jfdana wrote:Hi David,
Glad you didn't give up the guitar altogether last year as you had announced on all the forums. Always good to steal a page from Mark Twain.
John, the two go hand-in-glove. My renewed interest in CG playing came precisely from NOT playing familiar rent-a-programme repertoire of Tarrega, Albeniz, HVL, and the others. I performed a very successful solo recital last Saturday of some 75 minutes of music which has all been penned since 1980, to solid audience acclaim. Details are listed under the "Concerts USA" sub-forum. Several people asked where they might buy the scores for what I put forth. There is simply no way that I could have motivated myself to bring this same degree of enthusiasm and energy to a programme of Standards.
I'm now looking at "what to learn next?" On one level, part of me wants to go back and do some Old Favorites, yet the larger part of me wants to move forward into unknown territories. Time will tell!