Hi Thomas! I used to live in Lincolnshire, many moons ago… in the flat bit near Boston.
As you have already seen, this is such a super friendly place to be to learn guitar. I hope you will come to enjoy it as much as we all do.
I am no expert on babies & sleeping, but I am sure your little daughter will grow to love the sound of your guitar…[Read more]
Welcome Alga! I am British, but living in Spain. I have been a member here for over a year & everyone is very friendly and supportive. I am sure you will enjoy the courses and your new guitar friends.
Very best wishes,
Welcome Jennie! I am a Brit living in Spain, but I come from Manchester originally, so I know it will be cold and wet in your neck of the woods during the winter! What better way to spend a winter than learning classical guitar with all these wonderful people?
Well, here is my 4th video. I have been trying to relax my right hand little finger, in fact my whole hand, as advised by Simon and Dave. Currently it seems that the more relaxed my hand is, the more the finger misbehaves! So I will continue to practise in front of the video camera. It has been a very useful experience, this challenge, and has…[Read more]
Yes, I have been checking myself in my video mirror! My little finger seems to have a mind of its own, but its movements are tied to the movements of my a finger. They are the best of friends! I had no idea it was wiggling about. I have been watching other videos to see where it should be, but it is difficult to see. I am going to see if…[Read more]
Thanks to everybody for your kind words and encouragement!
I just returned home from a few days away and I practised every day. I am aware that my video is always a day late! Sorry! Also just got my PC back today after some changes. So here is this week’s offering. It’s really cold in the kitchen because the house has been empty for several days,…[Read more]
Here is this week’s video, sorry it is late! I have been away for three days without my guitar!
I am away again later this week, but the guitar is coming with me. I will try to increase by one notch on my metronome each time this week.
Trying to check that my guitar is at the right height, my right…[Read more]
Hello again! I just realised that I need to state how I am going to improve my technique over the month. Dave has advised me that I need to lift my right hand wrist a little more from the guitar, which will facilitate the movements of my fingers. Also, to take my guitar support down one notch, so that the headstock is more or less at eye level.…[Read more]
Here is my video for Challenge number 5, 60 bpm. Sorry it is so late, I have been wrestling with my audio equipment (which I had totally forgotten how to use during the last year!).
This is a good exercise for me as I always have trouble with the chord C major & switching to notes B and D, which seems a common combination. It can only get…[Read more]
Hi Simon & Dave,
As everyone has said, thank you for keeping the course moving forward!
I have had a busy few weeks & now find myself on the ‘island’ of NC114 Crazy Chromatics, surrounded by uncharted waters! I think I might be able to sort out where my next move is, but please do you have a list of level 1 lessons as they were? Then I can…[Read more]
Go for it Trudie! You can do it! I leap-frogged to Sor number 1 & it worked out OK and is great practise for alternation!
Looking forward to hearing it…
BTW The Water is Wide is a beautiful melody. When I was recently in Dublin, a friend and I sat for hours listening to a trad Irish band & then they asked us to sing before we left…! In the…[Read more]
Hi Pat and Stefan! Thanks for your words of encouragement! I will do another video soon. While on my course, I had to play in front of everybody else (we all did) so it is a bit nerve wracking, but I am told the first time is the worst! Likewise with videos. I hated seeing myself on video, so just decided to do several every night for a week,…[Read more]
Hi Trudie! Lovely to hear from you!I am just about to have a bash at NC114. Crazy chromatics, heh? In a way, it has been quite good to have a break, because I feel really refreshed & raring to go again! I got a bit tired of NC113, I had been at it so long.
I am really in love with my new guitar. I tried several, three Alhambras, then two…[Read more]
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