D01 Classical guitar lesson 03

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D01 Classical guitar lesson 03

Post by Jean-François Delcamp » Wed Nov 02, 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: G major scale and C major scale, numbers 2 and 3. 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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Finally, we'll look at nine simple tunes, pages 16 to 20
Anonyme : Scarborough fair

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Anonyme : Ah vous dirai-je maman

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Anonyme : La bonne aventure

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Jean-François Delcamp : SI SI RE

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Anonyme : Sur le pont d'Avignon

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Johann Kaspar Mertz : Übungen im Wechsel – Anschlag. auf zwei Saiten

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Patty & Mildred j. Hill : Good-morning to all

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Dionisio Aguado : Leccion 5a

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Anonyme : Lo, nous marchons sur un étroit chemin

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In order to mark the beat yourself, you need to count the smallest rhythmic values out loud as you play, as indicated on the score: "1 e 2 e 3 e" ("1 and 2 and 3 and" in English)
Using a metronome is useful, but it is only a temporary crutch to lean on. You will benefit far more by counting the beats out loud as you play than by using a metronome. Internalizing the rhythm allows us in time to achieve both freedom and discipline when playing, that is, to be a musician.
If counting the smallest values out loud seems difficult, or very difficult, to you, it only means that you have to persevere, or persevere a lot more. Keep at it with determination until it becomes easy and natural for you. When, after having practised it long enough, this exercise of counting out loud while you play becomes easy, then you don't need to bother with it any more.
When you start working on a new piece, start by working very slowly, concentrating on precision. The essential thing is that you should play the music perfectly, that your rhythm should be precise, your sound well controlled, and your playing musical and expressive.
Speed will come with your new skills acquired in time through work. You should not worry about speed when tackling a new piece. At the beginning, such a preoccupation would only hinder you in your progress. It is only once you have mastered the piece within the comfort of a slow tempo, that you can start to think about playing progressively faster until finally you reach the right tempo.



You can memorize different tempi (tempos) by mentally associating each one with a tune you have learnt by heart. Learn a suitable tune for each tempo. Begin with Good-morning to all (the same tune as Happy Birthday) for the tempo of 120 (beats per minute).


I ask you first to work on all these exercises and tunes for a week and then to upload your recordings of:
Jean-François Delcamp : SI SI RE
Anonyme : Good-morning to all
Dionisio Aguado : Leccion 5a
Anonyme : Lo, nous marchons sur un étroit chemin




Good luck!


I thank Geoff (GeoffB) who has helped in the translation of my lessons into English.


Jean-François

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Exam qualifying submissions:

SI SI RE
Good-morning to all
Leccion 5a
Lo, nous marchons sur un étroit chemin


Lucian Bistreanu
SI SI RE
Good-morning to all
Lo, nous marchons sur un étroit chemin
Leccion 5a

Georgi Chernishov
SI SI RE
Good-morning to all
Leccion 5a
Lo, nous marchons sur un étroit chemin

Binh NguyenKhac
SI SI RE
Good-morning to all
Leccion 5a
Lo, nous marchons sur un étroit chemin

Andreas Hanuschek
SI SI RE
Good-morning to all
Leccion 5a
Lo, nous marchons sur un étroit chemin

Rodaan Peralta
SI SI RE
Good-morning to all
Leccion 5a
Lo, nous marchons sur un étroit chemin

Roger Dorfield
SI SI RE
Good-morning to all
Leccion 5a
Lo, nous marchons sur un étroit chemin

Tales Lucin
SI SI RE
Good-morning to all
Leccion 5a
Lo, nous marchons sur un étroit chemin

Dustin McKinney
SI SI RE
Good-morning to all
Leccion 5a
Lo, nous marchons sur un étroit chemin

Uriel Garcia
SI SI RE
Good-morning to all
Leccion 5a
Lo, nous marchons sur un étroit chemin

Nelson Lee
SI SI RE
Good-morning to all
Leccion 5a
Lo, nous marchons sur un étroit chemin

Ryan Bassette
SI SI RE
Good-morning to all
Leccion 5a
Lo, nous marchons sur un étroit chemin
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 03

Post by Roger Dorfield » Wed Nov 02, 2016 11:06 pm

Hi Jean,
I just want to be clear about what your statement means about audiblizing the smallest rhythmic values out loud. I am not sure about the smallest value.
I am just assuming it means count out loud the rhythm.

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 03

Post by Lucian Bistreanu » Wed Nov 09, 2016 12:30 pm

Good afternoon to all :)
Thank you Professor for another lesson!

I hope that by the end of the present lesson my playing will be more pleasant. Missing Leccion 5a for the moment. I'll post it later. Until then here are my first attempts:

SI SI RE

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Good morning to all

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Lo, nous marchons sur un etroit chemin

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 03

Post by Georgi Chernishov » Wed Nov 09, 2016 1:05 pm

Hello everybody! Here are my Si Si Re and Good Morning to All:


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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 03

Post by Georgi Chernishov » Wed Nov 09, 2016 1:09 pm

Lucian Bistreanu wrote:Good afternoon to all :)
Thank you Professor for another lesson!

I hope that by the end of the present lesson my playing will be more pleasant. Missing Leccion 5a for the moment. I'll post it later. Until then here are my first attempts:
Hi Lucian! I liked your performance of Good morning to all :) . However the last video needs to be redone. I suggest you playing the tune more slowly.

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 03

Post by Lucian Bistreanu » Wed Nov 09, 2016 1:25 pm

Georgi Chernishov wrote:
Lucian Bistreanu wrote:Good afternoon to all :)
Thank you Professor for another lesson!

I hope that by the end of the present lesson my playing will be more pleasant. Missing Leccion 5a for the moment. I'll post it later. Until then here are my first attempts:
Hi Lucian! I liked your performance of Good morning to all :) . However the last video needs to be redone. I suggest you playing the tune more slowly.
Thank you Georgi! I totally agree with you, I 'll see what I can do about it in the coming weeks :)
By the way, your first 2 videos are well done, as usual. :bravo:

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 03

Post by Georgi Chernishov » Wed Nov 09, 2016 1:30 pm

Lucian Bistreanu wrote:
Georgi Chernishov wrote:
Lucian Bistreanu wrote: Thank you Georgi! I totally agree with you, I 'll see what I can do about it in the coming weeks :)
By the way, your first 2 videos are well done, as usual. :bravo:
Thank you! I think my Good morning to all should be in a faster tempo. And the beginning of Si Si Re is too slow compared to the rest of the playing.

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 03

Post by Binh NguyenKhac » Thu Nov 10, 2016 10:26 am

Georgi Chernishov wrote:Hello everybody! Here are my Si Si Re and Good Morning to All:
Good job Georgi ! :bravo: In my humble opinion: Your ring and little finger of your right hand are tensed, your left hand is tensed, too. When tensed, fingers tend to raise far away from fret board. You can compare your hands to our teacher - Mr. Delcamp, notice his hands are relaxed.


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I used to have this problem, and solved it by close my eyes and play extremely slow and think about pleasant, peaceful picture in my head like a beautiful lake, with dears and flowers every where. Yes, it sounds silly, don't judge me :lol: but it works... for me. The goal is to eliminate the tense.
Tensed fingers = böyük no no :lol:

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 03

Post by Georgi Chernishov » Thu Nov 10, 2016 11:59 am

Binh, I cannot help that :( I know that is my problem but after many failures to record a tune I am getting very angry and my fingers become tense. But I will try to follow your advice :)

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 03

Post by Binh NguyenKhac » Sat Nov 12, 2016 2:23 pm

Hi classmates, , here's my videos for our 3rd lesson. I appreciate your feedback :) I have a question though: how to reduce the buzz created by friction when moving left hand fingers from a fret to another one, especially in my "Lo, nous marchons sur un étroit chemin" video. I hate this awful sound!

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 03

Post by Georgi Chernishov » Sat Nov 12, 2016 7:29 pm

Binh, great as usual! :)

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 03

Post by Binh NguyenKhac » Sun Nov 13, 2016 3:36 pm

Thanks, Georgi, that means alot to me :) can't wait to listen to your last 2 songs though.

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 03

Post by John Montes » Mon Nov 14, 2016 6:43 pm

Binh NguyenKhac wrote:Hi classmates, , here's my videos for our 3rd lesson. I appreciate your feedback :) I have a question though: how to reduce the buzz created by friction when moving left hand fingers from a fret to another one, especially in my "Lo, nous marchons sur un étroit chemin" video. I hate this awful sound!
Hi Binh, very nice work and execution keeping time :bravo:
Re: buzz reduction in the piece, try lifting the fretting finger slightly higher above the string until reaching the next note then depress the string and sound the note.

In some of the buzz note examples, the noise appears to coming from the slide of a fretting finger on the string as a position shift is occurring. The treble strings (nylon) are more quiet not as noticeable, but the 3 bass strings (wound string) add extra squeaks :-)
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 03

Post by Lucian Bistreanu » Thu Nov 17, 2016 8:39 am

Binh NguyenKhac wrote:Hi classmates, , here's my videos for our 3rd lesson. I appreciate your feedback :) I have a question though: how to reduce the buzz created by friction when moving left hand fingers from a fret to another one, especially in my "Lo, nous marchons sur un étroit chemin" video. I hate this awful sound!
Well done Binh, keep up the good work!
:bravo:

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 03

Post by Lucian Bistreanu » Thu Nov 17, 2016 8:50 am

Hi everybody, sorry for the delay, sorry for the interpretation, but I got nothing better at this moment :(

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