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Member Introductions

Updated on November 6, 2016 in General Discussion
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Please take the time to introduce yourself here.  Feel free to tell us about yourself, share some links to your site or work, or just pop by to say hello.

Welcome to the Classical Guitar Forum.

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Hi, this is Byron Zeliotis, guitarist and music teacher. Glad to see the forum back after over a decade. I hope people post interesting informative posts, and lots of videos and mp3s of performances.
You can see one of my own here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SeAx7psy1cA

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Hi,

My name Alan and I am back at classical guitar for the past 2 years after being out of it since the early 80s and I have been struggling!

My sight reading was never great nor was my playing although I practiced a lot. Call it stage fright or whatever, but it was not easy for me, although I loved the sound of the guitar.

Now I see that many pieces have tabs which helps me, but I have tried to get better than I had been with my note reading.

BTW; I came across a partial recording of a simple piece I had played way back when, but I have no muscle memory of it, no music sheet nor do I know the name of composer!

If anybody can help me I have posted it to SoundCloud and it is only 40 seconds long at the link below.

https://soundcloud.com/stream

Thanks – Alan

 

 

 

 

 

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Can’t follow the link. 

 

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My mistake, try this please 🙂

https://soundcloud.com/alan-13/422-seconds

Cheers,

Alan

 

on October 30, 2016

Unfortunately I don’t recognize the tune. As far as sight reading and playing classical guitar, the secret is to practise regularly, at your own pace and most of all with joy. So when you feel that you are progressing you’ll feel happy and the happier you are the more you’ll want to play. So it’s a positive growing spiral. Some of the best classical pieces were written by the masters like Tarrega, Aguado, Giuliani and Sor. They put the foundations and harmony for the guitar. Eythorssohn has some excellent progressive methods for beginners, so that you learn to recognise the notes and your fingers know where to play. If you can afford it, have a lesson with a good professional guitarist. Pick the best! Because the foundations of posture are the same whether you’re starting out or a seasoned player. Only a top class professional knows from experience how to teach properly. But most of all remember that the guitar is a way of constant improvement and joy. You’re working on yourself through the guitar. If you need to know something just ask.
Check this out. Most of the scores are free!
http://www.classicalguitarschool.net/

on October 31, 2016

Thanks for the encouragement and your attempt at recognizing my “piece”. I do enjoy my playing, but just wish I could bring the old pieces back easier. I am working on it though and enjoying that part as well as some new scores.

Thanks once again for you kind welcoming!

Alan

 

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Byron,

I will add it again, but with the limited amount of people we have it will be lost in a few more posts. I may try it later when there are more members, I have tried everything except YouTube.

That reminds me I have to checkout your link.

BTW, it is 4 decades since I played not 1, just to put my learning curve into perspective.

Once again thanks for the nice reply and I’ll get back to you.

Alan

 

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Byron,

Your YouTube piece was outstanding, very pleasant and easy to listen to.

My last email to you was confusing to you for sure, just excuse the part about the length of time I had not played.

Alan

 

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Thank you for the compliments!

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Glad to see the new CGF. I have been studying the fairly scalar single-voiced exercises in L.O.Anzaghi’s Metodo Completo per Chitarra. Teasing diverse melodies from them, sometimes in keeping with the time signature, sometime in contrast to it, reminds me of doing the same on violin with Wohlfahrt’s violin studies 60 years ago: delightful and mystifying.  What richness there can be in sifting through a modest composition!  

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Nice to see the CGF back online!

I’ve been playing guitar (mostly classical) on and off for over 30 years (really should be better at it by now). I now make guitars for a living, having given up a career in physics/engineering in 2001.

James

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James,

At least you hung in there, whereas I stopped for about 40 years. 

I am really impressed with the fact that you are making guitars, it is something I thought I would always do “back in the day”.

Now I am just going to stick with practicing some new and relearn the old. Unfortunately I never saved the old copies of my pieces with all the “help material” marked on the sheets. Oh, how I wished I had!

Good luck with your endeavor at guitar making and keep on playing.

Alan

 

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Hi, everyone!  Waddy Thomson here.  Glad to see the forum back on the grid again.  I’m another classical guitar maker (My retirement job), but not a very good player.  Played in an ensemble for 25 years, and could keep up with my one line, but probably couldn’t play a solo piece if I had to now. Always wanted to make a classical guitar since I started playing in about 1980, but never seemed to have time.  Finally found time in 2007. Been doing it since.  Better at making than playing anyway!

Waddy

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