Hello from New Zealand

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Hello from New Zealand

Post by DCGillrich » Mon Aug 21, 2017 10:51 pm

I live in Wellington, New Zealand. I started playing classical guitar in the early 1980s, entirely self-taught using the Frederick Noad, John Mills, and Julio Sagreras books. But I never developed any real competency, plateauing at roughly Trinity College level 3 or 4 (at a stretch). Perhaps this is a common story. I also started playing blues on acoustic guitar while living briefly in Canada in 2010/11, and even experimented with slide guitar. But I never stopped playing, listening to, or reading about classical guitar. I started taking up classical playing more seriously again at the end of 2016 through an online course which I can fit in around extensive overseas travel - so far so good. Cheers... Richard

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Re: Hello from New Zealand

Post by oski79 » Tue Aug 22, 2017 1:07 am

Welcome to Delcamp!

If you haven't already, please take a moment to read this page for a good rundown on how the forum works, rules, history, etc. You have found a great source of classical guitar knowledge, as we have a wide assortment of members, from beginners to performing artists, with a number of fine teachers, historians, and luthiers too. So feel free to ask any questions you might have, but consider using the search function first, as many topics have already been discussed at length.

If you participate in other online forums, you might notice that things can get pretty heated at times. Delcamp takes great strides to avoid that. Here is what Mssr. Delcamp himself has to offer on that.

It is important to note that there is a requirement to post an average of once a month. Members not meeting this standard may have their memberships terminated.

Adding your location to your profile is a nice touch. Many of us have made new friends from doing just that.

Again, welcome to the forum!


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