Greetings from California's Central Coast

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Greetings from California's Central Coast

Post by jbnimble » Wed Mar 08, 2017 12:52 am

Hello to All,

A little ancient history:

Way back in 1964 my parents took me to the local music store in our hometown in Oregon. It was my 20th birthday and we were shopping for a guitar. I had been listening to some Segovia LP's and had decided to become a classical guitarist! After some spirited discussion, I somehow managed to talk them into buying me a brand new Guild Mark III, the price of which ($300) was quite a bit more than they had intended to spend on their kid's first guitar. I thanked them, I took lessons, I practiced, and I got about a third of the way through Frederick Noad's book before the demands of college and the enticements of the sixties took precedence over my guitar studies. I played sporadically after that, but never consistently enough to make further progress.

Fast forward to the present:

Even when I wasn't playing I always took good care of the guitar; a new set of strings and I'm playing again! Same guitar, same book, but a bit more planning and consistency with my practice. I've started at the beginning and found that the skills, the few that I had developed, did come back to me. Now I want to go further with the help of this forum. Living, as I do, quite a distance from any CG teachers, I'm particularly interested in the forum's lessons and, of course, in the expertise of the members who seem so knowledgeable and willing to help. Thanks to the forum and its members for the opportunity!

Jeff
1964 Guild Mark III

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Re: Greetings from California's Central Coast

Post by oski79 » Wed Mar 08, 2017 1:20 am

Welcome to Delcamp, Jeff!

If you haven't already, please take a moment to read this page for a good rundown on how the forum works, rules, history, etc. You have found a great source of classical guitar knowledge, as we have a wide assortment of members, from beginners to performing artists, with a number of fine teachers, historians, and luthiers too. So feel free to ask any questions you might have, but consider using the search function first, as many topics have already been discussed at length.

If you participate in other online forums, you might notice that things can get pretty heated at times. Delcamp takes great strides to avoid that. Here is what Mssr. Delcamp himself has to offer on that.

It is important to note that there is a requirement to post an average of once a month. Members not meeting this standard may have their memberships terminated.

Adding your location to your profile is a nice touch. Many of us have made new friends from doing just that.

Again, welcome to the forum!

Regards,

oski79
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Re: Greetings from California's Central Coast

Post by ragdoll serenade » Wed Mar 08, 2017 3:23 am

Hi Jeff, Welcome. You live in a beautiful part of the world, have you ever attended the La Guitarra Festival held every 2 years in SLO? It's coming up again this fall.

http://www.laguitarracalifornia.com/

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Re: Greetings from California's Central Coast

Post by jbnimble » Wed Mar 08, 2017 6:04 pm

Hi, thanks for replying. I've only live here three years since retiring and leaving the Bay Area. Somehow I've missed both of my chances to attend La Guitarra. Hopefully I'll make it this time around. Sadly, my favorite radio program, also called La Guitarra, seems to have been cancelled by local NPR station KCBX. Thankfully, I have this forum and other online sources from which to get my classical guitar fix!
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Re: Greetings from California's Central Coast

Post by KeMe » Wed Mar 08, 2017 7:32 pm

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

I’m glad that you are here and I look forward to seeing you around the forum.

Kay :sorride:
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Re: Greetings from California's Central Coast

Post by Luuttuaja » Wed Mar 08, 2017 11:27 pm

Hello Jeff and welcome to the forum!

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Re: Greetings from California's Central Coast

Post by goingeasy » Thu Mar 09, 2017 9:16 am

ragdoll serenade wrote:Hi Jeff, Welcome. You live in a beautiful part of the world, have you ever attended the La Guitarra Festival held every 2 years in SLO? It's coming up again this fall.

http://www.laguitarracalifornia.com/
This is a GREAT event. Went last year to help record some friends of mine that happen to be playing. While I was there I bought tickets to every single concert and saw many great performers. It was amazing.

Will go again this year for sure!!

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