John, really great question and Simon, terrific answer. Even though I know how to read music from learning piano many years ago, I now realize that I was either never taught or never thought to ask the importance of the key signatures in the overall scope of things – as you so articulately explained Simon. As a result of this explanation I will…[Read more]
Diane White replied to the topic [Simon] What would you like to see next? (and some new lessons) in the forum Simon Says [Site Updates and Announcements] 1 week ago
Hi Uli and Simon,
I second this idea of having a separate forum for either beginners or for grade levels, as I have personally felt that some questions I might have wanted to ask would appear insignificant or “silly”. It seems silly to feel this way as an adult but the feelings have been there nonetheless. A separate forum where us beginners…[Read more]
I plan on watching but not participating at this time. I think the big lesson for me on this first exploration will be to actually get the live stream up and working. Thanks!!!
Diane White replied to the topic [Simon] What would you like to see next? (and some new lessons) in the forum Simon Says [Site Updates and Announcements] 1 week, 4 days ago
I love how this website is growing and evolving, and I commend you, Dave and the crew on all of your hard work and effort. I have been out of state for the past 2 1/2 weeks (in New Haven, CT and did have a chance to walk around the Yale campus one day but it was mighty cold) handling family affairs and have now returned. I thought I…[Read more]
Michael, thank you so much for the link to the beautiful playing of Chopin by Tatyana Ryzhkova. Her playing is amazing! I have always been partial to classical piano composers – Beethoven and Bach being my all time favorites but Chopin coming in not that far behind – and she plays not only very beautifully but also, as you said, plays them so…[Read more]
That was very nice Terry – although I am certainly no expert and not very far into Level 1. I love watching your videos and look forward to when I will have some of my own to share – although at the moment I have no clue as to how to accomplish that. I really like the split scene. If you have any tips for the rest of us I am sure we are all…[Read more]
Simon, a very Happy New Year to you as well, and to Dave and the rest of the crew. You all have successfully combined your talents and ideas to create a wonderful, supportive and extremely thorough educational website for learning the classical guitar. I am so glad that I found your site and decided to join. Thank you so very much for all that…[Read more]
It’s 12/31/16 and I have just completed the Foundation Course (although I will be continuing to practice the exercises for quite some time) and will officially be starting Level 1 Course tomorrow, 1/1/17. Yeah!!!!
Good for you, Julian! I am happy that you are excited about setting a practice schedule. Please, however, remember to set reasonable and doable goals that are easily attainable. The purpose of this is to get into the habit of practicing every day. When you succeed at it you will feel a great sense of accomplishment and fulfillment. You can…[Read more]
Hello Julian and welcome to CGC. I am a fairly new beginner (started about a month ago) and am thoroughly enjoying the CGC website not only for the quality of the lessons and tutelage but also for the supportive community.
I have a very busy life with work and life responsibilities and have, over the years, found an extremely effective method…[Read more]
You click on the courses link at the top right of the page, scroll down to the level you will be working on and just below all the links to the courses it has the course material for that level. Good luck and welcome to CGC.
Be @ Peace,
Bonnie, a big welcome to Classical Guitar Corner. I am a new yearly member of less than one month so I can say, unequivocally, that this school, Simon’s knowledge and expertise (and that of the rest of the crew here), the curriculum of lessons, and the ever so thoughtful and helpful community of members is way more than I bargained for. I trust…[Read more]
Welcome Ian. That is certainly an interesting reason to take up playing the guitar. Just curious, is your interest in Neurobiology work related or personal. I have always been fascinated with the brain and mind, how they work and how one can consciously affect their functioning but it is merely personal curiosity that drives me. Anyway, hope…[Read more]
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