Greetings from Barcelona!

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Greetings from Barcelona!

Post by alexgmcm » Sun Jan 06, 2019 3:52 pm

Hi, I'm Alex and I'm 27 years old - I've been playing guitar since I was 16 but I barely played after going to University nor did I ever study theory or musical notation etc.

I started learning the classical guitar about a year ago and I have weekly classes although I didn't have them during the summer as my teacher was away.

At the moment I can play Romanza but I struggle with getting the rhythm correct and not making mistakes. I'm trying to improve my music reading ability so I can stop using tabs and just use sheet music all the time as well as get a greater understanding and thus appreciation of theory.

I'm from the UK so my native language is English but I moved to Spain after University so my Spanish is pretty good now too - feel free to talk to me in either! :D

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Re: Greetings from Barcelona!

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Re: Greetings from Barcelona!

Post by drexparker » Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:00 pm

Alex, it's good to read your message. I too have been working to diminish the role of tabs in my learning and playing. I have been focusing on notation for 3 years now after relying on tabs for my whole life prior not knowing how to read music. Goal is to avoid using tabs altogether now, but on the other hand learning new pieces (usually etudes) progresses faster with tabs along with notation for me. I'd be interested in the opinion of more experienced members, is it a good idea to consciously avoid tabs as a student? Do you get to the point of not needing them at all? (I know this is not a new topic, but your post, Alex, seemed to offer a chance to revisit this). -- Rex

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