Postby Jean-François Delcamp » Mon Feb 01, 2016 5:58 pm
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 91 Jean-François DELCAMP (1956) LEGATO STACCATO
- page 92 Jean-François DELCAMP (1956) GLISSANDO
- pages 96-97 Jean-François DELCAMP (1956) MORDANTS ET TRILLES Level D02-D08, Ornaments in baroque music
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 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 37, 38, 39 and 40. Concentrate your practice on the passages highlighted in yellow, and do your best to perfect the position shift technique.
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 97 numéro 39 Jean-François DELCAMP (1956) MORDANTS ET TRILLES
- page 19 Gaspar SANZ (1640-1710) LA MIÑONA DE CATALUÑA
I thank Geoff (GeoffB) who has helped in the translation of my lessons into English.
Dennis Stewart wrote:Hi everybody. Here are my videos for this month.
Very nice Dennis. The trilles were fun to learn. I never did them with alternating finger positions like the lesson taught. That kind of helps keep them evenly spaced in sound but also added a dimension of difficulty. Also, I noticed on bar 6 I had to play that chord softer because it sounded a bit out of place when I played it full strength.
Hi Bill, the bar 6 chord sounds good as it is. Your right, using alternate fingers for the trilles is indeed more difficult. My problem was, same as you, i always did it only with one finger. To break that habit took some effort.