Why would someone take up classical guitar?

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bhorstkotte
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Re: Why would someone take up classical guitar?

Postby bhorstkotte » Sun Mar 19, 2017 4:23 pm

I've played electric guitar for a long time, and was looking for something different - Yes "Mood for a Day" piqued my interest, and so I decided to buy a classical guitar and see what I could learn.

mts132
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Re: Why would someone take up classical guitar?

Postby mts132 » Sun Mar 19, 2017 4:53 pm

AndreiKrylov wrote:Because I could play alone. I have everything what I need... mellow sounds, warm, cold, harsh, percussive even like drums sound... deep or shallow, passionate and indifferent. And done purely by hands... no need for any devices, mechanical or electronic...but did I choose it? not sure... guitar choose me......

This guy gets it.

unicornio
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Re: Why would someone take up classical guitar?

Postby unicornio » Sun Mar 19, 2017 7:48 pm

Nylon string classical guitar sure is a beautiful musical instrument. I play a $200 chinese made beginners model, it has a solid cedar top. It plays well. Cedar, aesthetics, was the choice, I like it, tone wise too...

I can barely imagine what it must be like to own a high quality guitar, even a high priced luthier guitar, with choices of various woods, or to own several :D And the skill to use the instruments... practice, practice, practice, its great fun.

I am not very good at playing, and would probably just admire the craftmanship of a high end luthiered guitar, feel the finish, smell inside the soundhole, admire the bindings, peruse the pearl tuning pegs, weep if I scratched it lololo :discussion:

Smudger5150
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Re: Why would someone take up classical guitar?

Postby Smudger5150 » Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:26 pm

For me, it was purely the love of guitar-orientated music.
It seems a lot of people have a special love for music they experience in the childhood and for me, here in the UK, we had the new wave of Heavy Metal burst onto the scene just before and during my teens.
And at the same time, classical guitar was prominent through the playing of primarily, John Williams, on the TV. Plus added to the mix was hearing flamenco (not sure which players) and crossover music like Classical gas and Sky’s music.
So it was a happy confluence of hearing exciting, loud rock guitar at the same time as intricate, impressive classical guitar.
And not to forget the overlap between some of the rock music of the time such as the playing of Ritchie Blackmore in Rainbow or Deep Purple was tinged with classical influences.
So for me it was purely about emulating the music I loved and heard at the time, and somewhere along the line, I got the impression that ‘if you can play classical guitar, then you can play anything’ (which prob isn’t 100% true but I’m hoping it’s easier to adapt to other styles than to come to the discipline of CG…).
Also, it was the realisation that you can provide pleasure for yourself, being swept away in learning pieces, or others, either busking on the street or in the concert hall makes any acoustic guitar playing so versatile.

unicornio
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Re: Why would someone take up classical guitar?

Postby unicornio » Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:14 am

thought to share this version of Arvo Part for classical guitar by Marek Pasieczny,

to offer another reason why

https://youtu.be/7_5v2ZVftr0

reason - beautiful :bye:


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