Once more over the breech . . .

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Once more over the breech . . .

Post by Ironwood » Wed Mar 15, 2017 2:21 am

Sorry for delay in posting my [re-]introduction to the group. Work often becomes encompassing, which means I neglect visiting websites like this, partly because there is simply no time, partly because guilt overcomes me in the belief that surely there is something really important that needs attention. So thanks to the Administrator for allowing me to rejoin a facinating and enjoyable website.

I had wanted to learn guitar from a young age but my parents thought learning to play a more "respectable" instrument like clarinet was a much better use of my time. It wasn't unti I was a teenager that learning to play the guitar was agreeable. Within the first year of figuring out how to place my fingers based on the chord diagrams while struggling to sound something like the players I wished to emulate, there was a television (re)broadcast of what must have been a Segovia masterclass, a black-and-white programme in which The Maestro presided over a group of then young players which included, among others, Oscar Ghiglia, with unimaginably skilful playing. About the same, also on the tele but in colour, was a series of short programmes featuring guitarists including Christopher Parkening, Laurindo Almeida and Charlie Byrd. I had to learn to play classical guitar! With a Guild Mark II I was ready. The closest teacher, however, was miles away and without a car . . . well, all dressed up and no place to go.

Unfortunately, by the time I lived in a place where classical guitar instruction was available and I had the wherewhithal to afford lessons, there was no time. Working away from home for months at a time, I often travelled with a guitar, sometimes "hooking up" with friends [no name-dropping here] who would act as impromtu teachers/jurors. Now that I the time to properly study "classical guitar" and try to play Bach and Bonfa, the early onset of arthritis makes it difficult. But I continue to listen and watch; and perhaps as a substitute, have succumbed to GAS, which has included the acquisition of a stupendous Kevin Aram "Hauser" guitar. Owning the Aram inspires me to keep trying.

This time, I hope to keep up with my responsiblities as a "member" of the group by regularly posting (or at least meeting the minimum requirement) and to enjoy reading what others write and contribute.
V. E.

'76 Gurian S3M
'96 Sobell Model 1
'97 Bown 000
'00 Aram Hauser
'09 Martin 000-18 Marquis
'11 Apollonio 12-string Bell
'12 Martin CS D-41
'13 Martin M-30 Jorma
'17 Martin CS OMC-21
'18 Aram drop-shoulder Hauser
& more.

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Erik Zurcher
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Re: Once more over the breech . . .

Post by Erik Zurcher » Wed Mar 15, 2017 7:29 am

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

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Reedition Domingo Esteso by Conde Hermanos 2004; Kenny Hill, model Barcelona 2001
"While you try to master classical guitar, prepare for a slave's life: the guitar will forever be your master and you its slave".

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James Lister
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Re: Once more over the breech . . .

Post by James Lister » Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:54 am

Welcome back Ironwood!

It's easy enough to keep your post count high enough to avoid being purged - just post occasional welcome messages to new members, or better still comment on recordings/videos posted by members.

Congratulations on the Aram - very nice guitars.

James Lister, luthier, Sheffield UK

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