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]
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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]
Myself and a friend from my guitar society are just starting out playing as a duo, which I’m looking forward to, but we’re not quite sure where to start with repertoire. We have a couple of short Dowland pieces which will keep us busy for the time being but that’s it so far.
I was wondering if anyone might have some suggestions for…[Read more]
Many thanks, Dave – I now have my Carcassi score marked up with dynamics and, having now discovered the Boijes collection, can envisage an afternoon of guitar nerdery ahead.
I’d like to sign up if I’m not too late. I’d like to play Carcassi’s Etude 16, Op. 60, from the beginning of Grade 6. I’m playing it using Simon’s alternative fingering, with the melody all on the second string.
All the best,
I’ve been following Paola on Youtube for a couple of months. [That makes it sound really weird, but you know what I mean]. She’s a brilliant player, isn’t she? I think her Tango en Skai is as good as any I’ve heard – no compromises on rhythm at all.
Good question, Richard.
I’d say that when I record myself playing it goes some way to replicating the experience of playing for an audience. I find that I can’t quite hit my usual ‘practice’ level of playing when I’m recording, but I usually loosen up after a while and can get something that I’m relatively happy with after a few takes.
Thanks, everyone. It’s very encouraging to get such kind feedback.
Martha: I don’t have a recording of Villa Lobos Prelude 4 yet. I’m thinking I might try to do a video of each of the preludes once I’ve got through the 5th one. I’ll see how it goes!
Another video and general update:
Still working on Villa Lobos Prelude no. 5. It’s tricky, but I’m getting there.
In January I performed Lauro’s El Negrito and Villa Lobos Prelude #4 at a Liverpool Guitar Society meeting. I’m hoping to perform something every month this year.
I’ve now finished working…[Read more]
Greetings, Jennie, from a fellow citizen of the north west! You have definitely come to the right place … lots of excellent tuition and a supportive community here.
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