Drew, that was beautifully played. I’d love to take a look at the instrument one day. I developed tendonitis my left elbow in September and thought I could just work on my right hand technique but found it very difficult to stay motivated in any real manner so now I have not played at all for about 6 weeks. It is the first time I have stepped…[Read more]
Welcome Heidi. Absolutely no expectations of you here other than the ones you put on yourself. I really admire the walk you completed in Spain. I am looking at doing the “Pilgrim’s Walk” around the island of Shikoku in Japan. Enjoy the ride here. JR
Roger, as always, thank you. Robert, and absolute pleasure getting to know you better…your connection to this instrument and the world it opens up, shared in such an organic, sincere manner was a wonderful compliment to my morning cup of coffee. Thank you both for the motivation. Regards, JR
Welcome Brian. You have joined a great community here where you really can learn to play the guitar. My advice for you would be to start at the very beginning and work slowly and methodically. “Grade one and done” does not apply here…you are building a solid foundation and you will take the fundamentals you learn now with you through your…[Read more]
What a great community.
Lynette- Thank you for your kind words. I promise to be patient and will try your stretches.
Thanks Donna. Carcassi got you too? I like your timer idea…why not, it’s right there on my tablet that I use as a metronome and tuner.
Thanks for the video Philip. It’s funny you…[Read more]
I was first began playing Carcassi’s Etude 3 in August this year when I focused on the first 8 measures for our Member’s Challenge. I fell in love with this study and when the Challenge ended I began working on the entire piece. Bar chords are not my strong suit and this piece has its share of them. About 4 weeks ago I felt a slight pain in my…[Read more]
DuJu is a turning into a conduit for many great performances. Narayan and Mark, you guys are truly amazing. Steve, what can’t you do? You know now you’re going to have to lug your cello up to our next N. Cal. get together right?
I agree with Fitch and all of you. I use the metronome pretty much the way he suggests…technical work, working through new music and difficult passages. I have also found it indispensible when I want to increase speed stay accurate…up it one tick at a time eases my fingers to move faster.
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