What's the most cringiest thing about guitar culture?

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Re: What's the most cringiest thing about guitar culture?

Post by Kenbobpdx » Mon Jul 18, 2016 4:57 pm

Me playing in public.

Now that is cringeworthy:-)
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Re: What's the most cringiest thing about guitar culture?

Post by David_Norton » Mon Jul 18, 2016 6:15 pm

Granary Guitars wrote:
Nick Clow wrote:
I am always on the look out for 'wildflowers' up to grade 5 or 6. Obviously there's stuff like various Sor studies, the Brouwer studies, Pavlovits, Yvonne Bloor, various Carcassi and Carulli studies, Peter Nuttall, various Tarrega pieces and Sagreras..

Feel free to point me to any other stand outs in this grade range, good tips appreciated.
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Well done, sir, well done indeed! (And, they ARE nice pieces).
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Re: What's the most cringiest thing about guitar culture?

Post by Nick Clow » Tue Jul 19, 2016 8:42 am

Just the sort of tip I like, thank you.
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Re: What's the most cringiest thing about guitar culture?

Post by Tony335 » Tue Jul 19, 2016 7:06 pm

Unquestioningly worshiping Segovia and preaching that Segovia's way is the only correct way.
(I have nothing against Segovia...he was a pioneer and served the guitar well in his day. My problem is with pundits who can't see beyond him)

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Re: What's the most cringiest thing about guitar culture?

Post by Lovemyguitar » Tue Jul 19, 2016 7:35 pm

Tony335 wrote:Unquestioningly worshipping Segovia and preaching that Segovia's way is the only correct way...
I know, that is so annoying. Julian Bream is the guy they should be worshipping! :wink:





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Re: What's the most cringiest thing about guitar culture?

Post by Lawler » Wed Jul 20, 2016 12:56 am

Cringy: People giving in-depth mechanical analyses of fine points of guitar technique who, for all we know, don't even play the guitar - or whose playing lacks skill.
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Re: What's the most cringiest thing about guitar culture?

Post by Tony335 » Wed Jul 20, 2016 7:27 am

I heard of a young kid (8 years old) taking his preliminary grade exam, who was criticised by the examiner (a non-guitarist) for not using a foot stool!

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Re: What's the most cringiest thing about guitar culture?

Post by Lawler » Wed Jul 20, 2016 2:40 pm

Cringy: the frequency of musical illiteracy among classical guitarists
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Re: What's the most cringiest thing about guitar culture?

Post by igycrctl » Wed Jul 20, 2016 2:45 pm

This thread.

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Re: What's the most cringiest thing about guitar culture?

Post by Tomzooki » Wed Jul 20, 2016 2:55 pm

Lawler wrote:Cringy: the frequency of musical illiteracy among classical guitarists
I 100% agree :bravo:
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Re: What's the most cringiest thing about guitar culture?

Post by ronjazz » Wed Jul 20, 2016 2:59 pm

Not just musical illiteracy, either. Most cringiest? What language is that?
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Re: What's the most cringiest thing about guitar culture?

Post by Lawler » Wed Jul 20, 2016 3:32 pm

I'm glad I have a large music library. Soon, as music publishers continue to fall by the wayside from piracy and expiring copyrights, all that will be left for those not already stocked with their survivalist musical library will be online tablature. As in, "have you got the tabs for that?"

Since humor here is not that common, I should probably add a big grinning smiley. Here it is :mrgreen:
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Re: What's the most cringiest thing about guitar culture?

Post by bear » Wed Jul 20, 2016 7:48 pm

People getting in my face for my musical illiteracy.
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Re: What's the most cringiest thing about guitar culture?

Post by Sharon Vizcaino » Wed Jul 20, 2016 8:51 pm

Agree with bear. I'm trying, but there's only so much time in a day if you have a full-time job! (And even less if you're a student...). But who knows, maybe someday I'll save up enough to retire, become 'literate' in music and act condescending towards those who are not. That's the dream :P
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Re: What's the most cringiest thing about guitar culture?

Post by bear » Wed Jul 20, 2016 10:34 pm

Sharon Vizcaino wrote:Agree with bear. I'm trying, but there's only so much time in a day if you have a full-time job! (And even less if you're a student...). But who knows, maybe someday I'll save up enough to retire, become 'literate' in music and act condescending towards those who are not. That's the dream :P
I am retired and I can read well enough to play what I want, but I'd probably flunk any exam on the subject. The pieces that I can't read; I probably wouldn't be able to play that well. So, I see it as a service to mankind. If I could read better, I might try playing pieces that were over my head and play them badly.
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