Hi Julie, that was brilliant. I can’t guess what the original inspiration for the melody might have been, but to me it has a Celtic (Irish or Scottish) feel to it. How did you find Daniel Nistico as a composition tutor? Well done. Cheers… Richard
Richard Croad replied to the topic Gaspar Sanz: There's a reason it's called the Spanish Guitar in the forum Gaspar Sanz – August 2019 2 days, 18 hours ago
My Dear DuJus, and honorary DuJu, Yoko. That was absolutely brilliant. Canarios—perfect choice. You made my day as I prepare to head out into the tropical heat of the Solomon Islands.
I use both Zoom and Skype. My impressions or opinions are:
(a) In terms of performance (i.e. video and sound quality, they are the same). You are subject to what is called ‘best endeavors’ level of service when transmitting video and sound over the public internet. Packets of data may be delayed causing dropouts and, depending…[Read more]
I am the very happy owner of a Visesnut case. My case and I have traveled more than 40,000 km (25,000 miles) around the world on eight flights over the past two months. I posted my experience and recommendations on how to travel with your guitar as checked in luggage here:…[Read more]
Dave posted information on where to source the solo repertoire not attached to the courses here: https://classical.guitarcorneracademy.com/CGCforums/topic/grades-extra-repertoire-2/. It is a sticky note meaning it sits at the top of the forum page so it can be easily found. I think it can be found from several forum sites. There have…[Read more]
I started playing Cantilena about a year ago, and used Richard Charlton’s YouTube presentation of this piece (previously posted in this thread) as a guide initially. I recorded an early audio version of it which you will find somewhere in the forum. I had a couple of lessons with Simon (I think it was through the Live Seminar) who made…[Read more]
Richard Croad replied to the topic Sharing Experiences of Managing Performance Anxiety in the forum General Discussion 4 days, 8 hours ago
Whilst flying between New Zealand and Australia today, I listened to a Bullet Proof Musician Podcast by Noa Kageyama entitled Your “stress mindset,” and how this could make stress work for you. In this, he argues that our beliefs have a significant affect on our experience of life. He also argues our beliefs about stress affect our experience of…[Read more]
Btw, Boru in Brian Boru is pronounced “Bor-rooo” in which “roo” rhymes with “ewe” or “kangaroo”, (not “row”). The “u” is a long phoneme. I got corrected once at our Guitar Society meeting by someone, with Irish heritage, who I believe probably know a lot more about these things than me. Cheers… Richard
Progress Journal: August 17, 2019
A few thing have been happening over the past couple of weeks. After soliciting interest offline (and getting IT advice from Kari on using the PM system with multiple addresses), I kicked off the Grade 4 Study Group. There seems to be good interest, and quite a few members are actively involved.
I just posted…[Read more]
Thank you, Cindy and Bruce. Yes, I agree with your suggestion Bruce. I have also been listening to a few recordings, including those by Simon, Ben Verdery, and Bradford Werner. Cheers… Richard
Here is where I am up to with Cantilena by Richard Charlton. I have had a couple of lesson in this piece, once with Simon some time ago, and more recently with Raffaele Agostino at Summer School (who has recorded this in an Album called Whispering from the Cedar Top. I have tried to incorporate their suggestions, although I don’t think I have…[Read more]
This is my Week 2 update (17 August; 16 August is the USA). I am now trying out the Estudio in Em without repeats. I have added a variation by Per-Olov Kindgren which has the same right-hand arpeggio pattern without left-hand barres.
Increasing the dynamic range needs work and, as you can see, I am still hesitant when making shifts requiring…[Read more]
If you watch the video at 2:57, you see there are small clear film pads that can go under the suction cups. Note that Stephanie Jones, the Australian player in the video, plays a Paul Sheridan guitar (the luthier who also made Simon and Dave’s guitars) which has a waterborne lacquer on the back and sides, and a solvent lacquer on the sound…[Read more]
Like Joannes, I am also using modes (and major and minor scale) to help memorize the fretboard. There is a very detailed “course” on classicalguitardelcamp.com website called: Improve your Fingerboard Knowledge and Sight-Reading Technique. (It doesn’t use the word [modern] mode, but that is what is mean’t for scales without accidentals starting…[Read more]
Welcome to CGC, Ferran. There are a number of members from Tokyo, so maybe you will get to meet one or two personally. Best wishes with your progress (a little practice and development each day is all that is needed). Cheers… Richard (New Zealand)
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