Greetings from Ohio

Thomas Beck

Greetings from Ohio

Post by Thomas Beck » Tue Mar 28, 2017 1:21 am

I played a bit when I was younger but never learned notes beyond the 2nd position. I played quite a bit from 18 until I was about 26 years old. Steel string, electric blues and rock. I began playing classical at 24-25, but life took me in another direction. Now it's 20+ years later and I want to study seriously again rather than on-off intermittent playing without practice or study.

1) Learn all the notes on the neck
2) Develop smooth transitions from position to position
3) Improve-refresh reading skills
4) Tighten execution with use of metronome during play and practice
5) Learn a few pieces end-to-end rather than play bits and pieces
6) Improve musicianship

I could go on - I can play various passages from Bach, Sor, Tarrega, Howe. I found the study text I used almost 30 years ago - Frederick Noad Book 1. I've worked through one of the study pieces in the back - Lagrima by Tarrega. The fingering is tough for me, but it's starting to come together.

Best Regards,
Tom Beck

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Re: Greetings from Ohio

Post by George Crocket » Tue Mar 28, 2017 6:21 am

Hello Tom. Welcome to the forum. So many of us have had that intermittent approach to classical guitar! Your aims are laudable. I hope the forum can help you to press on.

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Re: Greetings from Ohio

Post by FHC » Tue Mar 28, 2017 3:04 pm

Tom check out the online school The Classical Guitar Corner.

And welcome.

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Re: Greetings from Ohio

Post by Luuttuaja » Tue Mar 28, 2017 8:03 pm

Hello, Tom. Welcome to the forum and good luck with your guitar studies!

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