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Post by Paul. » Sat Feb 02, 2019 6:55 pm

Good evening every one
My name is Paul from south Scotland.
I am new to Classical/Spannish Guitars which I find fascinating and have just acquired a cheap BM Spannish guitar from e - b a y
Which I just re strung yesterday. I know it's not the best out there but it will be good enough to get me started I .
I am learning Hallejuah but with normal chords for now finger picking , and its coming along nicely but I'm rusty and new.
My Goal is to learn the fret Board notes to open up my use of the whole guitar neck
To improve my skills .regards Paul.

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Post by Erik Zurcher » Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:12 pm

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

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Post by Jason Kulas » Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:23 pm

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 (includes teaching how to read music in his free book, and detailed demonstration of technique). The Noad is my favorite of all the beginner approaches I've looked at, but they all offer something unique and valuable, and all have their fans.
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Post by Luuttuaja » Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:40 pm

Hello and welcome to the forum! Good luck with learning. :)

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Post by James Lister » Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:58 am

Welcome Paul! Hope you enjoy the forum.

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Post by Jason » Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:16 am

Welcome :)
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Post by Paul. » Sat Feb 09, 2019 4:24 pm

Thank you Every one for the Warm welcome much appreciated.
Trying to learn Spannish romance. Finding it hard to get that big stretch and barring is pretty tough too .
But all new to me so far thanks Gents

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Post by AggabaggA » Mon Feb 18, 2019 7:45 pm

Hey Paul
Don't knock those old BM guitars by Admira I played one for years & when she was young had a voice to make women weep! Romanza may seem tough to start with, when that left hand starts to ache put the guitar away for 10 mins lay the hand out flat for a bit, then go back, don't try to work through the pain too much too soon,, persevere and you will get there! It will become "an easy piece" although may not seem like it is until the muscles get to know how to behave,,,,you're new here as am I so welcome!! Regards Matt
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