Thanks for the answer, Diane. All of that is very informative.
I have reached the age where my body talks to me a lot more than it used to. And, you are absolutely right about needing to pay attention to it. I am starting to learn that, and want to fix things before it’s too late and I do some damage or lose the desire to play guitar. I don’t…[Read more]
Great progress, Diane. A big difference from your first video.
I believe in your post on my Challenge you mentioned that you are a Therapeutic Massage Therapist (and, yes, I can see how fingernails would not be conducive to your work environment!). So, I have a question unrelated to the Challenge. Do you find that your knowledge of muscles, their…[Read more]
Glenn Shell replied to the topic Lynette Rhodes Giuliani Etude No 1 (grade 2) Bars 9-12 in the forum Challenge #6 Repertoire Excerpts 6 days, 18 hours ago
Great progress, Lynette! It is sounding really nice. Seems like you have all the shifts and notes down well. Great work, and a very nice update.
I’m still working on placing and lifting the barre. I’m anxious to hear how the two different methods work for you and which you decide to go with. After you have tried it for a bit, give us an update.
Thanks for the kind words, Diane. I teach an intro to Microsoft Office class and an Intro to Finance class for the San Antonio extension campus of Wayland Baptist University. I teach two nights a week. Our students are primarily working adults. I’ve been doing it since 1991.
I meant to put a note on the video that the cat wasn’t dead! She jus…[Read more]
I agree with Ian, about the Coaching Call if that is included in your membership. All the instructors are very good at working with you on position during a call. I will admit, it isn’t quite the same as being in person, but Connie helped me tremendously on guitar position during a call.
I, too, have noticed pain when I have been working…[Read more]
Here is my first update. I didn’t get to practice much this week, and it shows. I also lost my thumbnail this weekend, so the bass notes are pretty weak.
I practiced starting measure 10 with the first finger already down for the barre for the second beat, but I found that it caused my finger to get a bad plant on the C, so that when I “hinged up”…[Read more]
Welcome Mats from Texas (USA).
You will find this to be a wonderful place to learn and to use the CG as an instrument instead of a wall decoration.
Great instruction and a fantastic, worldwide community of students just like you.
Glad you have joined.
Thanks Roger. I would never have figured that out. And, Judy, you are right, Roger is da man! He always has the answers to these questions.
I am behind on my update. We are finishing a term and getting ready to start our Summer term at the University where I am an adjunct instructor, so that has kept me pretty busy, and then we traveled to see…[Read more]
Welcome, Ben. I started with the C5 Cedar (I think they offer a Spruce top now, too). It is a great guitar for the price. I was able to get a second guitar last year, so now I keep the C5 at the office and use it to practice there when I get a chance. You will enjoy it.
Glad you have joined our community.
Great update, and your English is great, too! Not an easy language to learn. I’m just a beginner, too, so others can offer better insights, but three things I did notice.
1. I think the two videos with two different views (one for each hand) is a fantastic idea.
2. You have a great tone and free stroke.
3. You have the same problem I have…[Read more]
I agree with ShannonAnn. Great progress. Your LH fingers find the notes without hesitation. I do ha e one question: are you starting the second measure with 1st finger already down in for the barre or are you hinging down after the first beat? I have tried both and am having problems keeping the F from buzzing either way.
Great update, Bob!
Progress! Great update. This one is really challenging me, and I’m struggling to get to a point that I can record this weeks update. I know getting ready for a trip of this length takes a lot of time. I think your update and progress is great.
Have a safe trip and can’t wait to see the updates from Sarajevo!
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