Hey guys, I have been playing for a little less than a year now on an acoustic guitar and haven't been taught by a teacher. I have been attempting to teach myself and am wondering about how frequent I need to change strings. Also is their any tips on cleaning my guitar/ take caring of it after I play? Thanks for the help.
From Wednesday, 6 September 2017, I will be starting a new series of lessons corresponding to the first seven years at music school (D01, D02, D03, D04, D05, D06, D07).
My aim is to help isolated amateurs who don't have the opportunity to have a teacher. I ask my forum students to provide help and encouragement to one another. My role as teacher will be to give you a reasonable goal, offering you, while respecting copyright, a repertoire with the greatest possible musical value. I will be illustrating my lessons with audio and video examples for each piece or exercise. Unfortunately I shall only rarely be able to reply to your questions through lack of available time.
Registration for courses at the first three levels (D01, D02, D03) is available to anyone who has posted 2 messages on the forum: a message of introduction and a message requesting registration into the students group.
Registration for the fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh year courses (D04, D05, D06, D07) is available only to members who have already posted 20 messages on the forum.
Before accepting a new student, I require these four conditions to be met:
1. You must be registered on the forum with your real forename and surname. To change your username, post a request in the forum: "Your messages to the site administrator".
To register for the lessons and to confirm that you have satisfied the conditions set for participation in my courses, use the thread you are in now: "Conditions for participating in the lessons".
2. You must publicize the 2017-2018 course sessions. Publicize the lessons, for instance, by putting up a notice in the window of your local baker or guitar store. Publicize them on FaceBook, Twitter, Youtube, discussion groups, your blog or website. The more students there are, the more effective the mutual help will be. Mention the lessons to your guitarist friends in conversation or by email.
Here is some suitable wording:
Free classical guitar lessons on the internet
Lessons given by Jean-François Delcamp
The lessons will begin in September 2017 and finish in June 2018.
These classical guitar lessons correspond to the first sixth years at music school.
The lessons are free. They are aimed at the isolated amateur who does not have the opportunity of having a teacher.
The conditions for registration are available on the forum: http://www.classicalguitardelcamp.com/
Here is a poster in PDF format:
Here is a poster in JPG format:
3. You must undertake to post the recordings required for at least 7 out of the 10 lessons of the course. If for some reason a student is temporarily unable to keep up with the course, he should let the other students know and catch up on the missed lesson or lessons as soon as possible. If the interruption goes on for several months, the student should alert a moderator of the student group so that the moderator can keep the student list up to date. A student can follow more than one course at different levels on condition that he undertakes to post the recordings required for at least 7 of the 10 lessons of each course. A student may change courses during the year, but in this case he must start by catching up on the lessons of his new course in the proper order. A student who does not complete the course may repeat the same level the following year, but must begin again from lesson 01 of that level and submit new recordings of the required pieces.
4. You must undertake to listen to the recordings posted by the other students at the same level and comment on their work. This involves posting at least one message per week containing encouragement, constructive criticisms, or advice.
Students can ask for help on the forum at any time, whether in connection with the lessons or the working of the forum in general.
I don't actually play guitar, but I assume most people in this group do.
Can anyone who plays guitar tell me whether this is possible to be played on guitar, or not, or only for 'extreme experts'.
Any help is greatly appreciated.
I abhor the use of "c" for the RH "q" finger. "q" is for quattro, pequen~o or men~ique, but the problem with "c" is ambiguity. I need to customize the fingering palette provided in musescore:
loco, I II III IV etc. for positions
timaq for RH fingering
I don't care who else likes it, but that's what I have
been using, and will continue to use.
However, although I won't use it myself, EADGB, which
Villa Lobos used, is superior for string indications
because there are too many numbers in guitar
notation already. When you become used to it,
it is quicker to read with the string letter.
I don't want to use this either, but it should be
available for anyone who might want to put
out a historical bilingual edition. Back in the
day, RH fingering was in the language of
the text, so this was for bilingual editions:
x or +, . .. ... for RH
A very popular piano method of the 19th century
used X1234 instead of 12345 for fingering.
Also, I hope that it is possible to do tab with
notation with nothing but numbers on the
tab, no stems, beams, ties, or slurs, because
they are just clutter when the notes are
I have not even started using musescore,
but it looks like a good prospect as long
as I can customize it.
Also, does the copyright notice appear
in the MIDI output? It should. LilyPond
doesn't do that, last I checked. For shame.
IAC, this is how I start. Can I customize or
not? I don't want to ask developers for features
which already exist.
My site is openguitar.com
Kindest regards, Rale
How many subscribers share my belief that the sound font for classical guitar which comes with the new version of Musescore is terrible - very harsh and percussive. I wish Musescore would re-instate the old version sound font which, to my mind, was perfectly acceptable.
be trying out "shallow shadows" live in room above pub on 27th nov 2011
to mic or not ?
What about strings/which guitar/trying to be too ambitious in composition?????
Don't be shy!
Or am i Robinson-i'm the only opinionated person-Crusoe?
i'm trying to get a classical guitar society off the ground in south london, and find it all a bit slow.
We're doing a launch with Georgina Whitehead and a full prog from others wish me luck. i'm gonna need it!
p.s it's on 27th November at the Priory Arms Stockwell london.
Some classical guitar forums are around , but include luthiers etc...[not in itself a bad thing]
It would be nice to get more people on this one so they can play their compositions in my club.
i could do a flyer but their is no attachment facility!