Classical Guitar, Tenor Guitars & Baritone Uke

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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,
 

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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.
 
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The trouble with a cushion, as you've noticed, is that it isn't very adjustable. You pretty much have to try each one and find the one that fits you, i.e. probably should buy from somewhere with a good return policy.

Here's a video on guitar positioning:

It's not shown, but he was using an adjustable guitar support in the above video, which you can see here:

A guitar strap is also an option that's getting more popular. I use one and it holds the guitar in position without needing my hands:

Of course, many use the tried and true footstool. Here's my classmate using one (he's looking at the fretboard and not music; he's memorized the music):

To try a footstool, you just need a bunch of book. Pile them on the floor to the height that you like. Once you decide that you like the footstool positioning, them buy a footstool that can be adjusted to the height of your stacked books.
 

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Well, I‘m working on a little Finger-style for a change from CG. Yesterday, I made some progress with the arpeggiated accompaniments. I’m studying the Travis Picking too and beginning to understand It better, but, as usual, I need some more speed. Chords, chords, chords . . . ahhh, me . . .

I’m usin’ the foot rest and didn’t have any back pain yesterday. I do like it better than the thigh cushion. The cushion would probably be okay if it was somehow adjustable.
 

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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.
Well there is a reason they call it a discipline and I'm just too old to be disciplined.
 

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Well, I did all right with CG (Yeah, right!) yesterday and again today. Maybe some of it has gotten through the fog. I’ve been singin’ a lot lately too. No chords in singin’!
 

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I recently bought The Classical Guitar for Dummies, and I’ve gotten quite a lot from it so far. Ha!! That means that I’m finding lots of wrong stuff that I taught myself before.

Anyhow, I’m liking it pretty well, though I can’t say I’m playing a great deal better — ahhh, well . . .
 

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Just in case folks are interested, I'll add another source of free educational material.
https://www.hochweber.ch/guitar.htm

The bulk of it is written for guitar (but you could play it on guitalele). Under the letter i) More there are two books for solo ukulele (easy and advanced).

I'm not sure when, but I'll try to work through some of the beginner material.
I've restrung my guitalele with Hannabach 890MT strings to allow guitar tuning. There is/are so much more information, tutorials, challenges available on YouTube etc to get started with guitar.