Newcomer from Virginia

Mayxx248

Newcomer from Virginia

Post by Mayxx248 » Sat Sep 19, 2015 2:07 pm

Hi everyone,
I'm a 35 year old who used to play metal guitar in my youth, put the guitar down for around 7 years, and am now trying to learn classical guitar. For now 'm going at it alone, using the Frederick Noad book.

This forum looks really useful, and I look forward to learning from you all.

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Re: Newcomer from Virginia

Post by George Crocket » Sat Sep 19, 2015 2:51 pm

Hi May. Welcome to the forum. Yes, we do think it is really useful. :discussion:

Please be sure to start at our welcome page where there is more information about the forum and its rules. When you have a second post, you should subscrive to the 002 user group (see here) to have access levels 1 - 3 of the Delcamp score collection. After more posts you may subscribe to the 020 group for access to the higher levels of sheet music in Delcamp's library.

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Re: Newcomer from Virginia

Post by spruceman33 » Sat Sep 19, 2015 3:05 pm

Hello May Where in Virginia do you live? I live in Northern VA and always enjoy meeting or getting together with fellow classical guitarists.
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Re: Newcomer from Virginia

Post by Jack Douglas » Sat Sep 19, 2015 3:24 pm

Hi Mayxx248,
Fun, fun. And hello. I'm north of Richmond. What's your location in Virginia? You'll find the CG very addictive and fun. If you're near me I can give you names of guitar society folks, teachers, general information that might be helpful including luthiers or other guitar providers.
This forum is extremely informative!
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Re: Newcomer from Virginia

Post by Jack Douglas » Sun Sep 20, 2015 12:03 am

The Frederick Noad book, Solo Guitar Playing is excellent. You might want to buy Pumping Nylon to supplement and there are a number of scales books
'Segovia Scales' being one but there are other good ones. This is enough to get you really going.
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Re: Newcomer from Virginia

Post by Mayxx248 » Sun Sep 20, 2015 12:18 am

Thanks for the warm welcome! For those who asked, I'm living in SW VA, kind of far from NOVA or Richmond. Anyhow, I'm nowhere near able to call myself a classical guitarist (or any kind of guitarist after not playing for so long), so maybe I can make a trip after I become at least halfway competent!

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Re: Newcomer from Virginia

Post by Jack Douglas » Sun Sep 20, 2015 2:30 am

If you are anywhere near Radford University, check out their guitar performance series. They bring in some great musicians.
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Re: Newcomer from Virginia

Post by FHC » Tue Sep 22, 2015 3:27 pm

Welcome. I recommend you begin classical guitar with a trained and competent teacher. Laying the proper foundation is critically important. No, I am not a teacher. I am a player who is so very glad to have had a teacher in the beginning.

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