Hello from Düsseldorf!

Nathan Glenn
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Hello from Düsseldorf!

Post by Nathan Glenn » Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:13 pm

Hi! I'm Nathan. I'm from California, but I currently live in Düsseldorf, Germany.

I have been interested in classical Guitar for a little while, but I only know a few chords and the names of the strings. I played the trumpet and french horn for almost 10 years, elementary to college, so I have an okay ear. I also whistle a lot, but I don't ever plan to perform that :lol: My favorite music to listen to is Jazz, and I love Coltraine, Mingus, Ferguson and other classic greats.

My wife bought us a guitar a month and a half ago, and I've been putting off any sort of practice because I just didn't know where to start. I hope I can find that direction here. Starting with the simple question of how to hold the darn thing, without hurting my back. I do have a proper stool and foot rest, though, so that's a start.

Ready to start!

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Re: Hello from Düsseldorf!

Post by Erik Zurcher » Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:34 pm

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Re: Hello from Düsseldorf!

Post by GeoffB » Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:41 pm

Hi Nathan,

Welcome to the forum! I'm sure you'll find plenty of advice and inspiration here. If you can't get a teacher locally, you might be interested in looking at our online lessons to get you started. You can either register after satisfying the conditions here, if you want to participate actively, or else just follow them by yourself without needing to register. You'll find more details here. And it's worth browsing through some of the topics in our Ergonomics section if your guitar posture is resulting in back ache.

Best wishes,
Geoff
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