Hi, I learnt this piece recently so I thought I would chime in. I enjoyed it as a lesson in learning to use strict fingering as suggested by Simon in his lesson. My first observation is thus to mark in all your right hand fingering.
Starting out I made sure I had the feel and correct rhythm of what almost seem like 3 note phrases. e.g e, d, c…[Read more]
I think Donna’s advice is spot on. I personally have a collection of pieces from grades 2 and 3 and there are many great pieces in there that people like listening to. Simon’s performance of a grade 1 piece demonstrates its the musicality and performance that matters not the level, the levels are just a guide as to the level of difficulty in lea…[Read more]
I have very recently posted a video in my progress journal. I also sent the youtube link to a good classical guitarist friend of mine and asked for some honest feedback. One of his comments was that I looked like I was in pain whilst playing. I am glad he said this and I have re-watched the video and there are parts where it almost looks like I am…[Read more]
A face to face teacher can really help get your technique, posture and nails working well in the early stages of learning. The learning material and coaching in CGC s excellent and a great way to learn.
An update on my progress journal. I didn’t get around to lodging my grade 4 CGC material although it was pretty close to being ready. I wasn’t happy with a few elements of the Petzold Minuet. I have enrolled in my 8th grade AMEB exam (haven’t got a date yet). It has certainly given me focus. As per my commitment of a few months ago I will be…[Read more]
I love the coaching calls. They are run most of the daytime hours on a saturday new york time which i think is EDT so the internet will give you the time conversion to where you live. When i go to book coaching on the coaching calendar it has done the conversion for me so i am choosing a time in australia where i live.
The teachers are…[Read more]
Immanuel replied to the topic Guitar supports: Guitarlift, Ergoplay … what works best in the forum General Discussion 1 week, 1 day ago
I use a large cushion (no foot stool), have for years (works for me).
Have tried lots of supports. If I had to give up the cushcion I would try a sage works. I don’t like suction caps still have marks from them on my first guitar.
I am not aware of any others. A few years ago i did a lot of searching regarding summer schools in europe and i didn’t find anything additional to what you have found. One challenge in Spain is a lot of website material is in Spanish which makes searching harder. Good luck. Would love to hear back in the future what you went to if you do go.
Hi, I am a complete novice when it comes to recording and don’t understand most of the conversation in this thread. I use a Mac and a rode mic and a scarlet 212 interface. I have the gain on my interface set almost to maximum and always ensure the 48v button is pressed in and lit up. (I wasn’t pressing in this button when I started and it was the…[Read more]
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