D02 Classical guitar lesson 01

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Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by Ed Butler » Sat Sep 23, 2017 5:08 pm

Tom - I am doing the same - I keep getting trapped, and slowed down. with the left hand movement in the 3rd measure. I plan to repost this early this week.

Ed

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Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by Tom Wimsatt » Sat Sep 23, 2017 7:23 pm

Ed, if you are referring to the measure enclosed by a box, I did the same thing. Just keep at it until you can play to your satisfaction (I resisted the urge to play the piece start to finish while I was doing this). I then added the second measure and played (with boxed part) over & over so I wouldn't "forget" what I'd just learned.

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Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by Georgi Chernishov » Sun Sep 24, 2017 2:14 pm

Hello guys! Here are my 2 submissions (with multiple mistakes, of course :( ):

Polyphony

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Oh! Susanna

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Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by Georgi Chernishov » Sun Sep 24, 2017 2:29 pm

Tom Wimsatt wrote:
Sat Sep 23, 2017 3:46 pm
Thanks Ed. Hope all is well up in Massachusetts. I used to live in Rhode Island, by the way.

I'll bet I've played this piece 500 times since my first post.
I'm still getting used to recording. :shock:
I'll just keep playing over and over until I get it right.
Tom, I liked your playing a lot! I wish I were as relaxed on the video as you. I get confused and feel like a sheep who sees a wolf every time I switch on the camera :)

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Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by Tom Wimsatt » Mon Sep 25, 2017 3:23 am

Georgi Chernishov wrote:
Sun Sep 24, 2017 2:29 pm
Tom Wimsatt wrote:
Sat Sep 23, 2017 3:46 pm
Thanks Ed. Hope all is well up in Massachusetts. I used to live in Rhode Island, by the way.

I'll bet I've played this piece 500 times since my first post.
I'm still getting used to recording. :shock:
I'll just keep playing over and over until I get it right.
Tom, I liked your playing a lot! I wish I were as relaxed on the video as you. I get confused and feel like a sheep who sees a wolf every time I switch on the camera :)
HaHa, I know exactly what you mean! Thanks for the feedback. You have good right hand technique. We're all in this together! !

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Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by Lucian Bistreanu » Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:28 am

Tom, your second 'Fougere' is very well played. Bravo!

Georgi, not bad, we can feel The Force in your right hand :) keep up the good work!

Ed, me too, I don't see much improvement in my Fougere playing, but I'm working on it :)

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Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by Ed Butler » Mon Sep 25, 2017 5:26 pm

Georgi - well done. I agree with Lucian - your right hand/finger movement is well done.

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Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by Ed Butler » Tue Sep 26, 2017 3:04 pm

Repost of QUE NE-SUIS-JE LA FOUGERE - still some mistakes. I just changed the strings so I am getting a little twang sometime.


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Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by Georgi Chernishov » Wed Sep 27, 2017 7:21 am

Guys, do you think the rigidity of my left hand could be connected to my fingers being short?

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Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by Ed Butler » Wed Sep 27, 2017 5:33 pm

Georgi - there is a discussion thread there is a thread "Neck Shape & Playability" where there is a great deal of discussion on getting around small hand/short fingers.

Ed

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Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by Tom Wimsatt » Thu Sep 28, 2017 1:36 am

Ed, when you are practicing the piece try first learning to play the first voice until you can play it to your satisfaction, end to end.
Put another way, you would basically be skipping the notes played with your thumb (which is the second voice or line of the piece ).
I have tried this and it really helped. Let me know if this doesn't make sense and I'll record/upload an example of what I'm talking about.

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Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by Lucian Bistreanu » Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:17 am

Here are my new versions of 'Oh Susanna' and 'Que ne suis-je la fougère'.
As promised, not much improvement :)

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Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by Lucian Bistreanu » Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:26 am

Tom Wimsatt wrote:
Thu Sep 28, 2017 1:36 am
Ed, when you are practicing the piece try first learning to play the first voice until you can play it to your satisfaction, end to end.
Put another way, you would basically be skipping the notes played with your thumb (which is the second voice or line of the piece ).
I have tried this and it really helped. Let me know if this doesn't make sense and I'll record/upload an example of what I'm talking about.
This is an interesting advice, Tom. I think I will try it me too. Thank you, Lucian

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Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by Tom Wimsatt » Thu Sep 28, 2017 11:22 am

Your welcome Lucian!

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Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by Ed Butler » Thu Sep 28, 2017 12:05 pm

Tom - I will give that method a try. Thanks

Ed

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