D01 Classical guitar lesson 08

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D01 Classical guitar lesson 08

Post by Jean-François Delcamp » Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:16 am

Hello everyone,
Please start by downloading the latest version of volume D01.
If you are new to the course, please read this message to familiarize yourself with the conditions for participating in the lessons. You should also read the first message in lesson 1, where you will find advice on how to make the most of your study time and on the methods of practising that I recommend.

First we will study some technical exercises from volume D01.
Page 57 - Jean-François Delcamp : ARPEGGIOS




Finally, we'll look at five tunes, pages 39 to 43.
Page 39 - Anonyme : Menuet en ré majeur

Page 40 - Anonyme : Danse anglaise

Page 41 - Jean-François Delcamp : Accompagnement de blues

Page 42 - Anonyme : Fais dodo, Colas mon p'tit frère

Page 43 - Joseph Küffner : Duo opus 168 N°15



In order to mark the beat yourself, you need to count the smallest rhythmic values out loud as you play, as indicated on the score: "1 e 2 e 3 e" ("1 and 2 and 3 and" in English)
Using a metronome is useful, but it is only a temporary crutch to lean on. You will benefit far more by counting the beats out loud as you play than by using a metronome. Internalizing the rhythm allows us in time to achieve both freedom and discipline when playing, that is, to be a musician.
If counting the smallest values out loud seems difficult, or very difficult, to you, it only means that you have to persevere, or persevere a lot more. Keep at it with determination until it becomes easy and natural for you. When, after having practised it long enough, this exercise of counting out loud while you play becomes easy, then you don't need to bother with it any more.
When you start working on a new piece, start by working very slowly, concentrating on precision. The essential thing is that you should play the music perfectly, that your rhythm should be precise, your sound well controlled, and your playing musical and expressive.
Speed will come with your new skills acquired in time through work. You should not worry about speed when tackling a new piece. At the beginning, such a preoccupation would only hinder you in your progress. It is only once you have mastered the piece within the comfort of a slow tempo, that you can start to think about playing progressively faster until finally you reach the right tempo.

You can memorize different tempi (tempos) by mentally associating each one with a tune you have learnt by heart. Learn a suitable tune for each tempo. Begin with Good-morning to all (the same tune as Happy Birthday) for the tempo of 120 (beats per minute).



I ask you first to work on all these exercises and tunes for a week and then to upload your recordings of:
Page 57, number 12 - Jean-François Delcamp : ARPEGGIOS
Page 39 - Anonyme : Menuet en ré majeur
Page 42 - Anonyme : Fais dodo, Colas mon p'tit frère


Good luck!


I thank Geoff (GeoffB) who has helped in the translation of my lessons into English.


Jean-François

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Exam qualifying submissions:

ARPEGGIOS
Menuet en ré majeur
Fais dodo, Colas mon p'tit frère

Jono Diel
ARPEGGIOS
Menuet en ré majeur
Fais dodo, Colas mon p'tit frère

Mike Cook
ARPEGGIOS
Menuet en ré majeur
Fais dodo, Colas mon p'tit frère

Graham Gaya
Menuet en ré majeur
Fais dodo, Colas mon p'tit frère

Christopher Langley
Menuet en ré majeur
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 08

Post by Jono Diel » Sun Apr 07, 2019 3:25 am

How are you all coming along?

Here are my submissions for Lesson 8:






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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 08

Post by Graham Gaya » Sun Apr 07, 2019 6:23 am

Way to go Jono getting lesson 8 completed. Clean execution as always, about the only thing is I think you could have been able to handle a faster tempo. Good work.

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 08

Post by Robert Drechsler » Sun Apr 07, 2019 1:04 pm

Good job Jono, sounds very good !!!!

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 08

Post by Christopher Langley » Sun Apr 07, 2019 5:02 pm

Jono Diel wrote:
Sun Apr 07, 2019 3:25 am
How are you all coming along?

Here are my submissions for Lesson 8:
Dude. Great submissions. I haven't even started. I'm still in review mode.

I don't know if I will honestly be ready for lesson 8 anytime soon. I'm making sure I have all the previous materials mastered first. I have lessons 1 through 4 down. I'm working on 5.

Your posts make me look forward to 8. It's hard not to skip forward. But, I will remain patient.

The slow tempos you chose allowed you to play very clean. Sounds very nice and musical. Nice recordings!
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 08

Post by Jono Diel » Mon Apr 08, 2019 1:31 am

Thanks very much mates! I shall try to go faster next time.

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 08

Post by Christopher Langley » Mon Apr 08, 2019 3:32 am

Jono Diel wrote:
Mon Apr 08, 2019 1:31 am
Thanks very much mates! I shall try to go faster next time.
For what it's worth. I think your submissions are some of the best because you don't push the tempo..

We are all rushing in comparison. Especially me. I have actually started slowing down thanks to your recordings.
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 08

Post by Jono Diel » Mon Apr 08, 2019 5:35 am

Thanks, Chris. Yeah I'm not sure why I almost always upload the pieces at a certain slower tempo. Maybe because I subconsciously refuse to leave my comfort zone. I gotta push the pedal to the metal for the exam piece tho.

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 08

Post by Staffan Strömberg » Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:40 pm

Excellent submissions Jono!
I agree with Chris, even though your tempo is a little slow, it's steady as a rock. And your playing is so musical.
The sound quality is also very good, what microphones are you using?

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 08

Post by Jono Diel » Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:34 pm

Staffan Strömberg wrote:
Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:40 pm
Excellent submissions Jono!
I agree with Chris, even though your tempo is a little slow, it's steady as a rock. And your playing is so musical.
The sound quality is also very good, what microphones are you using?
Thanks much, Staffan! I experiment with different mics. The Menuet was with Se-X1 and SM57; Arpeggio with two Se Electronics Se7; and Dodo with one Se7. =)

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 08

Post by William Byrd » Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:38 pm

Well done Jono :bravo:

It's about time for the exam piece to be released.

Best of luck to everyone. :bye:
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 08

Post by William Byrd » Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:51 pm

1966 Kazuo Yairi Uzuki
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 08

Post by Ian Howe » Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:39 pm

well at least it's good the piece is part of lesson 8 [ D01 Anonyme : Menuet en ré majeur ]
At least is gives us a thread to upload and discuss some drafts before a final recording for exam submission
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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 08

Post by Mike Cook » Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:44 pm

Finally posting day 6 recordings!

Arpeggios



Minuet in D Major



Fais Dodo, Colas Mon P'tit Frère

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Re: D01 Classical guitar lesson 08

Post by Ian Howe » Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:47 pm

very nice Mike,whats up with the cover over the guitar?
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