D03 Classical guitar lesson 04

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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by Tom Wimsatt » Mon Dec 17, 2018 7:15 pm

Ed Butler wrote:
Mon Dec 17, 2018 3:18 pm
Tom - well done. It seemed at times, too my ear, you rushed a few of the measures throwing off the overall tempo. As you will see in my recording I did the same. With the long piece I find it tough to constantly monitor my tempo, especially when I hit the record button.

Ed
H Ed. You are correct. I noticed it myself after recording It, especially towards the end. I've definitely still got some work to do on that one. :wink:
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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by Tom Wimsatt » Mon Dec 17, 2018 7:26 pm

Ed Butler wrote:
Mon Dec 17, 2018 3:21 pm
My attempt at ANDANTE. I keep stumbling on measure 15.I need to do it 100 times.

Ed
Hi Ed. I also had a tough time with measure 15 (in my case, hitting the D-sharp and staying on tempo). Measure 16 gave me trouble as well (hitting the D-sharp and E in measure 16. I found his recommended fingering on measure 16 took some getting used to.

The same solution you noted above applied to me too: repetition, first very slowly and gradually picking up speed. Nice job playing this piece! It is a long one.
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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by OlgaVovk » Tue Dec 18, 2018 1:13 am

Dear all,
Below is my homework for week 2

Gammas
https://youtu.be/ak2r2duxDKI

ANDANTE CARULLI page 1
https://youtu.be/lQD0AVfnRsY

Saltaren with some variations
https://youtu.be/Peny62HeLQI

I am still strugling with Packington's Pound. It simply does not work for me, but I will try harder.

Thank you!
Olga

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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by OlgaVovk » Tue Dec 18, 2018 1:15 am

Edna Lopez wrote:
Sat Dec 15, 2018 4:44 am
After at least 100 attempts...here is my best.
Thanks for watching and commenting.
Dear Edna -
It is very well done

I liked your Salteren.

And your ackington's pound.
I really liked your tempo and the smooth transitions on the measures 16-32.
Bravo!
Olga

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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by Ed Butler » Tue Dec 18, 2018 5:26 pm

Olga - very good job on these exercises. I really, really liked your maintaining the even tempo on the ANDANTE. I am having a hard time doing that. It is a long and difficult piece.

Ed
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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by Tom Wimsatt » Wed Dec 19, 2018 8:01 pm

OlgaVovk wrote:
Tue Dec 18, 2018 1:13 am
Dear all,
Below is my homework for week 2

Gammas
ANDANTE CARULLI page 1
Saltaren with some variations

I am still struggling with Packington's Pound. It simply does not work for me, but I will try harder.

Thank you!
Olga
Hi Olga. Nice effort with those pieces. You've got the hardest part (in my opinion) finished for Carulli's Andante. Now all you need to do is get used to playing such a long piece! I would loose concentration initially, but once I got more familiar with the piece (I.e., many repetitions) it didn't seem so bad.
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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by Tom Wimsatt » Thu Dec 20, 2018 4:14 am

Here's Carulli's Andante, second try. Worked to keep tempo steady, and fixed the low lighting situation. I'm still ringing adjacent strings at times. My coke-bottle lenses make my eyes look as though they're closed... They're not :shock:
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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by Ed Butler » Thu Dec 20, 2018 2:01 pm

Tom - well done. You maintained a nice even tempo throughout the whole piece. I liked the nice light movement of your right hand.

Ed
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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by Tom Wimsatt » Thu Dec 20, 2018 3:16 pm

Ed Butler wrote:
Thu Dec 20, 2018 2:01 pm
Tom - well done. You maintained a nice even tempo throughout the whole piece. I liked the nice light movement of your right hand.

Ed
Thanks Ed. I'm to the point where I have "good days" and "bad days" with this piece.

I'm also working to improve the quality of my uploads. It looks like the extra lighting helped. I'm also going to get a "directional" microphone, a "VideoMic Me" made by R0de, to hopefully make things sound a little better. Ken Kim (D02 student) recommended it on one of his posts. The quality of his uploads (as well as his playing, by the way) is very good.
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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by Ed Butler » Thu Dec 20, 2018 3:49 pm

Hi Tom - thta is why I went back to the computer for my recording. The Samsung phone was not good at capturing tone and you can not use an external mic. With the computer I use an external Sanmon GoMic which is pretty good. Will you be able to use the external MIC with an apple phone?

Ed
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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by Tom Wimsatt » Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:49 pm

Ed Butler wrote:
Thu Dec 20, 2018 3:49 pm
Hi Tom - thta is why I went back to the computer for my recording. The Samsung phone was not good at capturing tone and you can not use an external mic. With the computer I use an external Sanmon GoMic which is pretty good. Will you be able to use the external MIC with an apple phone?

Ed
Hi Ed. I forgot about your setup. Didn't think about using the computer....

I just checked, and Ed you are correct once again. The Video Mic jack will not work on S5 Galaxy Android phone.

Time for a phone upgrade :D
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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by Tom Wimsatt » Fri Dec 21, 2018 3:09 am

Final post for this piece. I tried to hit the posted tempo, it was a little fast but I thought I'd at least give it a try. I can't explain the expression on my face. ...

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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by Ed Butler » Fri Dec 21, 2018 6:22 pm

Tom - at that speed you did a great job of maintaining tempo. I liked this version best.

Ed
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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by Ed Butler » Fri Dec 21, 2018 6:23 pm

Next attempt at Packington's Pound. I plan to keep this in my daily practice for 2019.



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Re: D03 Classical guitar lesson 04

Post by Tom Wimsatt » Fri Dec 21, 2018 10:23 pm

Ed Butler wrote:
Fri Dec 21, 2018 6:22 pm
Tom - at that speed you did a great job of maintaining tempo. I liked this version best.

Ed
Thanks Ed. I like playing at that speed better also.
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