I am giving up playing Classical Guitar

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Re: I am giving up playing Classical Guitar

Post by eno » Thu Mar 16, 2017 10:57 pm

We all face this challenge when we get older. My solution was to slow down, give up technically challenging pieces and enjoy simpler and slower but still very beautiful pieces, thanks goodness there are plenty of them in the rich guitar repertoire. And with age I tend to enjoy slower and more peaceful music, sort of meditative. Hopefully this might work for you as well...
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Re: I am giving up playing Classical Guitar

Post by bacsidoan » Thu Mar 16, 2017 11:48 pm

Jim,

I'm sorry that you had to give up playing CG. I'm in the same boat when it comes to running marathons. I kept hanging on hoping that the rapid performance decline would somewhat level off. No such luck :( Well, at least my guitar playing was never that good to be another source of depression, yet.

On a different note the Fritz Ober and John Dick are very intriguing :)
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Re: I am giving up playing Classical Guitar

Post by Guitar-ded » Fri Mar 17, 2017 12:33 am

It's a great shame that you couldn't get the FD healed to the point where you felt you could continue playing, it must have been a difficult decision to make.
On the brighter side, you're still very much involved in the CG scene so hopefully that is of some consolation. Maybe keep at least one guitar around in case things improve in the future.
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Re: I am giving up playing Classical Guitar

Post by ChristianK » Fri Mar 17, 2017 12:46 am

Very sad news indeed. I think we all know how much you appreciate the classical guitar. I especially loved reading your comparisons about your guitars, always gave me GAS.

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Re: I am giving up playing Classical Guitar

Post by CathyCate » Fri Mar 17, 2017 1:34 am

Your dedication to CG speaks volumes and will continue to be inspirational. All the best!

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Re: I am giving up playing Classical Guitar

Post by rotary joint » Fri Mar 17, 2017 2:16 am

Sir, your passion and contribution is a gift. Please stay involved and remember the most important ingredient in music is the ear.

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Re: I am giving up playing Classical Guitar

Post by Bea » Fri Mar 17, 2017 2:47 am

You are so dedicated to cg and very generous. This was amazing. I had the pleasure of meeting Rene Izquierdo during a concert in Toronto.

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Re: I am giving up playing Classical Guitar

Post by Dofpic » Fri Mar 17, 2017 3:22 am

The one thing that really inspires me is that past winners(just finished our 14th year) is that many have gone on to receive full rides to some terrific schools like. Peabody,Curtis,Eastman,Fla State, Indiana,Oberlin,Shenandoah conservatory,USC all terrific music and guitar programs.

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Re: I am giving up playing Classical Guitar

Post by D.Cass » Fri Mar 17, 2017 3:59 am

I am sorry to read this. I have always enjoyed the insight of your posts, Hopefully you won't completely give up the guitar and stay active in the classical guitar community.

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Re: I am giving up playing Classical Guitar

Post by guitarseller345645 » Fri Mar 17, 2017 7:23 am

Sorry to hear that you have to give up. All the best to your health.
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Re: I am giving up playing Classical Guitar

Post by James Lister » Fri Mar 17, 2017 9:45 am

I'm sorry to hear you've had to make the difficult decision to give up playing. I'm finding it hard enough to not play for a month or so while recovering from a (self-inflicted) hand injury. It's good to know you will continue to contribute to the forum.

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Re: I am giving up playing Classical Guitar

Post by CT20 » Fri Mar 17, 2017 12:15 pm

So sorry for your struggles. Glad to know you'll still be involved in the classical guitar world. Hope you find peace and satisfaction in your revised reality.
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Re: I am giving up playing Classical Guitar

Post by Dofpic » Fri Mar 17, 2017 9:44 pm

Thanks much for all your thoughts. If anyone is interested in my collection PM me. Otherwise they will go out to dealers at much higher prices.
Spruce,2011Fritz Ober, 2015 Eric Sahlin, 2012 Jochen Rothel,2006 Greg Byers(fan not lattice)
2012 Michel Bruck ,2012 Martin Blackwell, 2001 Dominique Field
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Re: I am giving up playing Classical Guitar

Post by Carlos » Fri Mar 17, 2017 10:02 pm

Dear Dofpic,
I am sorry to hear that. I had little occasions to interact with you, but lot of occasions to read you, and I always found you inspiring. I guess that if this is your choice, this must be the right one, so be happy with it and continue to enjoy live, and keep in touch with the guitar world, and hopefully in this forum as well.
Cheers,
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Re: I am giving up playing Classical Guitar

Post by Bea » Mon Mar 20, 2017 3:16 am

Dofpic wrote:The one thing that really inspires me is that past winners(just finished our 14th year) is that many have gone on to receive full rides to some terrific schools like. Peabody,Curtis,Eastman,Fla State, Indiana,Oberlin,Shenandoah conservatory,USC all terrific music and guitar programs.

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