- Apr 1, 2014
Well, GVlog, thanks again for the info. I think I’ll continue on with it and see what happens. It’s too new to judge right now,
Well there is a reason they call it a discipline and I'm just too old to be disciplined.Well, my CG Thigh Cushion is less than satisfactory. For one thing, it holds the guitar higher than I like, and I feel it should be somehow adjustable. It feels okay on my thigh, but getting up to get something is awkward to say the least. It seems to me that the foot pedal is much more useful. I think, though, that some kinda footstool would work better. I’m gonna work on that next.
BUT! . . . I’m beginnin’ to feel that maybe Classical Guitar is not My cup of tea. It’s seems very fussy and picky. I just wanna play music without being burdened by the playing position and the alternating fretting and the awkward (for me) lefthand positioning. One of the reasons I picked CG to learn, was the absence of, my nemesis, lots of chords, but I know that they’ll get me later, so I’d still have to face ‘em, I guess
I just dunno . . . I usually struggle ‘til I’m struggled out, then go on to something else. I’ve been lookin’ at Fingerstyle on and off too, and I find it maybe more interesting and much less fussy. Perhaps that’s the way to go.
Anyway, I guess it’s just Onward and Upward . . . It’s a new day today.
I’ve become a little tired of Classical Guitar. I don’t like it’s fussiness and rules. I do like Classical Music, but I’m really more into folk music on the guitar. I also don’t like the foot rest or the thigh rest or the guitar add-on thigh rest or the not-standing rule. I could just ignore all that stuff and play as I wish, but I usually try to do stuff by the rules until I no longer do.
Most of the stuff that I’ve been workin’ on for the past weeks will transfer to Fingerstyle which I’m also interested in. I’ve also been workin’ on a bit with folk music. So right now I’m gonna continue working on left hand position and playin’ tunes with standard music notation.
So my Classical Guitar studies are now on hiatus.
Well, all I wanna do is play stuff better than I do without all the frustration. I shoulda stuck with the winds I guess. I had a lot better time with them.
I agree with your post. It was very Clear — Ha! However, I like to follow the rules, after all, that’s what they are there for. They are a big part of why I study this stuff. Sometimes I enjoy the learning more than the playing. More and more, people are just doing whatever feels good and pretending they are learning . . . but in their way.Definitely play what you like playing. No need to force yourself to do things you don't like; it's a hobby after all!
However, there are no "rules" in guitar (and that includes classical guitar). In only rules are the ones in your head; release them and just enjoy the extra strings ... should you ever decide to go back to playing classical guitar. Also, classical guitar can do folk music nicely