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About me.

Post by Menol47 » Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:41 am

Hello and good morning from North Devon U.K. My name is Martin and I am principally a steel string player, my age is seventy two and,at this late stage I wish to re-kindle my interest in classical guitar playing.However I appreciate it.I appreciate it won't be easy as my flexibility is not what it was.I hope for encouragement in my endeavour.

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Erik Zurcher
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Location: The Hague, Netherlands

Re: About me.

Post by Erik Zurcher » Thu Jan 31, 2019 11:45 am

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

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Reedition Domingo Esteso by Conde Hermanos 2004; Kenny Hill, model Barcelona 2001
"While you try to master classical guitar, prepare for a slave's life: the guitar will forever be your master and you its slave".

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Jason Kulas
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Location: Connecticut, USA

Re: About me.

Post by Jason Kulas » Thu Jan 31, 2019 2:26 pm

Welcome. If you're interested, there are free Classical lessons here. You can get feedback on your progress from other players. If you take all the courses, it's the equivalent of 6yrs of music school. If you take the optional final exams, apparently it has official status in France, and would count towards your entrance requirements if you were to apply to study music there. The forum for the classes is: viewforum.php?f=41 . The post about registering is: viewtopic.php?f=41&t=54023 . And the FAQ about the course is: viewtopic.php?f=41&t=62687

The classes here don't seem to teach basic music reading, or some basic info about beginner Classical guitar use. You may want to supplement the lessons here with extra reading/explanatory/pictorial material. I like the very popular "Solo Guitar Playing" book/CD series by Frederick Noad (includes teaching how to read music, and detailed explanation of technique). Noad gets you quickly into playing some musically pleasing practice pieces. You may also want additional explanatory/instructional videos. I like the free ones at https://www.thisisclassicalguitar.com/lessons/ (includes teaching how to read music, and detailed demonstration of technique). The Noad is my favorite of the 4 beginner approaches I've examined, but they all offer something unique and valuable. I use Noad and the classes here, supplemented with articles/videos from thisisclassicalguitar.
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