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D01 Classical guitar lesson 07

Post by Jean-François Delcamp » Wed Mar 02, 2016 8:50 am

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.




Improvisation work - D01
These exercises in improvisation are to be done several times a week, for several months.
Vary the volume (mf, pp, ff, p ...), timbres and rhythms. Never play the same thing twice, because it would cease to be improvisation, and would become composition.


1/ improvise on a single note (A) for 20 seconds.
2/ improvise using only two notes (G - A) for 20 seconds.
3/ improvise using only three notes (G - A - B) for 20 seconds.
4/ improvise using only four notes (D - G - A - B) for 20 seconds.

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Finally, we'll look at 8 tunes, pages 33 to 38. 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.
Anonyme : Quand j'étais chez mon père
Jean-François Delcamp : Bref n°2
Anonyme : Savez-vous planter des choux ?
Jean-François Delcamp : Bref n°1

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Anonyme : O bella ciao : In order to mark the beat yourself, you need to count the smallest rhythmic values out loud as you play, as indicated on the score: "1 e 2 e 3 e 4 e" ("1 and 2 and 3 and 4 and" in English).
Anonyme : No le daba el sol
Anonyme : Ah ! mon beau chateau !
Fernando Sor : Leçon II opus 60

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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:
Improvise using only four notes (D - G - A - B) for 20 seconds.
Anonyme : Quand j'étais chez mon père
Anonyme : O bella ciao : In order to mark the beat yourself, you need to count the smallest rhythmic values out loud as you play, as indicated on the score: "1 e 2 e 3 e 4 e" ("1 and 2 and 3 and 4 and" in English).


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:

Improvise using only four notes (D - G - A - B) for 20 seconds.
Quand j'étais chez mon père
O bella ciao

Angela Zhao
Improvise using only four notes (D - G - A - B) for 20 seconds.
Quand j'étais chez mon père
O bella ciao

Jenni Gribble
Improvise using only four notes (D - G - A - B) for 20 seconds.
Quand j'étais chez mon père
O bella ciao

David Florea
Improvise using only four notes (D - G - A - B) for 20 seconds.
Quand j'étais chez mon père
O bella ciao

Zafar Haq
Quand j'étais chez mon père
Improvise using only four notes (D - G - A - B) for 20 seconds.
O bella ciao

Tom Hayes
Improvise using only four notes (D - G - A - B) for 20 seconds.
Quand j'étais chez mon père
O bella ciao

Salvatore Lovinello
Improvise using only four notes (D - G - A - B) for 20 seconds.
Quand j'étais chez mon père
O bella ciao

Lê Vĩnh Hà
Improvise using only four notes (D - G - A - B) for 20 seconds.
Quand j'étais chez mon père
O bella ciao

Jonathan Lamb
Improvise using only four notes (D - G - A - B) for 20 seconds.
Quand j'étais chez mon père
O bella ciao

Warley Lima
Improvise using only four notes (D - G - A - B) for 20 seconds.
Quand j'étais chez mon père
O bella ciao

Charles Ramcharan
Improvise using only four notes (D - G - A - B) for 20 seconds.
Quand j'étais chez mon père
O bella ciao
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 07

Post by Angela Zhao » Mon Mar 07, 2016 3:14 pm

Hi classmate
This is my assignment.

Improvise using only four notes (D - G - A - B) for 20 seconds.

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Quand j'étais chez mon père

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O bella ciao

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 07

Post by David Florea » Mon Mar 07, 2016 8:10 pm

Angela, I found your improvisational piece interesting! The "Quand j'étais chez mon père" and "O bella ciao" seemed Technically correct but lacked lively tempo. With continued practice I'm sure that will improve. Very good!

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 07

Post by Angela Zhao » Mon Mar 07, 2016 11:20 pm

David Florea wrote:Angela, I found your improvisational piece interesting! The "Quand j'étais chez mon père" and "O bella ciao" seemed Technically correct but lacked lively tempo. With continued practice I'm sure that will improve. Very good!
Hi David
Thank you watch my video!
Actually I don't know any improvisational, but teacher ask we do it, I just try it,hope classmates can give me some adivises.
and the other videos you give me good advises,I'll pracitce the songs more and take care of the tempo.
Thank you very much!

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 07

Post by Salvatore Lovinello » Tue Mar 08, 2016 2:34 pm

Are we supposed to count the O Bello Ciao out loud as part of the lesson or only when we practice? Geoff, can you pipe in on this?

Nice job on hitting the notes, Angela. I would like to see more interpretation on your part. I think the Quand is screaming for rubato. Lovely improvisation. It sounds very Asian...

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 07

Post by CarlWestman » Tue Mar 08, 2016 3:32 pm

As I recall from my D01 days, I had to count out loud on the recording. I would follow the example set by M. Delcamp in the video, and if you want a recording without the counting, just go ahead and do another one, but leave out the counting.

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 07

Post by John Montes » Tue Mar 08, 2016 8:28 pm

Salvatore Lovinello wrote:Are we supposed to count the O Bello Ciao out loud as part of the lesson or only when we practice? Geoff, can you pipe in on this?
Keep in mind Prof. Delcamp is showing how to count and likewise perform the piece, so for didatic purposes a demonstration of counting aloud while playing is included in the video. This can be a very invaluable technique for beginners until they get to a point where the counting is done mentally and or with a taping foot, or mental metronome, or real metronome

I don't think we're going to reject a video if the verbal counting is not included/heard in a student submission and the essential rhythm is really close :-)

If the rhythm is quite erratic and noticeably out of step/rhythm, then there would likely be comments and probably suggestions to try diligently practicing the "counting out loud" method for better results.
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 07

Post by Jenni Gribble » Wed Mar 09, 2016 2:28 am

Here are my three pieces. Sorry they are so slow. Better slow than really really wrong.


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On this next one, I am not counting aloud, but I am tapping my foot--my preferred method of counting (You can see the guitar moving up and down).


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Here's my improv. I really eager to learn to improv, but my attempt seems pretty weak. I guess you have to start somewhere.


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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 07

Post by Jenni Gribble » Wed Mar 09, 2016 2:37 am

Angela,

I really love your improvisation. Mine seems so boring now. I was conscious of not making a "composition" that I wasn't sure what to do.

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 07

Post by David Florea » Wed Mar 09, 2016 6:38 pm

Here are my submissions for D01-Lesson 7

Improvise using only four notes (D - G - A - B) for 20 seconds.
Quand j'étais chez mon père
O bella ciao


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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 07

Post by Jenni Gribble » Thu Mar 10, 2016 3:52 am

David, Nice job. I think with some practice, the pieces will go a bit smoother. However, if you are like me, they are also smoother when I am not recording.

Do you have a Yamaha guitar? Your guitar looks a lot like mine. I have a CG 102. I'll probably upgrade eventually, after I know what I want.

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 07

Post by David Florea » Thu Mar 10, 2016 6:48 pm

Jenni, Thanks! Ill keep plugging along. This reminds me of trying to read and write in a different language. Start out with childrens books. practice penmanship and craftsmanship. Im sure it will take some time, but Im trying not to get discouraged. "all good things take time and practice". Someone said that. Yes I have a yamaha, CG-100A. Very good for now. I have German rubio. I has a nice sound but im at the level that the Yamaha sounds about the same to me. Im trying not to nick it up. Thanks for the encouragement. I truely appreciate the feedback.

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 07

Post by Angela Zhao » Fri Mar 11, 2016 1:31 am

Jenni Gribble wrote:Angela,

I really love your improvisation. Mine seems so boring now. I was conscious of not making a "composition" that I wasn't sure what to do.
Hi Jenni
Thank you enjoy my improvisation.
I watch your video, yours are also interesting.
In the other two videos, I saw your right hand, it's looks a little tight, if you can relax your other fingers,it will be more better.
And I think you can make it. :bravo:

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 07

Post by Angela Zhao » Fri Mar 11, 2016 1:40 am

Hi David
I watch your videos, I saw your right hand's thumb is free when there is no pluk string, if you can rest you thumb on the sixth or fifth string, it'll be better, you can watch the teacher's demo.
Your paly are aslo good, you can make progress with you efforts.
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 07

Post by David Florea » Fri Mar 11, 2016 2:20 am

Thank you, Angela!

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