2019 Guitar Goals

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Re: 2019 Guitar Goals

Post by dta721 » Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:49 pm

Participate in Jorge's "Let's learn Sor Op 60 and 35"; fill up gaps in CG with Aaron Shearer Vol I and II and get a luthier guitar! The last goal is actually most feasible, also as a reward! :D

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Re: 2019 Guitar Goals

Post by mcg » Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:47 am

>However, I don't feel I'm playing anything exactly as I'd like. I want to play much better, musically, and secure my technique, so it's more natural and fluid<

You might be being a bit hard on yourself, Lucy. I happened to look at you playing live and it looks very secure and at a high level : )

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Re: 2019 Guitar Goals

Post by lucy » Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:03 pm

mcg wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:47 am
>However, I don't feel I'm playing anything exactly as I'd like. I want to play much better, musically, and secure my technique, so it's more natural and fluid<

You might be being a bit hard on yourself, Lucy. I happened to look at you playing live and it looks very secure and at a high level : )
Thank you mcg. But it could be better!! :wink:

I am hard on myself, yes, but you have to be, if you want to get really good.

I do know what you mean, though. I suppose it's about details. I don't succeed at all those I'd like. It's not so much that they're incredibly important, in themselves, taken in isolation. I seem to be good enough to entertain an audience and receive a lot of positive feedback.

It's just that if I sorted out those little details, they would, as a whole, result in more than the sum of their parts. I think it would lift my playing up, as a whole, by quite some measure.

An interesting journey... :)
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Re: 2019 Guitar Goals

Post by riffmeister » Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:49 pm

Ebb and flow for me. The only thing I know for sure is that there will be a fair amount of time dedicated to the steel string instruments, the 2019 gigs are starting to line up.....

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Re: 2019 Guitar Goals

Post by Christopher Freitag » Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:17 pm

My 2019 goal is The Chaconne Project. So far it is more study and writing than playing, but the playing starts next.
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Re: 2019 Guitar Goals

Post by mcg » Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:23 pm

I am hard on myself, yes, but you have to be, if you want to get really good.
Fair point and the way you play shows that you have put the hard yards in. And I mean that as a compliment. :D

I had a week off guitar (for the first time in at least a year) over the NY and felt quite good for it. One does build up a bit of fatigue in the paws, back etc from daily practice. So my 2019 goal is basically not to overdo it, i.e. don't 'over-practice'. Relax the schedule a bit. Do I really need to practice particular pieces every other day? Twice a week is ok, better in fact. That piece that, that after a couple of months is still not secure.... well, it's time to drop it. Also, I have a couple of ensemble projects. I find they are less of a grind than solo guitar. Do more of them and perhaps a bit less solo.
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Re: 2019 Guitar Goals

Post by Peter Frary » Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:14 am

Maybe I'll try to play more ukulele and drink really good beer. Hopefully change broken heads on a couple old guitars if I can find heads with 36mm roller spacing...
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Re: 2019 Guitar Goals

Post by georgemarousi » Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:49 am

My Guitar goal is to be healthy for this year, my family and I, end everyone

Secondly, to progress as far as I can on the Guitar by keeping the balance. I will maybe have the change to get my degree be end of year :)
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Re: 2019 Guitar Goals

Post by bear » Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:16 pm

My goal is to continue to avoid having them.
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Re: 2019 Guitar Goals

Post by Smudger5150 » Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:08 pm

Get a decent setup for recording.
Get duet recorded with Jesús Morote.
Organise - have a set of drills that I can work through or pick from when time is limited.
Use segment practise more regularly for pieces.
Practise/learn Grade 6 pieces.
Participate in Sor Op60 and 35 threads.
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Re: 2019 Guitar Goals

Post by Rainbow » Fri Jan 18, 2019 4:27 pm

To be aware of the small goals that need to be reached before accomplishing the big goals

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Re: 2019 Guitar Goals

Post by Mollbarre » Sat Jan 19, 2019 1:23 am

My 2019 goal is to play a few really easy pieces correctly, and to get proficient at a few basic chords - and figure out some theory.

My immediate goal is to have my hands learn to cooperate - so that when my left hand is fingering an A on the 3rd string, my right hand isn't plucking the 2nd or 4th string - which is driving my brain crazy...
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Re: 2019 Guitar Goals

Post by dng » Sat Jan 19, 2019 1:42 am

Play more and procrastinate less... :D
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Re: 2019 Guitar Goals

Post by lucy » Sat Jan 19, 2019 5:36 pm

mcg wrote:
Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:23 pm
I am hard on myself, yes, but you have to be, if you want to get really good.
Fair point and the way you play shows that you have put the hard yards in. And I mean that as a compliment. :D
A few more yards to go though... :) I really love playing guitar!!! :casque:
mcg wrote:
Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:23 pm
I had a week off guitar (for the first time in at least a year) over the NY and felt quite good for it. One does build up a bit of fatigue in the paws, back etc from daily practice. So my 2019 goal is basically not to overdo it, i.e. don't 'over-practice'. Relax the schedule a bit. Do I really need to practice particular pieces every other day? Twice a week is ok, better in fact. That piece that, that after a couple of months is still not secure.... well, it's time to drop it. Also, I have a couple of ensemble projects. I find they are less of a grind than solo guitar. Do more of them and perhaps a bit less solo.
You're absolutely right. Not over-practising is really important.

Did you know your brain continues to work, even when you're not playing? This explains the phenomenon of when you just can't get something right, only to pick your guitar up next time and find it falls into place. :)

Being overly self-critical can be an problem too. I know that many people are the opposite. They are not critical enough, only to get a shock when they finally record themselves. There's been lots of threads about this on here.

I think if you're going to be self-critical, you have keep it in proportion. Pick on a few things you can realistically solve in a relatively short time. Otherwise, it's possible to get demoralised. Learning the guitar is a long-term game.
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By being happy we sow anonymous benefits upon the world."
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Re: 2019 Guitar Goals

Post by lucy » Sat Jan 19, 2019 5:39 pm

bear wrote:
Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:16 pm
My goal is to continue to avoid having them.
:lol:

I know what you mean. I could add I need to have the right goals, not waste time on less important ones!
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By being happy we sow anonymous benefits upon the world."
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