuoso measures 14-16 (or 3-5 from the end). In the video M Delcamp mutes E and B strings with his right hand fingers. I find it is easier to do this with the left hand little finger.
Unfortunately, the sheet music does not say what sort of damping should be used...
In all the previous lessons the LH finger has damped the one next to it and, as you say, this seems an easy way to do it. Any variation on this is usually indicated by showing which finger to use.
Maybe at this stage we are expected to follow our own fingering unless specifically indicated.
Thank you, Colin, for your response.
I think right RH finger damping should be used here. It is more challenging, but remember, we did a similar exercise? Moreover, it sounds much better when notes overlap a little bit than when there is an inevitable gap when doing LH damping.
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Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 05

Post by Andrei Puhach » Fri Jan 15, 2016 4:12 am

Bert Stendahl wrote:Hello Everyone
Hi Bert,
The first part is done very well, there are almost no mistakes. But the second, more challenging part might require some more work, especially the measures which involve the little finger a lot.
Also, the part 1 is played much faster than than part 2.
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Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 05

Post by Chu Bun » Fri Jan 15, 2016 5:13 am

Andrei,

Good eye. From reading the piece, I would assume the dampings will be done with the fretting hand. Apparently, prof. Delcamp also used the plucking hand many times in the Sor's piece where the fretting hand would be an easier choice. Maybe there is a lesson here.

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Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 05

Post by Bert Stendahl » Fri Jan 15, 2016 8:52 pm

In the assignment there is a link: viewtopic.php?f=41&t=670, but some images are missing?
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Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 05

Post by Chu Bun » Fri Jan 15, 2016 10:00 pm

Bert,

Thank you for pointing out the link. It makes a lot more sense now when and why Prof Delcamp moving his plucking hand around. I think the missing images are just the score sheet (whole or excerpt measures) which can be guessed from reading the accompanied texts.
Sorry that I've never commented on your pieces. Somehow I have to have something to look at in order to have some idea of what are going on!

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