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by planetluvver
September 15th, 2016, 8:51 am
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: Anyone listening to new (to you) music?
Replies: 0
Views: 2337

Anyone listening to new (to you) music?

I needed a distraction from a big worry and went shopping on Amazon for used CDs. I consider listening to a wide range of acoustical and classical guitar music an important (and easy) part of my musical education. And music is a great comfort and distraction. I am now waiting for five used CDs. Two ...
by planetluvver
August 31st, 2016, 12:30 pm
Forum: Meet and Greet
Topic: Reintroduction from Portland, Oregon.
Replies: 2
Views: 1680

Reintroduction from Portland, Oregon.

I have been away from this forum and practicing guitar for three years. I will be starting over from scratch. I no longer have my nylon string guitar, so I will be picking up my acoustic guitar, which I typically have avoided playing due to finger pain. I tend to listen to mostly older music on CDs,...
by planetluvver
August 11th, 2013, 11:06 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Guitar rest for classical position
Replies: 5
Views: 1830

Re: Guitar rest for classical position

I was thinking of something to go on my lap to raise the guitar, rather than using a footstool. Experimented with a throw pillow, which was unsatisfactory. I guess I will just elevate my foot, and see if that works. Thought I would avoid contorting myself by keeping my feet on the floor, but since I...
by planetluvver
August 6th, 2013, 11:22 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Guitar rest for classical position
Replies: 5
Views: 1830

Guitar rest for classical position

I have a smaller guitar and so think I am best trying to mimic classical position. Amazon shows 3 different products to go on the lap to support the guitar. I am looking for a homemade and inexpensive solution. (These rests actually cost more than my guitar, which came from a thrift shop. Does anyon...
by planetluvver
August 3rd, 2013, 3:09 pm
Forum: Meet and Greet
Topic: a re-beginner here, hi all.
Replies: 5
Views: 1624

Re: a re-beginner here, hi all.

Hi ! I am a re-beginner too. Except for the fact I have never emerged from beginner status.

Hope you have an instrument to play soon.
by planetluvver
July 29th, 2013, 9:07 pm
Forum: Meet and Greet
Topic: Back to square one again.
Replies: 1
Views: 641

Back to square one again.

I am picking upmy guitar again after about a year off. I generally have spent more time thinking about it than actually playing it. Unfortunatly, I cannot find my favorite book (which happens to be the Idiot's Guide by D. Hodge). So I will work on Hal Leonard's Method at first. Hopefully, I will sti...
by planetluvver
August 23rd, 2012, 6:59 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Slogging through a slump.
Replies: 12
Views: 3515

Re: Slogging through a slump.

Thank you all! It is helpful to know that I am not alone. Depression has a way of isolating a person. I do take anti-depressants and I have a doctor's appointment coming up tomorrow, so maybe my meds will get tweaked. I have made the effort of listening to some solo guitar music and watched a DVD of...
by planetluvver
August 21st, 2012, 8:26 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Slogging through a slump.
Replies: 12
Views: 3515

Slogging through a slump.

I I am having trouble in feeling motivated to practice. I am rather depressed in general lately, so it is not limited to my guitar practice. I have been at least practicing the chords I do know once a day, so I do not lose the progress I have made so far. I am not really asking for advice, just thou...
by planetluvver
August 10th, 2012, 9:37 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Remembering Chord Progressions
Replies: 7
Views: 2044

Re: Remembering Chord Progressions

I am just starting to pick out melodies. My sight reading skills are still at the point that I need to count lines on the staff. My knowledge of the fretboard is not any better. I have seen books written like that, where the guitar chords seem to be just the same as the piano. In this particular cas...
by planetluvver
August 9th, 2012, 1:13 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Remembering Chord Progressions
Replies: 7
Views: 2044

Re: Remembering Chord Progressions

Thank you for the reassurance. If I tell myself things will get easier, it seems like wishful thinking. So much better to hear it from the other side of experience!
by planetluvver
August 7th, 2012, 1:00 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Remembering Chord Progressions
Replies: 7
Views: 2044

Remembering Chord Progressions

I was looking at The Definitive Paul Simon Songbook published by Amsco. Many of the songs have many, many chord changes. I know I am not anywhere near the skill level to add any of these songs to my repetiore. But I am feeling lousy at the thought of the difficulty of remembering so many chord progr...
by planetluvver
August 7th, 2012, 12:43 pm
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: wearing out my fretboard?
Replies: 5
Views: 1643

Re: wearing out my fretboard?

Now that I think about it, it is a GOOD thing- I have owned the guitar for over a decade, and this problem developed in the last month, guess I have used the guitar more in the last month than the last 10 years. lol
by planetluvver
August 7th, 2012, 12:37 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Does this sound sensible?
Replies: 9
Views: 2681

Re: Does this sound sensible?

I agree. I don't know what your musical tastes are, but find some songs. I spent two terms in a group guitar class, but in that time I did not learn one song that I wanted to play. I ended up laying down my guitar for over a decade. I always meant to get back to it, but never really had the motivati...
by planetluvver
August 6th, 2012, 10:13 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Starting over- without a teacher
Replies: 15
Views: 3259

Re: Starting over- without a teacher

You will be fine just make sure you keep your right hand always swinging to the pulse and get the chord changes under your belt. However do not be disheartened if the first time you try and sing and play it all goes a bit aschew...... that it is a seperate skill as many people here will be able to ...
by planetluvver
August 5th, 2012, 10:35 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Starting over- without a teacher
Replies: 15
Views: 3259

Re: Starting over- without a teacher

Lucille wrote:(Would you put your child in a car after he completed an online/classroom driving course?) ”
I certainly hope my guitar playing is not so bad as to endanger someone's life!