Greetings from Southern NJ


Greetings from Southern NJ

Post by drfrankm » Wed Sep 30, 2015 3:57 am

I began taking classical guitar lessons in 1965 for a year. Then, I went off to college and foolishly dropped it. in 1985, before I was a recovering perfectionist, I retaught myself and caught up to the level of my previous lessons. However, my perfectionism got the best of me--didn't think I was good enough--so I stopped again.

In May 2015 I began to play for myself and have accepted my limitations without judgment. Consequently, I am enjoying playing more now than ever. Once again, I have caught up to my previous learning and am playing or learning Malaguena, Handel's Theme from Water Music, Spanish Romance, Brahms' Hungarian Dance, Bach's Minuet in G and Air on the G String, etc.

Whether or not I will take lessons again is TBD.

The classical guitar music I choose to play is very peaceful to me. :bye:

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Re: Greetings from Southern NJ

Post by Erik Zurcher » Wed Sep 30, 2015 7:44 am

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Re: Greetings from Southern NJ

Post by glycan » Wed Sep 30, 2015 2:04 pm


I can feel where your coming from! I opted for a teacher this time and what a difference in a month. Instead of working on 3-5 complete pieces at a time, my teacher has me working on two measures on a piece practiced with varying tempos, tonal quality and recording the passage. At first, I thought I nailed it. Unfortunately, it sounded like a cat fight. After repetition and paying close attention to every note, the piece is alive. Did you ever record your own voice? Sounds different from what you hear when you are speaking? When I was playing, I was hearing something different... Segovia? Listening to a recorded version... a large man falling down the stairs.

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