Greetings from Australian living in southern China

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Greetings from Australian living in southern China

Post by ElPolaco » Sun Dec 30, 2018 4:38 pm

Hello all. I'm relatively new to classical guitar but not to guitar as such. I've actually played guitar in some form since the 1980s: pop, rock, blues, jazz and latin.

I originally started on classical guitar to develop some technique for playing a jazz and bossa nova repertoire but then started getting bored with that and started to develop more of an interest in the classical guitar pieces.

I can't say what my level is because I'm a relatively new to classical but I feel that I'm progressing fairly quickly because of familiarity with the instrument, knowledge of music theory and techniques from playing the other genres. I basically have a go at some pieces and then work on technique as needed to get through those pieces. While probably not ideal I find that I can make progress in this way thus far.

What got me initially interested in classical music and classical guitar specifically was John Williams' CDs of Bach suites for the lute and for the cello. So I enjoying working on baroque pieces by Weiss and Roncalli, as well as Spanish pieces by Tarrega etc. I also like Piazzolla. I'm aware that some of this is probably above my level but it keeps me interested so long as I'm making progress.

I have bought some online courses for technique practice and keep learning bits and pieces about technical issues as they arise in working on pieces. I'll probably get some actual lessons eventually.

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Re: Greetings from Australian living in southern China

Post by Erik Zurcher » Sun Dec 30, 2018 8:23 pm

Hello ElPolaco and welcome to Delcamp forum! Enjoy yourself and see you around!

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