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D02 Classical guitar lesson 07

Post by Jean-François Delcamp » Wed Mar 07, 2018 7:50 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 79 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. Practise particularly on the nylon (unwound) strings, as these are the most difficult to get a clear sound from.
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. Practise particularly on the nylon (unwound) strings, as these are the most difficult to get a clear sound from.





- page 82 number 33 Jean-François DELCAMP (1956) ARPÈGES - ARPEGGI - ARPEGGIOS - ARPEGIOS




- page 85-86 - Improvisation
Improvisation work - D02
These exercises in improvisation are to be done several times a week, for several months.
Vary the volume (mf, pp, ff, p ...), timbres and rhythms. Never play the same thing twice, because it would cease to be improvisation, and would become composition.
1/ improvise on a single note (A) for 20 seconds.




2/ improvise using only two notes (G - A) for 20 seconds.




3/ improvise using only three notes (G - A - B) for 20 seconds




4/ improvise using only four notes (D - G - A - B) for 20 seconds.




5/ improvise a melody upon the bass-line of DANSE D'AVILA, D02, page 7, using only these 7 notes (G# A B C# D E F#).



6/ improvise a melody upon the bass-line of OH! SUSANNA, D02, page 8, using only these 7 notes (G# A B C# D E F#).




Next, we will be working on 3 pieces with a phrase structure of 8 bars.
- page 38 Mauro GIULIANI (1781-1829) ÉCOSSAISE N°10 opus 33
- page 52 Fernando SOR (1778-1839) LEÇON VIII opus 60
- page 53 Fernando SOR (1778-1839) LEÇON IX opus 60





I ask you first to work on all these exercises and tunes for a week and then to upload your recordings of:
- page 38 Mauro GIULIANI (1781-1829) ÉCOSSAISE N°10 opus 33
- 4/ improvise using only four notes (D - G - A - B) for 20 seconds.
- I ask every one of the students to take part in at least one of the musical games. If the games proposed seem too difficult for you, it is up to you to suggest new ones, adapted to your level and designed with your own rules.



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:

ÉCOSSAISE N°10 opus 33
improvise using only four notes (D - G - A - B) for 20 seconds
Musical game


Tom Wimsatt
ÉCOSSAISE N°10 opus 33
improvise using only four notes (D - G - A - B) for 20 seconds
Musical game

Lucian Bistreanu
ÉCOSSAISE N°10 opus 33
improvise using only four notes (D - G - A - B) for 20 seconds
Musical game


Jules Wilkins
ÉCOSSAISE N°10 opus 33
improvise using only four notes (D - G - A - B) for 20 seconds
Musical game

Ed Butler
ÉCOSSAISE N°10 opus 33
improvise using only four notes (D - G - A - B) for 20 seconds
Musical game

Rajesh Dhungel
ÉCOSSAISE N°10 opus 33
improvise using only four notes (D - G - A - B) for 20 seconds
Musical game
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Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 07

Post by Lucian Bistreanu » Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:50 am

D02 x players, 4 notes, 5 days, 2 voices

Hi everybody,
I want to start one game for this lesson. This time I managed to attach the photo, so here it is:
PSX_20180307_123841.jpg
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Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 07

Post by Tom Wimsatt » Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:02 pm

Lucian Bistreanu wrote:
Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:50 am
D02 x players, 4 notes, 5 days, 2 voices

Hi everybody,
I want to start one game for this lesson. This time I managed to attach the photo, so here it is:
PSX_20180307_123841.jpg
Hi Lucian. Question: Shouldn't this be posted in the Games thread? Thanks for getting the game started :bravo:
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Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 07

Post by Lucian Bistreanu » Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:37 pm

Tom Wimsatt wrote:
Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:02 pm
Lucian Bistreanu wrote:
Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:50 am
D02 x players, 4 notes, 5 days, 2 voices

Hi everybody,
I want to start one game for this lesson. This time I managed to attach the photo, so here it is:
PSX_20180307_123841.jpg
Hi Lucian. Question: Shouldn't this be posted in the Games thread? Thanks for getting the game started :bravo:
Hi Tom,
I put it here because I thought it is part of the lesson, but I'm not sure if it belongs here.
Anyway I forgot to add a video, actually I didn't make it yet. I'll post it shortly.

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Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 07

Post by Jules Wilkins » Wed Mar 07, 2018 4:11 pm

Lucian Bistreanu wrote:
Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:37 pm
Tom Wimsatt wrote:
Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:02 pm
Lucian Bistreanu wrote:
Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:50 am
D02 x players, 4 notes, 5 days, 2 voices

Hi everybody,
I want to start one game for this lesson. This time I managed to attach the photo, so here it is:
PSX_20180307_123841.jpg
Hi Lucian. Question: Shouldn't this be posted in the Games thread? Thanks for getting the game started :bravo:
Hi Tom,
I put it here because I thought it is part of the lesson, but I'm not sure if it belongs here.
Anyway I forgot to add a video, actually I didn't make it yet. I'll post it shortly.
I am going to go out on a limb here and say it absolutely belongs in the games thread. It is the same as last month...we were asked to participate in at least 1 game and there is a thread where the games are held which is a sub-thread of these lessons.
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Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 07

Post by Lucian Bistreanu » Wed Mar 07, 2018 4:28 pm

Jules Wilkins wrote:
Wed Mar 07, 2018 4:11 pm
Lucian Bistreanu wrote:
Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:37 pm
Tom Wimsatt wrote:
Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:02 pm


Hi Lucian. Question: Shouldn't this be posted in the Games thread? Thanks for getting the game started :bravo:
Hi Tom,
I put it here because I thought it is part of the lesson, but I'm not sure if it belongs here.
Anyway I forgot to add a video, actually I didn't make it yet. I'll post it shortly.
I am going to go out on a limb here and say it absolutely belongs in the games thread. It is the same as last month...we were asked to participate in at least 1 game and there is a thread where the games are held which is a sub-thread of these lessons.
Game moved here
www.classicalguitardelcamp.com/viewtopi ... 9&t=118670

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Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 07

Post by Colin Bullock » Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:22 pm

Lucian Bistreanu wrote:
Wed Mar 07, 2018 4:28 pm
Game moved here
www.classicalguitardelcamp.com/viewtopi ... 9&t=118670
Yes, this is where the games are kept.
I'll update the lesson completed list this weekend. Hopefully some others will join in.

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Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 07

Post by Tom Wimsatt » Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:01 pm

Here's my first attempt. Pardon the mess in the background, its Tax season out here.

I know the dynamics are wrong, I'm still working on getting the proper amplification on part "B" of the piece. I've got my work cut out for me on this one.

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Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 07

Post by Lucian Bistreanu » Thu Mar 15, 2018 9:46 am

Écossaise :

Improvisation:

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Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 07

Post by Lucian Bistreanu » Thu Mar 15, 2018 9:59 am

Tom Wimsatt wrote:
Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:01 pm
Here's my first attempt. Pardon the mess in the background, its Tax season out here.

I know the dynamics are wrong, I'm still working on getting the proper amplification on part "B" of the piece. I've got my work cut out for me on this one.

Tom well done. :bravo:

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Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 07

Post by Tom Wimsatt » Thu Mar 15, 2018 12:28 pm

Lucian Bistreanu wrote:
Thu Mar 15, 2018 9:46 am
Écossaise :

Improvisation:
Good job Lucian. I am amazed at how efficient you are with your left hand (Ecossaise), very smooth and minimal effort. You seem to apply just the right amount of force and position when playing. On the other hand (pun intended), mine look like giant spider legs moving around the fret board :lol: ......

I also like your idea of moving your right hand down the soundboard on the improvised piece. I think I'll try that too, I've only just started playing around with this part of the lesson. I'm having trouble gettting motivated to work on this type of playing. I have melodies going through my head, all day long, it seems. But when I sit down with the guitar, I draw a complete blank. :shock:
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Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 07

Post by Ed Butler » Thu Mar 15, 2018 1:56 pm

Hi Tom, Lucian, Jules - sorry for my non-participation these last 3 weeks - minor surgery, long recovery. 3 weeks without touching guitar. I will start to catch up tomorrow.

Ed

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Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 07

Post by Tom Wimsatt » Thu Mar 15, 2018 3:44 pm

Ed Butler wrote:
Thu Mar 15, 2018 1:56 pm
Hi Tom, Lucian, Jules - sorry for my non-participation these last 3 weeks - minor surgery, long recovery. 3 weeks without touching guitar. I will start to catch up tomorrow.

Ed
Hi Ed, glad your OK. This month's group is pretty challenging. I found the fingering of the Giuliani piece took some getting used to (using my 3rd finger to hit the A notes). Its definitely the right way to play it, it just took me a while to get comfortable with it. The improvisation is what is giving me fits, but that's not so say you'll have any problems.
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Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 07

Post by Lucian Bistreanu » Fri Mar 16, 2018 7:15 pm

Ed Butler wrote:
Thu Mar 15, 2018 1:56 pm
Hi Tom, Lucian, Jules - sorry for my non-participation these last 3 weeks - minor surgery, long recovery. 3 weeks without touching guitar. I will start to catch up tomorrow.

Ed
Ed, I'm glad that you are all recovered and you can start playing again.
Take it easy and have fun improvising, is not that bad, just let your fingers go for a 20 seconds walk, stepping just on four notes :)

Lucian

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Re: D02 Classical guitar lesson 07

Post by Lucian Bistreanu » Fri Mar 16, 2018 7:48 pm

Tom Wimsatt wrote:
Thu Mar 15, 2018 12:28 pm
Lucian Bistreanu wrote:
Thu Mar 15, 2018 9:46 am
Écossaise :

Improvisation:
Good job Lucian. I am amazed at how efficient you are with your left hand (Ecossaise), very smooth and minimal effort. You seem to apply just the right amount of force and position when playing. On the other hand (pun intended), mine look like giant spider legs moving around the fret board :lol: ......

I also like your idea of moving your right hand down the soundboard on the improvised piece. I think I'll try that too, I've only just started playing around with this part of the lesson. I'm having trouble gettting motivated to work on this type of playing. I have melodies going through my head, all day long, it seems. But when I sit down with the guitar, I draw a complete blank. :shock:
Thanks Tom, I'm trying to do my best while considering all the things (I remember) LH fingers should and shouldn't be doing. Still a long way but I'm not I a hurry .
It seems that the giant spider has his own eyes as he moves around without using yours, and he's doing very well what he's doing :)

For the improvisation part, my advise is to forget about the melodies you already got in your head, because if they are there that means they are already composed so that's not improvisation. Just play around with the notes we are given, and don't forget that shouldn't be perfect, I guess :)

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