Hello from Massachusetts

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Hello from Massachusetts

Post by gingko » Sun Sep 10, 2017 6:36 pm

Hello everyone,

I've been lurking around this forum for several months and am happy to join the community officially.

I just retired and decided I want to spend a large part of my time doing music. Why not? My main instrument is classical piano which I started playing about 10 years old, took a long break (unfortunately), and started up again with a teacher about 5 years ago. I love Baroque and 20th-21st century music.

I also picked up the ukulele last year, but found that I'm drawn to CG pieces arranged for ukulele. Since I've always loved guitar music and classical guitar music in particular, I now want to do my best to learn classical guitar, right from the beginning. I found a teacher and am ready to go! Very excited about this.

So, I'm a beginner with classical guitar and looking forward to learning a lot from this forum. Hope sometime I'll be able to contribute something.

I'll write about age, fear of injury, and small hands and "classical ukulele" (is that OK?) in other posts. Thanks for reading.

gingko

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Re: Hello from Massachusetts

Post by Erik Zurcher » Sun Sep 10, 2017 6:45 pm

Hello gingko and welcome to Delcamp forum! Enjoy yourself and see you around!

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Re: Hello from Massachusetts

Post by Christopher C. » Sun Sep 10, 2017 7:46 pm

I also started with piano before transitioning to guitar. It helps greatly to give you a foundation in sight-reading and theory.

Welcome to the forum.

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Re: Hello from Massachusetts

Post by gingko » Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:19 pm

Dear Erik and Christopher,

Thank you for your welcomes. This seems like a very well-run forum. It's my pleasure to participate.

I am finding that musical training in different instruments is very helpful with a new instrument: reading and theory, and also interpretation. Just hope my fingers can handle the stretching on the guitar fretboard. :D

Best,
gingko

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Re: Hello from Massachusetts

Post by lagartija » Sun Sep 10, 2017 10:27 pm

Welcome to Delcamp, Gingko! We are glad that you chose to come out of the lurker's closet! :-D
When the sun shines, bask.
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Classical Guitar forever!

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Re: Hello from Massachusetts

Post by gingko » Mon Sep 11, 2017 12:42 am

Hi lagartija,

With the size of MA, we're practically neighbors.

Thanks for the welcome.

gingko

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Re: Hello from Massachusetts

Post by lagartija » Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:08 am

You don't say what part of Mass you are from...we really might be neighbors!
When the sun shines, bask.
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Re: Hello from Massachusetts

Post by gingko » Mon Sep 11, 2017 12:00 pm

largartija,

Western Worc. county, just east of the Quabbin.

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Re: Hello from Massachusetts

Post by lagartija » Mon Sep 11, 2017 12:55 pm

Amherst, on the other side of Quabbin. :-)
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