D01 Classical guitar lesson 06

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Jono Diel
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 06

Post by Jono Diel » Mon Feb 25, 2019 3:43 am

James A. Showalter wrote:
Mon Feb 25, 2019 12:46 am

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
I havent been practicing scales and exercises. I shall look at Wener's. =)

Understanding the theory behind the peices is interesting. How do you go about it? Thank you for the infos!

Jono

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 06

Post by Jono Diel » Mon Feb 25, 2019 3:44 am

James A. Showalter wrote:
Mon Feb 25, 2019 12:46 am

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
I havent been practicing scales and exercises. I shall look at Werner's. =)

Understanding the theory behind the peices is interesting. How do you go about it? Thank you for the infos!

Usually I just learn the pieces. My warmup would be the past peice that I learned followed by the new piece im learning. Then lately I feel like I need to learn more scales and theory and stuff similar to those.

Jono

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 06

Post by William Byrd » Mon Feb 25, 2019 4:58 am

Jono Diel wrote:
Mon Feb 25, 2019 3:44 am
James A. Showalter wrote:
Mon Feb 25, 2019 12:46 am

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
I havent been practicing scales and exercises. I shall look at Werner's. =)

Understanding the theory behind the peices is interesting. How do you go about it? Thank you for the infos!

Usually I just learn the pieces. My warmup would be the past peice that I learned followed by the new piece im learning. Then lately I feel like I need to learn more scales and theory and stuff similar to those.

Jono
I too subscribe to Bradford Werner's warm up routine. I generally spend about 15 minutes warming up, followed by work on the difficult sections of songs and finally playing everything through at least once.

Bill
1964 Shinano No 83
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 06

Post by Jono Diel » Mon Feb 25, 2019 5:22 am

William Byrd wrote:
Mon Feb 25, 2019 4:58 am
I too subscribe to Bradford Werner's warm up routine. I generally spend about 15 minutes warming up, followed by work on the difficult sections of songs and finally playing everything through at least once.

Bill
:casque: is that in his Method Book I?

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 06

Post by William Byrd » Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:15 am

Jono Diel wrote:
Mon Feb 25, 2019 5:22 am
William Byrd wrote:
Mon Feb 25, 2019 4:58 am
I too subscribe to Bradford Werner's warm up routine. I generally spend about 15 minutes warming up, followed by work on the difficult sections of songs and finally playing everything through at least once.

Bill
:casque: is that in his Method Book I?
I use the 20 favorite exercises book as well as other resources. He has a new essential exercises book as well that is quite good. You're probably better off going with the new exercises book as it's more comprehensive. There is also Hubert Kappel's "The Bible of Classical Guitar Technique," which I would highly recommend.
1964 Shinano No 83
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 06

Post by Jono Diel » Mon Feb 25, 2019 4:59 pm

Thanks much Bill! I shall delve in em.

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 06

Post by Staffan Strömberg » Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:06 pm

James A. Showalter wrote:
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
Thank you James. I plan to record and post my submissions on Saturday or Sunday.

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 06

Post by Staffan Strömberg » Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:11 pm

William Byrd wrote:
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
Yes, and it's especially hard to be relaxed when making a recording.

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 06

Post by Staffan Strömberg » Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:15 pm

James A. Showalter wrote:
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
Well written. You really have a way with words, James. :)

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 06

Post by James A. Showalter » Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:57 pm

You really have a way with words
Thanks Staffan.
I've always tried my hand at creative writing but never got anywhere with it. Probably should leave it at that but just can't help myself.
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1972 Ryoji Matsuoka, No. 18
1973 Ryoji Matsuoka, No. 20
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 06

Post by William Byrd » Wed Feb 27, 2019 1:39 am

Here's something I quite enjoyed.

The two world-famous guitar maestros Aniello Desiderio and Zoran Dukic perform in Barcelona one of Falla's masterpieces, from the opera 'La vida breve'.

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 06

Post by James A. Showalter » Wed Feb 27, 2019 12:33 pm

Bill,
That is really cool. Watching it and realizing how ill prepped my mind is for doing a proper improvisation on classical guitar. One would hope they could just let their hair down and find a sequence of notes in the spirit of these two masters.
James
1972 Morris No. 12
1972 Ryoji Matsuoka, No. 18
1973 Ryoji Matsuoka, No. 20
1990 Takamine C132S
2014 Sakurai Kohno Pro-J
Martin Guitars (D28, MC28, D12-28, J40)
National Resonator Guitar
Les Paul 1960 reissue

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 06

Post by Ian Howe » Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:14 pm

Below are my submissions for Lesson 6

Scales in Thirds



Ricecar



Fernando SOR Lecon 1 Opus 60



Attempted some damping this time around.It's a difficult thing to implement in your play and something i'll continue to work on.
Found it difficult enough recording this time around. I guess the pieces are getting that little more challenging
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 06

Post by Christopher Langley » Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:33 pm

Ian Howe wrote:
Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:14 pm
Below are my submissions for Lesson 6
Very Nice Ian.

The main thing to note is that you are performing free strokes with your RH Thumb on Ricercar.

If you try rest strokes where the thumb comes through the string and rests on the one below you should find this piece easier to play and sounding slightly cleaner, as ell.
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 06

Post by Ian Howe » Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:52 pm

Thanks for the feedback Chris.
If you think it will make it more fluent i will defo look into arranging it with the rest strokes
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