Goals for 2018?

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gingko
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Re: Goals for 2018?

Post by gingko » Sat Jan 06, 2018 2:28 pm

I started lessons in September, after playing ukulele for a couple years, so my goals are simple:

1. Practice every day, ideally one hour, but even on busiest days, at least a few minutes.
2. Do whatever my teacher tells me, including becoming a good friend with the metronome.
3. Do some sight-reading or playing by ear everyday. I’m really trying to incorporate ear training into daily practice.
4. Improve sightsinging.
5. Maintain my piano goals.

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Re: Goals for 2018?

Post by Flawiler63 » Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:58 pm

post by Altophile » Monday 01 January 2018, 18:23 pm

Regain the ability to play tremolo, at least on the first string. Despite my crooked thumb, I could do it passably well 30 years ago, when I first started playing, but after a 20 year hiatus I've just never managed to get it back.
I am also trying to reclaim my 'lost' tremolo. At least there are plenty of beautiful pieces out there to practice.

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Re: Goals for 2018?

Post by Urbanarcher11 » Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:28 pm

I will finish Frederic Noad - Book One , am already a quarter way in, but one exercise at a time, one day at a time, everyday , everyday , everyday , everyday .......playing each day for 45 mins at least. I know I will see it through.

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Re: Goals for 2018?

Post by patsorenson » Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:49 pm

Put a serious self study plan together (the easy part) and EXECUTE IT (the hard part!) so I can build a repertoire instead of perpetually noodling around, and try to play at least 30 minutes every day if not 60.

This includes the following:
- work on a daily set of warmups for left and right hand
- Learn the notes in higher positions to help my sight reading
- practice the Segovia scales regularly
- work through all the Guiliani RH studies
- work through a list of repertoire pieces, with a goal of at least a dozen by year end

I am using the Frederick Noad Solo Guitar books 1 and 2, as well as Christopher Parkening Book 2, and sight reading from the Royal Conservatory Guitar Series (old version but good for sight reading).

I am going to make myself some flash cards to help learn reading in higher positions.

Good luck to all in your 2018 endeavors!

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Re: Goals for 2018?

Post by CathyCate » Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:15 pm

Get serious about music theory.
Learn to operate my Tascam digital recorder.
Get new batteries for my tuners & metronome
and use them before they expire this time!

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Re: Goals for 2018?

Post by Kjetil Heggelund » Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:33 pm

1. I want to learn how to make a nice recording on my mac, since I have everything I need to do so.
2. Play solo recital, hopefully before April. Finally performing Denisov guitar sonata!
3. Play piano/guitar recital with my colleague before May. We need to have a meeting to discuss program. I have music by Marlos Nobre and William Bland that I want to play.
4. Gig at the pub! (Had one in November.)
5. Have a beer...
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Sean Eric Howard
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Re: Goals for 2018?

Post by Sean Eric Howard » Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:10 am

Memorize and record 18 pieces by Estanislao Marco for a student at the University of Minnesota by the end of May.

Oh yeah, and also build my first guitar by the end of the year . . . or at least start.
"Besides, this criticism of Segovia is pointless. If you disagree with what Segovia did, take that energy and go out and do something positive. Otherwise, shut up." - Eliot Fisk

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Re: Goals for 2018?

Post by Jessica Thomas » Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:18 pm

I have had a long abscence from the guitar. SO I think my goal this year will be to dust my guitar off and start learning again.

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Re: Goals for 2018?

Post by Laudiesdad69 » Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:48 pm

My goal is to get my diabetes under control, so I can spend more time playing (I am currently sick a lot from it) and spend less time that could be spent making music, on the forum. Seriously though, if I am on the forum, most of the time it is from my bed. Like today.

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Re: Goals for 2018?

Post by Andrew Fryer » Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:36 am

just to practise would be nice.
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Re: Goals for 2018?

Post by CliffK » Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:10 pm

As a beginner, learn about the history, culture, and performance of CG.
Complete as much as possible level one to build a base for 2019 and level two. To that end, benefit from this website community and outside study materials.
Create and play a ten minute program — Early Music and then some carrols — for family and friends during the year end holidays.
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Re: Goals for 2018?

Post by kenleeyw » Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:24 pm

1. Correct some of my bad habits and build a strong foundation, especially now that I have just resumed proper lessons.
2. Save enough for my first hand-made guitar.
3. Record an album of nice guitar songs for my wife.

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lucy
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Re: Goals for 2018?

Post by lucy » Tue Jan 09, 2018 2:57 pm

Laudiesdad69 wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:48 pm
My goal is to get my diabetes under control, so I can spend more time playing (I am currently sick a lot from it) and spend less time that could be spent making music, on the forum. Seriously though, if I am on the forum, most of the time it is from my bed. Like today.
I'm so sorry to hear this Scott. Hope you recover soon. It sounds awful.
“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are”. Theodore Roosevelt

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Re: Goals for 2018?

Post by Smudger5150 » Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:16 pm

lucy wrote:
Tue Jan 09, 2018 2:57 pm
Laudiesdad69 wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:48 pm
My goal is to get my diabetes under control, so I can spend more time playing (I am currently sick a lot from it) and spend less time that could be spent making music, on the forum. Seriously though, if I am on the forum, most of the time it is from my bed. Like today.
I'm so sorry to hear this Scott. Hope you recover soon. It sounds awful.
I echo Lucy's sentiments and hope you can get better (soon).
"Music washes away the dust of every day life." Art Blakey

"If I don’t practice for a day, I know it. If I don’t practice for two days, the critics know it. And if I don’t practice for three days, the public knows it." Louis Armstrong

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Re: Goals for 2018?

Post by YeramYoon » Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:35 pm

Sight read more
Work on other styles ie. Funk/rock
Listen to more music outside of guitar and various genres
Pass my music exams

I do the same pretty much every year so it’s not really new

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