I am joining this forum for the first time. My first post is entitled, "Greetings from New York," because you'll know where that is. I in fact live in Hoboken, an urban satellite city just across the Hudson River in New Jersey.
I have been playing guitar for 18 years, but beginning only when I was already forty. I am entirely self-taught. Although I've been pretty disciplined in my approach, I no doubt have bad habits a teacher would have insisted I correct years ago.
I like to play music of all sorts, from Renaissance (especially Dowland) to jazz arrangements. Currently, I'm taking a new crack at two pieces from Villa Lobos's Suite Populaire Brasileira: the Mazurka and Gavotte choros. After that, I may come back to the Fifth Prelude. All these pieces are near the upper limit of my technique. I learned them all a few years ago, but decided that my interpretation fell short of what the music deserved, and that I should come back to them when I was more ready. I have also recently been working on a few of the more common transcritions of Scarlattie sonatas: K208, K11 and K352.
I am looking forward to participating the in the forum, and to learning from your collective wisdom.