Hi Kari, thanks for stopping by! Yes, I am pretty busy but having fun. I could use more of your organizational approach though! :-)
Robert, sorry to hear you never got to play cornet. I asked when I was a kid to play cello, to which my mother replied “girls don’t play the cello”, so got guitar lessons instead. But I bought a cello finally in…[Read more]
September 15, 2019
Today I played steel string in our church band after a couple months summer break- it was good to get the band back together. We have a tradition that this time of year in our church where we kick off the school season and bless all the kids’ backpacks and adults laptops, briefcases, or other work items, and we play CSN’s…[Read more]
Hey Logan, welcome to CGC! As far as passions and obsessions go, classical guitar isn’t that bad of one- there are other things much worse! Look forward to hearing some of your playing, and good luck with your studies.
So happy to have read your progress journal this morning- it made me happy to see that you are playing and continue to learn after the many years. I like Kari, also would not have guessed your age by your image!
I do believe music helps us live longer, either playing or singing, and it doesn’t matter what level we are at or fine a…[Read more]
Hi Bubble, BIG CONGRATULATIONS for your Grade 2 submission! As David said, you’re learning something very difficult, and with all the nerves and pressure associated with recording and submitting, it’s a big achievement what you have done. I enjoyed your playing of the pieces, and also loved the humming at the end- that shows that the music is…[Read more]
If I ever do any busking I’ll save the $$ for that book. Some less costly options, although not as elegant, for LEARNING about Tarrega include the Mel Bay video and Pujol’s biography (translated to English), available on Kindle:…[Read more]
Hi Matt, welcome to CGC! I’ve been to Melbourne and Sydney, but not Ballarat, but sounds lovely. (I live in the Boston area in USA) Glad to see you here! Starting at Grade 1 and Foundations will be a great background. Good luck and look forward to hearing more from you as you work through the materials.
Hi Jeff, congratulation on your Grade 3 submission! Your playing was very nice to listen to, and you played smoothly and have very nice tone. And, love the dual camera angles! Good luck with your evaluation!
Hi Brian, congratulations on your submission! Your playing was very inspiring to listen to, as you played with confidence and I thought a lot of musicality. Great work!
Hi Sanne! Very, very nice submission that you’ve accomplished- congratulations. It was a pleasure to listen to and I enjoyed every piece. I imagine that the spirit of your new guitar you are building is coming to life, and waiting to be held in your hands and played…Well, maybe a little crazy thoughts, but I know you and your new guitar will…[Read more]
Hi Dave, loved your grade submission! Excellent work indeed, and a fine example for those of us working toward that goal. I loved every piece that you did- definitely shows all the hard work put in. Very best of luck with your results. Thanks for sharing with us.
Hi Andrew, congratulations on a fantastic submission- I loved watching your pieces, very masterfully played, and your improv was great- it had overall structure, repeated motifs, and a great sense of rhythm. Bravo and best luck with your results!
Philip, that’s fantastic that you were able to find and purchase a Dominelli! I haven’t gotten mine quite yet, so would love to hear how you are finding it as you play it more.
Hi Lynda! Missed you at summer school this year, and would be great to see you again next year! I love the photos too, can’t wait to see it in person!
Mark, thanks…[Read more]
September 5, 2019
This week I worked on the pieces in grade 3, some of which need a lot of work. I’ve also played pieces in grade 4, so my next grade submission might be next year grade 4, but still thinking. I’m not in a rush to submit, just want to enjoy playing and build up my technique and repertoire right now. Also working with technical…[Read more]
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