I like Stand Partners for life. It is delivered by 2 orchestral violinists. It gives good insights about ensemble/orchestral playing. I have probably listened to one too many interviews with classical guitarists (over 109) so its a nice change.
I will check these podcasts out MC2.
A very warm welcome to CGC. Very nice playing by the way.
I might be telling you things you already know about but here goes anyhow: Lots of great classical guitar concerts in Melbourne and a great festival in September. There is a classical guitar summer school in Sydney in January which is a great experience. You need to be the…[Read more]
Simon to answer your questions:
What goals would you like to achieve? Expectations?
I would like composition to become a regular part of my learning. As guitar players we know how to “read books” why not “write our own?”.
What kind of contribution you’d like to make: Composition, Arrangement, Critique, Theory, Orchestration, Performing original m…[Read more]
An interesting post on This is classical guitar
Tips on Composing by Michael Karmon
Posted by Guest June 30, 2015
This is a guest post by composer Michael Karmon
Previously posted on Classical Guitar Canada
It is truly wonderful that so many classical guitarists feel compelled to write for their instrument. Composing is often a rewarding and…[Read more]
Hi Simon. This extract is interesting although it also highlighted to me how little I know about music composition and structure. Whilst I know enough to begin reading on the subject, playing around with composition and try my and at arranging I realise I need a structured approach. Do you think this book is a good place to start, is it something…[Read more]
Thanks for sharing your background. The Sydney classical guitar summer school is on from Tuesday 7 January to Saturday 11 January 2020. To participate you need to be at the equivalent of AMEB grade 2 which sounds like you are if you have been through the third grade book.
I love the summer school, it is a great experience. It is on in…[Read more]
I agree organising time for composing is a critical step. I have made excuses for myself in the past but no longer.
Your 2 hour lesson n arrangement sounds interesting. Was this an on-line course. Would you recommend it and where can find the details?
Thanks Ian. Your post prompted me to look for other podcasts by Gregg and I came across a podcast called “Musicality Now” and they have an episode where they interview Gregg. I will be checking both of these out.
What a fantastic response. I am pleasantly surprised at the level of interest. I will officially declare the study group up and running and open for sharing.
Maybe in 2020 we can discuss having some tasks/challenges that some of us may like to take on as a group. But the study group is open for business.
My persona goal is to make composing a…[Read more]
Immanuel replied to the topic First time playing in front of people in a long time in the forum General Discussion 6 days, 3 hours ago
Well done Brian. I occasionally perform live amplified and it is a good idea to practice amplified if you can. You know that every note is going to be heard loud and clear for better or for worse but there is also more sustain which helps.
I am not a big fan of the amplified sound but it is often a practical reality of performing and you are a…[Read more]
I discovered when chatting with new CGC member Simon Alami that we both have an interest in composing for the classical guitar.
I am floating the idea of a study group and am interested to see if there are other members interested in participating?
I am keen to start doing some regular work on composing in 2020 and having a supportive community…[Read more]
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