Hello from NW England

jazzkat
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Hello from NW England

Post by jazzkat » Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:38 pm

Hi Folks
I was here for a while back but let my membership drift. :desole:
I am a jazz guitarist who has dabbled with classical playing, before drifting away. I'm going through another classical guitar phase and thought I'd drop by to see what's going on.
cheers

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Re: Hello from NW England

Post by Erik Zurcher » Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:45 pm

Hello jazzkat and welcome back to Delcamp forum! Enjoy yourself and see you around!

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"While you try to master classical guitar, prepare for a slave's life: the guitar will forever be your master and you its slave".

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Re: Hello from NW England

Post by Jason Kulas » Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:34 am

Welcome. If you're interested, there are free Classical lessons here. You can get feedback on your progress from other players. If you take all the courses, it's the equivalent of 6yrs of music school. If you take the optional final exams, apparently it has official status in France, and would count towards your entrance requirements if you were to apply to study music there. The forum for the classes is: viewforum.php?f=41 . The post about registering is: viewtopic.php?f=41&t=54023 . And the FAQ about the course is: viewtopic.php?f=41&t=62687

The classes here don't seem to teach music reading, or some fundamental principles of Classical guitar playing. If you need grounding in either, you may want to supplement the lessons here with extra reading/explanatory/pictorial material. I like the very popular "Solo Guitar Playing" book/CD series by Frederick Noad (includes teaching how to read music, and detailed explanation of technique). Noad gets you quickly into playing some musically pleasing practice pieces. You may also want additional explanatory/instructional videos. I like the free ones at https://www.thisisclassicalguitar.com/lessons/ (includes teaching how to read music in his free book, and detailed demonstration of technique). The Noad is my favorite of all the beginner approaches I've looked at so far, but they all offer something unique and valuable, and all have their fans. Some teach things in a different order, and one approach might be frustrating for you, while another could feel just right.
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jazzkat
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Re: Hello from NW England

Post by jazzkat » Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:23 pm

Thank you for the information gents.
I am a qualified musician, just not a classical guitar specialist. I know there is a lot of very useful information, music and minds on the forum. I hope I can also contribute in some small way.

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