Greetings from Belgium

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Greetings from Belgium

Post by LucNeyens » Mon Oct 30, 2017 7:32 pm

Greetings from Belgium!

My name is Luc, now nearly 60 years old. While a teenager, I played the guitar in a rather informal way - the three-cord variety, so to speak. When I started work in my early twenties, time constraints and different hobbies put a hold on that. By the time I was about 34, I had developed different musical interests and picked up the guitar again, classical guitar this time. Helas, some three years later, professional requirements and frequent out-of-country travel again came in the way.

Now, another 25 years later and with retirement approaching, I decided to go for it again. After a few months' practicing on my own, I sensed I wasn't making as much progress as I wanted and beginning of this year decided to take private lessons with a qualified teacher. I opted for private lessons because formal musical education in Belgium (and I’m sure in other countries as well), while quite good, is according to a very structured program and, considering my age, I was afraid it was going to take me too long to get where I wanted, i.e., playing (transcribed lute) music from the Renaissance and Baroque periods.

My playing the guitar in the past has certainly given me somewhat of a head start, but I do feel like a beginner again and realize it will take a number of years (and intense practicing) before I will get to a reasonable level. Fortunately, there are plenty of easier pieces from the Renaissance and Baroque periods that I'm sure will make the steep learning curve an enjoyable one.


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Erik Zurcher
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Re: Greetings from Belgium

Post by Erik Zurcher » Mon Oct 30, 2017 8:22 pm

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

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