D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Dustin McKinney » Thu Dec 08, 2016 4:21 am

Dustin McKinney wrote:Here are my submissions for this lesson!



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Are these good for the exam? They've been posted for a bit. :bye: :contrat: :chaud: :lol:
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Nelson Lee » Thu Dec 08, 2016 7:23 am

Sorry. Wrong Lesson! Regards, Nelson.

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Dustin McKinney » Thu Dec 08, 2016 11:59 am

Nelson Lee wrote:Sorry. Wrong Lesson! Regards, Nelson.
Now I'm confused! I just checked the first page, and these are the same songs listed? Did I miss something?
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Marko Räsänen » Thu Dec 08, 2016 12:24 pm

Dustin McKinney wrote:
Nelson Lee wrote:Sorry. Wrong Lesson! Regards, Nelson.
Now I'm confused! I just checked the first page, and these are the same songs listed? Did I miss something?
I think Nelson meant the he accidentally posted into wrong lesson topic, so his comment wasn't replying to your post.
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Nelson Lee » Thu Dec 08, 2016 2:53 pm

Dustin McKinney wrote:
Nelson Lee wrote:Sorry. Wrong Lesson! Regards, Nelson.
Now I'm confused! I just checked the first page, and these are the same songs listed? Did I miss something?
Hi Dustin. Sorry about my confusing message. Marko is right. I was looking ahead to see what lesson 2 was like and I posted a message accidentally. Regards, Nelson. By the way..... Your feedback about internalizing the beat is proving to be very helpful!

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by John Montes » Sat Dec 10, 2016 6:02 pm

Dustin McKinney wrote:Here are my submissions for this lesson!
NIce work Dustin :bravo:
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Uriel Garcia » Sat Dec 24, 2016 3:52 am

Here is my missing exercise video.

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Nelson Lee » Thu Jan 05, 2017 12:21 pm

Nelson Lee wrote: Hi Everyone. The following videos are my D01-02 Lesson pieces with the following focus:

1. Slowing the tempo, tapping the beat, internalizing the beat.
2. Keeping my LH pinky curved and NOT pointing. Keeping the LH fingers close to the strings.
3. Keeping my LH thumb positioned correctly and NOT bending the thumb joint.
4. Keeping my RH fingers and thumb off the strings when not picking.

Also, I have been playing the exercise pieces without sheet music. I am thinking this approach would help me use the right side of my brain (creativity) and allow me to use my ears more (critical listening). I am still messing up too much when recording! Any thoughts on this?

I have included video with and without metronome beats.

Please feel free to give me feedback. Thanks so much for the support, Nelson.


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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Nelson Lee » Thu Jan 05, 2017 12:32 pm

Dustin McKinney wrote:Here are my submissions for this lesson!
Hi Dustin. Nice job on the Lesson 2 pieces! Good work, Nelson.

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Dustin McKinney » Fri Jan 06, 2017 2:17 am

Nelson Lee wrote:
Nelson Lee wrote: Hi Everyone. The following videos are my D01-02 Lesson pieces with the following focus:

1. Slowing the tempo, tapping the beat, internalizing the beat.
2. Keeping my LH pinky curved and NOT pointing. Keeping the LH fingers close to the strings.
3. Keeping my LH thumb positioned correctly and NOT bending the thumb joint.

Also, I have been playing the exercise pieces without sheet music. I am thinking this approach would help me use the right side of my brain (creativity) and allow me to use my ears more (critical listening). I am still messing up too much when recording! Any thoughts on this?

I have included video with and without metronome beats.

Please feel free to give me feedback. Thanks so much for the support, Nelson.


Damp P59-20

Youtube


Youtube


Scales P54-1-CMajor

Youtube


Youtube


Une Souris Verte P12

Youtube


Youtube


J'ai Du Bon Tabac P13

Youtube


Youtube

Nelson!

This is pretty good work! The scale could use more crescendo-diminuendo with the rise and fall of the line. You kept it pretty even volumes the whole way.

There are a couple hiccups where a nail got caught or a note fretted out here and there with the rest of the samples. These aren't big concerns.

If you listen closely to your recordings, you will notice a click with each attack of the string. This is cause by one of 3 reasons, in my experience.
1. Your nails might be too long. This is also why the bail snags here and there.
2. Your nail shape might not allow the string to glide freely.
3. The flesh of you finger is hitting a split second before the nail instead of the nail and finger hitting flush.
I believe #3 is the culprit. It's a tricky, bad habit that I had some issues overcoming in college.

Other than that, the submissions sound good! Great work!
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Nelson Lee » Fri Jan 06, 2017 2:42 am

Dear Dustin, Thanks for the wonderful feedback. I will be mindful of dynamics as you suggested and I will start experimenting with the shape of my nails. I appreciate the time you spent on helping me improve, Dustin. Regards, Nelson.

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Binh NguyenKhac » Sat Jan 07, 2017 5:35 am

Nelson Lee wrote: Hi Everyone. The following videos are my D01-02 Lesson pieces with the following focus:



Hi Nelson. Love to listen to your song. Your pose is good, fingers are relax, and I can see you can feel the beat. :casque:

One more thing, in this video at 0:27

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Each time you use your left hand ring finger, you raise your wrist. My guess is: when you want to play a note loud, you have to pluck your right hand fingers harder (this is normal). But this motion transfers to your left hand and makes your wrist raise. Play louder is the right hand job. Try to remove unnecessary movements.

I used to press my left hands fingers harder and harder when playing crescendo, and this is wrong. My goal right now is to make my left hand "float like a butterfly" and move effortlessly as my command hehe :)

Good job Nelson

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Nelson Lee » Sat Jan 07, 2017 2:06 pm

Hi Binh, Thanks for helping me improve with your feedback. My progress would not be possible without it! Your are right about my left wrist. I wasn't aware that I was doing this! It's awesome to get your perspective. I will work on this now that I am aware of it. Much regards, Nelson.

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Thomas Drummond » Fri Jan 27, 2017 3:59 am

Im having a ridiculously hard time with the exercises in this lesson, the ones for the right hand where
you have to keep fingers on the strings while plucking with the others.

No matter how slow I go, the fingers dont obey (literally, i can sit there, over the course of many seconds doing 1 BPM and not get it)

my fingers P-I-A stay on the strings for example, and then i have to move with the M fingers, but no matter what, I wants to move.

I can do the one required for the upload, but the other ones... wow.. my hand is just not made that way.


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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Marko Räsänen » Fri Jan 27, 2017 9:57 am

Thomas Drummond wrote:Im having a ridiculously hard time with the exercises in this lesson, the ones for the right hand where
you have to keep fingers on the strings while plucking with the others.
That's pretty hard exercise, and we've all felt at first that it's impossible to do, but the same exercise keeps repeating through the various levels until level D05 at least. You'll get better at it over time.
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