Andrew Duxfield replied to the topic Guitar supports: Guitarlift, Ergoplay … what works best in the forum General Discussion 2 months ago
Another vote for the Sageworks – it’s been very reliable for me and has improved my posture. I think it has also improved my tone, as it puts the guitar in a consistently good position.
My feedback from Simon has arrived! I’m so pleased – a little overwhelmed, actually – with the complimentary things he has to say, but there are so many ideas for improvement here, too … I’m sure other members will benefit from them as much as me.
Thanks, Simon, for the really helpful comments.…[Read more]
I’ve come to this a little late, Rick, but just watched your performance and it is absolutely exceptional. Fantastic tone and musicality and all delivered with tremendous poise – nothing ever feels rushed. Playing to aspire to!
Thanks again, folks.
Dave – that piece you mention is Miguel Llobet’s El Testament D’Amelia. There’s a series of videos on it by Kevin Gallagher in the masterclass area of the site.
Here is my submission for Grade 6.
I have really enjoyed working towards this submission – the pieces are all interesting and fun to play, and I’ve really enjoyed getting a better grasp of the theory and analysis side of things. The thing that I always forget is just how difficult it is putting together a repertoire…[Read more]
I’d second what Ian says above, but add that on some guitars the fourth string can be quite lively, and this can really stand out when you’re playing it next the third string, which can often be more dull. When you’re playing up and down a scale you’re hearing these strings right next to each other, so the contrast will be obvious. If this is the…[Read more]
Many thanks, Connie, and best of luck in the future. The time difference made it a bit tricky for me to take advantage of your coaching calls, but each time I did I felt like I made a breakthrough as a result – so thank you!
Thanks Pat – yes, I think you’re right about the finish. It’s a luthier-built guitar with a French polish, so I knew there might be some issues, but I was surprised at how it just didn’t want to stick at all.
Anyway, I’ve now taken the plunge and ordered a Sageworks support, so let’s see how that goes!
It’s looking pretty unanimous, then. Thanks for sharing your experiences, people – much appreciated.
Rick – I tried one of those Kling-On film sheets and it did improve things, but not in any way that made it useable – instead of falling off as soon as I applied it to the guitar it would fall off once I put it on my leg.
I’m wondering if anyone with any experience of Gitano supports might have any advice. I’ve been feeling some discomfort in my hip and shoulder after playing, so I’ve decided to try switching from a footstool to a support. I’ve bought a Gitano support (of the kind reviewed by Bradford Werner in the video below), but I just can’t get the…[Read more]
Andrew Duxfield replied to the topic Live Seminar #61 [Sign Up] Sunday July 7th, 4pm NYC time in the forum Live Member Events 5 months, 1 week ago
I’d like to play – it’s been a while. I could have a go at Sagreras, Maria Luisa.
Whereabouts in the UK are you based, Bikerman?
I’d echo what people have said. With a Cordoba C12 you’re at about as high a level as you’re likely to get out of a factory built guitar.
I bought my first luthier-built guitar (upgrading from a Cordoba C7) last year and did a fair bit of research beforehand. I found that, broadly speaking, guitars…[Read more]
At the moment we’re just thinking of taking it easy and seeing how we enjoy it. We’ll probably only be meeting twice a month. One of my worries about starting a duo (I’ve had opportunities before but have turned them down) is that I don’t know if I’ll have time to keep on top of my solo repertoire and also start having to learn a duo…[Read more]
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