Hello fellow students,
As usual, some background information on lesson 10.
Anonyme - Se Io M'accorgo ben d'un altro amante
Some of you will recognize this piece. It was an additional piece in lesson 8 (D04). There's only a slight difference in the last bar(s).
"Se io m'accorgo ben mio d'un altro amante" was a popular song that was sung by a vocalist and accompanied by one or more instruments. This version is an orchestration for the lute. It's from a manuscript from the 16th century with a collection of lute pieces, acquired and transcribed by Oscar Chilesotti.
The title means something like: "If I find out that my sweetheart has another lover..."
Dionisio Aguado (1784-1849) Ejercicio 19
This exercise is part of Dionisio Aguado's New Guitar Method, first published in Spanish as the Nuevo Método para Guitarra in Madrid in 1843.
The second part of the book contains 20 exercises ('ejercicios', not egercicios as on page 64; although the Spanish 'j' is pronounced as 'g') for the right hand and 90 exercises for the left hand. Of course this Ejercicio 19 is for the right hand. Aguado emphasizes: "All the notes of the sextuplets should be given equal tone and value." So no rubato!
By the way, it's nice to know that Julián Arcas learned the guitar using Dionisio Aguado's method.
Julián Arcas (1832-1882) La Saltarina
La Saltarina means a woman (or a girl) making jumps (female acrobat). Here's the comment from the Soneto-edition of Arcas' complete works:"Its subtitle polka-mazurca is a bit strange. The polka has a binary rhythm; that of the mazurka is ternary, however. Moreover, the polka is of a less melodic nature than the mazurka.
La Saltarina is written in 3/4 time, has a binary form (2 sections) and is written in the key of A major. It substitutes the characteristic rhythm of the mazurka with two eight-notes, and at certain times dotted eight-note sixteenth-note appears. Section B is written in D major, subdominant of the key. A "D.C." must be played in order to return to the main key."
Jean-François Delcamp (1956) Prélude n°1 en ré mineur
This Prelude in D minor was written in 2006 and is dedicated to one of the moderators of the Delcamp-forum (Eric aka wchymeUS), who helped to translate the online lessons from French into English.
Does Jean-François Delcamp need an introduction?
Here's how the voice of the master sounds: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ij0kjOu ... 3BD1F2124E
Jean-François Delcamp was born on the 16th of October 1956 in Nice and began studying the guitar at the age of nine. A few years later he became a pupil of the guitar master Berthie Compostel, then of the masters Alberto Ponce and Alexandre Lagoya. He won the international guitar competition of Milan in 1981 and got the first prize for interpretation in the Concours International de Guitare de l'UFAM (Paris,1981).
In 1981 Jean-François Delcamp founded the guitar course at the Brest Conservatory of Music, Dance and Drama. After 35 years he's still teaching there.
Not many forum members will know that he played bass, guitar and lute in the progressive rock band Halloween from 1990 to 1993. [On Spotify you can find Halloween's album Merlin, with JFD on guitar, lute and bass.]
In 2001 Jean-François Delcamp created "Delcamp.net". Nowadays he is an enthousiastic ocean canoer.
We now have come to the end of the D05 lessons 2015-2016. Time to say "Merci beaucoup" to professor Delcamp. Thanks for all the work you've done to create this forum and these very usefull on-line lessons!