D03 Classical guitar lesson 08

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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 08

Post by Rick Beauregard » Mon Apr 13, 2015 1:39 am

Nicely done Bea. I like how you made the melody so clear on the Valse. Were you using rest strokes? On the second Accordes piece the melody in the bass didn't come through very distinctly. That may be a recording issue, but maybe accentuate the baseline more. Also check those last two chords.

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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 08

Post by Beatriz Martin » Mon Apr 13, 2015 2:57 am

Thank you Rick. On the Valse I played with rest strokes only with the third finger on the first string as instructed by Delcamp, but I played free strokes with the thumb. You might be right about that accord, I need to do a bit more work on it, and in both accordes in general, also the sound of the mic on my iphone is bad.

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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 08

Post by CarlWestman » Wed Apr 15, 2015 12:49 am

Nice job, Bea., esp. on such a quick turnaround! :bravo:

I agree with Rick, check your chord fingering for those last two on #45. Also, on #44, by any chance did you hit a C# on the 5th string instead of F natural on the 4th string around the 9-10 second mark?

BTW, on 44, do you (or does anyone else) know what the dots above and below the stacked chord quarter notes mean? I presume it means something other than what a dot to the right of a note means. But I have no idea what! :?:

Good tempo on the waltz - with some practice you can get that descending melody line more smoothly and in tempo with the rest of the piece. Nice :) at the end, too.

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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 08

Post by Rick Beauregard » Wed Apr 15, 2015 1:34 am

I am assuming it means to play the chord staccato, and not legato:
stac·ca·to
/stəˈkädō/
1. with each sound or note sharply detached or separated from the others.

But I've never seen it written like that.
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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 08

Post by Marko Räsänen » Wed Apr 15, 2015 4:22 am

Yes, it means staccato.
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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 08

Post by abel » Wed Apr 15, 2015 12:18 pm

Hi Bea;
I have heard your videos and they very nice.
Congratulations.

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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 08

Post by Juan Bta. Gimeno » Wed Apr 15, 2015 6:50 pm

Hi Beatriz, seen your videos, quite low tempo but very accurate fingering
Congrats...

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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 08

Post by Duang Turongratanachai » Wed Apr 15, 2015 10:41 pm

Hi Rick,
Glad that you are joining the group. I like your Accord No.45, you could bring out the melody which I think it's hard! Your Valse was a bit slow but musically played :casque:

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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 08

Post by Duang Turongratanachai » Wed Apr 15, 2015 10:45 pm

Bea
Congratulatioln!
Your Valse was very good. I like your tempo. :bravo:

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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 08

Post by Beatriz Martin » Thu Apr 16, 2015 1:41 am

CarlWestman wrote: Also, on #44, by any chance did you hit a C# on the 5th string instead of F natural on the 4th string around the 9-10 second mark?
Good observation, I am not sure what I did, but I am sure I didn't notice that F was natural although the symbol was right there, I must have been blind. I am sure I thought it was sharp because it had the number 4 for finger 4 marked down (although it doesn't make sense), to me it should have been finger 3 for natural F. So by trying to hit F# perhaps I hit C# ??... :? very confusing here but thanks a lot to bring it to my attention and :merci: for the comments!

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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 08

Post by Beatriz Martin » Thu Apr 16, 2015 1:52 am

Thanks Abel, Juan and Duang for listening!
Juan, by saying low tempo do you mean slow tempo? or low volume? I guess I needed both of those things anyways. Thanks,

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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 08

Post by Rick Beauregard » Thu Apr 16, 2015 2:38 am

Thanks Duang. I obviously need more time for Valse to be in my fingers, and then I can work on tempo. I try (but don't always succeed) to play everything with good tone and musically, whether it's scales, pieces or tuning my instrument. Thanks for noticing! :merci:

I agree, on listening to the Accorde 45 recording again, the melody is real weak. In fact I didn't really pay attention to the melody at all. Thanks for pointing that out.
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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 08

Post by Haris Karachristianidis » Thu Apr 16, 2015 4:41 am

Bea, the one month of absence has not affected you at all! Everything sounds very nice! Congratulations!

:bravo:

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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 08

Post by Beatriz Martin » Fri Apr 17, 2015 1:08 am

Thanks a lot Haris! :)

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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 08

Post by Duang Turongratanachai » Sun Apr 19, 2015 10:27 pm

Hi
Here are my recordings for this lesson...

Delcamp Accords no.44
[media]https://youtu.be/kigazUBQr3c[/media]

Delcamp Accords no.45
[media]https://youtu.be/L_fOjaO8XV0[/media]

Anonyme Valse
[media]https://youtu.be/krOj3paDlMw[/media]

Duang :-)

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