Well done Quang! I too work on the computer all day and find playing the classical guitar is a way to escape the artificial world of technology and connect to a more natural mode of living. I’ll see you in Grade 2.
Congratulations Judy for a job well done. Your performance of “Simple Mambo” was very moving. I will definitely make it one of my choices for the Grade 2 exam.
Your first person description of the absurdity that lies behind the performance anxiety process was quite insightful. I think anxiety, as a psychological phenomenon, often arises when the…[Read more]
Completing the coursework for CGC Academy Grade 1 has been a positive musical learning experience. There were certain aspects of left hand technique that I found particularly challenging, especially when the fourth finger was involved. For example, I often struggle with making smooth and accurate transitions over musical phrases that require…[Read more]
Thanks Gerard for asking a very thought provoking question. In theory I think it’s possible to play a very complicated piece flawlessly on the guitar at first sight with powerful musical expression. Especially if one is very familiar with sight reading that particular style of music. After all, there always seems to be that rare musical genius who…[Read more]
I figured out the problem. The PreSonus Studio One digital audio workstation software I recently installed is causing the issue. Closing the program allows the audio/video files to play.
Since logging on tonight I’ve been unable to play any of the videos or exercises in any of the lessons. After pressing the play button the video/exercise starts for 1 second then freezes up. Wanted to see if anyone else is experiencing this issue.
I’m using Chrome Version 75.0.3770.142 on Windows 10. My download speed is 130 Mb/s. First time…[Read more]
I’m relatively new to playing the guitar. However I used to play the piano for an amateur big band and I recently received 6 private CG lessons back in February-March out of Frederick Noad’s “Solo Guitar Playing” book so hopefully this musical background will help me hit the ground running.
I’m really excited about participating in the CGC…[Read more]