Greetings from Bangalore, India

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Greetings from Bangalore, India

Post by supernic » Thu Oct 25, 2018 6:56 pm

Hi,

I have just started learning the classical guitar on a yamaha. I am 35years old, so it is a very late start. Due to the scarcity of classical guitar teachers here, I am trying to learn from books and online.

I find that most of the stuff available relates to right hand techniques, but the compositions of Bach and other classical pieces require quite complex left hand techniques. Can somebody please suggest how to train up the left hand?

Thanks,
Anik

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Re: Greetings from Bangalore, India

Post by oski79 » Thu Oct 25, 2018 7:18 pm

Welcome to Delcamp!

If you haven't already, please take a moment to read this page for a good rundown on how the forum works, rules, history, etc. You have found a great source of classical guitar knowledge, as we have a wide assortment of members, from beginners to performing artists, with a number of fine teachers, historians, and luthiers. So feel free to ask any questions you might have, but consider using the search function first, as many topics have already been discussed at length.

If you participate in other online forums, you might notice that things can occasionally get rather heated. We work hard to keep that from happening on Delcamp. Please read Mssr. Delcamp’s thoughts on the subject.

Please note that there is a requirement to post an average of once a month. Members not meeting this standard may have their memberships terminated.

Adding your location to your profile is a nice touch. Many of us have made new friends from doing just that.

Again, welcome to the forum!

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Re: Greetings from Bangalore, India

Post by Stephen Kenyon » Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:26 pm

Welcome Anik. If you can get to the Bangalore School of Music they have (or at least, had in 2013) a thriving guitar department with a couple of fine tutors. I visited then and gave a class, and was impressed by everything there.

The only succinct answer to your left hand question, is learn pieces in a progressive order, including studies, (plus scales and arpeggios) and train your hand bit by bit. Enrolling in the Delcamp classes would be a good start.
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Re: Greetings from Bangalore, India

Post by supernic » Fri Oct 26, 2018 11:26 am

Thanks for your replies! The info about Bangalore School of Music is most helpful.

--Anik

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