Goals for 2018?

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gingko
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Re: Goals for 2018?

Post by gingko » Sat Jan 06, 2018 2:28 pm

I started lessons in September, after playing ukulele for a couple years, so my goals are simple:

1. Practice every day, ideally one hour, but even on busiest days, at least a few minutes.
2. Do whatever my teacher tells me, including becoming a good friend with the metronome.
3. Do some sight-reading or playing by ear everyday. I’m really trying to incorporate ear training into daily practice.
4. Improve sightsinging.
5. Maintain my piano goals.

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Re: Goals for 2018?

Post by Flawiler63 » Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:58 pm

post by Altophile » Monday 01 January 2018, 18:23 pm

Regain the ability to play tremolo, at least on the first string. Despite my crooked thumb, I could do it passably well 30 years ago, when I first started playing, but after a 20 year hiatus I've just never managed to get it back.
I am also trying to reclaim my 'lost' tremolo. At least there are plenty of beautiful pieces out there to practice.

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Re: Goals for 2018?

Post by Urbanarcher11 » Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:28 pm

I will finish Frederic Noad - Book One , am already a quarter way in, but one exercise at a time, one day at a time, everyday , everyday , everyday , everyday .......playing each day for 45 mins at least. I know I will see it through.

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Re: Goals for 2018?

Post by patsorenson » Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:49 pm

Put a serious self study plan together (the easy part) and EXECUTE IT (the hard part!) so I can build a repertoire instead of perpetually noodling around, and try to play at least 30 minutes every day if not 60.

This includes the following:
- work on a daily set of warmups for left and right hand
- Learn the notes in higher positions to help my sight reading
- practice the Segovia scales regularly
- work through all the Guiliani RH studies
- work through a list of repertoire pieces, with a goal of at least a dozen by year end

I am using the Frederick Noad Solo Guitar books 1 and 2, as well as Christopher Parkening Book 2, and sight reading from the Royal Conservatory Guitar Series (old version but good for sight reading).

I am going to make myself some flash cards to help learn reading in higher positions.

Good luck to all in your 2018 endeavors!
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Re: Goals for 2018?

Post by CathyCate » Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:15 pm

Get serious about music theory.
Learn to operate my Tascam digital recorder.
Get new batteries for my tuners & metronome
and use them before they expire this time!

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Re: Goals for 2018?

Post by Kjetil Heggelund » Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:33 pm

1. I want to learn how to make a nice recording on my mac, since I have everything I need to do so.
2. Play solo recital, hopefully before April. Finally performing Denisov guitar sonata!
3. Play piano/guitar recital with my colleague before May. We need to have a meeting to discuss program. I have music by Marlos Nobre and William Bland that I want to play.
4. Gig at the pub! (Had one in November.)
5. Have a beer...
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Re: Goals for 2018?

Post by Sean Eric Howard » Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:10 am

Memorize and record 18 pieces by Estanislao Marco for a student at the University of Minnesota by the end of May.

Oh yeah, and also build my first guitar by the end of the year . . . or at least start.
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Re: Goals for 2018?

Post by Jessica Thomas » Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:18 pm

I have had a long abscence from the guitar. SO I think my goal this year will be to dust my guitar off and start learning again.

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Re: Goals for 2018?

Post by Laudiesdad69 » Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:48 pm

My goal is to get my diabetes under control, so I can spend more time playing (I am currently sick a lot from it) and spend less time that could be spent making music, on the forum. Seriously though, if I am on the forum, most of the time it is from my bed. Like today.

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Re: Goals for 2018?

Post by Andrew Fryer » Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:36 am

just to practise would be nice.
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Re: Goals for 2018?

Post by CliffK » Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:10 pm

As a beginner, learn about the history, culture, and performance of CG.
Complete as much as possible level one to build a base for 2019 and level two. To that end, benefit from this website community and outside study materials.
Create and play a ten minute program — Early Music and then some carrols — for family and friends during the year end holidays.
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Re: Goals for 2018?

Post by kenleeyw » Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:24 pm

1. Correct some of my bad habits and build a strong foundation, especially now that I have just resumed proper lessons.
2. Save enough for my first hand-made guitar.
3. Record an album of nice guitar songs for my wife.

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lucy
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Re: Goals for 2018?

Post by lucy » Tue Jan 09, 2018 2:57 pm

Laudiesdad69 wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:48 pm
My goal is to get my diabetes under control, so I can spend more time playing (I am currently sick a lot from it) and spend less time that could be spent making music, on the forum. Seriously though, if I am on the forum, most of the time it is from my bed. Like today.
I'm so sorry to hear this Scott. Hope you recover soon. It sounds awful.
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Re: Goals for 2018?

Post by Smudger5150 » Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:16 pm

lucy wrote:
Tue Jan 09, 2018 2:57 pm
Laudiesdad69 wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:48 pm
My goal is to get my diabetes under control, so I can spend more time playing (I am currently sick a lot from it) and spend less time that could be spent making music, on the forum. Seriously though, if I am on the forum, most of the time it is from my bed. Like today.
I'm so sorry to hear this Scott. Hope you recover soon. It sounds awful.
I echo Lucy's sentiments and hope you can get better (soon).
"Music washes away the dust of every day life." Art Blakey

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Re: Goals for 2018?

Post by YeramYoon » Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:35 pm

Sight read more
Work on other styles ie. Funk/rock
Listen to more music outside of guitar and various genres
Pass my music exams

I do the same pretty much every year so it’s not really new

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