Long time guitarist finally making an effort to get better


Long time guitarist finally making an effort to get better

Post by Søvnløs » Thu Jun 29, 2017 1:36 am

This is my introductory post so here it goes..

I've been playing for about 12 years now (has it really been that long?). I got my first guitar, a BC Rich Warlock, and my first amp, a Line 6 Spider 2, way back when I was 19. I began playing music I the genre I had recently become obsessed with, extreme metal, and was soon addicted, playing (poorly) for hours every day. I learned quickly but plateaued just as quickly and net sought formal lessons. Within 3 years I had even released some original music back when people still regularly made CDs.

I'm older now and even though I still love to listen to and play extreme metal, I have also grown to appreciate classical guitar. About a year ago I purchased my first nylon string guitar and within a few months decided that, while I was still young and without kids, I should expend some effort in actually expanding my abilities and increasing my skill level. I found a local guitar teacher and for about 8 months now I have been taking lessons once per week.

Having never learned to read music, the first bit was just getting down the basics. I am through the beginner book, and have made it to the second book in the RCM Etude and Repertoire series.

My teacher told me this site would be a good place to speak to fellow musicians and to discover some free music to learn. I have a deep interest in John Dowland and similar renaissance era composers and hope to find better access to sheet music in this style on this site.

I look forward to my time here.

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George Crocket
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Re: Long time guitarist finally making an effort to get better

Post by George Crocket » Thu Jun 29, 2017 7:17 am

Hi Søvnløs, Welcome to the Delcamp classical guitar forum and thanks for your introduction. I am sure there is plenty for you to participate in.

If you have not already done so, please have a look at our welcome page for more information about the forum and its rules. Once you have posted a second message you will be able to access all the mp3 files and videos in our recording sections, all the members' scores and levels 1 - 3 of the Delcamp score collection, and post your own scores and recordings. After 20 posts you may subscribe to the 020 usergroup with associated membership privileges including access to the higher levels of sheet music in Delcamp's library (see here).

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