Greetings from McKinney, Texas

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Greetings from McKinney, Texas

Post by michael_barre » Wed Mar 15, 2017 9:33 pm

Hello folks! I'm a classical guitarist who's been playing for 49 years. I majored in music for 2 years in the 70's and had 3 teachers, but I consider myself mostly self-taught. I retired from software development last Summer and I am practicing a lot and planning to start playing publicly soon. I'm trying to re-learn all the good pieces I played in the past. I have 3 good guitars: a 2000 Velazquez cedar top, a 2005 Kohno Maestro, and a 1999 Gernot Wagner. I've worked very hard on my right hand technique over the years (scales, arpeggios & tremolo) and I practice Estudio Brilliante and Barrios' Estudio de Concierto a lot. I play Recuerdos de la Alhambra and Barrios' "An Alm for the Love of God" for my tremolo works. I just got a Roland Cube 50 watt amp and a K & K pickup for my Hirade H-15 which I'll use for gigs. I'm not aware of any classical guitarists around here so hopefully people will be interested in what I play and throw a few bucks my way!
Best Wishes,

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Re: Greetings from McKinney, Texas

Post by Erik Zurcher » Wed Mar 15, 2017 9:34 pm

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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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Re: Greetings from McKinney, Texas

Post by Luuttuaja » Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:57 pm

Hello Michael, Welcome to the forum!

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Re: Greetings from McKinney, Texas

Post by fraim » Fri Mar 17, 2017 3:56 am

hi michael & welcome to the board!
lot's of classical guitarists in the metroplex. i'm in dallas & there's plenty here. smu has a great program & graduates some very good artists. also unt in denton has a great program. fort worth has the "classical guitar society" & dallas has the "allegro guitar society" & they have various artists come to both cities to perform. i've recently seen ana vidavic & also virginia luque. david rogers will be performing here in april. so there are many classical guitarists here & many people who come out to the performances.

wishing you the best in your endeavors

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