Good evening from S.E. Tennessee

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Good evening from S.E. Tennessee

Post by descendre » Mon Sep 02, 2019 4:25 am

Hello everyone,

By nature, I have always been more of a "lurker" than a participant. Saying hello is something very different for me! I started playing guitar during my 5th grade summer. (It could have been my 6th grade summer, I do not remember exactly.) Unfortunately, I could not find a classical guitar teacher that lived in my area in the early/mid 1980's. I ended up being somewhat of a "shredder". I've always been into classical music, but I also like some jazz and some avant-garde type music. In my late twenties I had the opportunity to study guitar formally in the Jazz Guitar Program at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. I studied there for 3 semesters under Mark Boling but had to move when my wife (ex) decided to go to another city for graduate school. This departure broke me because being a music major was the most joyful period in my life. After the move, I pretty much quit playing guitar. It has not been until recently that I have picked it up and am currently re-learning the instrument via classical guitar studies. At this point, I have only been teaching myself from YouTube videos and Dr. Simon Powis' books. I have never considered myself a "performer" despite the fact that at some points in my life I have been quite proficient. By profession, I am a librarian and did my graduate work at Indiana University. I also love contemporary art, ECM type jazz, and reading. Kind regards to you all - R. (Please note: I am not a person who is always on the internet and socially connected at all times. If there are any queries, please do not be offended if I do not answer right away.) :)

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Re: Good evening from S.E. Tennessee

Post by Erik Zurcher » Mon Sep 02, 2019 5:40 am

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