Salvador wrote:. It took him like 6 months to teach me. He taught me 12 pieces to learn. Those pieces are enough to cover all i need to learn in classical guitar. After that he finished the lesson, so that i can learn on my own.
I think this is a too simplistic view of what lessons (and learning) consists of. Lessons are not the scaffolding outside a building, to be taken away when the building is complete. Rather, they form the structure inside the walls that enable the walls to stand and keep the building strong over time.
I still take occasional lessons after decades of playing. Having a teacher guide my efforts is an essential part of the pleasure of playing classical guitar. I will never know "all I need to learn", as there is no such thing as a "sum of all knowledge about guitar". By playing and learning over time we gain experience and insight which no teacher can give you, but which a good teacher can help you find.
I also think it's important to approach etudes as musical pieces rather than chores. Playing only the pieces you want to practice will limit your abilities, just like karate students won't get good by only practising one type of strike.
Yes i agree. Before i studied classical guitar, i have experience already in terms of fingerpicking and guitar plucking, so i am not a complete beginner anymore. I can also read notes and play by ear.
Those pieces are not simple pieces. In order: Etude 1 Villa-lobos, Etude 2 Villa-lobos, Recuerdos, Choro 1 Villa-lobos, Leyenda, La Catedral, Gavotte in Rondeau Bach, Variations On A Theme by Mozart, Valse 3 Barrios, Sueno En La Floresta, El Ultimo Tremolo, Prelude 1006 Bach.
I did not play them perfectly though and on normal tempo only. But i played them slowly but effectively with the guidance of my teacher. After 6 months i continue to improve them, increased the tempo, improved the playing, the musicality.
There's still more pieces actually like Capricho, Fugue 1001, Serenata, and the sight reading pieces, but those 12 pieces are the main lessons. These lessons were intended for me only and not his other students.
All i need to learn is, during that time, that was 17 years ago. I wish my teacher could have taught me more of Rodrigo, Paganini etc., but the lack of resources, like books, videos, the accuracy of scores and their fingerings are the problem. So he don't know how to play it. I just continue on my own to improve and learn more.