I think the sound you are getting is clean and the pulse is solid. I have only started to increase tempo recently. I have been practicing it really slow to make sure I am getting the fingerings clean and the keeping the tempo steady. Looking forward to hearing your progress.
Here is Week 3. I had a coaching call, my first yesterday with Connie and she talked with me about my tone and suggested that I work on a better shape for my nails. They are more ramped by I think I took too much off as the sound seems thinner then last week. I tried playing with the tempo a little to give it some variety.…[Read more]
I have a Zoom QN4 that works fine but I wasn’t thrilled with the video quality. I also found it more work to take out the SD card and load onto the computer. I bought a Shure MV88 mic for my iPhone 8 (recommended on the Delcamp Website) and although it is not cheap( $149) I like the audio quality and video. I have a tripod with the adapter and…[Read more]
This is week two. My goal was to bring up the tempo and playing the phrasing with a more dance like feel in 2. When I saw the video I was surprised as to how I am lifting my fingers off the strings. Back to slow practice and focus on left hand position. I should have videoed all week..
Thanks Dave. I have another concern with my left hand and especially with my 4th finger. I am trying to keep fingers close always but it seems the 4th finger comes off too high when not use. I watched a video in Grade where Simon talks about the 4th finger need to be 2-3 mm to the fingerboard. I can’t do it. I have tried every ay this week…[Read more]
Thanks for your reply. I also have short legs but a bigger upper body so it makes it difficult to find a comfortable sitting position.. I just recently bought a drum stool and because I can adjust the height it seems to have helped.
I have been using and Ergoplay and just received my order of the Barnett/Sageworks Guitar support. I now many of you are using this support so my question is do I need to take the strings to install the magnets.
I need to work on tempo, smoother phrasing and especially on the slur passage. I have never worked a short passage like this for a month before so I am looking forward to hearing my progress.
That was a good first take. I thought the tempo was very good. Since we are at the same grade level it is interesting to see where everyone is at this point. Looking forward to more videos and to hear your progress.
Some of you know that in addition to playing and studying classical guitar I also conduct a community orchestra in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire. As I plan for next season I decided to plan a concert that features some of my favorite adagio’s for the first half of the concert. One of my favorites is the 2nd movement of the Concierto de…[Read more]
I have struggled with my nails for the past three years. I stated to use Guitar Player Nails but after extended us the glue was taking off the nail layers. My nails were pretty band about four months ago, I decided I need to condition them which I use healthy Hoof and also a treatment that Mark Campbell shared with me. Right now I…[Read more]
Ben Greene replied to the topic How to volunteer to present a Composer of the month in the forum General Discussion 1 month, 1 week ago
I would like to do the month of September.
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