D01 Classical guitar lesson 01

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by Kazuyuki Kuhara » Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:53 pm

Hi Grayson,

Thank you very much!
In deed, I'm still novice and I was practiced this 1st assignment more than a week.
Looking forward to see your post and let's exchange our opinion to enhance music skill for more enjoy playing guitar! :casque:
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by Timothy Morgan » Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:15 pm

Grayson, I look forward to hearing your recording. I will be travelling to New Orleans this weekend so may not get in much practice unless I can carry along my guitar. Trust me, I get it right one time, then completely botch it the next. Or so it seems.

Thank You
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by Timothy Morgan » Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:18 pm

Kazuyuki, that is a great idea to create lyrics for the tune to help keep time.

I just have to submit 3 more I think to remain compliant. No pressure eh? HA
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by Timothy Morgan » Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:27 pm

Hello Class D01

Hello Class D01
D01 p6 n1
This is my first attempt at posting my first assignment. Jean-François DELCAMP (1956) CORDES A VIDE - OPEN STRING

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D01 p6 n2
Number 2 Page 6. Jean-François DELCAMP (1956) CORDES A VIDE - OPEN STRING

Youtube


Am I doing this correctly? In order of posting I mean?

Thanks
Tim

moderator note: students submission for part1 of the 2-part exercise has been combined into this posting
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by James A. Showalter » Thu Sep 14, 2017 2:16 am

Hello Knut, Kazuyuki, Tim and Grayson,

I am inspired. I started tonight with the goal of recording and posting my first lesson but my wife held me ransom over a delectable Alaskan Salmon dinner and a bottle of fine wine. Now I find that each of you are in front of me in the class and I have some catch-up to do. Tim, I am so glad you made it through the efforts to be a part of the lessons. Your expedience shows a dedication that I hope to reanimate through our journey. Knut and Kazuyuki you are first to share your development as classical guitarists with us and so open yourselves to the critique which we will all use to develop along the way. I can only say that you have each reached a level that I appreciate. Grayson, like myself we are at the door to opening ourselves to this group and the evaluation by John of those in front will serve us well. So let me get on with it. I have practice to attend to.
James
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by John Montes » Thu Sep 14, 2017 5:25 am

Greetings all and nice work so far with the recent recordings and uploads.
Overall very good

The only minor thing to be mindful of in these early exercises is the note durations in 4/4 time, quarter notes (1 beat), half-notes (2 beats), whole-notes (4 beats). If you have a metronome or phone-app metronome it can be helpful in practice sessions, just slow down the tempo early on, do several repetitions, and gradually increase tempo.

One other item, the first exercise CORDES A VIDE is actually 2-parts on page 6, its OK if you submit 2 separate videos for that exercise, although 1 video is ideal for anyone that has not yet posted :-)

If you do post 2 separate videos for that exercise in different threads, I'll do some thread cleanup and re-combine them together in your most recent posting for the exercise and link it to the "qualifying exam submissions" tracking list
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by John Montes » Thu Sep 14, 2017 5:36 am

Timothy Morgan wrote:
Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:27 pm
Am I doing this correctly? In order of posting I mean?
Hi Tim,
The videos you submit can be posted in any order, some record all videos and then submit them all into one discussion post, some may spread their video submissions across more than one posting.

For exercises that have multiple parts, such as CORDES A VIDE (2 parts) it can be easier to track if both are recorded in the same video, but its ok if you record in two separate videos.
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2012 Cordoba C7
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by Kazuyuki Kuhara » Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:17 am

Hi Tim,

No pressure, all of us are not professional.
Rlax, fun and happy make this lesson go through! :discussion:

I watched your video and it's smooth touch :D but I found that your tempo can be slowdown for 2nd post that can allow you more accurate and clear tone. I have nice metronome by smartphone app. (Don't worry, I'm not a sales from them. It's free)
Since John mentioned in his post, let me share it and if you have some recommendation please share with us as well.
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- Antonio Picado Mod.54 2004

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by Kazuyuki Kuhara » Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:27 am

Hi James,

Alaskan salmon and fine wine...wow, I totally understand why you held opening door of this lesson till now :D

I'm looking forward to encourage each other to improve guitar skills and more appreciate music!

:bravo:
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- Alhambra 3C (my wife's one)
- Antonio Picado Mod.54 2004

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by Timothy Morgan » Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:18 pm

Hi Kazuyuki,

Thanks for the help, I have downloaded a metronome app and will apply it in my practice.
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by Kazuyuki Kuhara » Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:23 pm

Hi Tim,

My app is;
Metronome by Soundbrenner.

The interface is very simple and easy to use.
May be can try?

:D
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- Alhambra 3C (my wife's one)
- Antonio Picado Mod.54 2004

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by Timothy Morgan » Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:50 pm

Hello James,
Guitar is very enjoyable but not in the realm of wifey, salmon, wine trio! :D
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by Kazuyuki Kuhara » Thu Sep 14, 2017 2:25 pm

Hi John and all classmate,

Yes, tempo is killer to me. :evil:

For example OldMcDonald, the tempo is 152.
Initially, it was too fast for me just like high speed running machine that my leg (finger?) can't follow till it fall.
So, I changed tempo to 40. This is much comfort but realised too slow is also off the rhythm and tempo as it too slow to be patient to plug next tone.
After gradually raised speed to reach tempo 152, I felt archived! But realised I was too focus to meet a tempo which made music terrible as like factory machine moving consistent tempo.
As you see my uploaded old McDonald video has too tension without a kind of relax attitude.
High tempo with relax tone... it's really tough to me.
Is there any method to practice it?

:merci:
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- Antonio Picado Mod.54 2004

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by James A. Showalter » Sat Sep 16, 2017 2:44 am

OK, Here is my 1st pass at sharing videos:

D01 p6 n1

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D01 p6 n2

Youtube


Thanks for the embed lesson!
James
Last edited by James A. Showalter on Sat Sep 16, 2017 6:33 pm, edited 2 times in total.
1990 Takamine C132S
2014 Sakurai Kohno Pro-J
Martin Guitars (D28, MC28, D12-28, J-40)
National Resonator Guitar
Les Paul

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by Kazuyuki Kuhara » Sat Sep 16, 2017 3:15 pm

Hi James,

Unfortunately, I can't access your video.
To add YouTube video is;

"["youtube"]"xxxxxxx"["/youtube"]"
Note: please remove " when you use
xxxxxxx is your YouTube link of;
"https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxxxxxx"
So, copy only after '=' of your link and the put it in between "["youtube"]" And "["/youtube"]"

Hope it works. :D
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