I also started just two weeks ago and I have a lot of experience playing guitar but also in music in general. I decided to start at grade 2 and although I am going through the material easily I am glad I started here as mentioned earlier the technical routines are excellent and a good foundation. Good luck with your journey and welcome.
Thank for everyone’s comments and suggestions . I am going to try better use of dynamic contrast and also experiment using different tone colors as suggested. I also need to work on eliminating some annoying nail clicks with my thumb against a vibrating open string.
I am working on Grade 2 material for submission and have been working on this piece for a week. I want to do more musically with it. I really like the piece. Any suggestions are welcome. Thanks, Ben
I am from Concord NH which is not too far from you. Welcome. I just rejoined CGCA two weeks ago and already see the difference in my playing. I have clear goals and a direction. Simon’s video’s are very helpful.
How do you post a Youtube video so that it is open when someone opens the message? I can only insert a link.
Also I have had a terrible time with my nails for three years. I began using Guitar Player Nails which are fake nails you glue onto the upper part of your nail. Although they work great when they come off they take the top layer of nail…[Read more]
Thanks Dave. I recorded the Andantino from Carcassi with my Zoom camera. It is easier to mount on a mic stand and I think it sounds good. Here is the video: https://youtu.be/mXrtEL4rUrs
Thank you for your comments. Will go over the Waltz slowly and make sure I am not repeating fingers in the right hand.
I recorded this on my iphone. Not thrilled with the audio quality but I wanted to try uploading a video. I just started the Grade 2 material and love this piece by Calatayud. I have to work on less accompaniment and bring out the melody some more. I am going to use my Zoom video camera instead for future submissions. https://youtu.be/wlV2n6M3yLA.
Thank you for the welcome to CGCA. I am looking forward to moving forward with a plan. I am starting with Grade 2 as I want to get a solid foundation instead of setting myself up for more struggles. I have downloaded all the material to begin working on Grade 2. I also already had purchased the 20 Routines Book but now I have a better idea of…[Read more]
Thanks Richard for the welcome. I actually heard your interview on the member podcast and enjoyed hearing your guitar story. thank you for your suggestion on creating a journal. I agree that will keep me on track.
Thank you for your reply. I do know John as we have traveled in the same circles. I would like to meet sometime and play duets. My schedule is busy during the week but lightens up on the weekend. Hope to meet you soon. As far as my plan to begin I am going to start at level 2 but I think get through that level within a month. My…[Read more]
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