I would recommend starting at D01.
Colin, thank you for your good advice. You are right - I have not worked on all the pieces I will work on them.Colin Bullock wrote: ↑Wed Aug 02, 2017 11:30 amHi Georgi
I would start by looking at the pieces that are in D01 but were not part of the lessons, they will give you good sight reading practice. Also, did you work on all the pieces from each lesson or just those that needed submitting? Well worth revisiting any that you didn't work up to a good flowing performance.
Thank you very much.Colin Bullock wrote: ↑Mon Aug 07, 2017 7:55 amI would recommend starting at D01.
Old Mc Donald is boring, but short and you soon move on. The benefit is developing the coordination between R & L hands, sight reading, and damping techniques - which is not usually taught in other courses.
Apoyando gives you a wider range of tone and dynamics, and can be used to damp adjacent strings. Learning to switch between this and tirando is an important technique.
By the way, I found Old McD surprisingly hard at the time.
Look forward to seeing you next term.
The current lessons are moved to the archive area in September and will still be available to view, but not to post in.
Not the worst I've heard even from a standard guitar. Some noise, again not bad. Notes are easily heard and quite clearly defined.Matilda wrote: ↑Fri Sep 08, 2017 12:26 pmDear Colin
You kindly offered to listen to 20 secs of my experiments with recording silent guitar with an audio mike. Here is what I've achieved.
It the verdict is "No", that's OK, and I'll just continue my studies as an observer.
And thank you anyway for the trouble.
Dear Colin, will you please inform me of the "final verdict" when you are ready. I am eagerly waiting for your decision. You can send me a PM if you prefer. Thank you.
As you are recording without using the internal pickups and amplifier you are fulfilling the requirement for using an acoustic instrument. Our main concern is that it won't give you enough dynamic or tonal range to do justice to your playing and won't allow the examiners to make a proper assessment of your playing in the exam, so we don't recommend the silent guitar for the exam.Matilda wrote: ↑Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:18 pmDear Colin, will you please inform me of the "final verdict" when you are ready. I am eagerly waiting for your decision. You can send me a PM if you prefer. Thank you.