D01 Classical guitar lesson 06

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 06

Post by William Byrd » Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:47 pm

Jono Diel wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 3:53 pm
Hehe now you have to submit one, Bill. =]
I do enjoy a challenge, but alas, James may be correct, more like the sinking of the Titanic. An epic fail.

:titanic: :titanic:
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 06

Post by William Byrd » Fri Feb 22, 2019 1:21 am

In my ongoing search to increase my knowledge base with regard to classical guitar, I did a search asking "how did Segovia hold his guitar. I came across two very interesting articles that I wanted to share, as you too may find them of interest.

https://www.sagemusic.co/did-segovia-ha ... technique/

The other link is at the very bottom of this article

Bill
1966 Kazuo Yairi Uzuki
1972 Sadao Yairi
1973 Ryoji Matsuoka No 40
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 06

Post by James A. Showalter » Fri Feb 22, 2019 2:52 am

like the sinking of the Titanic. An epic fail.
For sure, any REO Speedwagon tune would be hard to do with any classical flair. And though consideration for such a topic is a diversion from any astute classical guitar repertoire it is excellent dialogue for this group of budding classicists. I often wonder how many of the great guitarists in the world started off on the instrument from a classically trained regimen. You never hear about it but I suspect it is not uncommon.

Just thinking out loud and letting my voice have air.
James
1972 Morris No. 12
1973 Ryoji Matsuoka, No. 20
2014 Sakurai Kohno Pro-J
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 06

Post by William Byrd » Fri Feb 22, 2019 3:12 am

James A. Showalter wrote:
Fri Feb 22, 2019 2:52 am
like the sinking of the Titanic. An epic fail.
For sure, any REO Speedwagon tune would be hard to do with any classical flair. And though consideration for such a topic is a diversion from any astute classical guitar repertoire it is excellent dialogue for this group of budding classicists. I often wonder how many of the great guitarists in the world started off on the instrument from a classically trained regimen. You never hear about it but I suspect it is not uncommon.

Just thinking out loud and letting my voice have air.
James
The late Randy Rhodes for one, who was the lead guitarist for Quiet Roit and Ozzy Osbourne.

Here's an excerpt from Wikipedia: Randall William Rhoads (December 6, 1956 – March 19, 1982)[1] was an American heavy metal guitarist who played with Quiet Riot and Ozzy Osbourne. A devoted student of classical guitar, Rhoads combined his classical music influences with his own heavy metal style. He died in a plane accident while on tour with Osbourne in Florida in 1982. Despite his short career, Rhoads, who was a major influence on neoclassical metal, is cited as an influence by many guitarists. Rhoads is included in several "Greatest Guitarist" lists.

I remember reading once that while traveling between rock concert venues, he would be on his classical guitar playing the Segovia scales.

:guitare: :chitarrista:

Bill
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 06

Post by William Byrd » Fri Feb 22, 2019 10:06 am

James A. Showalter wrote:
Fri Feb 22, 2019 2:52 am
like the sinking of the Titanic. An epic fail.
budding classicists.
I do have to admit that the word "classicist" was something I have never come across.Thus a search on the all knowing Internet and I found perhaps my favorite quote using this particular word.

"I salute the memory of a distinguished classicist who also had it in him to forgive and forget the lapses of youth so readily."
Times, Sunday Times (2007)
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 06

Post by James A. Showalter » Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:51 am

Cheers!
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 06

Post by Jono Diel » Sun Feb 24, 2019 7:32 am

Just curious, do you fellas follow a practice routine?

-Jono

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 06

Post by Staffan Strömberg » Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:50 pm

Hi, sorry for the late comments. I was sick for a week (flue) and the went on a skiing trip, so I'm lagging behind.
Anyway...

Mike: perfect submission, very musical and with a good tempo. The only minor criticism is that your left thumb isn't right behind the neck.

James: good effort, I think your doing well and I think you are progressing for each lesson. You could improve on Ricercar though, the rythm should be more even, it's straight quarter notes almost the whole way.

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 06

Post by Staffan Strömberg » Sun Feb 24, 2019 9:20 pm

Bill: very nice effort. My only criticism is that your playing is a little tense or stressed.

Robert: good submission and a clear improvement from the last lesson. I think I have commented on this before, but I think you should turm you left hand so that the palm faces the fretboard more instead of the ceiling, if you see what I mean. And as you said you are not alternating your i and m fingers 100%.

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 06

Post by James A. Showalter » Mon Feb 25, 2019 12:18 am

Staffan,
It's good to have your return. You are one of the solid standards that I count on reviewing their submissions. I was missing you. Glad you are feeling better and hope you had a nice vacation. So let's have it.
James
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1973 Ryoji Matsuoka, No. 20
2014 Sakurai Kohno Pro-J
Martin Guitars (MC28, D12-28, J40)
National Resonator Guitar
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 06

Post by James A. Showalter » Mon Feb 25, 2019 12:26 am

So the next lesson is never discussed a priori.

But lesson-7 is quite different. There is the standard submission pieces very similar to what we've done since the start only this time it's A-Major with #'d notes. And then there's the improv. How will you approach it?

I'm going to span an octave, pluck, pick, hammer and slur. Not the Delta Blues but reminiscent. Can a classicist do that?
James
1972 Morris No. 12
1973 Ryoji Matsuoka, No. 20
2014 Sakurai Kohno Pro-J
Martin Guitars (MC28, D12-28, J40)
National Resonator Guitar
Les Paul 1960 reissue

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 06

Post by James A. Showalter » Mon Feb 25, 2019 12:46 am

do you fellas follow a practice routine?
I do a regular routine playing scales and specific exercises recommended by Bradford Werner. I also try to understand the significance of any theory into the piece we are studying. This is mostly a mental exercise but it satisfies my desire to understand why the music is structured as it is.
James
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1972 Morris No. 12
1973 Ryoji Matsuoka, No. 20
2014 Sakurai Kohno Pro-J
Martin Guitars (MC28, D12-28, J40)
National Resonator Guitar
Les Paul 1960 reissue

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 06

Post by William Byrd » Mon Feb 25, 2019 1:32 am

James A. Showalter wrote:
Mon Feb 25, 2019 12:26 am
I'm going to span an octave, pluck, pick, hammer and slur. Not the Delta Blues but reminiscent. Can a classicist do that?
James
Hi Classmates,

For those unfamiliar with the term slurs, here is a brief explanation of both ascending and descending slurs.

Ascending slurs (or ‘hammer ons’ as they are called in contemporary playing) are created by a quick snapping motion with a left hand finger coming down on a string. The motion needs to be quick so as to create enough sound.

Descending slurs (known as ‘pull offs’ in contemporary guitar) are essentially rest strokes for the left hand. The term ‘pull off’ has mislead many student over the years because it gives the impression that the finger comes away from the fingerboard. The motion of the finger is lateral towards the adjacent string.

Bill
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 06

Post by William Byrd » Mon Feb 25, 2019 2:14 am

Staffan Strömberg wrote:
Sun Feb 24, 2019 9:20 pm
Bill: very nice effort. My only criticism is that your playing is a little tense or stressed.
Staffan, you are spot on. That is what I consider to be one of my main issues currently, and something I am working to correct. Easier said than done however.

Bill
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 06

Post by James A. Showalter » Mon Feb 25, 2019 3:16 am

Stress. Tension.

These are as much the marks of a man as the aging lines of his face. They are the nature of his character and are as unique to him as the tone of his voice. They appear in his writings and can be the driving nature of his music. There is no separating them from the man but it is his life's mission to gain control of them. The best that can be hoped for is to realize their contribution and to possibly understand their nature. That they can be harnessed as a force in his music and then appreciated is a great tribute.

More winded voice and ramblings.
James
1972 Morris No. 12
1973 Ryoji Matsuoka, No. 20
2014 Sakurai Kohno Pro-J
Martin Guitars (MC28, D12-28, J40)
National Resonator Guitar
Les Paul 1960 reissue

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