D01 Classical guitar lesson 01

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by John Montes » Sat Sep 09, 2017 4:46 am

Hi Minh,
In m3, the B note is suggested to be fingered and the hyphen denotes a suggestion to keep the finger depressed, no muting in order to play it again for the 2nd quarter note.

In m4 the same B notes are suggested to be played in the open position, no muting indicated between the 1st and 2nd quarter notes

In m6 the same B notes are suggested to be played in the open position, no muting indicated between the 1st and 2nd quarter notes, and again the same notes appear, repeated quarter notes. A fingering was already suggested in the measure for playing the note, there just is not another marking, its implied to continue to use an already suggested fingering.
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by KnutBerg » Sat Sep 09, 2017 9:03 am

So here are my first submissions, I obviously have some issues with the mic and will try to improve matters:
Open string

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Old McD

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Il est minuit

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by John Montes » Sat Sep 09, 2017 7:15 pm

Hi Knut the recording came through good enough to hear everything, its fine.
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by Kazuyuki Kuhara » Sun Sep 10, 2017 3:13 am

Hi Knut,
It's so smooth playing that encouraging me a lot!
:bravo:
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by KnutBerg » Sun Sep 10, 2017 7:42 am

Thanks, Kazuyuki.
Listening to it, I have more than a few rough spots to work on.
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by Kazuyuki Kuhara » Sun Sep 10, 2017 2:29 pm

Hi Class D1 -2017, :discussion:

Here's my first homework. :D

Jean-François DELCAMP (1956) : CORDES A VIDE - OPEN STRING (page 6)

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Anonyme : Old Mac Donald

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Anonyme : Il est minuit

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It was tough to mute tone with left hand which I never done it before.
And I have basic concern for my form; :?:
- My left arm is always stick to my body. (How to form and check myself to the correct one?)
- Any photo or movie that project seating form from side and top? (I see many picture of the guitar holding form from in front but not from side and top "the view from the person who holding guitar")

Hope to hear some advice from my first movie.
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by KnutBerg » Sun Sep 10, 2017 4:07 pm

Well done, Kazuyuki! Nice tempo and good precision.
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by Kazuyuki Kuhara » Sun Sep 10, 2017 10:28 pm

Hi Knut,

Thanks! Somehow it was nervous by taking video :(
I need to get used to mute with left hand. :D

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by John Montes » Mon Sep 11, 2017 3:57 am

Kazuyuki Kuhara wrote:
Sun Sep 10, 2017 2:29 pm
Hi Kazuyuki,

The muting that you did sounded great and captured the effect that was specified by the markings in the score.

Regarding your left arm, as long as the arm is relaxed and not tense, and not forced to move unnaturally towards the side of your rib-cage it should be fine. There will be some gap between the inside of your upper arm and the rib-cage when sitting in standard position.

There can be situations when you may be accessing the higher registers of the guitar and that natural movement down the fretboard will result in your left arm moving a little closer to the rib-cage and less gap between the arm and ribs, but its natural and relaxed.

There is a video I have seen that discusses sitting position in some detail, maybe it can be of help
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by Kazuyuki Kuhara » Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:09 pm

Hi John,

Thank you for your advice and the link is Super gift to me!
:bravo:
I might be little be too much thinking for the position I'm taking today, but after watch the video that brings me more confident as well as got a hint to make it better. :D
After I watched video and compare with my home work video submitted, yes I have more room to correct for making much comfortable position especially high note greater than 7th flet which is always tight.
Again, thanks for your advice and gift!
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by Timothy Morgan » Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:51 am

moderator note: students original video submission for part-1 of the 2-part exercise has been combined together here
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by Kazuyuki Kuhara » Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:44 am

Hi Tim,

It was nice to listen. Tempo and tone are beautiful!
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by Timothy Morgan » Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:18 pm

Thank you very much Kazuyuki. I appreciate your words. After viewing the video I worried my counting would be too great a distraction.

Thank you.
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by Kazuyuki Kuhara » Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:42 pm

Hi Ted,

No distruction at all! :D
I my self always counting by singing in my mind often voice out.
In general, classical guitar song doesn't have a lylics so, I create my own lylics when I practice.
(For my convinience, most of lylics is in Japanese :lol: )
The lylics I put for this song is;
----lylics by me (English translation)----
Today's my meal is fish and rice.
Bon appetite!
Please have your self.
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Somehow suits to this music, easy to count & remember.
Not sure it's suits to you but at least it can enjoy practice more than just humming. :casque:
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by Grayson Bray Morris » Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:56 pm

Wow, Knut, Kazuyuki, and Tim, what wonderful recordings! I feel slightly daunted now. :)

I plan to post my videos this weekend, assuming I can get my playing error-free by then. I've been practicing every day for the past week and I'm getting there... but I'm not at your level yet. At least progress is gratifyingly swift when you start from base zero! :)
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