I am nearing retirement and after all these years have found the courage to tackle learning the guitar. I was taught piano by nuns when I was small, and have played at the guitar for many years, but with no formal training. Recently a local talent named Juan Manuel offerred to teach clasees, and I decided to take the plunge.
I have not looked back. Juan is an excellent and very knowledgable instructor and has been teaching us simple classical pieces such as Romaza, Lagrima, Etude #1 by Villa Lobos, selected etudes by Sor, and most recently a simplified Malaguena. Juan has spent a lot of time teaching us theory of the guitar, such the circle of fifths, and other straight-forward information, I feel I have learned a great deal from Juan, and would recommend him to anyone.
Thanks to Juan, I now feel I am for the first time actually playing the guitar, rather than just plucking around.
I found this forum while searching for a copy of Villa Lobos Etude #1 with the chords diagrammed across the top of the music. Perhpas such a copy is somewhere here?
I have looked at some of the conversations here and I can tell you that I am quite the novice compared to many folks who post here. I hope to learn from their wisdom and experience.
and Best Regards to All,