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Andreas Hanuschek
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by Andreas Hanuschek » Wed Jan 04, 2017 6:12 pm

Hi Roger very good play. But...
In your Version 2 from la cucaracha there are some mistakes I think. It sounds wrong sometimes. You do not use your pinky finger.
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by Rodaan Peralta » Thu Jan 05, 2017 6:45 am

Sorry for the lateness on this. Was busy with the holidays! Still need to work on damping and my speed but here are my attempts:

Anonyme : La cucaracha

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Anonyme : Alouette, gentille alouette

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Anonyme : Lundi matin

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Anonyme : Cadet Rousselle

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by Roger Dorfield » Fri Jan 06, 2017 3:01 am

Hi Guys here is my Last Lesson for D01-04
This one was difficult for me with the rhythm. Most of the Lessons have been with 4/4 timing.
I could not understand how to count verbally in 6/8 timing. So I did some research and discovered that in 6/8
the 1/8 note gets one beat and the 1/4 note gets two beats.
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by Roger Dorfield » Sat Jan 07, 2017 3:53 am

Andreas Hanuschek wrote:Hi Roger very g ood play. But...
In your Version 2 from la cucaracha there are some mistakes I think. It sounds wrong sometimes. You do not use your pinky finger.
Hi Andreas Thanks for the review. I uploaded the wrong v2 video. In this one I was using the open B string rather than the fretted B note.
I see that you are progressing, your right hand is looking so much better. Are you using the headphones to keep rhythm ?
Thanks again
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by Binh NguyenKhac » Sat Jan 07, 2017 5:40 am

Roger Dorfield wrote:Hi Guys here is my Last Lesson for D01-04
This one was difficult for me with the rhythm. Most of the Lessons have been with 4/4 timing.
I could not understand how to count verbally in 6/8 timing. So I did some research and discovered that in 6/8
the 1/8 note gets one beat and the 1/4 note gets two beats.
Good job Roger, your rhythm is better, congratulation :bravo:

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by Andreas Hanuschek » Sat Jan 07, 2017 4:11 pm

Roger Dorfield wrote: Are you using the headphones to keep rhythm ?
Thanks again
Hi Roger. Yes. Sometimes I need a metronom in my ear. If I only count I count as I play.
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by Roger Dorfield » Sat Jan 07, 2017 5:04 pm

Andreas, I tried using a metronome while playing but it seems to get in the way of me hearing the sound of the different notes of a song. I guess the right side of my brain needs to adjust. I use it to practice Segovia scales. I set the metronome rhythm to 1/4 notes and play the scale in 1/8 notes. I think this method will eventually help me use the metronome with a song that has different rhythms. I may follow your example and try head phones.

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by Roger Dorfield » Sat Jan 07, 2017 10:41 pm

Lucian Bistreanu wrote:Merry Christmas everybody! and A Happy New Year! :D
Georgi and Binh well done! :bravo: p.s. Binh it's La cucaracha not la rousselle what you play, nevertheless sounds good :D
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see you next year and a big :merci: for everybody here !
Great Job Lucian,
Sorry I did not get to review your videos before the new year.
Happy belated new... Keep Practicing. :casque:

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by Roger Dorfield » Sat Jan 07, 2017 10:46 pm

Binh NguyenKhac wrote:
Georgi Chernishov wrote:Hello guys! Here I am again. Could you please comment on my playing? :) I did my best to rotate the video but I didn't manage to do it. Sorry.
Sounds good Georgi :casque: , love it. Here's the youtube video: how to change portrait to landscape


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And this is my first submission:



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Merry Christmast everyone.
Excellent job as usually Binh. Where are the rest of your videos ?
Happy New Year,
Roger
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by Binh NguyenKhac » Sun Jan 08, 2017 11:58 am

I've just added the rest of my submission videos in my previous post. Please add them to the list, thanks.

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by John Montes » Mon Jan 09, 2017 4:23 pm

Exam submission links are updated with all of the newer submissions, nice work all, and Happy New Year
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by Andreas Hanuschek » Tue Jan 10, 2017 1:40 pm

Here are my two missing videos.
I'm not satisfied, but it's time for Lesson 5

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by Roger Dorfield » Fri Jan 13, 2017 2:31 am

Binh Great Job on your
ARpeggi di tre note...I really enjoyed it.

Roger
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by Binh NguyenKhac » Sat Jan 14, 2017 6:18 pm

Roger Dorfield wrote:Binh Great Job on your
ARpeggi di tre note...I really enjoyed it.

Roger
Thanks Roger, I'm glad that you like it :D
Andreas Hanuschek wrote:
Here are my two missing videos.
I'm not satisfied, but it's time for Lesson 5


good work :bravo: . some tips though:

1. Practice with metronome really slow, like this SSSSLOOOOOOOWWW. 25 beats per minute.Tap your foot, bobbing your head, count out loud, try everything that suit you to keep the beat.

2. Relax your left hand. How to have a relax hand?? by playing slow. Close your eyes, yawn and pretend that you're almost asleep. That's my way to relax my fingers.

Your goal is to play guitar well, right? How to play well? You may ask, by playing with relax hands and a good rhythm.
Your goal isn't to catch up next lesson. Through lesson, you'll find your weakness and fix it. It's not about a race, it's about improving yourself.
Of course these problems can't be fixed in one lesson and when you finished your submission, you could feel good because you accomplished something but if it doesn't help you improve, so what's the point?

Keep practicing Andreas, I'll give you an internet hug. :discussion:

Best regards, Binh.

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by Andreas Hanuschek » Tue Jan 17, 2017 7:53 pm

Thank you Binh. I will try it.
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