20 thoughts on “CGCA 042 : Lynda Wilson”

  1. Wonderful interview Lynda. I was fascinated with your story and really enjoyed learning more about you. I say “more” because we did chat quite a bit during Summer School 2017, remember?
    Well, the most important thing to tell you today is that I have been playing Folk Latin American music for over 50 years. In that context I have done a slot of strumming (rasgueado) and I have never used my right hand pinky!!
    The thumb plus a – m – i works pretty well

    All the best

    Armando

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    • Hi Armando,
      Of course I remember our great chats at Summer School! I hope we get a chance to continue them next time round – hopefully this year.
      Thank you for your reassurance and encouragement regarding the dreaded Rasgueado ( I just cannot say that word!). I’m just so used to playing exactly what’s on the score that changing it stresses me out! Even just changing the fingering! But, thanks to your reassurance, I’m going to rewrite the exercise – without the C finger!
      Lynda :)

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  2. Lovely to hear your story, Lynda! You’re tenacious spirit inspires me to try as hard as I can in my daily practice. You asked me why you inspire me and that is it. Your spirit to never give in and never give up.
    I look forward to hear you play. I hope you do post in the forum soon. It would be a pleasure to hear your voice, played through your guitar.
    Cheers,
    Kari

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    • Hi Kari,
      Thanks for listening to the podcast – I hope I made you laugh at times! After I read you comment, I went away and tried to record Birds Flew Over the Spire. I’ve got about 15 completed recordings and I’m not happy with any of them – I keep forgetting that C# in measure 9 of the repeat. Grrr!
      Maybe tomorrow!
      Lynda

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  3. Wonderful interview, Lynda and Roger. So interesting to hear about your teaching career, Lynda, and how you came to teach guitar and piano. And I also loved hearing Derek and Donna’s feedback on ‘Practicing Music by Design’. I now have this book, but only just started into it.
    Cheers… Richard

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  4. Lynda, thank you for sharing your wonderful story. Your adventurous spirit shines in the reflections, very rich. Roger the interview with Donna and Derek offers tangible insights. The conversation with Simon gives us a sense of the social caring that the CGC community is about.

    Be well,
    Drew

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  5. Thanks for listening, Drew. Hope your arm is getting better – and that my effort at Birds Flew Over the Spire (when I manage to post a decent recording) is as evocative as your recent one.
    Lynda

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  6. Lynda, I enjoyed the interview very much. I have very fond memories of time spent in St. Mungo’s Cathedral, Glasgow. All the best in your musical endeavors.

    Rick

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    • Thanks for listening, Rick. Glasgow Cathedral, or St Mungo’s – or even Kentigern, as it is sometimes known, is a beautiful building and is very dear to Glaswegians. I’m glad you enjoyed your time there.
      Lynda

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  7. Lynda and Roger,

    I really enjoyed this interview very much. Thanks!

    Lynda, your stories of getting in trouble as a youngster reminded me very much of the stories my Scottish father-in-las used to tell me. He was from the Orkney Islands and created all sorts of mischief with his siblings. It was great to hear about your musical journey!

    -Scott

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    • Glad you enjoyed the podcast, Scott. We need a bit of levity at this horrid time. Incidentally, I hope you didn’t believe everything your Scottish father-in-law told you – his stories were probably sanitised! I’ll bet the mischief he got up to was probably much worse than he admitted! We had a lot of freedom, a lot of space and very little supervision in the 50s and early 60s! No social media and very little traffic on the roads, so – we wandered!
      Lynda

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  8. Hello Lynda, I listened to the podcast on Sunday and enjoyed listening to you story, it was a nice distraction from the barrage of caronavirus news lately.
    All the best
    Jack

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  9. Thanks, Jack. I’m glad you enjoyed it. Mind you, the Coronavirus barrage is at least a distraction from the Brexit barrage! I was getting REALLY fed up with that!
    Stay safe!
    Lynda

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  10. Hi Roger,
    I responded to Lynda with a “y” on her progress journal, but wanted to pop in here to offer my heartfelt thanks to you for continuing these wonderful interviews. They serve an especially important function during these trying times. As I listened during my walk yesterday I’m sure the few people that saw me were wondering what I was laughing about! Thank you and warm regards, Mark

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  11. Wow! That was another action packed podcast, Roger! Thank you!

    Donna and Derek, I just ordered the book on Amazon. (Of course it’s not considered an essential item, so I may not see it for a couple weeks!)

    Lynda, you’ve had some amazing adventures! Thanks for sharing them on the podcast!

    Judy

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  12. Catching up here, better late than never and all that.

    Yet another fun interview to listen to. Lynda, I just can’t get over that finger in the door hinge incident. Ouch! You must have been a handful to the parents while growing up. Lovely memories and stories from you and it appears the big smiles can’t be wiped off you, come what may. Totally admire the feisty, gutsy and fun loving spirit with which you have led your life.

    Roger, you have one more in your tally of great interviews with your Scottish mum. Yes, I noted the duet references yet again from Simon and you and, as already mentioned by me, I’m here to willingly serve the community.

    The book intro was great and the book itself was sent across to me by one MC2 in our midst. I’m making some heavy weather of reading it right now, for the author seems to be battling a lot of real or imagined critics inside every paragraph, so he is slow and careful about every point he makes. But I shall persevere with it and extract some valuable juice from it that others evidently have.

    All in all an absorbing session. Thank you all.

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