Here are my submissions for lesson 4. Please excuse the birds, creates a bit of ambience I suppose.
La Cucaracha – there are several points which I could have muted better to create a cleaner sound
Alouette, Gentille Alouette – there are a few sting buzzes caused by not fretting precisely enough, the timing also drifted a little bit in the B section
Lundi Matin – I was a little frustrated with this one because I do not yet have my thumb nail in the shape I would like and this resulted in the notes struck with my thumb having a much fuller sound that those struck with my fingers. I was having to play with the fleshy part of my thumb. I tried adjusting my hand position a number of different ways but I could not get the sounds to match. It will come but it is frustrating now.
Cadet Rousselle – There is a false start that I thought I had edited out. I got off time a bit in the middle but overall I was pleased with this one.
Also, I believe that I have solved the mystery of my prominent nail clicks. I had changed from a dynamic mic to a condenser mic and the condenser is much more sensitive. I had the dynamic mic placed approximately 6 inches from the guitar pointed at the soundhole. Which of course also means pointed directly at my right hand. This was necessary to get a strong enough signal from that mic. I have been playing with positions with the condenser. I don’t think that I have gotten it perfect yet but it is much better.
Thanks for listening, I look forward to your comments.
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