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D03 Classical guitar lesson 08

Post by Jean-François Delcamp » Wed Mar 22, 2017 7:55 am

Hello everyone,
Please start by downloading the latest version of volume D03.
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.


Today, we're going to work on a series of exercises.
- page 99 Jean-François DELCAMP (1956) ACCORDS

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- page 105 - 13/ Improvise a melody upon the harmonic sequence of Folias.

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Next, we will be working on 3 pieces.
Las Folias are played using strums with the index finger. The arrows indicate the direction of the strum. In the strum, several strings are struck in rapid succession, to give the effect of a chord, that is to say of notes played simultaneously.

- page 31 Gaspar SANZ (1640-1710) FOLIAS
In bars 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 and 12 the thumb rests on the 6th string. In bars 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11 and 13 the thumb rests on the 5th string. It is important not to move the hand while the index finger moves up and down. Resting the thumb on a bass string helps to keep the hand still. It also prevents the accidental sounding of one or more bass strings that are not used in certain chords

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- pages 66-67 ANONYME (ca. 1860) VALSE
This piece consists of a melody with accompaniment. The melody is played on the first string, except in bars 46 and 47. Bring out the melody notes (those with the stem pointing up) by using rest strokes with your third finger. Play the accompaniment (the notes with the stem pointing down) quietly, with gentle free strokes using the thumb, middle and index fingers.
On the first beat of each of the odd-numbered bars, you need to use a rest stroke for the treble note with your third finger while at the same time using a free stroke for the bass note, played gently with your thumb.
These two simultaneous strokes, one a strongly played rest stroke, the other a gentle free stroke, will seem very difficult, or even impossible, to achieve. But don't worry, my students manage this double stroke after 15 minutes. The first few minutes of practising this right-hand skill are always agonizing for students, because they feel that they will never succeed. In my lessons, my role is to reassure the students and encourage them to persevere. Often, after 15 minutes of repeating the same movements, students start to get there. Sometimes they are quite amazed at having succeeded at what seemed impossible. Because by repeatedly failing to perform rest and free strokes simultaneously, you end up convincing yourself that it's impossible. In short, persevere! Have courage!

Be patient, stay relaxed, don't get annoyed with yourself, don't curse me, just repeat the same movements over and over again while making an effort to get it right. In a few hours or a few days you will achieve mastery of this simultaneous rest and free stroke. This technique is used in the piece "Jeux interdits".
The marking CV, in bars 19, 20, 27, 28, 67, 68, 75 and 76, indicates a half barré with the index finger at the fifth fret.

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- pages 68-69 José FERRER Y ESTEVE (1835-1916) EJERCICIO N°9
The dotted lines joining two identical notes indicate that the fingers of the left hand are not lifted but remain in place on the fingerboard.

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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:
- page 99 Jean-François DELCAMP (1956) ACCORDS
- pages 66-67 ANONYME (ca. 1860) VALSE



Good luck!

I thank Geoff (GeoffB) who has helped in the translation of my lessons into English.

Jean-François

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ACCORDS
VALSE

DaveMoutrie
ACCORDS
VALSE

Andrei Puhach
ACCORDS
VALSE

Ed Butler
ACCORDS
VALSE

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ACCORDS
VALSE

Colin Bullock
VALSE

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ACCORDS
VALSE
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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 08

Post by Zafar Haq » Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:14 am

Hi, Classmates,
This month exam qualifying assignment music sheet breakdown.

D03 Lesson 8

- page 99 Jean-François DELCAMP (1956) ACCORDS
- pages 66-67 ANONYME (ca. 1860) VALSE

a.page 99 Jean-François DELCAMP (1956) ACCORDS
#44

1.Time Signature: 4/4
2.Tempo:144
3.Strokes: Not defined
4.Measures: 9
5.Phrases: Not defined
6.Dampings:4
7.Repeats:No
8.Special effects: Not defined
9."#" symbol: Yes, F#,G# at measure9
10.Natural Symbols:Yes,m 2,4
11.Lyrics: No
12.Rest: Yes,half note at measures 9
13.Glissando/Slide:No
14.Grace note:No
15.Slur:No
16.Articulation:1.Staccato,Yes, measure 1,2,3,5,7,
2.Fermata symbol at m 9

(Staccato definition:
This indicates the musician should play the note shorter than notated, usually half the value, the rest of the metric value is then silent. Staccato marks may appear on notes of any value, shortening their performed duration without speeding the music itself.wiki)
(Fermata (Pause) definition:
A note, chord, or rest sustained longer than its customary value. Usually appears over all parts at the same metrical location in a piece, to show a halt in tempo. It can be placed above or below the note. The fermata is held for as long as the performer or conductor desires.wiki)
17.Dotted notes:Yes,m 3,6

b.page 99 Jean-François DELCAMP (1956) ACCORDS
#45

1.Time Signature: 6/4
2.Tempo:144
3.Strokes: Not defined
4.Measures: 9
5.Phrases: Not defined
6.Damping:3
7.Repeats:No
8.Special effects: No
9."#" symbol: Yes, measures 5,7,9
10.Natural Symbols:Yes,m 7
11.Lyrics: No
12.Rest: No
13.Glissando/Slide:No
14.Grace note:No
15.Slur:No
16.Articulation:No
17.Dotted notes:Yes,m3,5,6,7,9

"Rit" definition: Ritardando (or rit.) is an indication to gradually decrease the tempo of the music (opposite of accelerando).

"a tempo" definition:a tempo. Share. Definition: The Italian musical phrase a tempo (“to the tempo”) indicates a return to the original tempo after a speed-altering command such as accelerando or rallentando.

"rall" definition: The Italian musical term rallentando (lit. “slowing down”) is a gradual decrease in speed similar to a that of a ritardando, but with more of a rolling stop effect; a lazy deceleration of the tempo that seems to have less certainty and drama than the ritardando. See ritenuto and allargando.

c.pages 66-67 ANONYME (ca. 1860) VALSE
G major

1.Time Signature: 3/4
2.Tempo:84
3.Strokes: Rest strokes for melody notes (those with the stem pointing up),Play the accompaniment (the notes with the stem pointing down) quietly, with gentle free strokes using the thumb.
4.Measures: 80
5.Phrases: Not defined
6.Damping:10
7.Repeats:No
8.Special effects: No
9."#" symbol: Yes, F#
10.Natural Symbols:Yes, m 33 to m 48
11.Lyrics: No
12.Rest: Yes,Quarter note,half note
13.Glissando/Slide:No
14.Grace note:No
15.Slur:No
16.Articulation:No
17.Dotted notes:Yes
18.Barre:Yes,m 19,20,27, 28, 67, 68, 75 and 76
19.Tie:Yes

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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 08

Post by Colin Bullock » Fri Mar 31, 2017 7:10 am

Hi everyone
Can I ask everyone to check here viewtopic.php?f=41&t=106993#p1181444 that the list confirms your submissions up to end Wednesday 29th.
Let me know if I have missed any of your submissions, or if they are not appearing on the list.
You will need the blue 'qualifies for exam' before you can enter.

See also Exam Discussion by John viewtopic.php?f=41&t=111792 to ensure you are ready for the exam.
Thanks
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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 08

Post by Ed Butler » Fri Mar 31, 2017 5:42 pm

Colin -I also submitted lesson #7

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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 08

Post by Colin Bullock » Fri Mar 31, 2017 9:14 pm

Ed Butler wrote:Colin -I also submitted lesson #7

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Yes, I saw that Ed. I'll be doing this weeks updates at the weekend.

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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 08

Post by DaveMoutrie » Mon Apr 03, 2017 12:09 pm

Hi fellow guitarists,

Just wondering if anyone else is struggling a little with the dampings in the accords exercises 44 and 45.

In exercise 44 there is a trebble damping in bar 7 followed by a base damping at the beginning of bar 8. Then at the end of bar 8 there is a trebble and base damping played simultaniously and at the same time as well!

Exercise 45 has a tricky bit in bar 5 - you play an E on the 6th string followed by an E on the fourth, then you have to quickly damp the 6th string before playing a C on the 5th string.

I have watched the video of Jean-Francois play this over and over again ..... he makes it look so easy. By the way a love the way that changing a note or two subtly alters the chord, a bit like jazz.

Anyways, keep practicing and courage mes amis.
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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 08

Post by DaveMoutrie » Mon Apr 03, 2017 12:32 pm

Here I am struggling with exercise 44 - still, early days.


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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 08

Post by DaveMoutrie » Tue Apr 04, 2017 4:39 pm

Here is my latest effort - still not perfect, but the retardando comes in handy for the awkward damping.


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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 08

Post by Ed Butler » Tue Apr 04, 2017 4:44 pm

David - well done. To my ear, your damping is perfect.

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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 08

Post by DaveMoutrie » Wed Apr 05, 2017 7:41 am

Ed Butler wrote:David - well done. To my ear, your damping is perfect.

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Cheers Ed me 'ol china,

I think perhaps I am playing it a little too fast again, although I didn't think I was rushing it at the time. The camera angle doesn't really help too much either as its a little difficult to see what my right hand is doing.

Trust your practicing is going well.

Keep at it son. :wink:
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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 08

Post by DaveMoutrie » Wed Apr 05, 2017 5:47 pm

Just wondering if anyone noticed the mistake by Jean-Francois in the valse. You really would not notice unless you were watching his fingers carefully.

Do you think he put it there on purpose?
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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 08

Post by DaveMoutrie » Thu Apr 06, 2017 7:21 am

My own theory is that Jean-Francois throws in the odd mistake now and then in order to create this illusion (for those of us that hold him in great esteem), that we just might be able to play one piece better than him.

What a clever and subtle way to encouage your students!
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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 08

Post by Ed Butler » Thu Apr 06, 2017 3:54 pm

Hrer are my first attempts at the ACCORDS. Still need to work on damping and smoothing out movement between chords


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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 08

Post by Ed Butler » Thu Apr 06, 2017 4:31 pm

and a rough first cut at VALSE


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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 08

Post by Andrei Puhach » Sun Apr 09, 2017 5:31 am

DaveMoutrie wrote:Here is my latest effort - still not perfect, but the retardando comes in handy for the awkward damping.


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