Such a wonderful podcast Narayan and Roger thank you both. Seems like Serendipity has walked with you on your guitar journey Narayan. My copy of Noad cost me $1:95 AUD in 1968 and was my introduction to learning to read notation in relation to the guitar. Happy for you on your reuniting with guitar.
Hi there Donna, commiserations re your carpal tunnel issue. I had a wrist tendonitis issue last year, putting a stop to my guitar progress for a while. Hoping resting will improve it for you soon.
I see you’ve very cleverly mastered voice recognition software and will still be hosting Chopin in March. That is awesome, looking forward to more m…[Read more]
Great advice and ideas, thanks to all who posted. I’ll have plenty of time to put all this into practice for submitting grade 2 in October.
Best wishes to everyone who will be submitting in April.
Thanks for the video Mark, I think Paco & Co were the reason many folk picked up a guitar.
Getting a bit off the Dowland track here but here is an example of some fairly recent Flamenco improvisation.
Hi Mark, I believe you’re right on Flamenco being improvisatory, there may be composers of the form however I’m not sure it has been a written form, rather one that is passed on in person. Not something I can lay claim to being able to play either 😂😂 way beyond my capabilities I just truly appreciate the art form.
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John Dowland month has been amazing. I confess to having little knowledge to speak of re John Dowland or this period in music. Flamenco music is my first love, however, thanks to all who have researched, contributed and posted here a new horizon has opened up for me. Awesome 🎶 Thank you.
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I really enjoyed your chat video Simon, especially about staccatos, as it has taken me since October to get my fingers and brain to work together in executing these tricky little devils!
If you have time in your busy schedule to do these once a month or so I feel it would really enhance what is already such a valuable learning site.
Gosh, so many ‘shiny objects’ wonderful work Mark & Joannes. Methinks there is a years work of study in these first few days of February! The title Mistress Winter’s Jump rang a bell from years back and I found the piece in my copy of The Classic Guitar Collection. Volume One. edited and transcribed by Harvey Vinson. I may give it a try.
What a wonderful idea Barbara, I’ve arrived late to the party, however would love to stretch myself by following along and learning more about the composers on the proposed list.
Have to catch up with January and Albeniz over the weekend!
Hi Simon, it was such a pleasure to meet you and other members of CGCA, if only briefly on my day visit to Sydney Summer School.
Hoping I will be able to attend next year.
Best wishes to you,
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