The single string exercise video uploaded but was corrupted somehow, at this point im going to just skip it.Craig McCallum wrote:I think you're missing the open string exercise video, but from the two videos I can see -
Sounding good to me Thomas - posture looks good from what I can see in these videos (would be easier to see from a more straight on camera angle), and your right hand fingerings look good as far as I can tell.
Good temp and, other than one bar in the middle of Old McDonald, the rhythms are solid too. There's a slight hitch in the 2nd 'and a .. .. there' bar - I think it's maybe caused by having to take the muting fingers of the left hand off of the strings. If that's the case, then I'd point out that you only need to mute the ringing 3rd string at that point with your left hand - your rest strokes playing the open G string have already stopped the D from ringing on. If you mute the single string rather than barring across both as you appear to be, then you could possibly get back onto the open D more quickly.
Overall though, I think that's a really good first submission
Hi Thomas, Welcome to the lessons! Nice job on the pieces. Good tempo and "feel of the song". It's clear that the guitar is not new to you. Consider working on your LH position. I believe you are using a common LH acoustic guitar technique, and the classical guitar technique is different. Below is a YouTube video for you to check out:Thomas Drummond wrote:My lesson D01-01 video submissions.
Old Mac Donald D01-01-1
Au clair do la lune D01-01-2
Hi Craig, Welcome to the lessons here! Nice tempo and rhythm. Consider using a classical LH position. The YouTube video below is excellent on going over the basics of the LH:Craig McCallum wrote:Ok, just over a week since I started the lessons so it's time to post first videos.
Cordes A Vide
Au Claire de la Lune
Thanks Nelson - now that you say that, yes I can see it... that wasn't something I'd considered before about my position, and might actually be part of both my right and left hand problems. Something else to look at - good recommendation on the This is Classical Guitar videos, I'd watched some of them last week, but hadn't finished watching all of the playing position ones they've put up recently.Nelson Lee wrote: Also, your guitar looks high on your chest. Your right arm seems to be bent a lot inorder to position your RH. Know what I mean? Do you have a large mirror so that you can check yourself? Check out the video below:
Hope this helps. Courage and go forth! Regards, Nelson.
And here is yoursBinh NguyenKhac wrote:
PERFECT, Nelson , I'm really happy for you! Where's my handkerchief, I have to wipe my tears. Good rhythm, right hand's relaxed. Just one tiny tiny I think you need to improve: your left hand little finger. It's tense and looked awkward, remind me of a lever, you know, to open a gate in a dungeon It needs to be curled like the rest of your fingers.
Here is a video of Mr. Delcamp, watch his left hand little finger
and here's yours
See the difference? you might want, slow down until you solve this problem or it becomes a bad habit.
Other than that. Good job Nelson, really enjoy your songs and feel your confidence.
Nice playingCraig McCallum wrote:
The playing was pretty good although I'm not sure I'd recommend the playing position with the couch as an anchor and resting an arm on the armrestJoshBacking wrote:
Very nice playing!JoshBacking wrote:Hi All,
Here are my video submissions for D01-01. I realize I've got a lot of work to do with timing, hand placement, etc. But I wanted to make sure I had the video up after practicing for a week.