Please allow me introduce myself: I am a late-in-life (60-ish), beginning student of classical guitar, self-teaching for about 1 ½ - 2 years. I’ve learned to read music, more or less, in the first few positions, and have some materials (Sor, Carcassi, Carulli, and some song books), from which to study, as well as learning from online videos. Recently I contacted a guitar teacher in my area who teaches fingerstyle guitar (couldn’t find any classical guitar teachers), and will begin learning from him this summer.
Since I didn’t learn music earlier, much (most?) of it doesn’t make sense to me, so a friend suggested I take piano lessons to learn music theory; I did and some of the terms and concepts are easier to comprehend, as I can see them in action on a linear playing area (piano keyboard), and then transfer this knowledge to the guitar. A convoluted system, but it turns out that I enjoy learning piano, anyway, so it’s all good!
I like pretty much all kinds of music, but especially enjoy gentle, lyrical pieces, folk songs, and just playing around with a melody and arranging some harmony to go with it.
I play for the challenge of learning and growing, and the pure enjoyment of creating beautiful music with my hands and this wonderful, warm, gentle instrument.
Thank you for this forum and the opportunity to connect to other classical guitar lovers!