Hello from Northrhine Westfalia, Germany

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Hello from Northrhine Westfalia, Germany

Post by Deepflows » Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:14 am

Hello everyone,

I've "played" the guitar for an embarassing length of time considering the fact that I'm still pretty much a beginner by any measure. I first started out with a nylon string guitar and taught myself some chords and simple picking patterns from a book. Eventually, I ended up getting an electrical guitar which led to a long time spent in the realm of power chords and mostly pentatonic noodling. After I eventually plateaued hard and never quite got out of the bedroom, I set the guitar aside for a couple of years. About a year or so ago, I became interested again and got a very nice (Stanford/made by Furch OM) steel string guitar. I saw some modest progress using web ressources like justinguitar and similar sites, but again couldn't quite manage to really "get it".

So, a few months ago I finally decided to do what I should really have done a long time ago: I looked for and finally found a great teacher. I'm currently learning to read sheet music instead of tabs only, I'm learning (and finally understanding, I think!) music theory / harmonics and I've already been able to unlearn some bad Habits while becoming a lot more conscious about my tone. Only took a couple of hours seeing what my teacher can do with a classical guitar and here I am, back on the nylon bandwagon. I'm currently trying to decide which classical guitar is going to replace the Hagstrom "la Rita" I managed to pick up for 15€ a while ago.

Over the last few weeks, I've found answers to many of my questions in this forum. I've been particularly impressed with the positive attitude and general spirit of helpfulness in moste of the posts I've come across and I'm really looking forward to participating more actively in the future.

PS: As you'll have noticed, English is not my first language. Sorry about any mistakes I may have made & I'm always thankful for your corrections.

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Re: Hello from Northrhine Westfalia, Germany

Post by Erik Zurcher » Tue Jan 22, 2019 12:40 pm

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Re: Hello from Northrhine Westfalia, Germany

Post by es335 » Tue Jan 22, 2019 2:05 pm

Welcome to Delcamp Deepflows from the far west of NRW (almost Netherlands)! :D

I’m sure you will enjoy this forum, highly informative, incredible wide spectrum and depth of information in a friendly and respectfull atmosphere.

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Re: Hello from Northrhine Westfalia, Germany

Post by Deepflows » Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:10 am

es335 wrote:
Tue Jan 22, 2019 2:05 pm
Welcome to Delcamp Deepflows from the far west of NRW (almost Netherlands)! :D
Thank you! It's just a couple kilometres to the Netherlands from me, too - I suspect we might live quite close to each other :)
I’m sure you will enjoy this forum, highly informative, incredible wide spectrum and depth of information in a friendly and respectfull atmosphere.
That has been my Impression as well. A bit of a difference from a certain German forum, I might add. I'm glad to have found this place.

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