D01 Classical guitar lesson 01

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by Charles Cook » Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:35 pm

Ian Howe wrote:
Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:48 pm
Hi Charles,
very good effort,
There is not much i can say about the technique, i think it looks quiet good actually. I would just suggest increasing the tempo a little just to make sound a little more musical. Overall well done.

I'm going to be doing a re-post in a day or 2, whats generaly don. Leave the original post & new post or amend the original links?
A moderator could better answer this, but I would guess you leave the original and add the new one.
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by Charles Cook » Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:40 pm

James A. Showalter wrote:
Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:15 pm
Charles,
Very nice. You made the dampening look easy. If anything I agree with Ian and think perhaps the pace on Old Mac Donald and Au Claire de la Lune could be sped up. And I agree from the looks of your playing room that you are up to speed on sight reading music.
James
The speed was a compromise between decent sound production and exercising the rest strokes and damping. Not perfect by far, but it will get better. I plan to make my second pass much faster. I have been a hobby musician all of my life, so my sight reading is adequate.
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by James A. Showalter » Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:09 pm

speed was a compromise between decent sound production and exercising the rest strokes and damping
That I think are the 2 end members of our group. We either can make music or we adhere to a rigid standard where we strive for exactness in our technique. Personally I would go more musical if I could but it's enough for me to keep focused on the technical composition.
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by Michael McGarty » Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:18 am

Ok, I tried attaching a mp4 file from my phone. It appears that will not work. I will keep trying to post a vid.
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by James A. Showalter » Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:01 am

And if you can be and see flat you've gone twice.
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by James A. Showalter » Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:49 am

What I'm going to submit is my lesson for the tonight - A study in tempo.

I am playing "Il Est Minuit" from D01 Lessons page-10. This piece is meant to be played at 152 bpm and I have set the metronome to 76 bpm which corresponds to a half-note in 4/4 time.

I'm going to play the 1st two measures twice in succession then complete the piece and repeat the same sequence once. My thoughts are that I was slightly ahead of the correct speed.




What do you think?
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by Christopher Langley » Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:39 am

James,

Way off buddy. E for effort. It's okay. Don't beat yourself up over it.

I will try to post you a video of how it should be sounding at your desired tempo. You really gotta go slow.

Very busy lately due to moving. But, very proud of you all! Keep up the effort and you will be rewarded handsomely.
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by William Byrd » Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:17 am

James A. Showalter wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:49 am
What I'm going to submit is my lesson for the tonight - A study in tempo.

I am playing "Il Est Minuit" from D01 Lessons page-10. This piece is meant to be played at 152 bpm and I have set the metronome to 76 bpm which corresponds to a half-note in 4/4 time.

I'm going to play the 1st two measures twice in succession then complete the piece and repeat the same sequence once. My thoughts are that I was slightly ahead of the correct speed.

What do you think?
James
James,

Listen back carefully and try and focus on the metronome in the background. I think you'll be able to gauge better how your tempo was.

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by LarryShone » Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:55 am

Michael McGarty wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:18 am
Ok, I tried attaching a mp4 file from my phone. It appears that will not work. I will keep trying to post a vid.
No you will need to upload to youtube or instagram (1 minute limit, link only)
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by James A. Showalter » Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:38 am

Way off buddy. E for effort. It's okay. Don't beat yourself up over it.
Using the metronome is like walking an anxious dog that will not be disciplined.

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by LarryShone » Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:16 am

Ok no video as I have only been practising 3 days but I just had to share the fact that for the first time I managed to play along to a metronome! When I was practising piano if I tried to play along to one I would find the rhythm puts me off, and so I would dismiss using a metronome, thinking I would never be able to do it. But today I set my metronome up the 104bpm recommendation on the score and, tho I was tentative at first, thinking, this isnt going to go well, I found it wasnt half as difficult as I expected! I played through both pieces on page 6 a few times, first without then with the metronome, and managed it. Not perfect but I'm getting there. I just wanted to share this because I feel like something has changed in my attitude towards getting stuff done. Normally I will take up a new hobby, be really into it at the beginning, do it for a while then get bored and give up. Basically I'm lazy, undisciplined and I'm hoping that doing this, the delcamp lessons, can change that attitude.
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by Christopher Langley » Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:57 am



Had my. Niece shoot a quick recording this morn before school James

Please Forgive the tuning and bedhead. Lol.

On the bright side my recording quality has improved immensely.
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double post

Post by Christopher Langley » Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:10 pm

Double post
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by James A. Showalter » Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:21 pm

Chris,
I think my point from the beginning and which has also been expressed by a few of us is that our minds cannot get a handle on the metronome. I think that was well demonstrated by my two videos. But regardless of that fact I pursued this because I want to learn how to maintain a constant rhythm and also be at speed for the piece. The at speed for this piece is 152 bpm with the beat on the quarter note. What you're demonstrating is that it is a positive thing to use the metronome to maintain steady rhythm while you decide what is the best speed for the piece. Nothing wrong with that and in fact I agree with you. The question shifts now to what standard in terms of speed do we apply to a piece? What we find pleasing and musical or the stated speed which is a component of the lesson?

All in all a good dialogue which expands on our understanding of the meaning and effect of tempo and the metronome.

James
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 01

Post by Christopher Langley » Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:40 pm

Personally, I view the tempo on the piece as a suggestion. Same mentality i have when it comes to fingering.

I was just trying to show you what it sounds like to play with the click instead of against it.
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