D03 Classical guitar lesson 06

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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 06

Post by Tom Wimsatt » Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:40 pm

Ed Butler wrote:
Fri Feb 15, 2019 1:00 pm
Tom - that brings up the question of when do you mute the A note from measure 12. You have to hold the F note in measure 13 for 3/4 of the measure - do you mute the A at that time? Or do you use another method of muting the A (? back of thumb) when playing the F?

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Ed, I mute the "A" note with my RH thumb, immediately after plucking the "F" note.

I hit the F note, then lift the thumb and move it back sightly and drop/plant it on the vibrating A string, taking care to not contact the D string/F note. I can post a short demo if that helps. It may not be observable in my original post.
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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 06

Post by Tom Wimsatt » Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:44 pm

If you open up my post of this piece, and go to around 39 seconds, and/or around 46 seconds, you can see this muting action. By the way, it also looks like I forgot to mute the A note on the second go-around..... :oops:
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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 06

Post by Ed Butler » Sat Feb 16, 2019 12:22 pm

HI Tom - I see it now. Thanks. I will add it to my practice of this piece.

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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 06

Post by OlgaVovk » Mon Feb 18, 2019 2:29 pm

Hi Tom and Ed,
Thank you so much for such a interestg and helpful discussion,
I am following both of you with great pleasure.
It does help me to better learn the music.
Best,
Olga

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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 06

Post by OlgaVovk » Mon Feb 18, 2019 2:31 pm

Dear all,
Here is my second try on Gaspar Sanz La Minona de Cataluna,
It is still very slow, but I started having a feeling I am moving in right direction with that piece.
My big thank you to Tom and Ed,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ApTPCTQ ... e=youtu.be

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Olga

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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 06

Post by Ed Butler » Mon Feb 18, 2019 2:43 pm

Olga - excellent. I loved the sound/tone of your trebles. Great job with the hammer-on/pulloffs. Done right, this piece sounds beautiful when played slow and you did that. What strings do you use on the trebles?

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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 06

Post by Tom Wimsatt » Mon Feb 18, 2019 3:40 pm

Not much improvement. The style of this piece is supposed to be lively, which I am unable to replicate without totally messing it up. :pascontent:

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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 06

Post by Ed Butler » Mon Feb 18, 2019 3:58 pm

Tom - that was well played. If I can be anywhere close to that in 3 months, I will be happy. I believe it is our most difficult piece so far. I really liked the ease (no finger tension) with the F barre - that is the key to be able to play this piece at the speed you are playing it.

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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 06

Post by Tom Wimsatt » Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:04 pm

Ed Butler wrote:
Mon Feb 18, 2019 3:58 pm
Tom - that was well played. If I can be anywhere close to that in 3 months, I will be happy. I believe it is our most difficult piece so far. I really liked the ease (no finger tension) with the F barre - that is the key to be able to play this piece at the speed you are playing it.

Ed
Thanks Ed. Sorry to whine, your right. I think this one, and Schiarazula Marazula have been toughest so far.
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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 06

Post by Tom Wimsatt » Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:17 pm

OlgaVovk wrote:
Mon Feb 18, 2019 2:31 pm
Dear all,
Here is my second try on Gaspar Sanz La Minona de Cataluna,
It is still very slow, but I started having a feeling I am moving in right direction with that piece.
My big thank you to Tom and Ed,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ApTPCTQ ... e=youtu.be

Best,
Olga
Hi Olga. I agree with Ed's comments on tempo! Great start. Nice video work too, easy to see (listen to) what you're doing :bravo:
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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 06

Post by OlgaVovk » Thu Feb 21, 2019 2:05 am

Hi Ed and Tom,
Thank you very much for your nice comments and for encouraging me.
I started learning Las Hachas and I am watchig closely you discussion regarding the piece.
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Olga

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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 06

Post by OlgaVovk » Thu Feb 21, 2019 2:08 am

Ed Butler wrote:
Mon Feb 18, 2019 2:43 pm
Done right, this piece sounds beautiful when played slow and you did that. What strings do you use on the trebles?

Ed
Hi Ed,
Thank you!
I passed your comment to my guitar and she is happy :)
I am using d'addario pro arte nylon.
This set, I belive is EJ46 Pro-Arté Nylon, Hard Tension, http://www.daddario.com/DADProductDetai ... rd_Tension
I choose hard tension aiming to make my finger stronger,
And as a benefit, it appears that these strings sound really good on my guitar,
so I stick with them,
Best,
Olga

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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 06

Post by Ed Butler » Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:23 pm

Hi Olga

I will give those a try. Thanks

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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 06

Post by Ed Butler » Fri Feb 22, 2019 6:59 pm

First attempt at LAS HACHAS. I actually felt myself hyperventilating towards the end of this. Need to focus on breathing.

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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 06

Post by Mike Cook » Sat Feb 23, 2019 3:08 am

Finally getting my posts in. Switched to my cedar top. The trills were easier on normal tension strings, but it took some time to get use to the difference.

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