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D02 Classical guitar lesson 09

Post by Jean-François Delcamp » Tue May 01, 2018 7:18 am

Hello everyone,
Please start by downloading the latest version of volume D02.
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 D02.
- page 81 Jean-François DELCAMP (1956) LIAISONS - LEGATURE - SLURS – LIGADOS
Ascending slurs are produced by striking (hammering down on) the string with a left hand finger. The faster and more decisive this movement is, the more volume is obtained.
Descending slurs are produced by pulling the string with a left hand finger (and letting it snap off the fingertip). The more parallel this movement is to the plane of the fingerboard (i.e. towards the adjacent string where there is one), the more volume is obtained.


- page 82 numéro 35 Jean-François DELCAMP (1956) ARPÈGES - ARPEGGI - ARPEGGIOS - ARPEGIOS
In these arpeggios, only your fingers move, be sure to keep your right hand in the same position.



Next we'll work on four pieces :
- page 18 Jean-François DELCAMP (1956) QUATRE ACCORDS
Improvise different patterns of arpeggio and different patterns of accompaniment while keeping strictly to the time signature, key and chords indicated.


- page 61 José FERRER Y ESTEVE (1835-1916) EJERCICIO N°6
Play the melody in the bass with as much legato as possible (without breaks between the notes). Damp the notes of the accompaniment, by placing your fingers on the strings, where indicated by the rests. Try out other fingerings if, in bar 7, you find the indicated fingering difficult for playing the C# and the G. I recommend that you experiment first with the various possible fingerings, (fingers 1 and 2) (fingers 1 and 3) (fingers 1 and 4) (fingers 2 and 3) (fingers 2 and 4) (fingers 3 and 4) until you finally settle on the one that allows you to obtain the best result.


- page 63 ANONYME A CANOA VIROU
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 4 e" ("1 and 2 and 3 and 4 and" in English)


- page 64 Fernando SOR (1778-1839) LEÇON XV opus 60



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 18 Jean-François DELCAMP (1956) QUATRE ACCORDS
- page 61 José FERRER Y ESTEVE (1835-1916) EJERCICIO N°6

Good luck!


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


Jean-François

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QUATRE ACCORDS
EJERCICIO N°6

Tom Wimsatt
EJERCICIO N°6
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Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 09

Post by Tom Wimsatt » Fri May 11, 2018 2:06 am

First submission. Still a little buzzy at times.

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Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 09

Post by Colin Bullock » Fri May 11, 2018 8:40 am

Tom Wimsatt wrote:
Fri May 11, 2018 2:06 am
First submission. Still a little buzzy at times.
Very good Tom
You could try playing the accompaniment a little subdued to emphasise melody in bass. However, it’s coming along nicely

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Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 09

Post by Tom Wimsatt » Fri May 11, 2018 11:08 am

Colin Bullock wrote:
Fri May 11, 2018 8:40 am
Tom Wimsatt wrote:
Fri May 11, 2018 2:06 am
First submission. Still a little buzzy at times.
Very good Tom
You could try playing the accompaniment a little subdued to emphasise melody in bass. However, it’s coming along nicely
:okok:
Thanks for the feedback. I will work on that.
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Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 09

Post by Tom Wimsatt » Fri May 18, 2018 2:47 am

:roll: Quatre Accords. ....

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Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 09

Post by Colin Bullock » Sat May 19, 2018 10:41 am

A quick reminder of some points for the exam:

Make sure your guitar is in tune
Say your name at the beginning of the piece and make sure your face can be seen at that point.
Keep the tempo as even and accurate as you can - allowing for rubato etc
Make sure your notes are correct without hesitations, try not to get buzzes.
From what I have seen in past years you don’t have to play the piece at full speed to pass, but you will lose marks; and playing slow and plodding or hesitantly will fail you.
When you post your piece make sure you include the text advised:
“Hello everyone,
my name is ............... ............,
I have followed Jean-François Delcamp's online lessons on the English-language forum.
I declare that I have posted on the English-language forum the recordings required for 7 of the lessons at the level for which I am submitting my entry today.
Here is my recording, made without any artificial effects or editing, of the required piece for the year-end exam.”

Good luck and skill

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Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 09

Post by Lucian Bistreanu » Sat May 19, 2018 4:55 pm

Colin Bullock wrote:
Sat May 19, 2018 10:41 am
A quick reminder of some points for the exam:

Make sure your guitar is in tune
Say your name at the beginning of the piece and make sure your face can be seen at that point.
Keep the tempo as even and accurate as you can - allowing for rubato etc
Make sure your notes are correct without hesitations, try not to get buzzes.
From what I have seen in past years you don’t have to play the piece at full speed to pass, but you will lose marks; and playing slow and plodding or hesitantly will fail you.
When you post your piece make sure you include the text advised:
“Hello everyone,
my name is ............... ............,
I have followed Jean-François Delcamp's online lessons on the English-language forum.
I declare that I have posted on the English-language forum the recordings required for 7 of the lessons at the level for which I am submitting my entry today.
Here is my recording, made without any artificial effects or editing, of the required piece for the year-end exam.”

Good luck and skill
Thank you Colin!
Good luck everybody :)

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Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 09

Post by Tom Wimsatt » Sun May 20, 2018 1:09 am

Good luck to all the D02 group! It's time to post!

I feel I'm getting to the point where I'm not playing the exam piece any better with repetition.... Plus, I'm starting to drift off task, with spontaneous jumps into "Little Black Egg" and "Goovy Kind of Love" riffs.

I'm probably showing my age here, but I'm cooked.. It is what it is.
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Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 09

Post by Colin Bullock » Sun May 20, 2018 5:13 am

Tom Wimsatt wrote:
Sun May 20, 2018 1:09 am
I feel I'm getting to the point where I'm not playing the exam piece any better with repetition.... Plus, I'm starting to drift off task, with spontaneous jumps into "Little Black Egg" and "Goovy Kind of Love" riffs.
It happens to everyone, the brain gets bored and starts to drift. Called plateauing.
If you had the time take a day off or play something else, often plays better afterwards.
Take a break at least.
Hope it goes well

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Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 09

Post by Tom Wimsatt » Mon May 21, 2018 2:43 am

Second try, worked on bass voice emphasis. Looks like it time to replace that arm band.... - wish I'd seen that.

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Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 09

Post by Ed Butler » Mon May 21, 2018 11:21 am

Tom - very nice. Enjoyed just closing my eyes and listening.

Ed

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Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 09

Post by Tom Wimsatt » Mon May 21, 2018 2:13 pm

Ed Butler wrote:
Mon May 21, 2018 11:21 am
Tom - very nice. Enjoyed just closing my eyes and listening.

Ed
Thanks Ed :merci: . Thank you for the comment. Thinking about voice emphasis while playing was tough at first. Kind of distracting.

It is easier to not think about what I'm doing while I'm doing it :lol:
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Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 09

Post by Ed Butler » Mon May 21, 2018 2:25 pm

Very good point. I play golf the same way - totally over analysis everything hence the mind takes over. FYI - something Jules wisely suggested, I am starting with a classical guitar teacher this week. I am hoping to at least smooth out the basics prior to starting level 3 in September.

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Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 09

Post by Tom Wimsatt » Mon May 21, 2018 2:56 pm

Ed Butler wrote:
Mon May 21, 2018 2:25 pm
Very good point. I play golf the same way - totally over analysis everything hence the mind takes over. FYI - something Jules wisely suggested, I am starting with a classical guitar teacher this week. I am hoping to at least smooth out the basics prior to starting level 3 in September.

Ed
Ed, I'm very glad to hear your decision to work with a Teacher. I think this is a great idea. Keep in touch over the break, I'm sure you'll do great!
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Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 09

Post by Tom Wimsatt » Wed May 23, 2018 2:49 pm

This one is driving me nuts.

The sweeping action for the E chord is still hit and miss (i.e. luck). Muting the low E while sweeping the A chord was tricky (but necessary, I could hear it when I tried skipping the mute action).

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