John Hamilton replied to the topic Reginald Smith Brindle—An entrée into the avant-garde in the forum General Discussion 38 minutes ago
I second Narayan on that Richard; you should be proud of yourself. Well impressed.
And hello to you too Mollie, also from the UK. I’ve no idea what happens on Facebook but I think you made the right choice in joining CGCA. Welcome aboard!
I’m in suspense! How did you get on with the 7 easy guitar solos?
John Hamilton replied to the topic Reginald Smith Brindle—An entrée into the avant-garde in the forum General Discussion 4 days, 21 hours ago
That’s a lovely piece, Richard, and very nicely played.
I have a flyaway little finger, but I think the root cause is the ring finger. I’ve been doing exactly what John and Beat suggest and I think I’m slowly getting there. It is a slow process so it takes a lot of patience. I squeeze in some LH independence exercises every time I pick up the guitar.
I think a good exercise for this pro…[Read more]
John Hamilton replied to the topic Reginald Smith Brindle—An entrée into the avant-garde in the forum General Discussion 4 days, 23 hours ago
Er, I know the interviewee said he was from Garstang, but did the interviewer say Garstag? His accent sounds really strange to my Lanky ear. ;-)
John Hamilton replied to the topic Been a while… cross another Sor study off the list! in the forum Classical Guitar Student Showcase 1 week, 1 day ago
The ease of playing belies the difficulty. A pure joy to watch, Steve. Thank you.
Kind words, indeed. Thank you.
Don’t forget to keep things in perspective; these four bars of music are the most difficult out of all the Grade 2 repertoire. Or should I say fiendishly interesting? It’s typical that the evil Dr. Powis has made this Giuliani Etude the compulsory piece for Grade 2, so there’s no escaping it.
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I’ve only had about ten minutes practice time this week so there’s very little progress on this. What I did notice is that I have an annoying squeak as I move my third finger off that first note, and when I take my first finger off the low F, it wants to fly upwards when it should be going down to the second string C. I’ll be concentrating on th…[Read more]
I’ve been trying out a piece recently with some interesting rhythms and even with the metronome set at its slowest rate of 40 it was still too fast for me to get my head around it. I had no choice but to carve it up in the way you describe so that I could use a tempo my brain could handle. It took a little while getting used to the t…[Read more]
John Hamilton replied to the topic Reginald Smith Brindle—An entrée into the avant-garde in the forum General Discussion 1 week, 4 days ago
I have no idea what you lot are talking about, but I’m keeping a record of it and once I know more about the theory I will do my own anaysis then come and review all this to see if I can make sense of it. It makes playing the guitar seem like a doddle!
John Hamilton replied to the topic Live Seminar #59 Sign Up Sunday May 12, 4pm [Sign-Up] in the forum Live Member Events 1 week, 6 days ago
Night Piece – Peter Nuttall/John Whitworth
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