Introduction and desire to learn

Terry Conrad Martin
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Introduction and desire to learn

Post by Terry Conrad Martin » Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:46 pm

Introduction: I consider it a privilege to be able to play my classical guitar each day. I appreciate , respect, admire and praise classical guitar music and guitar players. I have a complete collection of vinyl LPs of Christopher Parkening and sample LPs of Segovia, Bream, Torre, Williams, and Niedt, plus more that I can not remember at the moment. My interest in guitar came from my father who bought me Chet Atkins records from the bargain basement department stores as a teen ager. As a old man of 66, I returned to my roots of the style of Chet Atkins, because I admire him as a musician and humanitarian. My instrument of choice is the classical guitar, because I can feel its vibrations in my heart as I play. Michael Mosely at UNC at Charlotte taught me classical guitar 1972-1974, independent study creative arts program. During my college years I also continued private lessons with Fred Nance of Charlotte NC. My father and these two instructors helped me develop a hobby that I have received much joy from. In closing, I praise the classical guitar makers that have a special gift to create instruments that enable musical expression possible throughout the world. My first custom handmade classical guitar was from W Ray Ledford, Shelby, North Carolina, in 1976. I no longer have the guitar, but hope some day to get another one, even though he has passed.

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Re: Introduction and desire to learn

Post by GeoffB » Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:22 am

Hi Terry,

Welcome to the forum! Please have a look at this page for some useful information to get you started, including links to the rules and helpfiles. After your second message has been approved, you will have access to all members' scores and recordings plus the first 3 levels of the Delcamp score collections. After you have posted 20 messages, you can apply for the 020 group, which will give you access to the remaining levels. Just ask if you have any questions. I look forward to seeing you around!

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