I'm new the site and making an intro post.
I've been playing guitar for about 17 years, and just in the 5 I discovered the joys (and challenges!) of classical guitar. I had been interested in learning classical for some time, and found a teacher in the town I was living. He was a retired science professor by trade, but an amazing amazing guitar instructor. I owe any skill I now possess to him!
I'm not currently taking lessons, which is part of the reason why I've joined up--so I can ask questions on pieces I'm learning and look up other advice on the forum. I play a handful of Sor studies, a couple pieces of Villa-Lobos, a couple pieces by Bach, and handful of other random pieces. My teacher tended to give me rather difficult pieces, but he taught me how to go slowly, so I think they are coming along well, even if not fast.
I'm currently working the Gavotta Choro by Villa-Lobos, and the Allegro to Bach 998. I can play both slowly, but working on refining them and bringing them up to speed (especially the Allegro
). I kind of want to work on the 998 Fugue next (since I play the Prelude), but am a bit intimidated and may find a few other easier pieces, since I only play about a dozen or so.