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Programmer. Bibliomaniac. Runner. Aspiring Classical Guitarist.


Sep
1
comment Is there some symbolic meaning to breaking all the instruments during or at the end of your music video?
@Ikraav - It was a joke - I meant a band made up of brats who don't care enough about their instruments and break them in the end to look "cool". That's probably not the case, but I find breaking of any kind of instruments to be disturbing.
Sep
1
comment Is there some symbolic meaning to breaking all the instruments during or at the end of your music video?
Yes - that it's a brat band.
Jul
13
comment What are good beginner books to follow for classical guitar (self study or otherwise) ?
+1. I do have a teacher, but he has not really laid out a structured program for me. Unfortunately, this is the best I can get right now. So yes, DVDs are helpful. I've looked at a few, including William Kanengiser's videos. But I still don't see any way around the feedback aspect - that can only come from a teacher.
Jun
16
comment What are good beginner books to follow for classical guitar (self study or otherwise) ?
I did not downvote, but the answer would be helpful if you can elaborate on why you think these books are good.
May
22
comment How do you get into “deep practice” mode?
+1 for specificity. William Kanengiser makes a similar point here - youtube.com/watch?v=D9_KojGrlDk
Apr
28
comment What are good tips for remaining composed during one's first public performance?
+1 for taking failure in one's stride.
Apr
27
comment What are good tips for remaining composed during one's first public performance?
@whoever voted to close - please put your reason here as a comment.
Apr
19
comment Proper maintenance for classic guitars?
@Jduv - Thanks! I guess I don't play enough :)
Apr
19
comment Proper maintenance for classic guitars?
I am curious - why do you need to replace the strings every month or so?
Jan
22
comment How do you prevent injuries from bad posture while playing classical guitar?
+1. I exercise regularly. My job involves a lot of computer activity, so I need to be careful about posture there too. I already have some symptoms of RSI in my left hand - so I've become really careful about doing 'the right way' any activity which involves the hands and wrists.
Jan
22
comment How do you prevent injuries from bad posture while playing classical guitar?
+1. I've found the recording approach to be really helpful - catches a lot of small errors. I wish I could practice 4 hours :) - due to my day job etc I can only put in an hour every day.