Hi from Sunny Liverpool, UK

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Hi from Sunny Liverpool, UK

Post by tom3949 » Tue Aug 01, 2017 4:16 pm

Hi everybody.

I am a total newbie to classical guitars having only got the bug last week, would you believe. While researching a suitable guitar for my great nephew I decided to pop around to the local music store and ended up buying a 'starter' guitar for myself. Absolutely love it! Why didn't I get one of these things 40 years ago!?

At the grand old age of 53 I have several electric guitars and one acoustic, none of which I can play very well. I tend to fumble around purely for my own enjoyment, but I now have a yearning to learn to play the classical guitar. I am a secondary school teacher and have just broken up for the summer holidays, but as opposed to doing the jobs I should be doing around the house, or getting prepared for the new term in September, I have found myself trying to learn 'classical gas' and scouring the internet for all things classical guitar related. Bizarre! I have only just come across a piece called 'Yamour' by Andrew York, (which no doubt everybody else has heard of apart from me), and it has left me speechless. I simply love it, but as I can't read music I suppose I am stuffed trying to learn that one!

I am already considering raiding the piggy bank to upgrade my week old starter guitar. What is happening to me? Do I need help? Will this bug ever go away?

:D

Tom

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Re: Hi from Sunny Liverpool, UK

Post by Erik Zurcher » Tue Aug 01, 2017 4:24 pm

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Re: Hi from Sunny Liverpool, UK

Post by James Lister » Tue Aug 01, 2017 6:32 pm

Welcome to the forum Tom!
tom3949 wrote:
Tue Aug 01, 2017 4:16 pm
I am already considering raiding the piggy bank to upgrade my week old starter guitar. What is happening to me? Do I need help? Will this bug ever go away?
It's referred to as GAS here (Guitar Acquisition Syndrome).
No, you don't need help, but you do need lots of money.
No, it won't.

:D

James
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Re: Hi from Sunny Liverpool, UK

Post by Stephen Kenyon » Tue Aug 01, 2017 6:42 pm

Welcome Tom, especially for the sunny (!) enthusiasm your brought in with you ...

To answer your penultimate question, whether you strictly need help or not, getting some lessons would certainly be advisable, at least before you start spending on more guitars. Make sure its a classical specialist tutor if you decide to go for that.
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Re: Hi from Sunny Liverpool, UK

Post by tom3949 » Tue Aug 01, 2017 7:22 pm

Thanks everyone.

Apparently I have GAS!

:D

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