Hi everyone, I'm from the Garden City, otherwise known as hot and humid Singapore.
I started taking guitar lessons when I was 9. It was really painful for the fingers at the start. I had lessons till I was 16, 17..... if memory serves me right.
I was fortunate enough to have been taught by one of the best classical guitar teachers here in Singapore, Ernest Kwok........
Ernest, if you're on these forums.... hello and a BIG thank you for your patience and guidance!
I think I've had a pretty good start learning the fundamentals. From 19 till now, I've not played much at all. In fact, I haven't really picked up a guitar to play seriously for the past 12 years. Fingers have gone stiff and soft and refuse to bend and shape as they should.
Much as the techniques learnt in playing classical pieces have helped with improving my playing, the real joy is really in playing contemporary pop songs from the 70s and 80s that have been arranged for solo guitar (Yes, I suppose that must sound kind of blasphemous on this forum!
). Pity that I can't seem to find those pieces around.
I've been lurking on these forums for awhile and the Yamaha GC threads have piqued my interest in getting one.... any help or information on them would be most helpful!
Hoping to learn more on this forum and to recover some lost passion and skills in playing the classical guitar.