1) Do you play guitar?
YES - just getting back into classical after a long hiatus.
YES - lover of classical guitar music (and all styles of music)
2) How long have you played?
Since age 10, but had a long hiatus when I went to medical school, graduate school, internship, residency, fellowship, early career as an Infectious Diseases physician. I spent most of my guitar life as a singer and player of folk and Americana music, and spent time in musicals, including Broadway musicals. I am now 66 yrs old, and anxious to learn anew. I have always known that my ergonomics and technique were suboptimal. I am hoping to learn new techniques on the CG. YES, as a matter of fact, I DID start just last week. I also took up the mandolin in 2015.
3) Do you take lessons? Or are you self-taught?
I am starting with a lesson book: "A Modern Approach to Classical Guitar - Composite (Books 1, 2 and 3)(book & 3 CD'S)" by Charles Duncan. Does anyone have ideas for alternatives?
4) Did you start with another type of guitar or musical instrument, and then discover the Classical Guitar?
I had a CG loaned to me in high school. I loced it, but had to give it back, then went to college and got distracted. I always meant to get back to it. I play steel string acoustic (hoping to unlearn some sloppy guitar habits) and mandolin (x 3 years)
5) What type of music are you particularly interested in? What pieces are you currently working on?
First off, re-learn proper ergonomics and technique. After that, does anybody have guitar transcriptions of Erik Satie?
6) Do you have a large gap in your life when you stopped playing the guitar?
YES - a long story. Basically out of action ages 31 - 64, then started mandolin, now wandering back into guitar but realized re-starting on a classical instrument would help me squeeze maximum music and soulful inspiration while causing fewest repetitive motion injuries.