Hello from New Zealand

Michael Gaunt
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Hello from New Zealand

Post by Michael Gaunt » Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:40 am

I’ve played guitar off and on over the last 45 years. Sadly more off than on and so definitely only an intermediate player and having been really focussing on getting the basics of my classical playing as firm as possible.

I love all guitar and play classical, acoustic and electric. But my first love was and remains classical. So when all guitars are easily to hand then its the classical that is my go to guitar. I love the connection with musicians and authored from other eras, and making authentic Spanish sounds (occasionlly)...And I never did get comfortable using a plectrum for my other guitars either,

I’ve recently learned a lot about music theory and took the ‘basics’ of theory course on coursera from Edinburgh University. I found it difficult but the knowledge is great. Highly recommended.

In terms of progressing my guitar I have some old course books which I am still completing, and follow a few teachers on YouTube, of which Werner from thisisclsssicalguitar is probably my favourite.

Based in Auckland now and moving to Kerikeri very soon, so in the North Island of Aotearoa and loving this great summer.

Look forward to being a member of the community.

:merci:

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Re: Hello from New Zealand

Post by oski79 » Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:42 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. 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 occasionally get rather heated. We work hard to keep that from happening on Delcamp. Please read Mssr. Delcamp’s thoughts on the subject.

Please 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!

Regards,

oski79
“People may say I can’t sing, but no one can ever say I didn’t sing.” --Florence Foster Jenkins

Michael Gaunt
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Joined: Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:27 am
Location: New Zealand

Re: Hello from New Zealand

Post by Michael Gaunt » Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:37 am

Thanks oski Very excited to be a member of the community. Really keen to improve my classical playing and connect with others from around the world that love classical guitar.

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