Hello from California

Andrei Puhach
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Hello from California

Post by Andrei Puhach » Sat Oct 24, 2015 7:58 pm

Hello, my name is Andrei. Originally I'm from Belarus (my first language is Russian), now I live in California and do software engineering.

I've been studying the classical guitar for about 5 years (when I was 25), but only about a year ago I started practicing seriously and regularly (every day 1-2 hours).
I'm still a lower-intermediate - intermediate player but acquiring good technical skills takes time, right? I believe I have enough patience to overcome all the difficulties I currently have: move gradually from easy to challenging, focus on difficult exercises or pieces with a lot of repetitions day after day, no rush, no noodling around. Patience and hard work. That will pay off, I know :)

I have never had and classical guitar teachers. I follow a Russian self-education guitar school course which takes 3-6 years to complete (if you practice a minimum of 1-2 hours a day). The course is very comprehensive and complete explaining all subtleties in depth. So, I believe I'm on the right track :)

When I was a child I play the accordion as part of my 5 year music education program. I also played the guitar very little (just knew 3-4 chords). But only after 25 I started learning Classical Guitar (the real thing).

I'm interested in classical music, early/classical guitar music and any other music which sounds beautiful when played on CG. I'm building my skills so that I can play Bach, Tarrega, Barrios, Albeniz etc. I desperately want their masterpieces to be part of my repertoire :)
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Re: Hello from California

Post by Erik Zurcher » Sat Oct 24, 2015 9:23 pm

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Reedition Domingo Esteso by Conde Hermanos 2004; Kenny Hill, model Barcelona 2001
"While you try to master classical guitar, prepare for a slave's life: the guitar will forever be your master and you its slave".

Andrei Puhach
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Re: Hello from California

Post by Andrei Puhach » Sun Oct 25, 2015 12:34 am

Thank you, Erik, for the warm welcome!

Here is more info about me.
My favorite pieces I can play (well, not perfectly of course) are:
- Air (Bach) arr. Per-Olov Kindgren
- Ave Maria (Shubert) arr. Chet Atkins
I think I'll post my playing later.

I'd like to learn and master Capricho Arabe by Tarrega but I won't start it until my technical skills are good enough. It means 2-3 years of practicing and playing other easier pieces.

I'll definitely take a look at the Lessons presented on the website after I complete my self-education program.
Cordoba C9

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Re: Hello from California

Post by Andrei Puhach » Sat May 27, 2017 4:43 am

Andrei Puhach wrote:
Sun Oct 25, 2015 12:34 am

I'd like to learn and master Capricho Arabe by Tarrega but I won't start it until my technical skills are good enough. It means 2-3 years of practicing and playing other easier pieces.
Dreams come true! Here is my first decent recording of Capricho Arabe:

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Re: Hello from California

Post by ukulelesteve1234 » Tue May 30, 2017 4:07 pm

Beautifully played! You are a testament to patience and perseverance!
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Re: Hello from California

Post by Jacek A. Rochacki » Tue May 30, 2017 8:51 pm

:merci: Andrei, for this bautiful music :bravo:
And - may I ask: what is the guitar that you play ? is it with cedar, or spruce top ?
Antonio Picado, model 60, 2015, Cedar/IRW. Scale 640 mm.
Kenny Hill, model Madrid, 2002, No. 2019, Cedar/IRW. Scale 650 mm.

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Re: Hello from California

Post by Andrei Puhach » Sun Jun 18, 2017 2:31 am

Jacek A. Rochacki wrote:
Tue May 30, 2017 8:51 pm
:merci: Andrei, for this bautiful music :bravo:
And - may I ask: what is the guitar that you play ? is it with cedar, or spruce top ?
Hi Jacek, sorry, I discovered your response only now. Thank you for your comment! The guitar is Cordoba C9 cedar top.
Cordoba C9

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Re: Hello from California

Post by Jack Douglas » Sun Jun 18, 2017 2:59 pm

Very Nice! Thanks for posting!
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