Thanks for your posting. "Venerable" huh, OK thank you very much, you are kind and respectful.
How about yourself? Your identifier suggests you may have quite some interest in playing blues on guitar. Am I right? One of my dreams is to take the discipline and precision learned in CG and to just have fun playing blues. My son plays by ear and is a blues band member in Boston. He's sooo much more musical than I.
Play on jimmyblues. Kind regards.
I'd like to think I've got quite a broad range of tastes...but true, there's always a special place for the blues in my soul
my real passion at the moment is classical guitar though...i get such enjoyment playing it, such satisfaction and meditation in the complexity and challenge of the music that it really gives me a buzz.
I'm actually self-taught (shudder....) so I don't have much trouble combining blues with CG (I can sit and improvise for hours - much to my girlfrriend's chagrin...
), but I would say be wary of letting your CG technique get too exclusive...playing and improvising blues is great and it needs that lightness of touch, experiment and mischief which can (but doesn't have to be!) hampered by CG pedagogy.
(Hope I haven't stirred up anythying there...there's actually a few threads on this topic already i think...)
Best of luck with all your endeavours, and I'm sure I'll see you around on the forum! ANd respect for your son...I'm sure youll be onstage iwth him sooner than you think!!