D03 Classical guitar lesson 05

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Jean-François Delcamp
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D03 Classical guitar lesson 05

Post by Jean-François Delcamp » Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:08 pm

Hello everyone,
Please start by downloading the latest version of volume D03.
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.




Today, we're going to work on a series of exercises.
- page 90, numbers 16, 17 - Jean-François DELCAMP - SCALES
When changes of position are needed, you will be using the "position shift" technique. Position I is the left hand position where the index finger (1) is placed behind the 1st fret, position V is the hand position where the index (1) is placed behind the fifth fret, etc. The position shift involves moving the left hand along the neck, from position to position, from fret to fret. In the scales we're looking at today, notice that my first finger never leaves the first string, I use it as a guide for my hand. Position shifts are shown by oblique lines linking two fingering indications given for the same finger.
The following videos are for numbers 16, 17 on page 90. Concentrate your practice on the passages highlighted in yellow, and do your best to perfect the position shift technique.

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- Page 95, numbers 32, 33, 34, 35, 36. Jean-François DELCAMP - SLURS
We have already worked on the rest stroke (apoyando) with the fingers of the right hand. Now we are going to work on doing a rest stroke with the fingers of the left hand. That is the best way to learn how to execute descending slurs.

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Finally, we'll look at 4 pieces, pages 39, 42, 43, 56 et 58.
- page 39 Ferdinand CARULLI (1770-1841) PRELUDE N°4 opus 114
Practise playing this arpeggio while keeping 3 fingers on the strings throughout. Doing it this way will teach you to make the necessary finger movement without it triggering involuntary and unwanted movements by the other fingers.

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- pages 42-43 Ferdinand CARULLI (1770-1841) VALSE

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- page 56 Niccolò PAGANINI (1782-1840) GHIRIBIZZO n°1
There are numerous repetitions, so vary the tone colour to avoid monotony. To obtain different tone colours, play:
- over the soundhole (the sound volume is at its best here and you get a good balance between the bass and treble notes);
- over the fingerboard (the sound here is softer, closer to the that of a clarinet, and the basses are softened);
- near the bridge (the sound here is more metallic, and becomes close to that of the harpsichord, the basses are strengthened and the trebles weakened).

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- page 58 Dionisio AGUADO (1784-1849) LECCION N°19
Practise playing this arpeggio while keeping 2 fingers on the strings throughout. Doing it this way will teach you to make the necessary finger movement without it triggering involuntary and unwanted movements by the other fingers.

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I ask you first to work on all these exercises and pieces for one week and then to post your recordings on the forum for:
- page 39 Ferdinand CARULLI (1770-1841) PRELUDE N°4 opus 114
- page 56 Niccolò PAGANINI (1782-1840) GHIRIBIZZO n°1



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:

PRELUDE N°4 opus 114
GHIRIBIZZO n°1
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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 05

Post by Salvatore Lovinello » Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:37 pm

I have a question about the Carulli Prelude, pg 39, fingering. In measures 3, 8, 12 and 14 the G has a 1 fingering. That would mean I have to play the D string at the fifth fret. I don't see the Maestro ever playing the D string in his examples. What am I missing?

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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 05

Post by Colin Bullock » Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:41 pm

Salvatore Lovinello wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:37 pm
What am I missing?
A G#
3rd string 1st fret

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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 05

Post by Salvatore Lovinello » Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:28 pm

Thank you, Colin. I'm obviously lacking in music theory. I'm especially embarrassed since I think made this error before. For now maybe I should mark up the score with notes and reminders before I practice/play a piece until scales become second nature. I was planning on getting Music Theory for Dummies unless anyone has another suggestion.

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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 05

Post by David Florea » Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:52 pm

My submissions
PRELUDE N°4 opus 114
GHIRIBIZZO n°1

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