Like so many features of—and resources available a— the CGC, this event was another first for me. And I was totally amazed by everything: the performances, the feedback, the use of technology, etc.
A sincere “Thank you!”
Back for more help. I was wondering if there is a specific and preferred fingering (left hand) for exercise 13.5 (Grade 1, Unit 3). Perhaps it’s supposed to be obvious to me at this point, but, alas, it isn’t.
Any advice would be appreciated.
In the video for Grade 1, Unit 2 Practice Routine 2, Simon refers (at about the 1:35 mark) to the fingering (for the left hand) “as written out in the exercise.” However, there seems to be no indicated fingering. Am I missing or misunderstanding something?
I am uncertain what is the best left hand fingering on the 7th measure of example 12.1 (arpeggioed major chords), and would welcome advice. Specifically, which left hand finger should be used to produce C#, and which is to be used to produce the D that follows?
Hoping this isn’t a dumb question, thanks in advance.
I am wondering if anyone has a suggestion or two how to eliminate “buzz” that so easily happens on an open string “A” chord. Specifically, when I play an “E” by pressing the D string close to the second fret wire, I get a very nice, clean sound. However, when I play, say, an open “A” chord pressing the D, G and B strings on the second fret using…[Read more]
Thanks, Deb.Those are interesting thoughts and observations. I appreciate your bottom line–that I’ll find out soon enough, and hopefully before it’s too late for an exchange for a classical.
Anyway, I appreciate your thoughts.
Thank you Michael. Your remarks are helpful. I guess I sort of feel that, if I can learn some classical on this instrument without it causing me to develop bad habits from the outset, I can hope to “earn” the right to buy a nice, true classical guitar in due course.
I’ve purchased a crossover (Cordoba C9 crossover) instead of a purely classical guitar. It is a marvelous instrument, and I feel I am making good progress playing it. The smaller nut (48mm) of course makes it less playable than a classical guitar. I have received very helpful advice from Dave Belcher, and I am comfortable sticking with my choice.…[Read more]
I only recently joined the CGC, and have enjoyed it thoroughly so far. I think my enjoyment is explained by my perspective: I want to learn some classical guitar, without any specific expectations other than to improve continuously, wherever that progress takes me. As I stated upon joining the CGC: in retirement, we do it for enjoyment…[Read more]
Dear all, I would like to thank everyone for the warm welcome. I am looking forward to this musical learning venture. (Hopefully arthritis will remain at bay!) This is exciting.
Happy holidays to all.
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