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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:
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.
Thanks – Alan
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.
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!
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!