D04 Classical guitar lesson 02

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Catherine Livingston

Re: D04 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Catherine Livingston » Wed Oct 22, 2014 12:04 am

I am ready to post my progress on some of the pieces. I will be posting the Giuliani piece in the next day or two. I ran out of time to record today.
I'm posting the Carcassi piece first because I've made the most progress on it even though it isn't a required submission. It's fun to play :D
There are a few hiccups but I managed to keep going.
Matteo Carcassi Valse Opus 11 #9-

[media]https://youtu.be/dFud67FH3RE[/media]

Here is the Sick Tune-
It still needs some work. Any comments or suggestions are welcome.
[media]https://youtu.be/QGLd6boUfWE[/media]

Here is Andantino by francisco Tarrega
[media]https://youtu.be/XPHzDibKHGk[/media]

Here is my 20 second Improvisation
[media]https://youtu.be/u7H-8BY0bCE[/media]

Mark Bacon
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Re: D04 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Mark Bacon » Wed Oct 22, 2014 3:18 am

Cat,

Thanks for the feedback. Wow-two lessons now and two times I've messed up a repeat. Sigh! :contrat: Silly mistakes. Such is life. So-ready to hear yours? You left your guitar in lute tuning (as in for the Sick Tune) during your 4 note improv. It's what gave yours that dark sound compared to mine and Mr DelCamps'.

Now on to more constructive/useful feedback. I think on the Sick Tune in measures 11 and 15 you play a C in the bass at the start of the measure. It should be open A5. The C is the bass note in beat 2. It gives a little motion to the bass that way.

In the Carcassi Valse you play the opening note B for two counts. Perhaps for a dramatic effect? But then you do it again on the repeat. For me it broke the tempo a little too much. That may not have been a big deal in a romantic piece but since this is a dance piece from the Classical period the tempo should be fairly adhered to (I literally always try to picture someone dancing along to pieces like that. They wouldn't want to stop at the end of a phrase nor would they probably know to do so ahead of time). I hope that doesn't sound preachy. I'm just trying to help!

On the Tarrega piece you often dampened the bass notes-generally when it's the low E/6th string. Most of them are dotted half notes and should last for the entire measure. They must be damped-but not til the next measure begins. The same goes for the D bass in measure 12. You damped it right away which made for a jarring staccato sound. I thought you did pretty well on the boxed triads/hard part. Good job!

And good job overall-I thought this month offered up some challenges. You're well on track!

Mark

Catherine Livingston

Re: D04 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Catherine Livingston » Wed Oct 22, 2014 10:34 am

Mark, Thanks for being so observant and taking the time noticing my errors. :contrat: It gives me something to focus on over these next couple of weeks.
Are you going to post the Carcassi piece? I'm looking forward to hearing your rendition of it.
:merci: Cat

Mark Bacon
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Re: D04 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Mark Bacon » Wed Oct 22, 2014 4:01 pm

I think my main observation (other than the few obvious flubs) is that there are a couple of times when I play a repeated section slower-out of fear of making a mistake. This is one of the longer pieces I've had to upload and my mind starts to wander as well as stress about a mistake and having to start over.

[media]https://youtu.be/wDFBr09utQg[/media]

Enjoy!

Win Chaivipas

Re: D04 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Win Chaivipas » Thu Oct 23, 2014 2:49 pm

Hi everyone,
My name is Win, I took D03 last year and planned to take D04 this year but some unexpected turn of events have caused me to reconsider since I will not have as much time as I would need to take D04 lessons. I will instead be taking D04 lessons at a slower pace and will come in for discussion from time to time. Hopefully I will have enough time to take D04 next year. To everyone taking. D04 good luck to you all!

Catherine Livingston

Re: D04 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Catherine Livingston » Thu Oct 23, 2014 3:17 pm

Win,

Yes, this level seems to take more time than level D03 did for me. I hope you do follow along at a slower pace. I remember last year
there were some people posting in DO3 through the Summer. Your comments and suggestions have helped me quite a bit. I hope you feel free to chime in
or add your observations even if you aren't able to post for that specific week.
:D Cat

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Satyajit Kadle
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Re: D04 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Satyajit Kadle » Thu Oct 30, 2014 2:55 pm

Cat and Mark, well done! This lesson is quite challenging and I'm not anywhere near posting yet :)
Win, look forward to your crisp videos at your own pace.

George Karpenkov

Re: D04 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by George Karpenkov » Sun Nov 09, 2014 10:36 pm

Hi all! Very nice submissions!
This lesson does look quite tough.

I'm uploading Mauro Giuliani, Valse Opus 58 #3, and only starting to work on others.
[media]https://youtu.be/A04UttTkL2M[/media]

Will post my feedback a bit later.

George Karpenkov

Re: D04 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by George Karpenkov » Sun Nov 09, 2014 10:59 pm

Mark,

Some feedback on Giuliani Valse:

1. Nice dynamic variation at the end!
2. I think your free stroke is too strong (even tense?). You pluck the notes really hard in the beginning, which gives more volume, but I think that happens at the price of the control over the tone, and some accuracy as well.

3. There were a few off-sounding notes: plucking the strings which weren't supposed to be plucked?

I had really hard time with this piece, not used to so many notes sounding at once =/

Catherine Livingston

Re: D04 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Catherine Livingston » Mon Nov 10, 2014 11:12 pm

George,

Nice job on the Giuliani Valse :)
You play it with lively expression.
Some suggestions....
* Work on playing it more legato with a more even tempo. This is quite difficult to do with this piece until one has it practically memorized.
* Check your notes in the last few measured of the piece. Something sounds "off" to me.
In my opinion, this was the most difficult piece for week 2.
Looking forward to more recordings.
-Cat

Catherine Livingston

Re: D04 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Catherine Livingston » Mon Nov 10, 2014 11:18 pm

Here is my rendition of Giuliani Valse Opus 58 n 3. I was planning to upload it a couple of weeks ago before being swept up in a wave of busy life events. It still needs work, but I wanted to get it posted so I can completely focus on Week 3. Thank you to the Moderator who
gave me credit for this piece accidentally :lol:
-Cat

[media]https://youtu.be/kVtSY0OF1DQ[/media]

Catherine Livingston

Re: D04 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Catherine Livingston » Tue Nov 11, 2014 6:27 pm

Mark,

Thank you for posting the non-required Carcassi Waltz. It was a pleasure to listen to. I think the Moderator was a bit confused because he listed you twice at the top and gave you credit for the Giuliani Waltz twice. I can see how one can become confused :)
-Cat

WilliamTee

Re: D04 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by WilliamTee » Wed Nov 12, 2014 8:30 am

Hi all,

I haven't uploaded any for lesson 1 but since I have completed all my recording for this lesson I decided to upload them first.

Cheers,
Will

Improvisation - 4/
[media]https://youtu.be/0UmwV4m74ys[/media]

The sick tune
[media]https://youtu.be/yjV95PLRbK4[/media]

Valse opus 58 n°3
[media]https://youtu.be/QhFEceGe0Sc[/media]

Andantino, en la mayor
[media]https://youtu.be/4amdf45uSPU[/media]

Stefan Srećković

Re: D04 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Stefan Srećković » Wed Nov 12, 2014 11:06 pm

Catherine Livingston wrote:Thank you to the Moderator who
gave me credit for this piece accidentally :lol:
-Cat
Myeah I've misread the piece in your original post. Your execution is excellent though, I'm amazed to see your progress!

Catherine Livingston

Re: D04 Classical guitar lesson 02

Post by Catherine Livingston » Thu Nov 13, 2014 5:02 pm

William,

I'm so glad you posted some videos. There is quite a bit of material to cover in each lesson at this level. Your improvisation sounds nice.
The Sick Tune was pleasant to listen to and you played it musically.:) The Giuliani Valse Opus 58 n3 is coming along. More practice is needed to "glue the pieces together". There are so many position changes in that piece! Your rendition of Andantino by Tarrega sounds lovely. I think the first part is supposed to be repeated at the end though "D.C. al Fine". As usual, you play with very good technique. :)

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