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D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Jean-François Delcamp » Thu Oct 06, 2016 8:46 am

Hello everyone,
Please start by downloading the latest version of volume D01.
If you are new to the course, please read this message to familiarize yourself with the conditions for participating in the lessons. You should also read the first message in lesson 1, where you will find advice on how to make the most of your study time and on the methods of practising that I recommend.

First we will study some technical exercises from volume D01.
Page 54: C major scale. Be sure to damp the notes properly in the descending passages. To damp the notes in the descending passages: lean the fingers of the left hand against the vibrating strings. Work on controlling the volume by playing crescendo and decrescendo.

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Page 59: In the following exercises, you will work on getting a smooth join between notes, that is to say that you will end one or more notes at the exact moment that you start the following note (or notes). Exercises 17 to 20 are for the fingers of the right hand. The sign (x) indicates that the right hand finger is placed on the string.
Exercise 21 is for the left hand: lean the left hand finger to damp the adjacent string at the same time as you start the new note.

D01 p59 n17

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D01 p59 n18

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D01 p59 n19

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D01 p59 n20

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D01 p59 n21

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Finally, we'll look at six simple tunes, pages 11 to 15
Anonymous: Doucement, doucement

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Anonymous: Jig

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Anonymous: London's burning, canon

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Anonymous: Une souris verte

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Anonymous: J'ai du bon tabac

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Anonymous: La tête bizarde

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Anonymous: Frère Jacques, canon

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I ask you first to work on all these exercises and tunes for a week and then to upload your recordings of:
The C major scale
Exercise No. 20
Une souris verte
J'ai du bon tabac


Good luck!

I thank Geoff (GeoffB), Dan (dng) and flameproof, who have helped in the translation of my lessons into English.

Jean-François

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Exam qualifying submissions:

The C major scale
Exercise No. 20
Une souris verte
J'ai du bon tabac

Lucian Bistreanu
The C major scale
Exercise No. 20
Une souris verte
J'ai du bon tabac

Roger Dorfield
The C major scale
Exercise No. 20
Une souris verte
J'ai du bon tabac

Rodaan Peralta
The C major scale
Exercise No. 20
Une souris verte
J'ai du bon tabac

Georgi Chernishov
Une souris verte
J'ai du bon tabac
The C major scale
Exercise No. 20

Andreas Hanuschek
The C major scale
Exercise No. 20
Une souris verte
J'ai du bon tabac

Binh NguyenKhac
The C major scale
Exercise No. 20
Une souris verte
J'ai du bon tabac

Tales Lucin
The C major scale
Exercise No. 20

Uriel Garcia
The C major scale
Une souris verte
J'ai du bon tabac
Exercise No. 20

Dustin McKinney
The C major scale
Exercise No. 20
Une souris verte
J'ai du bon tabac

Nelson Lee
The C major scale
Exercise No. 20
Une souris verte
J'ai du bon tabac

Thomas Drummond
The C major scale
Exercise No. 20
Une souris verte
J'ai du bon tabac

Ryan Bassette
The C major scale
Exercise No. 20
Une souris verte
J'ai du bon tabac

JoshBacking
The C major scale
Exercise No. 20
Une souris verte
J'ai du bon tabac

Minh Man Nguyen
The C major scale
Exercise No. 20
Une souris verte
J'ai du bon tabac
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Georgi Chernishov » Tue Oct 11, 2016 4:34 pm

Friends,

I need your help. I could not understand how to damp the notes in the very first exercise. I read the instructions but my English might not be good enough to understand it correctly. I watched the video with different speeds but could not see any damping at all.

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Binh NguyenKhac » Wed Oct 12, 2016 9:23 am

I have same problem Georgi. This damping thing is so confusing.

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Georgi Chernishov » Wed Oct 12, 2016 9:51 am

I wonder if I should damp let's say the second string with 2 (left hand middle finger) and be very quick to play note A on the 3rd string using the same finger. But I cannot see that the finger of the player on the video jumping from one string to another.

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Lucian Bistreanu » Wed Oct 12, 2016 10:40 am

Hello guys,
Georgi you are close to what you need to do. But when you play the note on the 3rd string you touch the 2nd string with the same finger in the same moment. And you repeat that technique with cords 4th-3rd and 5th-4th, all this in the second part of the first exercise.
Hope this helps,
Lucian

P.s. it's like a barré but it's not, you don't need to press all the way down the 2nd string when you play the 3rd

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Georgi Chernishov » Wed Oct 12, 2016 10:46 am

Lucian, thank you for the explanation. Now it is clear.

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Lucian Bistreanu » Wed Oct 12, 2016 11:29 am

You are welcome, Georgi.

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Binh NguyenKhac » Wed Oct 12, 2016 1:23 pm

Love you, Lucian. I like the barre approach, why didn't I think of that!

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Lucian Bistreanu » Wed Oct 12, 2016 6:25 pm

You are welcome, Binh :)
Actually, we already had this tipe of damping in the lesson one--see A la claire fontaine, measure 5, last two notes (Si and La)

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Binh NguyenKhac » Wed Oct 12, 2016 6:54 pm

I like your barre damping tip: all I need is push the 3rd string and then rotate my finger gently to the right. My finger flesh will mute 2nd string. When I read your tip, I was like "hmm. that's a good idea, where's my guitar" and then "Eureka, problem solved, aha" and smiled
Before you gave me this tip, I just pushed 3rd string and then flatten it to mute 2nd string . I find my way of damping very clumsy, unnatural because I often use my finger tip to push, but when damping my way, I have to use the "circle part" of my finger. Thanks Lucian. :)

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Lucian Bistreanu » Thu Oct 13, 2016 8:17 am

ok, here I go, I got 3 out of 4 for now, I'm still working on the green mouse. Hope that will be finished soon.


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although I am not happy with the result, I post Une souris verte because I want to respect the period of one week proposed by JFD, and then I'll have another 3 weeks to try to make it better :)


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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Roger Dorfield » Sun Oct 16, 2016 12:45 am

I am going over the C scale lesson. And have a question about the dampen sign. Does the /2 or /3 with the dampen sign mean you should use the left hand finger 2 or 3 to dampen the the string ?

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Roger Dorfield » Sun Oct 16, 2016 1:20 am

Lucian Bistreanu wrote:Hello guys,
Georgi you are close to what you need to do. But when you play the note on the 3rd string you touch the 2nd string with the same finger in the same moment. And you repeat that technique with cords 4th-3rd and 5th-4th, all this in the second part of the first exercise.
Hope this helps,
Lucian

P.s. it's like a barré but it's not, you don't need to press all the way down the 2nd string when you play the 3rd
Hi Lucian,
I have just started working on the C scale and I watched your video on the C Scale lesson, good job. but I did not notice you dampening the strings coming back down from the high C string. I found it difficult trying to keep up with the beat of the 8th notes and dampening at the same time. Is there a method to it ?
Thanks Roger
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Lucian Bistreanu » Sun Oct 16, 2016 6:10 am

Roger Dorfield wrote:I am going over the C scale lesson. And have a question about the dampen sign. Does the /2 or /3 with the dampen sign mean you should use the left hand finger 2 or 3 to dampen the the string ?

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Roger, you are right, if it's 1,2,3,4 it's the left hand. If it's p,i,m,a it's the right hand.

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Lucian Bistreanu » Sun Oct 16, 2016 6:46 am

Roger Dorfield wrote:
Lucian Bistreanu wrote:Hello guys,
Georgi you are close to what you need to do. But when you play the note on the 3rd string you touch the 2nd string with the same finger in the same moment. And you repeat that technique with cords 4th-3rd and 5th-4th, all this in the second part of the first exercise.
Hope this helps,
Lucian

P.s. it's like a barré but it's not, you don't need to press all the way down the 2nd string when you play the 3rd
Hi Lucian,
I have just started working on the C scale and I watched your video on the C Scale lesson, good job. but I did not notice you dampening the strings coming back down from the high C string. I found it difficult trying to keep up with the beat of the 8th notes and dampening at the same time. Is there a method to it ?
Thanks Roger
Hi Roger,
I'm under impression that I did the dampening correctly, maybe the angle of the video isn't the best. However, I may be wrong so we can ask one of the moderators of the forum to, please, help us with this exercise.

About the method, I bet there are a few out there. I try to do what is recommended, working slower at the beggining with a metronome or counting but I have to admit that I don't use all the time the recommendations. :)
Thanks for watching,
Lucian

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