Hello from Perth, Australia

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Hello from Perth, Australia

Post by Torres609 » Mon Mar 06, 2017 9:44 am

Just a note to introduce myself.

My name is Steve Laue and at the tender age of 67, still enjoy playing guitar every day.

I only started playing classical a few years ago as up uynil then, my life was consumed with the blues and hard rock. For several decades, I played in a band that specialised in the music of Jimi Hendrix, Deep Purple, Clapton and the wonderful Stevie Ray Vaughan. I was enjoying this music very much until one day I walked into that huge mega music shop called Tom Lees in Hong Kong wherein I heard a young chap playing classical guitar. That was it, I was hooked! I had no idea a guitar could sound so beautiful so I decided then and there to take up the classical guitar.

So I began teaching myself and spent the past year and half practicing my mistakes until I thought it time to find a good teacher and get proper lessons. It's quite a humbling experience to go from being a mega shredder to a fumbling newbie. My left hand is fine but my right hand -- well you all know what I mean.

No one told me that i had to learn to read music so that is challenge in itself.

My teacher Adrain Phillips is just the best - - he's quite young and super talented on top of which he's such a patient and forgiving teacher - - I guess he has to be because I think I'm slowly driving him to drink! I have set a goal to take my AMEB (Australian Music Education Board) Grade 3 exams in May and hopefully go on from there.

My favourite music (i.e. easiest to play haha) is the simple ones from Sor, Carulli, Tarrega and Carcassi - - some of their composition are just out of this world. And, my favourite classical guitarists are Tatyana Ryzhkova, Michael Durrant and Andrew York.

Having always been a guitar aficionado, I now spend lots of time studying the history of the classical guitar. I had no idea that guys like Sor and Torres were so far ahead of their time in guitar design and technique. I always thought that guitar history started with the Fender Broadcaster!

So now I own and try to play, two Esteve 'Manuel Adalid' guitars, a Torres model (my fave) and a cedar top Model 12 which had been lying around, unplayed,for 8 years and now after a few weeks, is just starting to wake up.

My aim is continue learning and get to a point that I will sell a bunch of vintage Stratocasters, Les pauls and Telecasters for the sole purpose of acquiring a really good Classical Guitar as well as a genuine, vintage Romantic Period guitar like a Panorama or Lacote. The hunt begins!

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Re: Hello from Perth, Australia

Post by Erik Zurcher » Mon Mar 06, 2017 10:25 am

Hello Steve and welcome to Delcamp forum! Enjoy yourself and see you around!

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Re: Hello from Perth, Australia

Post by petermc61 » Mon Mar 06, 2017 10:30 am

Welcome to the forum Steve. There are quite a few Aussies here.

Peter (Sydney)

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Re: Hello from Perth, Australia

Post by Paul Janssen » Mon Mar 06, 2017 11:21 am

Hi Steve,

Welcome to forum. Always good to have another Aussie on board.

Paul (Melbourne)

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Re: Hello from Perth, Australia

Post by Torres609 » Wed Mar 08, 2017 2:05 pm

Thanks Peter and Paul - - nice to be aboard!

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