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« on: October 21, 2006, 01:49:32 PM »
Hi

I've just recently restarted learning guitar after a nearly ten year layoff.  Mind you, I'd only got to about advanced beginners level before; so there's a LONG journey ahead.

Having already made a start on my new journey... I'm LOVING it.  [:D]
(I’ve gotten over the first few days excruciating finger end pain.)

I've kicked off with David Hamburger's The Acoustic Guitar Method... all 3 books in one.  Although I can actually play my way through the complete course (albeit very slowly and badly) I can see that it's really well laid out.

So I'm (also) working through it properly and in detail.  This way I’m discovering lots of things that I never did 100% correctly before.  It’s a terrific buzz when you get something right and it sounds that way too (even though it may be quite simple).  [:I]

I found this link to a piece of David’s playing http://guitarplayertv.com/index.html?req=1&station=concert&video=gptvencores/dhamchicken and just love it, especially the way it builds.

This forum is one of the reasons I started up again.  THANKS GUYS you’re great!

Peace, love and thick calluses to you all  [;)]

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« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2006, 03:22:50 PM »
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I've kicked off with David Hamburger's The Acoustic Guitar Method... all 3 books in one.  Although I can actually play my way through the complete course (albeit very slowly and badly) I can see that it's really well laid out.

So I'm (also) working through it properly and in detail.  This way I’m discovering lots of things that I never did 100% correctly before.  It’s a terrific buzz when you get something right and it sounds that way too (even though it may be quite simple).  [:I]




Just curious, why did you choose Hamburger's The Acoustic Guitar Method?  Did someone recommend the books?

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« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2006, 03:55:59 PM »
1 Cal you should check out my post in General postings,listed as I borrowed this,it might help.louis....and welcome aboard

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« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2006, 04:17:23 PM »
Hi Strum
I read (what seemed like) a TON of reviews for beginners acoustic guitar books on Amazon.co.uk.

David Hamburger's got the best reviews (IMO).  So I plumped for his stuff... and I'm not disappointed.  [:D]


Hi Louis
Many thanks for the link and the welcome, appreciated.  [8D]

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« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2006, 04:25:54 PM »
Welcome to the forum Cal!  It sounds like you're on the right track.  Take baby steps, don't expect to play like Clapton overnight, and just keep working at it.

Enjoy the journey - you'll be amazed where it takes you!

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« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2006, 04:32:01 PM »
Cal,

I went to Amazon and also TrueFire.com

Is this what you purchased?

http://truefire.com/list.html?store=instruction_books§ion=acoustic&orderby=x5y3&offset=0&item=6490

Read the right hand column.



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« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2006, 04:40:39 PM »
Dave
Many thanks for the welcome!  [:D]

Strum
Yes, that's the one.  [:)]

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« Reply #7 on: October 21, 2006, 05:15:23 PM »
I may give it a try.  I think you nailed it So I'm (also) working through it properly and in detail. This way I’m discovering lots of things that I never did 100% correctly before. It’s a terrific buzz when you get something right and it sounds that way too (even though it may be quite simple).

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« Reply #8 on: October 21, 2006, 05:30:46 PM »
Welcome to the forum,practice practice and oh yea practice[:D]
 

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« Reply #9 on: October 21, 2006, 06:20:42 PM »
Strum
If you do give the course a try, let's know how you find it (it's 3 books rolled into one complete with 3 CDs).

mrmudcat
Thanks for the welcome!  [:D]  I'll definitely be practicing (that's what I was doing last half hour away from the screen [;)]).

Shiner
Thanks for the welcome!  [8D]  As I don't know Harry Potter personally I'll just have to practice like hell to get where I want but that's OK (isn't it always more fun getting something you've worked for than something you've been given?).

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« Reply #10 on: October 22, 2006, 08:42:51 AM »
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Originally posted by 1 Cal

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If you do give the course a try, let's know how you find it (it's 3 books rolled into one complete with 3 CDs).
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Cal, I made my purchase this morning - I'll keep you posted.

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« Reply #11 on: October 22, 2006, 02:06:52 PM »
To be happy with your playing is also to feel the pain in your fingers, Stay on Cal [:)]

I need a good DVD starting flatpicking. Good advice anyone?
 

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« Reply #12 on: October 22, 2006, 05:19:51 PM »
Hi olavskaa

I think I know what you mean about the fingers.  After reading Shiner's post One more post on changing strings I got the bug and changed up to normal lights (D'Addario EJ16s) from the extra lights I started on (to break my finger ends in gently).

On reading your post I did a Google and got this http://www.cduniverse.com/productinfo.asp?pid=7265558&style=movie hope that might be some help.  I'm not sure what level it's aimed at but hopefully one of the regular members will be able to help/throw some light on the subject.

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