Learning in Connecticut


Learning in Connecticut

Post by noremac2001 » Mon Feb 04, 2019 2:26 am

Hello! I've been playing piano for about 12 years and more recently, I've been trying to expand my repertoire of instruments! I purchased a dulcimer over the summer and just ordered a Conn c10. I've always been fascinated with classical guitar and how the works of Bach and his contemporaries translate to the guitar.

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Erik Zurcher
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Re: Learning in Connecticut

Post by Erik Zurcher » Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:52 am

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"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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Re: Learning in Connecticut

Post by Jason Kulas » Mon Feb 04, 2019 2:17 pm

Welcome. I'm in CT too (Hamden).

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 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 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 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.
Beginner. Yamaha G-50A. Connecticut, USA

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