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DuJu – I love your creations and thank you for the express permission to share them. Keep up the great work!
Ian – Your list is a fabulous idea and I would pay a large sum for a copy of it. ;-)
I personally find the list very helpful and time saving. I have tried to seek out past submissions of Grade 2 to watch and learn from but I know I must have missed some along the way. Thanks so much for your ongoing efforts to keep this thread not only going but also helpful and well-organized.
I’m with Judy in finding the search…[Read more]
Diane White replied to the topic The Mysterious Box- Agustín Barrios Mangoré- July 2019 in the forum Agustín Barrios Mangoré – July 2019 2 weeks ago
Glenn, yes, Sam is an extremely cool cat. He is our Zen Master. All 6 cats are strays from the neighborhood that we adopted. They have formed a very close-knit family and definitely do not want any additions. We don’t know how old the older cats are (Sam is the oldest) but the 3 kitties are about 5 years old. Only 2 of the cats come in the…[Read more]
Glenn, in answer to your questions: Yes, you got it, it’s a Bat-Cat!!!!! We have 6 cats and one of them, Sam, looks exactly like this one in the picture (no I did not dress Sam up in it) so I, of course, feel in love with the photo. And… I am an early riser and am up and about somewhere between 4:30 – 5:00. I get about an hour and a half of…[Read more]
Glenn, I want you to know that I wasn’t in any way suggesting that you have an aversion to perseverance :-)
What seemed to work really well for me was extremely slow practice (excruciatingly slow) of just that one measure or maybe two. Everyday I would spend perhaps 5 to 10 minutes just in super slo-mo on that one area and then continue…[Read more]
Just thought I would weigh in on the Study No. 8 exchange. I’m of the same mind as Roger in that I was, for the longest time, unable to make the reach with both notes sounding like notes. But over time it ever so slowly became easier and now I can, almost miraculously, do it without much thought or effort. Perseverance does payoff – slow and…[Read more]
That’s a really great start on that piece. I found several of the pieces in this grade doable from the start. And fun too!
Kudos to you for submitting this update. That is something I definitely need to do and soon.
Immanuel, yours is a beautiful story filled with perseverance, strength and humility. You found a way to keep at it and that is what it takes not only in music but also in life. I’m so glad that you were able to turn some tremendous challenges into stepping stones throughout your life. Your enthusiasm shines through and that is a very sweet…[Read more]
Richard, that’s a great story! What an inspiration you and your wife are. Fearless would be the term I would use. The reality is that we all can start anything at anytime we want – no one is stopping us but ourselves. You guys are prime examples of that. As Nike says, Just Do It. Life is really too short not to.
Welcome to CGC and look…[Read more]
Diane White replied to the topic Good news for Texas – Simon Powis is coming to Houston! in the forum General Discussion 1 month ago
Great pictures! It sounds like it was a fabulous concert – how could it be otherwise – and that much fun was had by all. :-) Thank you all for sharing the photos and your experiences.
Glenn, talk about a touching story – you just hit that one out of the ballpark! Your writing, as I am sure is much like your approach to music and life in general, is so specific – like a surgeon with a scalpel, meticulously choosing the right words and phrasing them with precision into a well-crafted, heartfelt and absorbing narrative. If you…[Read more]
Glenn, thank you for your kind words. I’m not sure how much there is to ponder but if anything I do or say can be of benefit to others I’m all for it. I would love to hear your story if and when you ever decide to share it.
Armando, thank you as well for taking the time to read and comment. I truly enjoyed your tale as well. It must have been…[Read more]
This query has given me much to ponder and may prove to be a lot longer of an answer than necessary but I think a little background into my life situation is in order. Thanks in advance for bearing with me as I tell my story.
I grew up in Connecticut and lived the first 30 years of my life in and around New Haven (I am now 59 years old). I have…[Read more]
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