Hello from Norfolk, England.

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uralsteve

Hello from Norfolk, England.

Post by uralsteve » Sat May 09, 2015 7:27 pm

Hi,

Long time guitarist recently stopped gigging with a band so decided to attempt classical guitar (again).

I am an amateur (read not very good) but take great pleasure from playing the guitar. I have also dabbled in mandolin and banjo but not classical music on those instruments.

Having abandoned the electric plectrum guitar gig I decided to try Travis picking re Chet Atkins, Jerry Reed and Richard Smith. All these guys used nylon string guitars so I started looking for a hybrid. Somehow I ended up using the Noad book to learn to read and now practice with the classical technique and have abandoned the thumb pick (I would still use it on my Gretsch but I am now worried about messing up my nails, :lol: )

I have Calm radio on most opportunity as there is a classical guitar station (although it may be repetitive in the music choices).

So a long winded post about my path to the classical guitar. It feels like starting from scratch being an ex thumb over, bass string muting thumb picker but i am happy about that and would like to maybe follow a graded learning method. Any recommendations about that?


Thanks,

Steve

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Re: Hello from Norfolk, England.

Post by Erik Zurcher » Sat May 09, 2015 9:15 pm

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Re: Hello from Norfolk, England.

Post by KeMe » Sat May 09, 2015 10:17 pm

Hello Steve,
Welcome to the Delcamp Forum. It’s wonderful that you found us and have joined with our community of classical guitarists.:discussion:

Mr. Delcamp has started guitar lessons for Delcamp forum members. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn classical guitar from one of the most knowledgeable classical guitar teachers in the world. I think that the new classes will begin in September.

We have a wealth of knowledge within our members who are always very happy to help answer any questions that you may have.
I’m glad that you are here and I look forward to seeing you around the forum.

Kay :sorride:
Music touches the heart, but playing classical guitar can lift your heart and enrich your life.

uralsteve

Re: Hello from Norfolk, England.

Post by uralsteve » Sat May 16, 2015 5:39 pm

Thanks Erik, I have added my location.

Thanks Kay for the welcome and link, going there now.

Steve

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Re: Hello from Norfolk, England.

Post by muirtan » Sat May 16, 2015 7:17 pm

Hi Steve welcome. Whereabouts in Norfolk? As you can see I'm from Norfolk, about 20 miles south of Norwich. If you are interested there is a classical guitar circle just outside Diss, google south Norfolk classical guitar circle and the facebook page will give you an idea of what we're upto, we're always on the lookout for new member ;) Great to have another CG in the county.

uralsteve

Re: Hello from Norfolk, England.

Post by uralsteve » Sat May 16, 2015 7:27 pm

Muirtan, thanks.

50 miles west of Norwich in Kings lynn. Will have a look, thanks.

Have you noticed a lack of guitar shops in this county?

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Re: Hello from Norfolk, England.

Post by muirtan » Sat May 16, 2015 8:11 pm

Yes a definite lack of guitar shops! One was going to open in Cotishall a couple of days a week, where the owner would get in a guitar if you wanted to try a particular model out but I don't know if it actually got off the ground. I know of a couple of luthiers in the county though mainly in the Norwich area.

There is a chap who lives near Kings Lynn thinking of joining the south Norfolk group. If you're interested in meeting others from your area I'll see if he is interested. I also know of someone near Fakenham.

uralsteve

Re: Hello from Norfolk, England.

Post by uralsteve » Sat May 16, 2015 8:50 pm

Whilst it would be good to meet people I am a rank beginner at classical guitar so not sure anyone would be interested. I am also time restricted having a young son and my partner working a lot of evenings lately.

I just looked for teachers. There is not many of them in West Norfolk either although I have found an Australian guy in Dersingham I may contact with reference to infrequent lessons. Working alone with the Solo Guitar Playing book 1 is ok but I need a push in discipline now and again.

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Re: Hello from Norfolk, England.

Post by muirtan » Sat May 16, 2015 11:12 pm

My teacher lives in Corpusty and is excellent although more expensive than usual for Norfolk. You can have lessons as you want them and don't need to pay upfront. http://www.jamesboyd.co.uk The contact details are out of date apart from the email address and his mobile number.

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Re: Hello from Norfolk, England.

Post by uralsteve » Mon May 18, 2015 5:33 pm

Interesting guy. Living a brilliant musical life I think. Thanks for the link.

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