Welcome to the academy, Earvin! I grew up in San Francisco – Glen Park Neighborhood. I live in Thousand Oaks, CA now. You came to a wonderful place to learn guitar – the lessons are well organized and high quality; and the community is super fun and supportive.
Nels – both you and Richard played so nicely. Those are not easy pieces to take on with short notice! Thank you for sharing.
Mark – You have done an amazing job hosting. Mark-o-pedia suits you! I’m doing my Chopin research and thankfully have a few more weeks😳
Hi Barbara and Roger,
Thank you for another fun interview!
Barbara – I’m so glad you are back on your guitar and part of this community! Congratulations on getting practice in everyday, and you have inspired me to learn the Brouwer Study No. 6. It’s part of the Gr. 4 curriculum – as well as study 8 – and I was trying to decide which one…[Read more]
Hi Drew,Narayan, and Ian,
I think Drew may have hit the nail on the head. My students play an annual recital/concert at the parish hall. Many people from the parish come to hear them every year. Most of the students are playing little laminate 3/4 guitars but audience members are thrilled to see their courage and joy. Last year, a 70 y/o student…[Read more]
Piano is way easier to manage both ergonomically and on sight. It’s like sitting at a table. Press one finger down and the sound comes out. Notes are easier to read on piano – one note represents one key, two clefs separating the voices.
But this quote by Segovia is perhaps why we play guitar: “Lean your body forward slightly to support the…[Read more]
I believe Simon is traveling today, so I’ll take the liberty to respond to you. We now have 24 confirmed to attend (includes you), and 19 for dinner. So I think it will be fine for you to make a decision on Sunday wrt the weather. I’m sure Simon will see this post, and will let me know if there is any problem.
Please head over to the “Simon Says” forum for all the details regarding our meet-up this Sunday. Here is the link:
Looking forward to seeing everyone!
Oh my gosh – what a dad! My former job was in maternal/child nursing, nicu, lactation consulting. One of my former colleagues is coming by tonight. You can bet I will be showing her this video of superdad, Michael! Looks like you got the new right hand fingering down solid, too!
Nels – I have a score of Luis Milan’s Pavan No. 1 (a spanish Renaissance composer) and just as you say, it ends in a major Key. It is in A minor and ends in A major.
Perhaps this is in keeping of the “melancholy” atmosphere of the Renaissance.
Here is a YT of it:
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