Hi, rpavich, welcome to this thread. I hope you find it enjoyable and that it helps you to return to music playing. The nice thing about classical guitar, in my view, is that it like a small orchestra, you don't need anything, or any one, else in order to spend some good moments.rpavich wrote: ↑Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:28 pmWell!
Brand new player here. 30 years learning bad rock habits and not sounding like I should...7 year hiatus from playing anything...now back to classical from the ground up and ready to try this.
It will be a few days, I'm at the point where I'm making sure my hands and body and guitar are in the right positions and how to make proper sound. I'm trying not to put the cart before the horse and play pieces before I make sure that I'm developing good habits.
Now...to read through this whole thread...whew!
In what concerns getting a right posture, a suitable guitar support may help you. There are various, but I'm quite happy with the De Oro Guitar Support. With it you just sit straight in a chair and the guitar will be in the right position versus you. Deciding whether to play with or without nails is also important in terms of producing a tone that pleases you. If you decide to play with nails, a good nail file is essential. Quite recently I experimented with a ladies' file , the Classy Lady, made of glass, and I'm super happy with it. My daughter tells me that they are somewhat brittle, if they fall to the ground they will simply break apart. Anyway, until that happens it is serving me good (I should get a spare one, though, just in case...).
As for reading the whole thread first, well, this is a very extensive thread indeed, it will take you ages... My advice is that you start by reading only the first few pages, the ones who deal, mostly, with the four or five initial pieces of Opus 60, which, after all, are the ones you you will start playing first, no?
There is also a guide hidden in the thread. At the beginning of every month, I publish some statistics concerning the participation of forum members in the thread, in its various roles, during the previous month(s). In it there is a table of posted records, with the date each one of us posted a record of a particular piece of Sor's Opus 60. By looking at it you can navigate the pages of the thread and listen any particular rendition you might be interested to.