Count of how many Classical Guitarists you know and meet up with

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Re: Count of how many Classical Guitarists you know and meet up with

Post by Leon Leong » Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:03 am

i do meet up with people to play music or sing along, i will strum the guitar or ukulele ...but classical guitar? zero.
all classical guitar music i know is for solo. i think we need repertoire that play 'together'.

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Re: Count of how many Classical Guitarists you know and meet up with

Post by TheCardMaker » Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:16 am

Zero seems to be a bit of a key word in this thread, and that's not good!

Message to webmaster: Please make us a web page with a nice Google map so that we can optionally pin point ourselves. The pin could say 'there is a guitarist living here' and nothing else, any contact could be managed through the website or a safe third party.

It could be done separately, away from a forum like this, but that would feel less safe. Better then: If a pin on a map was accepted as representing a valid member by the webmaster/forum admin, and a person asking to be put in touch with the said pin owner was also validated against a forum account, and the map was only visible to forum members of a certain ranking...

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Re: Count of how many Classical Guitarists you know and meet up with

Post by PeteJ » Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:52 pm

Sounds like an excellent idea to me and gets my vote.

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Re: Count of how many Classical Guitarists you know and meet up with

Post by simonm » Wed Nov 08, 2017 3:37 pm

TheCardMaker wrote:
Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:16 am
Message to webmaster: Please make us a web page with a nice Google map so that we can optionally pin point ourselves. The pin could say 'there is a guitarist living here' and nothing else, any contact could be managed through the website or a safe third party
No thanks! The less the site has to do with 3rd party tracking, the better I like it.

I am pretty sure that there are Facebook/google/microsoft groups that offer or could offer exactly this functionality for anyone who is interested.

For anyone who advertises what kind of guitar(s) they have, such an app makes a great shopping list tool for a potential thieves - kind of like a fedex tool for scheduling pick-ups. :-)

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Re: Count of how many Classical Guitarists you know and meet up with

Post by TheCardMaker » Wed Nov 08, 2017 5:16 pm

I was thinking:

A participants level of advertising is this: A pin on a map saying that there is 'a guitarist' at a particular postcode. That's it

Nobody knows who it is, or what guitars they own, or which house they live in. An interested party applies to be introduced to the guitarist on the map (because they live nearby). The guitarist on the map is given the forum username so that he or she can make an informed decision about the applicant based on what they can see of their presence on the forum. The applicant is also 'checked' for authenticity

The forum is a good place to host such a system because it is a good place to validate the level of interest aa person has in the subject (of the forum, it could apply in any area really)

I'm not expecting it to happen, these things take work. But I'd sign up for it if it ever did :-)
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Re: Count of how many Classical Guitarists you know and meet up with

Post by Muggins Simoon » Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:56 pm

My younger brother has a CG performance degree. He is much better than me but we get to talk CG all the time, go to CG concerts together, etc.
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Re: Count of how many Classical Guitarists you know and meet up with

Post by Laudiesdad69 » Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:00 pm

I know one. She is a dabbler, like me. By that, I mean she plays other instruments too.

There is a group of CG players that meet up 3 or 4 times a year in my town. It is primarily luthier's who show up and bring their latest creations, and they also play. We are supposed to meet up this month. I have yet to hear what day it will be. But, I don't see the guys from the group out side of the group.

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Post by Sharon Vizcaino » Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:48 pm

At the moment, just one. Plus some friends in Mexico who play classical, but none of them are particularly serious or dedicated, and I doubt I'll see any of them in at least 2-3 years.
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Re: Count of how many Classical Guitarists you know and meet up with

Post by bear » Fri Nov 17, 2017 8:33 pm

TheCardMaker wrote:
Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:16 am
Zero seems to be a bit of a key word in this thread, and that's not good!
Why?
If, I wanted to meet other classical guitarists, I could. There are colleges and universities in my are where cg is taught, recitals given, etc.. It's not difficult. I choose not too.
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