Phoenix area. Rekindling my love of guitar.

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Phoenix area. Rekindling my love of guitar.

Post by Jamesburch » Sat Feb 11, 2017 3:57 pm

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Learned classical years ago in college. Life caused me to put the strings aside. Love the sound of the strings and after 30+ years now picking it up again. Still sounds great. Jim Burch

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Re: Phoenix area. Rekindling my love of guitar.

Post by Erik Zurcher » Sat Feb 11, 2017 6:07 pm

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Re: Phoenix area. Rekindling my love of guitar.

Post by kloeten » Sat Feb 11, 2017 7:02 pm

Jim, many like you are members on this forum. Good luck, you are not alone!

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Re: Phoenix area. Rekindling my love of guitar.

Post by Luuttuaja » Sat Feb 11, 2017 11:41 pm

Hello Jim and welcome to the forum!

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Re: Phoenix area. Rekindling my love of guitar.

Post by billmcgarry » Sun Feb 12, 2017 10:04 pm

Hi Jim,
I have a similar story - I took guitar lessons while a teenager, played in a rock band that lasted for 2 gigs [hey, it was the 60's!]. As you said, life happened and eventually, I had to trade my guitar for cash and a $300 new Larivee acoustic guitar and then began playing classical guitar.

That was about 6 years ago and I still play a bit (it sucks getting old!).

Welcome to the website -- it's great and you'll find enough sheet music here to play for years!

Bill

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Re: Phoenix area. Rekindling my love of guitar.

Post by BellyDoc » Sun Feb 12, 2017 10:54 pm

Greetings from the west valley :)

I took up classical guitar lessons about 15 months ago and joined here last month.

How long had you been studying guitar in college? Were you making any music in the intervening years? I'm curious about your experience with retaining skills, both mental and physical.
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Re: Phoenix area. Rekindling my love of guitar.

Post by billmcgarry » Wed Nov 01, 2017 8:25 pm

Greetings from Eastern Washington State (the dry part of the state),

Your post was for the original poster but I'll give you my experiences.

I had studied guitar and tenor banjo from when I was 10 until I was 21-22. I did not study music at all in college. I had a private teacher who came to my house once a week for an hour or so. He was not teaching me classical guitar. Then I graduated from college and got a job where I was traveling most of the time. Then I got married and had 3 children. I did not play the guitar at all

Then 40 years later, I start playing classical guitar using a non-classical guitar. Everything came back very quickly and I was doing very well. Unfortunately, then I broke my shoulder and had 10 surgeries over 3 years. At about the same time, arthritis sprung up in both hands and wrists and the ligaments in both hands had been damaged so it was all bone on bone. I stopped playing for 6-7 years and just started again in the past few days. I can put up with the pain but I just can't move the hand and fingers in many cases. A simple F chord -- no more. It sucks!

Nice cheery post, huh? Sorry!

Bill

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Re: Phoenix area. Rekindling my love of guitar.

Post by chuckinphoenix » Thu Nov 02, 2017 4:11 pm

Hello Jim,
Arizona greetings from New River.
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