New-Member Checklist

As you get started with your membership, here are a few points and tasks to help you navigate and enjoy the site

  1. Go to your Profile Page and put up a Profile Picture. You will find this in the upper right corner of your screen. This doesn’t have to be of your face (although I think that is best!) it can be of your guitar if you prefer, but it is great to have a profile pic that people will recognize.
  2. Jump in the forum and introduce yourself. You will find that people are keen to say hi and you will start to get a sense of the supportive community here at CGC.
  3. If you are just starting out you can have a look at the Member Orientation Course. It will give you a good idea how to use the courses.
  4. Have a look to see when the next live event is: these live events are great motivators to practice and perform.
  5. All of your courses can be accessed from the main menu under “Grades” and all of the repertoire downloads can be located in the Solo Repertoire Library in the main menu.
  6. If you have not signed up for the mailing list you should definitely do that now. I often make site announcements about events and new additions to the site using the mailing list and I don’t want you to miss out! Sign up here.

Member FAQ

You will find all repertoire downloads under “Solo Repertoire Library” in the Library dropdown from the main menu.

The sheet music downloads of the repertoire are available to all members.

It’s really simple: just paste the URL for the video into the comment box and it will add it automatically for you.
We have also compiled a detailed guide to recording yourself here.
There is a black toolbar at the top of your page when you are logged into CGC—at the top right you will see an avatar icon that you can click on to upload your profile pic. The picture needs to be bigger than 150 x 150 pixels—too big and it will need to be cropped. If you have technical problems, shoot us an email at [email protected]

You can find all the information, including links on the CGC events page:

Absolutely. While we regret losing any members, we can understand the different reasons someone might need to say goodbye. Simply send us an email at [email protected] and we will get that taken care of. We would only ask, if you have a moment, to tell us why you are leaving, though. There is a 30-day money-back guarantee that we will honor on the site.

  • Once you are logged into CGC, go to the toolbar at the top of the homepage and click on Forum. Once in the forum, decide which category is the most appropriate place for your question—for example, “General Discussion,” “Technique Questions,” “Repertoire Questions,” etc.—and click on that link. To start your own post/topic, all you need to do is scroll down toward the bottom of the page you’ve clicked on—let’s say “General Discussion”—where you may “Create New Topic in ‘General Discussion.'” You can also tick the little box just to the bottom left of your message to be notified of replies in your email.
  • If you would like to reply to another member’s post, simply click on that post once in the appropriate category (say, “Introduce Yourself”) and scroll to the bottom to enter your reply in the box at the bottom. If you’d like to respond to a specific comment in the thread, there is a link at the top right of the gray bar of each post that says “Reply.” Click on that and it will take you to a dialog box to enter your reply.

Upgrading your membership is a simple process. All you have to do is be logged in, then click “upgrade” in your main menu. The link on this page will credit what’s left on your current fee towards your annual membership.

Once you’ve upgraded you’ll immediately have access to all the features of the annual membership.

If you have any issues, send us a message at [email protected] and let us know.

Yes! We’re very excited to bring some new advanced (Grades 7-8) materials to the site very soon. These are in preparation and we will let you know as soon as they are available.

In addition, we already have some great Grades 7-8 courses: a repertoire workshop on J. S. Bach’s “Prelude” from Cello Suite no. 1 (BWV 1007); a masterclass with Gohar Vardanyan on Francisco Tárrega’s “Recuerdos de la Alhambra”; Agustín Barrios Mangoré’s “Vals” (Op. 8, no.3), and more.