Hello from Brussels

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Hello from Brussels

Post by EBob » Sat Jan 27, 2018 11:49 am

Hello Classical Guitar community,

it's time for me to get back to the classical guitar. I am playing guitar (with breaks in-between) for some 35 years and I was sort of switching always between electric, acoustic and classical guitar. My main interest for the last decade was figerstyle acoustic guitar. (I realise I get old when I see these time periods).

I am self-taught, and I wish the internet would have existed when I started. Nowadays it is choosing the right resource from the immense offer, and the Delcamp fora/community seems to be a good choice.

One of the main challenges I would like to tackle now when diving into classical guitar/music again, is learning to read properly sheet music. I have to admit I am a tab person and this has been sufficient so far, but I think it is time now (again) to give it a try and learn proper sight reading and playing.

Any recommendations on how best to go about learning sheet sight reading are welcome!

Okay, enough typed - time to pick up the guitar! But first let's put on new strings ;-)

Robert

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Re: Hello from Brussels

Post by Erik Zurcher » Sat Jan 27, 2018 11:54 am

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

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Re: Hello from Brussels

Post by GeoffB » Sat Jan 27, 2018 12:03 pm

Hello Robert,

Welcome to the forum!

As for learning to read sheet music, you'll find plenty on discussions on that here (for instance searching on topics with "sight reading" in the title gives this list). The more you read, the easier it gets, obviously, and I find it's useful to start with really simple pieces and just go through as much as you can, not worrying about perfecting each piece musically but just concentrating on the actual reading. You'll find the Delcamp score collections very useful for this, as they start from extremely easy in volume D01 and then progress very gradually in order of difficulty. (Also there are plenty of them and they are free! :wink: ). There are some explanations at the beginning of each volume about the symbols used.

I look forward to seeing you around!

Best wishes,
Geoff
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Re: Hello from Brussels

Post by EBob » Sat Jan 27, 2018 9:48 pm

Thanks, Geoff for your recommendations!

I will have a go with the Delcamp score collection - and starting extremely easy seems to be a good choice! ;-)

Best
Robert

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