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zzzsegundaepoca

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Post by zzzsegundaepoca » Mon Jan 29, 2018 4:28 am

Hi,

I have enjoyed the posts on this forum for some time now and have finally decided to join. I have been playing the guitar, after a fashion, for over 20 years, but I have recently decided to knuckle down and learn some real classics (I have mostly been what is lovingly called a “spontaneous musician”—one who can’t read a note...)

Charles Cooke’s book “Playing the Piano for Pleasure” has been something of an inspiration to me (though it nearly turned my head in the direction of the piano). If I studiously ignore the message of piano-superiority, there is an undercurrent of excellent advice for the serious amateur of any instrument. For instance, I am focused on memorization and am planning to work on groups of 5 pieces at a time.

I am hoping that membership here will be another tool that I can use in furtherance of my goal.

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Re: New member

Post by oski79 » Mon Jan 29, 2018 4:44 am

Welcome to Delcamp!

If you haven't already, please take a moment to read this page for a good rundown on how the forum works, rules, history, etc. You have found a great source of classical guitar knowledge, as we have a wide assortment of members, from beginners to performing artists, with a number of fine teachers, historians, and luthiers. So feel free to ask any questions you might have, but consider using the search function first, as many topics have already been discussed at length.

If you participate in other online forums, you might notice that things can occasionally get rather heated. Delcamp takes great strides to avoid that. Here areMssr. Delcamp’s thoughts on that.

Please note that there is a requirement to post an average of once a month. Members not meeting this standard may have their memberships terminated.

Adding your location to your profile is a nice touch. Many of us have made new friends from doing just that.

Again, welcome to the forum!

Regards,

oski79
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Re: New member

Post by David Norton » Tue Jan 30, 2018 3:06 am

zzzsegundaepoca wrote:
Mon Jan 29, 2018 4:28 am

Charles Cooke’s book “Playing the Piano for Pleasure” has been something of an inspiration to me (though it nearly turned my head in the direction of the piano). If I studiously ignore the message of piano-superiority, there is an undercurrent of excellent advice for the serious amateur of any instrument. For instance, I am focused on memorization and am planning to work on groups of 5 pieces at a time.
A really excellent book! I bought a copy in 1999, and can safely say it is THE most marked up, annotated, margin-scribbled book in my library. A real jewel of learning for non-professional players.
David Norton
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