Yay! I'm going to be taking lessons!

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Yay! I'm going to be taking lessons!

Post by rpavich » Fri Jan 26, 2018 1:51 pm

Well, color me surprised but I found a guitar teacher where I live (In a smallish town in West Virginia) and I'm scheduled to take my first lesson thursday at 7pm.
I was very concerned that I wouldn't find anyone but a rock guitarist who read a few books on playing fingerstyle or something but I actually found a guy who's got credentials and Classical Guitar is his main instrument!

This time I'm doing it right; from the foundation on up.

After my first lesson I'll make a report, I'm very excited!
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Post by georgemarousi » Fri Jan 26, 2018 1:54 pm

Happy start of lessons !!!
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Post by Randy Johnson » Fri Jan 26, 2018 2:25 pm

Nice, hope he works out for you.

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Post by flohVienna » Fri Jan 26, 2018 2:45 pm

All the best !

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Post by fraim » Fri Jan 26, 2018 3:34 pm

good luck!
an exciting time for you!!

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Post by soufiej » Fri Jan 26, 2018 3:37 pm

Good luck, instructors can be hit and miss.

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Post by rpavich » Fri Jan 26, 2018 3:41 pm

Stickyhead wrote:
Fri Jan 26, 2018 2:25 pm
Nice, hope he works out for you.
thanks, me too.
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Post by rpavich » Fri Jan 26, 2018 3:42 pm

Thanks everyone, I hope it does work out. I just want to make sure that my fundamental habits are forming correctly (at minimum) or that I can progress with him over a longer period of time (best case)
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Post by rpavich » Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:05 pm

Just a quick update after taking two lessons;

The teachers knows his stuff, we are learning Segovia Scales and doing the 120 RH studies by Giuliani along with some brutal finger independence exercises.

We are working on developing tone, evenness of tone and volume from each finger or combination of fingers. Sitting correctly, reducing tension, the basics.

I'm pleased with it so far though I cannot wait until I can do these things with reasonable skill. At the moment it's all difficult.
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Post by CathyCate » Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:15 pm

Congratulations and have a good weekend, rpavich!
In all the enthusiasm, do remember to take regular breaks.
This is all a lot to take in. Thanks for the update.
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Post by rpavich » Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:41 pm

CathyCate wrote:
Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:15 pm
Congratulations and have a good weekend, rpavich!
In all the enthusiasm, do remember to take regular breaks.
This is all a lot to take in. Thanks for the update.
Thanks! I'll certainly do that.
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Post by RaajShinde » Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:11 pm

rpavich wrote:
Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:05 pm
Just a quick update after taking two lessons;

The teachers knows his stuff, we are learning Segovia Scales and doing the 120 RH studies by Giuliani along with some brutal finger independence exercises.

We are working on developing tone, evenness of tone and volume from each finger or combination of fingers. Sitting correctly, reducing tension, the basics.

I'm pleased with it so far though I cannot wait until I can do these things with reasonable skill. At the moment it's all difficult.
Congrats and bon voyage to you! Finding the right teacher is so critical and, I think, more than half the battle.

Cheers!
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Post by rpavich » Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:14 pm

RaajShinde wrote:
Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:11 pm
rpavich wrote:
Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:05 pm
Just a quick update after taking two lessons;

The teachers knows his stuff, we are learning Segovia Scales and doing the 120 RH studies by Giuliani along with some brutal finger independence exercises.

We are working on developing tone, evenness of tone and volume from each finger or combination of fingers. Sitting correctly, reducing tension, the basics.

I'm pleased with it so far though I cannot wait until I can do these things with reasonable skill. At the moment it's all difficult.
Congrats and bon voyage to you! Finding the right teacher is so critical and, I think, more than half the battle.

Cheers!
Thanks!
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