• Hello Michael. Sharing emotions with the listener is a great goal, congratulations !
    A lot of musicians wants to increase their virtuosity, or play more and more difficult pièces, but, like you, I think that the ultimate goal of playing music is to take the listener in the deep emotions that music can create…
    Welcome on Classical Guitar Corner !

  • Thank you Connie

    yes my hands are getting better and better and are regaining their flexibility and dexterity; my right hand nails have grown enough to be cut to the right shape and polished, so I produce a nice sound again, which is more motivating for practicing.

    I think that the next time I will go on this sailboat and that my hands will be…[Read more]

  • Mark, Dave, thank you for your reply

    Usually I do not have any problem with my nails, and if one of them broke, it’s more because of an accidental movement than by a weakness due to an unbalanced nutrition; my nails are not soft, and do not tend to get damaged easily. So I do not think I need a supplement like biotin, but I note the reference, in…[Read more]

  • Thank you for your answers.
    I may have badly expressed myself (English is not my language), but apart from the broken left index fingernail, I have no injury; but as my hands worked hard during my holyday, my fingers are stiff, and since I have short nails on my right hand I feel like I have regressed a lot in my guitar practice. The fact of…[Read more]

  • I come back from holiday, which I spent without my guitar. I was sailing on an old sailing ship, on which navigation is old-fashioned: no modern ropes or winches, but rustic ropes, pulleys and muscle. So I sacrificed my right hand nails, I preferred that they be cut cleanly rather than accidentally broken. On the last day, a left hand fingernail…[Read more]

  • Hello Ghizelaine, I’m happy to see another french people on this website. I think you are in the good place, there are so many things to help you here !
    Bienvenue donc depuis Vernon, sur les bords de la Seine …

  • Gilbert replied to the topic Hi from the UK in the forum Introduce yourself 12 months ago

    Welcome to CGC ! I’m sure you’ll find here all you need to improve your playing. The courses are very well conceived, and you’ll follow them with a lot of pleasure.


  • Gilbert replied to the topic Hello from France in the forum Introduce yourself 1 year ago

    Thanks everybody.
    Martha said that “France has produced many wonderful guitarists”; this is true, but France has also produced wonderful guitar makers, such as Jean-Luc Joie, Thomas Dauge, Dominique Field, Daniel Friederich, and in the past Robert Bouchet and the luthiers from Mirecourt… I love playing or listening guitar, but I also love…[Read more]

  • Gilbert replied to the topic Hello from France in the forum Introduce yourself 1 year ago

    Thanks everybody for your welcome.
    I’m now reading the “member orientation course”, and I’m very impressed with the content of the site, there is so much to see! I feel that I’ll have very good time here.

  • Hi to all CGC members

    Who am I ? I’m a french man, 61 years old, living in France near Giverny (where Claude Monet made his painting called « Nympheas »).
    I’m working in aerospace industry, in a big american company, manufacturing servo-controls, which permit to the plane to go left or right, and up or down.
    I’m married and have no child…[Read more]

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