Hello from Brazil!

Gabriel Pittoli

Hello from Brazil!

Post by Gabriel Pittoli » Wed Apr 05, 2017 4:17 pm

Hello, folks!

My name is Gabriel Pittoli and I'm a brazillian student of guitar.

I'm primarily a singer of popular music, mostly rock n' roll and heavy metal (in Brazil, we usually make a distinction between "erudite music" and "popular music", the former including every genre of music that is non-erudite).

However, in the past couple months, I fell in love with the classical guitar. I think classical guitar offers musical possibilities that were entirelly unknown to me as a guitar player, like the compositional complexities, the richness of tone production, the subtleties of the dynamics etc. It is understandable, since my history of playing guitar consists of strumming chords or playing simple fingerstyle patterns to accompany the singing.

I started studying 1 month ago, usually 1h per day. Unfortunately, I cannot afford more practice time, since my professional activities are a bit demanding right now. I'm currently planning on (a). studying the canon books of technical guitar playing, like Pumping Nylon and the most famous methods; (b). watching the Delcamp lessons on this forum as an observer; and (c). starting on July, taking classes with a qualified classical guitar player and teacher I found in my city (São Paulo).

I can "play" Etude in C Major by Tarrega, Etude in A Minor by Aguado and the first part of Spanish Romance. I'm currently working on the Etude in E Minor by Tarrega, Lagrima by Tarrega and the second part of Spanish Romance, while trying to reach a good level of interpretation of the pieces I already "know".

My dream is being able to play (really play, not just strike the right notes at the right tempo) the Villa-Lobos Etudes and Preludes, the famous tremolo pieces and other compositions created by guitar players of my birth country (João Pernambuco, Baden Powell, Paulionho Nogueira and other players, for instance).

Hope I get there.

I'm very happy to be a member of the Delcamp forum. I find this place one of the most informative places for guitar players around the world and I trully appreciate the work and effort put by Delcamp himself and his team on the online lessons.

Pleased to meet you!

Gabriel Pittoli

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Re: Hello from Brazil!

Post by Erik Zurcher » Wed Apr 05, 2017 6:44 pm

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

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"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: Hello from Brazil!

Post by Luuttuaja » Thu Apr 06, 2017 9:30 pm

Hello Gabriel and welcome to the forum! Your studying plan sounds good, I wish you luck and some great time learning the classical guitar!

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