Hi, I'm a beginner Classical guitar player, in Connecticut, USA. I've lost track of how long learning...a few months? (I took a long break and now re-starting) I love all genres of acoustic guitar music, but Classical is...tied for first with some other genres.
I started playing in college, now it's been a few years, and I'm getting back into it.
I'm self-teaching from the Fred Noad Solo Guitar Playing series. Also have a copy of Yates' "Modern Classical Guitar Method".
I haven't really played any other instrument, other than minimal required music classes pre-high school.
One of my long-term "holy grails" is, besides being able to play some famous Spanish Classical guitar pieces, is to be able to play the music in Fred Noad's Renaissance Guitar book. I heard a performer at a Renaissance festival doing that (on a steel string no less!), and I was in love.
I believe I'm going to be able to play Classical well enough to satisfy myself, and entertain a few family/friends. If I actually got good...maybe perform at some open mic one day. Of course, I'll be trying to be the best player I can be...watch out Segovia, you never know! I'm tall, with long arms, and long fingers, so I ought to be great, right?
We'll see how the nails go. I tried for long ones years ago, and it was so incompatible with my active lifestyle, it's one of the reasons I gave up guitar.
But then I've read that some people do okay with minimal nails, or no nails, or artificial nails, and I decided I would play the best I could, with whatever nails I felt were sustainable in my lifestyle.
My guitar is an old, used/inexpensive Yamaha G-50A.
If I make good progress in the next few months, I might try to secure a better guitar. I've done a tiny bit of gathering recommendations on appropriate guitars. Perhaps a Cordoba C7 - C12 range? Or a Solista? Or Yamaha GC12 - GC32 range?
Yamaha G-50A. Connecticut, USA