Hi guys and gals,
My name is Loren -- and I'm a guitar player from Kentucky. I'm mostly a steel-string player, but I recently bought a Cordoba C12 nylon-string guitar, which has a nice tone, and I am almost
ready to post my performances of a couple of easy pieces. (Well, not that
easy!) I do wish I'd begun learning classical guitar earlier, but we'll see how it goes.
If I never learn more than "Lagrima," I'll die a happy man.
I began playing guitar as a teen and by the time I was 20, I was so in love with guitar, and so hungry to learn, that for three or four years I probably played twelve hours or more a day. For me, initially, it was about playing fiddle tunes with a flatpick, and folk-style fingerpicking, with some jazz/swing stuff tossed in for good measure. I live in the mountains of Kentucky, and there are no good teachers close by, that I know of. So I taught myself, with a nod to Homespun Tapes and others, and I suppose I'm a "fair" player -- I hope I play in time and in tune and with at least a bit of expression.
I've looked around the forum here. My impression is that it's an extraordinarily friendly, helpful forum. I'm eager to get started here, especially to posting playing and - I hope - getting some constructive criticism, and to giving you guys the same.
Your 59-year-old new friend,