Greetings from Pensacola

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Greetings from Pensacola

Post by NiceAndRelaxed » Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:45 pm

I bought my first guitar (a steel string applause) many, many years ago. I taught myself basic chords and then started taking lessons, which only lasted a few months. I honestly don't remember why I quit. After learning chords, I could strum a lot of pop tunes from the 70's.

Fast forward to about seven years ago, I let a few decades pass without picking up my guitar. Then I started taking lessons again at a local music store and was not that impressed with the instructor. The instructor could play well but not teach well. I then signed up at my local community college and started taking classical guitar lessons because I wanted to learn how to play better.

Today I am still taking classical guitar lessons and enjoying it immensely. However, as this is only a hobby and not for a career, my progress is slow, though I am perfectly happy with my progress. Part of the slowness comes from my instructor helping me overcome all the bad habits I learned when teaching myself to play the steel string guitar, which is very different from playing a classical guitar, at least for me.

I just came across this great site this morning while searching for Julio Sagreras lesson books which I have heard are phenomenal books. I will be playing one of the easier ones (my copy only reads Sagreras Etude) in a master class today. I am a little nervous and I look forward to breaking through another level of performance anxiety.

I love classical music and I would also like to play Latin music as that sound simply resonates with me.

Cheers! :bye:

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Re: Greetings from Pensacola

Post by simonm » Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:43 pm

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