Thanks for your comments all.
Philip – Some good finger and hand exercises from Dr Jo although I think I could get to find her quite irritating fairly quickly!
Jeff – thanks, I’ll check out Body Mapping.
I think that the avoidance of injury resulting from playing is a topic that doesn’t get as much exposure here as perhaps it should. I’m guessing that there is a significant population of more mature students here for whom musculoskeletal issues are becoming more of a concern, both for the ease with which they can occur, and the time it can take to…[Read more]
Update 8th November 2019
As its coming up to the end of my second year with CGA, I’m reviewing where I’m at, goals etc. and where I’m going with all this.
This year has been entirely about working on Grade 3. I made a decision not to submit for my exam this Autumn as I had made no real effort to prepare for it . I am quite focussed on really…[Read more]
Ian replied to the topic Robert Guerrero Grade 3 Submission — September 2019 in the forum Grade Exam Submissions 4 days, 12 hours ago
Thank you for sharing your review with us.
Napoleon Coste Guitar Works Vol 2 on the Naxos label, 8554194.
Here, for example, you can listen to snippets or buy the single track for download.
You may find it on a streaming service too.
Ian replied to the topic Nik Windle's Grade 3 Submission Feedback From Dave in the forum Grade Exam Submissions 1 week, 6 days ago
Congratulations Nik and thank you for sharing Dave’s review with us.
Did you mean getting the note to sound as you strike the B on the 7th fret?
The note is sounded solely from the force of the finger hitting the string and thereby pushing it down to so that the string hits the 7th fret forcefully which causes the B note to sound – no pulling of the string involved.
Think of your finger as a small hammer…[Read more]
I love this kind of jazz guitar playing.
This recording is interesting because there are quite a few layers of things to appreciate here. The tune is, of course a jazz classic by George Shearing and there are lyrics to it as well. As well as being an excellent piece of playing, it is also a demonstration of the skill of the recording studio, and…[Read more]
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