My name is Arash and I am as green as it gets. A total beginner and 40 years old. I know, not an ideal age to start. Not even close!
On the bright side, I have 2 boys, 4 and 7 years old who love the sound of classical guitar and beginners as well
. To be fair to myself, I would have started when I was around 10 years old which was about the time I fell in love with flamenco guitar songs, however, I lived in a country where, at the time, music, in general, was considered a sin and was forbidden. A country where even listening to music was considered a crime. You could still buy a guitar (kinda underground), but my father could not afford such luxuries, he did try though. When he learned of my love for music and want of a guitar, he surprised me with a Nay, a treditional flute like instrument that is made from thick bamboo. He told me that though it was not a guitar, I could play music with it
it's the thought that counts right!
Anyways, fast forward about 30 years and long after my scape from my homeland (literally), I think I can afford 3 guitars so I could start now along with my 2 sons. To be honest, I did buy a guitar as soon as I got out and learned some chords and tabs but being busy with building a life as an adult, I never became as serious as I liked about it.
Now, I'm here to explore and learn. Perhaps the first order of business for me is to figure out what guitar to buy for myself and more importantly for my sons. I'm not rich by any means but even if it means some overtime in my job (Ambulance/RN), I want to buy instruments that are right for the task in hand, specially when it comes to my sons. Anyways, that is me in a nutshell, and this introduction is the longest I have ever written in any forum. Somehow I have a good feeling about being here which excites me to the point of writing an autobiography of myself. So if anyone actually decided to read this novel, I thank you and apologize for taking advantage of your ears
PS, I get fascinated by Spanish guitar pieces as well as many other styles of classicals.