CathyCate wrote: ↑
Tue Nov 07, 2017 4:55 am
For now I have 1 young lady who visits quarterly. It's a long drive to my suburban condo for her. We "showcase" our solo material for one another, play duos [having practiced our individual parts in advance] then end the day's session by sharing a light lunch I prepare or have delivered.
Now that sounds ideal to me. It's not the want of being surrounded by zillions of other guitarists, actually I might find a room full a bit too much.
It's having that one person and a good few hours to while away to catch up with, all from a guitary perspective. And of course, light lunch is the icing on the cake
This would be my ideal format: Each time you meet up you set each others homework for the next meeting - you choose a brand new piece to learn yourself, and your partner chooses one for you too. So you have two new pieces to learn, and a whole quarter in time to do it. Working this way, when your motivation flags a tad, you think about that extra motivation, that your partner will be ready and keen to listen
at the results of your hard work.
I'm not surprised to see lots of people in the same position as I am, maybe we need a Google maps web page where you can anonymously pin point yourself, and when someone requests to find out who you are, the forum sends on a message for your approval, something like that. I'll call it GuiTinder
Feels like a tragedy to me that so much passion is kept in lots of little solo pockets around the world, even just pairing people up would be more than twice as good