Following my Level 1 Preliminary submission last May, i got some good feedback from Dave. So I was confident that I could complete Level 1 in the same year (as planned). Unfortunately for me, I failed.
Like a few people here, I struggled to record myself. The repertoire seemed to work well, but the technical exercieses, in particular…[Read more]
Congratulations for this good performance of the repertoire, including the new pieces! Memorizing and playing all in one deserves great respect!
As for the technical part, it seems that you have submitted the exercises of Level 1 (7 Progressive Practice Routines #5) instead of those of Grade 2 (Practice Routine V). Are you aware of this?
Since I’m…[Read more]
Richard got it straight to the point. Best way to adapt to a different normal you get it usually with conscious work on an issue.
Especially as a beginner, I had to pay attention to a lot of things simultaneously. The pinky wasn’t doing what I wanted, focusing
on it didn’t work for some time so I ended to tie it up (so it was more a unconscious…[Read more]
when I started playing, I had the same problem. I used a round rubber band to tie the pinky to the third finger (to get used to it).
My teacher laughed loudly when he saw that. It has improved a lot, though not yet completely (should still focus on this too).
Another approach: Engage the 4th finger in the game and use it frequently.…[Read more]
Willkommen hier in der CGCA!
Nice to see there is some growth from german-speaking countries too.
As an autodidact, you will get a lot of valuable information here,
especially the detailed explanations from Simon and Dave.
the Cordoba C7 (with beautiful rosewood back & sides) is a really nice guitar, you choose wisely!
A couple of years ago, I also wanted to buy exactly this model but I had to settle with the C5 (somebody else was quicker…).
With your enthusiasm for learning classical guitar, the C7 will accompany you quite a long time on your…[Read more]
for practicing classical guitar while travelling, I need a guitar with same size as the one at home.
Same scale length/nut width and preferably same neck shape.
What I did/do: I left a basic model Cordoba (C5) at a friend’s home, where I frequently travel.
When travelling to other places, I always take a guitar in a flight case with…[Read more]
Thank you very much for your kind words on my first submission, and that you take time to have a look at the first steps of a ‘freshman’.
This is very encouraging and motivates me to follow the same path you have already taken. I’m very impressed how all of you play guitar
(you are my idols)!
Thank you Kari for pointing out the live…[Read more]
Hello and thank you for your warm welcome here!
What I have heard and seen so far, you all provide your knowledge and skills here to help people like me in musical terms.
I am very thankful for that. Although I have still a lot to learn, hope to return something too in future.
For those who are familiar or interested in Switzerland, I live in…[Read more]
I’m also using Visesnut cases (2 years now) and can only agree with previous comments.
Before buying, I asked myself if I need a soft cover and if there should be 3 or 4 latches/locks on the case.
When I talked to Narongsak Visesnut, he openly told me the soft cover is (only) for protecting the finish of the case
(The Premier Series…[Read more]
Hello everyone here,
my name is Beat Pfluger and I am from Switzerland. I joined CGC already last year, so my introduction is long overdue.
I’ve been playing music since I was a teenager, but I started to play guitar a few years ago. A first attempt on the guitar in school failed because probably the strings of acoustic guitars at that time…[Read more]
Right sitting position and general posture. I am often practicing in different places and therefore on different chairs. If my sitting position (and how I hold the guitar) changes only insignificantly, this has far-reaching consequences. My left-hand fingers no longer hit the strings properly. It takes me always time to…[Read more]