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Thomas Drummond
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Thomas Drummond » Wed Feb 15, 2017 12:25 am

I dont know a scale that uses pinky. actually so far, ive only been given Cmaj; first position. 1 octave.
Trying to improvise, ive been just running up and down the neck with all my fingers.

OTOH, ive been drilling my A finger pretty good. Im going back to older songs and getting them up to tempo using M A rather then the I M.
I can hear when I play, using MA, songs are softer, and have less attack. trying to get it to match is going to take work; and is something
Ill likely do for the foreseeable future.
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Ryan Bassette
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Ryan Bassette » Sun Feb 26, 2017 1:21 am


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Again, having trouble getting a consistent volume between i and m, due largely to a difference in nail length/angle of attack, but the rest stroke feels marginally better this 2nd week. Those exercises (in particular the ones NOT assigned for videotaping) are pretty killer (as in, ouch that really really makes me want to throw this guitar and call the whole thing off lol).

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Ryan Bassette » Thu Mar 02, 2017 7:08 pm

My apologies to anyone who might have tried to view my submission videos as I had failed to make them public (oops); they are now available and should be visible to all.

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John Montes
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by John Montes » Fri Mar 03, 2017 1:51 am

Ryan Bassette wrote:
Nice work Ryan :bravo:

There may have been a couple of places where the index-finger (i) is plucking two notes in succession versus alternation with i and m such as in measure 1 the first few notes, then on the repeat.
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Ryan Bassette
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Ryan Bassette » Fri Mar 03, 2017 5:47 am

John Montes wrote:
Ryan Bassette wrote:
Nice work Ryan :bravo:

There may have been a couple of places where the index-finger (i) is plucking two notes in succession versus alternation with i and m such as in measure 1 the first few notes, then on the repeat.

This is probably the case John, and thanks for picking that up; this habit is coming from my bass playing years ago (haven't touched it in a while...I know, sounds like a vice lol) where it is often taught as a form of 'economy picking' to use the finger that is already at rest on the lower string rather than alternate (depends on the context and the rhythmic effect desired etc). I'm noticing myself doing it quite often and trying to correct when I do indeed pick it up, but it is definitely a challenge.

Thanks for the kind words,

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by John Montes » Tue Mar 07, 2017 2:11 pm

Ryan Bassette wrote: This is probably the case John, and thanks for picking that up; this habit is coming from my bass playing years ago (haven't touched it in a while...I know, sounds like a vice lol) where it is often taught as a form of 'economy picking' to use the finger that is already at rest on the lower string rather than alternate (depends on the context and the rhythmic effect desired etc). I'm noticing myself doing it quite often and trying to correct when I do indeed pick it up, but it is definitely a challenge.

Thanks for the kind words,

Ryan
Not a problem Ryan, that is exactly where these alternation exercises will help train the fingers and increase muscle memory. :-)

In more advanced playing and in special cases there can be situations where a performer may be trying to get a particular tone or volume quality in a targeted section of music and may deviate slightly from a strict finger alternation in those limited circumstances.

One example is an Agustin Barrios piece, the Prelude piece in La Catedral. There are some players that use the middle finger--instead of the ring finger-- to rest-stroke the upper melody and immediately play the following note with the same middle finger and then alternate fingers for other arpeggiated notes. It is done in order to get a fuller, rounder tone that may not be as easily obtained when using the ring finger.
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JoshBacking
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by JoshBacking » Sun Mar 26, 2017 5:23 pm

Hello,

Here are the uploads for this weeks lesson. I was travelling for work and so the schedule has been difficult to keep. I realize that I've got work to do on timing. I have a metronome, but don't use it all the time, it's probably something that would help. I got a stand, as you can see, to help with posture and positioning.

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Minh-Man Nguyen » Tue Apr 11, 2017 9:29 am

Hi everyone!
Here is mine! :D

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