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Updated on May 15, 2018 in Member Introductions
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I have been studying Classical guitar for 3 years. Self taught. I have no idea of my skill level. I don’t know any other players and I have never had a lesson. I use Tabledit to tab out MIDI files I find on the web. So far, I have worked my way through Carcassi’s Opus 60 compositions, most of the lute compositions from Bach, and various other things like Toccata by Domenico Paradisi and Agitato by Napolean Coste. Recently I have discovered that I can combine the two parts of a Bach invention into 1 line of tab and play both parts simultaneously. I am working my way through invention 13 at the present. I have been at it for weeks. It seems Bach is addictive.

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Bach is addictive. GuitarsWeb is right to suggest that (especially for music of this complexity) standard notation will serve you better than tab. The Tabledit program works fine for notation, which easily supports two voices of a Bach invention. Sounds like you’re on your way to having a lot of fun! GuitarsWeb is also right to recommend lessons. That’s important both for more structured learning and for avoiding bad habits, which otherwise are easy to develop.

 

on May 15, 2018

Although I do use tab I am always aware of the note I am playing and how it fits the chord structure being played through. I like the tab because I am unfamiliar with instruments tuned in fourths. Tab allows me to help me learn the neck, see where the note could be played,  and easily find other fingerings if needed.  I spent my life touring as a swing and jazz violinist. My music life has revolved around spontaneous improvisations over various melodies.  I have a Masters in music and I am a theory nut.

I am now semi retired (still perform locally). I needed something physically challenging and playing Bach on an instrument I am unfamiliar with seemed liked the biggest challenge I could find. Playing two melodies at once is a concept foreign to me as a jazz violinist. Thank for the tips.

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The response from “Larry” was deleted along with his account.  We do not tolerate trolls here.

 

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