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Sean Duggan

Re: FAQs for lessons

Post by Sean Duggan » Thu Aug 23, 2012 9:11 pm

Hi
is it ok start d001 in mid october 2012 and if yes will it be hard to catch up
i am making quite slow progress through Noads book at the moment and have been thinking about changing tack
by taking the online lessons
Reform

Tarbaby (1953 - 2016)

Re: FAQs for lessons

Post by Tarbaby (1953 - 2016) » Thu Aug 23, 2012 9:21 pm

Hi Reform,

You can join the lessons at any time after they begin. It shouldn't be too difficult to catch up if you're only a month late. Especially if you get a headstart in your spare time by viewing last year's D01 lessons.

Good luck!

Alan

Amin Kawas

Re: FAQs for lessons

Post by Amin Kawas » Tue Aug 28, 2012 5:13 pm

Well, can I know at which level the student can be familiar to read most of the simple sheet music?
I know even in D12 there gonna be new things to learn, but I'm not talking about the very complicated symbols...
Thanks in advance :)

-Amin

Ross MacLennan

Re: FAQs for lessons

Post by Ross MacLennan » Tue Aug 28, 2012 6:11 pm

Hi all

Thanks for the great reasource. Just registered today and am waiting to sign up for the new september 2012 lessons.

Thanks Again
Ross.

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Re: FAQs for lessons

Post by GeoffB » Wed Aug 29, 2012 11:10 am

Amin Kawas wrote:Well, can I know at which level the student can be familiar to read most of the simple sheet music?
I know even in D12 there gonna be new things to learn, but I'm not talking about the very complicated symbols...
Thanks in advance :)

-Amin
Hi Amin,

There's obviously not an exact answer to that, as it's a gradual progression, but I'd guess that by the time you've finished level D03 you'll be able to decipher most simple sheet music. When you come across symbols you are unfamiliar with, there are sites such as http://www.dolmetsch.com/musicalsymbols.htm which may help.

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Amin Kawas

Re: FAQs for lessons

Post by Amin Kawas » Wed Aug 29, 2012 3:33 pm

GeoffB wrote:
Amin Kawas wrote:Well, can I know at which level the student can be familiar to read most of the simple sheet music?
I know even in D12 there gonna be new things to learn, but I'm not talking about the very complicated symbols...
Thanks in advance :)

-Amin
Hi Amin,

There's obviously not an exact answer to that, as it's a gradual progression, but I'd guess that by the time you've finished level D03 you'll be able to decipher most simple sheet music. When you come across symbols you are unfamiliar with, there are sites such as http://www.dolmetsch.com/musicalsymbols.htm which may help.

Geoff
What an amazing resource! that's all what I need many many thanks Geoff! :)

BradKemper

Re: FAQs for lessons

Post by BradKemper » Thu Aug 30, 2012 1:46 pm

A quick question: Are the lessons provided in standard notation only? I am horrible at reading sheet music. Any chance the lessons are provided in tablature?

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Re: FAQs for lessons

Post by Elías López Cruz » Thu Aug 30, 2012 4:23 pm

bradkemper wrote:A quick question: Are the lessons provided in standard notation only? I am horrible at reading sheet music. Any chance the lessons are provided in tablature?
Hi bradkemper! :) I think that it is good to make the effort to read in standard notation :wink: , it is something you´re gonna appreciate the value of! :casque: :bye:
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Re: FAQs for lessons

Post by GeoffB » Thu Aug 30, 2012 6:44 pm

Elías is right, and I think I can tell you pretty definitely that the lessons will not be offered in tab. For one thing it would take too long to convert all the sheet music used in the lessons to tab, and for another thing part of the purpose of the lessons is to teach you to play from standard notation. Once you've learned to do that, it will open up a whole world of music to you, starting with the huge resources on this site.

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BradKemper

Re: FAQs for lessons

Post by BradKemper » Thu Aug 30, 2012 7:45 pm

Thanks for the replies. So, how do I apply to join the next class?

Brad

Tarbaby (1953 - 2016)

Re: FAQs for lessons

Post by Tarbaby (1953 - 2016) » Thu Aug 30, 2012 10:19 pm

Hi Brad,

Just put your request at the end of this thread after September 1st.

Alan

Rigoberto Mora

Re: FAQs for lessons

Post by Rigoberto Mora » Fri Aug 31, 2012 2:02 pm

What sort of messages i need to post in order to get the guitar lessons, and i read the list on the level d01, is something that i know and play, you thing can i skip this level and go to to the next.
gracias

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Re: FAQs for lessons

Post by GeoffB » Fri Aug 31, 2012 5:43 pm

Hi Rigoberto,

For levels D01 to D03, you need at least two messages before you can start the lessons, which should include one to introduce yourself and one to register for the lessons. You still need to introduce yourself here. (There are instructions and some ideas on things to say, if you need any, here).

Requests for registration will be accepted from tomorrow.

You can choose to skip level D01 and start with level D02 if you wish. Further information can be found here and here.

If you would find it more convenient to take the lessons in Spanish, you can register on the Spanish forum here: http://www.guitarraclasicadelcamp.com/ where the same lessons and all discussion will be in that language, as you can read here.

Geoff
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Elainecarol

Re: FAQs for lessons

Post by Elainecarol » Wed Sep 05, 2012 7:53 pm

Is it possible for me to start the lessons with my guitar that has no nylon strings, just until i can change them?

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Re: FAQs for lessons

Post by GeoffB » Wed Sep 05, 2012 11:13 pm

Hi Elainecarol,

I'm afraid any recordings need to be made with a nylon strung guitar. Anyone can see the lessons, so you could follow them as an observer in the meantime, practising the pieces by yourself, but without participating actively, and then when you get a nylon strung guitar you could join the group and catch up from lesson 1, submitting your recordings on your new guitar. Students can join the lessons at any time during the year, so if you're not ready to start immediately you can always join later.

By the way, I see you have not yet introduced yourself (not in a separate topic anyway). Could I invite you to do that here? (There are some instructions and ideas on things to say, if you need any, here).

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