D01 Classical guitar lesson 01

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James A. Showalter
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by James A. Showalter » Mon Oct 09, 2017 1:04 pm

Angela,
That is very nice. You and Craig are the most stable people I've ever observed. You too go to the head of the class.
James
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Kazuyuki Kuhara
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by Kazuyuki Kuhara » Mon Oct 09, 2017 3:06 pm

Hi Craig,
It's very smooth and nice that hear! :casque:
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by Kazuyuki Kuhara » Mon Oct 09, 2017 3:09 pm

Hi Angela,
It's very consistent tempo and I can hear each tone you played with well care. :casque:
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- Yamaha C40
- Alhambra 3C (my wife's one)
- Antonio Picado Mod.54 2004

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by Angela Carter » Mon Oct 09, 2017 3:22 pm

Thank you James and Kazuhiro. I am so excited to be joining the class.

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James A. Showalter
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by James A. Showalter » Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:48 am

This submission has been moved to its proper location in Lesson-2.

Sorry for any inconvenience.
James
Last edited by James A. Showalter on Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:16 am, edited 1 time 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 Craig McCallum » Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:22 am

James A. Showalter wrote:
Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:48 am
OK, knowing that I have not reached any level of competence that I feel should be hoisted upon this group I am submitting my 2nd lessons.
Hi James - did you post these in the wrong place? I think they should go as a reply to the Lesson 2 thread (I'll give feedback over there rather than here if you post your videos in that thread).

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James A. Showalter
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by James A. Showalter » Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:04 am

Thanks Craig.
You're correct.
James
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 Yucel Kamcez » Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:01 pm

Hi,
Here is my first recordings. I've some difficulties to play depending on age but i'm trying my best.
I'm happy with you and I'll wait for your comments.
Sincerely


D01 p6 n1

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D01 p6 n2

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D01 - 012 - Page 9 - Old Mac Donald

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D01 - 014 - Page 10 - Au clair de la lune

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by Angela Carter » Sun Oct 15, 2017 6:45 am

Hi Yucel, Welcome. It looks like you’ve made a lot of progress. Your timing seems really good on the first one.

I noticed you aren’t muting your notes. When you see a flower it means you should mute the last note played. The number is for which finger you use to mute it. This is to prevent the muddy sound you get when two notes don’t harmonize together.

Hope to see you in the next lesson.

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by Yucel Kamcez » Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:21 am

Thank you for your support. I'll pay attention to mute notes. :)

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by andrethompson » Mon Oct 16, 2017 3:14 am

Binh NguyenKhac wrote:
Sat Sep 10, 2016 10:48 am
Hi everyone, this is my assignments. I don't use to damp the preceding note and this is a challenge for me: play notes and damp last note, too many things to care. And sorry for my videos quality, I recorded them from my potato laptop. Have a nice weekend, my classmates. :discussion:

Hi Binh

As you know we are required to submit comments on your performance so here are mine:

With the Open string 6 1 you started really nice with some bright noted however sometime later around 0:10 some of the notes came out with a buzz. If it is not the recording then you need to press closer just before the frets or you need to just apply more pressure. Same for Open strin 6 2.

Your au clair de la lune was very good and it showed you put a lot of time into it.
You also clearly enjoyed it :-)

Old mac donald was very good. I heard some accents on some of the notes so I assume you did that on purpose.

Hope this helps.

Hope you can also comment on my performance when I post.

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by andrethompson » Mon Oct 16, 2017 3:18 am

Yucel Kamcez wrote:
Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:01 pm
Hi,
Here is my first recordings. I've some difficulties to play depending on age but i'm trying my best.
I'm happy with you and I'll wait for your comments.
Sincerely

Hi Yucel

Your performances are generally good, however I notice that you are using your hands to support your guitar as well as playing.
This is going to cause a lot of problems and discomfort later.
I would recommend you look at videos that show how to sit and hold a guitar for classical playing.

I hope my comment helps.

Regards
Andre

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by andrethompson » Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:27 pm

Hello

Here is my submission:

Jean-François DELCAMP (1956) : CORDES A VIDE - OPEN STRING (page 6) Part 1

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Jean-François DELCAMP (1956) : CORDES A VIDE - OPEN STRING (page 6) Part 2

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Anonyme : Old Mac Donald

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Anonyme : Il est minuit

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by andrethompson » Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:30 pm

Hello

Here is my submission:

Jean-François DELCAMP (1956) : CORDES A VIDE - OPEN STRING (page 6) Part 1

Youtube


Jean-François DELCAMP (1956) : CORDES A VIDE - OPEN STRING (page 6) Part 2

Youtube


Anonyme : Old Mac Donald

Youtube


Anonyme : Il est minuit

Youtube

Craig McCallum
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by Craig McCallum » Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:22 pm

andrethompson wrote:
Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:30 pm
Hello

Here is my submission:
Hi Andre - welcome to the group :)

The pieces are sounding good - your rhythm seems spot on, and you're getting the pieces to a good tempo pretty accurately, so well done.

One piece of feedback - in the same way Angela pointed out to Yucel, you're allowing some notes to ring on, but they're marked in the score to be muted when you play the next note. This is marked on the score by a * symbol next to the following note, often with a LH finger to use to mute the last note played (see the symbols guide on page 4 of the PDF).

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