Sound is everything Julie! If the sound and power of “the big box” keeps calling you back to it, and it seems a bit easier to play now than before, I’m guessing that trend will continue along with your advancing abilities. It would be a shame to sell or trade it when you find its sound so beautiful!
Bravo Martha! And thank you for sharing Simon’s feedback. I love the Ben Verdery quote: “Sometimes the only way to get speed is to play faster.” This echoes a point made to me by Kevin Gallagher as well and it has really helped me, well, get faster! Congratulations on this great achievement as best of luck as you tackle Grade 7! Warm regards,
Drew, Kari and Deb,
Thanks for stopping by. I should also have mentioned that one member of our group, a veterinarian from LA, was personal friends with the Romeros, and another, from Texas, once played for Segovia (which I only discovered on the last day!). I think the record for the most guitars was 13, with 11 coming in as second place!…[Read more]
Congratulations on reaching this major milestone Roger. You did a wonderful job with both the technical challenges and the rep. I love listening to and watching you play. And thanks for sharing Simon’s feedback video – lots of great advice there for all of us. See you soon!
Just catching up after my trip. Wow, your guitar looks and sounds wonderful! As someone who seriously contemplated building his own guitar, my admiration for your achievement has no bounds. Bravo Maestro!
Spain, Days 4-10
On day 4 we visited the Joaquin Rodrigo family home in Madrid, now a foundation run by his daughter. We viewed a film which demonstrated the laborious manner in which Rodrigo would play a bar on his piano, then shift to a Braille machine to type out the notes, shift back, play a few notes, type them out and so on – he did this…[Read more]
Thanks Bruce. I must be missing something wrt posting the photos. I’m following Roger’s instructions precisely and the photos and videos (as opposed to links) are appearing in my text boxes as I hit “Submit” so I haven’t a clue why you can’t see them. That said, when I came back to the site later today two of the photos I had posted were replac…[Read more]
That afternoon we returned to Madrid and visited with Cristina and Enrique Ramirez at their “Taller” – workshop. Fifth generation; niece and nephew to Amalia, José Ramirez IV’s daughter, who took over the business when her dad died suddenly back in 2000. They were very gracious and happy to show us their process and talk about their variou…[Read more]
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