Registration, conditions for participating in the lessons

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The classical guitar lessons are free. They are aimed at the isolated amateur who does not have access to a teacher. To join the class, apply for registration into the students group.

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Re: Registration, conditions for participating in the lessons

Post by UtkuDemir » Wed Jul 24, 2019 11:58 pm

Thanks for the informations. This September, I want to participate in the lessons. My username is also my firstname + lastname. I have just started to classical guitar, so I would like to start with D01.

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Re: Registration, conditions for participating in the lessons

Post by Colin Bullock » Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:09 am

UtkuDemir wrote:
Wed Jul 24, 2019 11:58 pm
Thanks for the informations. This September, I want to participate in the lessons. My username is also my firstname + lastname. I have just started to classical guitar, so I would like to start with D01.
If you post a registration request here in September agreeing to the terms and conditions and stating where you are advertising the course, we will register you as a student.

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Re: Registration, conditions for participating in the lessons

Post by UtkuDemir » Sat Jul 27, 2019 9:16 pm

Thank you Colin Bullock for information. You said "If you post a registration request here in September agreeing to the terms and conditions and stating where you are advertising the course, we will register you as a student". However, if the lessons will start at 1-7 September, don't I post it at the end of the August?

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Re: Registration, conditions for participating in the lessons

Post by Colin Bullock » Sun Jul 28, 2019 3:59 pm

UtkuDemir wrote:
Sat Jul 27, 2019 9:16 pm
Thank you Colin Bullock for information. You said "If you post a registration request here in September agreeing to the terms and conditions and stating where you are advertising the course, we will register you as a student". However, if the lessons will start at 1-7 September, don't I post it at the end of the August?
Sometime in August, when he has time, Prof Delcamp will clear the existing student list in preparation for the new lessons. If we register you before that your registration will disappear.
You only need to be registered to be able to post a video in the lessons, so there is time for you to be registered at the beginning of September. We will try to announce when we are taking on registrations so keep an eye out near the end of August.

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Re: Registration, conditions for participating in the lessons

Post by Michael Jaffe » Sun Jul 28, 2019 4:56 pm

I am hoping to begin study in D01 in September. As a new player, what do you suggest I do to prepare for the class? I have been only playing a couple of weeks and have been working on RH and LH techniques, scales, and arpeggios. I've downloaded the D01 syllabus and played a few of the early lessons, any other suggestions?

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Re: Registration, conditions for participating in the lessons

Post by Rick Beauregard » Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:34 pm

Hi Michael

It’s tough over summer to wait for the lessons to start in September. Once they do you can work at your own pace. So working ahead is fine as long as you submit your videos of pieces and exercises along with your mates beginning in September, and view their vids and provide feedback and encouragement. So starting now at the beginning is good preparation.

There are also a lot of great videos on YouTube on beginning lessons. Watch some videos on correct posture, tone generation, left and right hand position, fingerboard and sight reading, some nice sites are
https://www.classicalguitarcorner.com/
https://www.classicalguitarshed.com/
https://www.thisisclassicalguitar.com/

They each have some free content for beginners and subscription programs if you go beyond that.

Have a great summer and see you in D01.
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Re: Registration, conditions for participating in the lessons

Post by Wesley Vosper » Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:32 am

I've noticed in the faq it's mentioned that nails are expected. I'd like to oblige, but due to my judo training nails are a serious health and safety hazard, so I have to chop them off completely. Would I still be allowed to partake in the lessons? I understand if this creates too many problems working out tone deficiencies and whatnot.

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Re: Registration, conditions for participating in the lessons

Post by GeoffB » Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:37 am

I don't think nails are mentioned in the FAQs themselves, but you're perhaps referring to the "Beginners start here" guide, where there is the comment "Well shaped and smoothed nails are important for good tone" followed by some tips on achieving this. The important thing there is that if you do have nails, they should be properly shaped and smooth, or they will produce bad and scratchy tone. However, some people, from necessity or preference, do play without nails and, while it gives a different sound, there shouldn't be a problem with your doing that in the lessons.
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Re: Registration, conditions for participating in the lessons

Post by Rick Beauregard » Wed Jul 31, 2019 5:38 pm

No nails are fine Wesley. Look up Rob MacKillop’s posts on the fine art of nail-less playing and visit his web site.

Having said that, if your sport allows, you can trim your nails short, no further than the end of the finger and still get the nail/flesh combo effect and tone.
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All this time I thought I was making music; it was making me.
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1980 Dauphin D30
1962 Fender pre-CBS P-Bass
National Triolian Uke ca.1930
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Re: Registration, conditions for participating in the lessons

Post by Mark Jury » Mon Aug 05, 2019 3:49 pm

I would like to participate in the lessons as soon as the new cycle begins. I've now had my username changed, and I will post the flyer at my local shop where classical guitars are sold. I will also agree to post video and participate in the discussions.

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Re: Registration, conditions for participating in the lessons

Post by Colin Bullock » Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:19 am

Mark Jury wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 3:49 pm
I would like to participate in the lessons as soon as the new cycle begins. I've now had my username changed, and I will post the flyer at my local shop where classical guitars are sold. I will also agree to post video and participate in the discussions.
Registration will start end August early September after the current student list has been cleared and the old lessons locked.

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Re: Registration, conditions for participating in the lessons

Post by Mark Jury » Tue Aug 06, 2019 1:41 pm

Colin Bullock wrote:
Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:19 am
Mark Jury wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 3:49 pm
I would like to participate in the lessons as soon as the new cycle begins. I've now had my username changed, and I will post the flyer at my local shop where classical guitars are sold. I will also agree to post video and participate in the discussions.
Registration will start end August early September after the current student list has been cleared and the old lessons locked.
Thank you Colin, I will keep an eye out.

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