New Member from Massachusetts USA!

patsorenson
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New Member from Massachusetts USA!

Post by patsorenson » Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:49 pm

Hi all,
As a child of 10, I requested lessons in classical guitar, but didn't get a good teacher who was experienced or skilled in it. I started college majoring in guitar, but dropped out and switched to math. After many years off and on, I now mainly play steel string and bluegrass. But I never lost the love of the classical sound and repertoire. So now in my 60's I'm going to give it another start, even though I have arthritis in the left hand finger joints. I currently have an Alhambra 8C that I bought in 2004, which I love, and it's 650mm scale. I have small hands (my LH span from thumb to little finger is just under 7.5 inches) and I've been reading about people switching to smaller scale like 630 or even 615, and wondering if it would be right for me. I'm teaching myself right now, and look forward to learning from you all!

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Re: New Member from Massachusetts USA!

Post by oski79 » Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:12 pm

Welcome to Delcamp!

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
“People may say I can’t sing, but no one can ever say I didn’t sing.” --Florence Foster Jenkins

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Re: New Member from Massachusetts USA!

Post by Luuttuaja » Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:11 pm

Hello and welcome to the forum! Good luck with your learning!

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Re: New Member from Massachusetts USA!

Post by patsorenson » Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:54 pm

Thank you Luuttuaja! I am finding many of the disussions quite useful, the beginner discussions and especially the short scale discussion threads, as I decide whether to proceed with my 650 or get a smaller scale guitar. I have also found a teacher and have my first meeting with him this Saturday! I am looking to him to help me decide on the scale. I have played a bit before but still at this time consider myself a beginner.

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