New classical guitar site launched

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chrispeppler
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New classical guitar site launched

Post by chrispeppler » Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:17 am

I have just launched a website dedicated to serving the classical guitar community
in South Africa, and thought you might like to know about it: www.guitarsa.co.za
Although focused on the South Afican community it has much to offer guitarists from all over the world.
The site contains a lot of free resources including:
• Lessons
• Articles
• Music
• and more

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Re: New classical guitar site launched

Post by Big bird » Thu Mar 16, 2017 12:26 pm

Off to a good start I think. Good luck!
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Re: New classical guitar site launched

Post by robert e » Thu Mar 16, 2017 4:56 pm

It's a well laid out site, and I applaud your goal of curating available online material for specific levels of learning.

I encountered an issue: when I tried to read about your "traditional" model guitar, the text kept shifting vertically, thanks to the automated slide show at the top of the page. Because the slides differ in height and the box resizes to match the slide, the text below the box shifts when slides change.

Otherwise, the layout is clean and easy to navigate and use. Well done, and good luck!

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Re: New classical guitar site launched

Post by KlaBueBaer » Thu Mar 23, 2017 12:24 pm

Well done, and good luck!
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Re: New classical guitar site launched

Post by Luuttuaja » Thu Mar 23, 2017 12:44 pm

Thanks for the link, good luck with the new site!

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Re: New classical guitar site launched

Post by bear » Thu Mar 23, 2017 12:53 pm

congrats
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Re: New classical guitar site launched

Post by dropbydrop » Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:14 pm

Excellent reporting, thank you!
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Re: New classical guitar site launched

Post by chrispeppler » Sat Mar 25, 2017 1:15 pm

I encountered an issue: when I tried to read about your "traditional" model guitar, the text kept shifting vertically, thanks to the automated slide show at the top of the page. Because the slides differ in height and the box resizes to match the slide, the text below the box shifts when slides change.
Thanks for this Robert - I have fixed the problem.

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Re: New classical guitar site launched

Post by spanishguitarmusic » Sun Mar 26, 2017 12:08 am

Thank you for the link for the website! I already looked through it and it looks very good!

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Re: New classical guitar site launched

Post by Grace5 » Sun Mar 26, 2017 10:41 am

Great job!

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Re: New classical guitar site launched

Post by Anastas » Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:36 am

Thanks for sharing, I have found very interesting articles. I am sure your site will be useful to many guitarists not only in South Africa. Greetings from Bulgaria and Good Luck!

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Re: New classical guitar site launched

Post by chrispeppler » Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:22 am

From time to time I post memorable CG performance to the Journal section of my site Classical Guitar SA and I thought it might be a good idea to share them on this forum.

Here is a performance of Schubert's Serenade by Marcin Dylla.

In 1826 Shubert wrote this song as part of the Schwanengesang collection. These tunes turned out to be his last works and that is why the publisher called them 'Swan song' (Schwanengesang). J.K Mertz (1806 - 1856) transposed the Serenade for the guitar and ever since then it has been a favourite among guitar virtuosos. Here is Marcin Dylla's beautiful rendition:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BjmWCqAZRpM

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Re: New classical guitar site launched

Post by Laudiesdad69 » Sat Apr 22, 2017 4:03 am

Beautifully done. Congrats!

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Re: New classical guitar site launched

Post by chrispeppler » Fri May 05, 2017 4:51 am

Here is another performance posted to my site Classical Guitar SA

This is the Russian virtuoso Alexey Zimakov playing the intimidatingly difficult Troika Variations. Don’t you just love his footstool?!

In December 2012 Alexey fell asleep outside his apartment block in Tomsk, Siberia in -44C weather conditions. His fur-lined coat kept him warm but when he awoke in the morning all his fingers had severe frostbite. The surgeon there had to remove all eight fingers! What a tragedy! What a player!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4sK2ZANID4

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Re: New classical guitar site launched

Post by chrispeppler » Mon May 08, 2017 7:27 am

Once a month I publish practical articles on my site Classical Guitar SA. Here is one I wrote for folk new to the CG world on cleaning and polishing the guitar without spending a lot of money.

http://guitarsa.co.za/wp-content/upload ... guitar.pdf

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