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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

First guitar exercises

After a few days of getting to grips with the first exercises in lesson series D01. It involves correct fingering (pima),using rest strokes (apoyondo), string damping, as well  as  reading basic sheet music.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

7 years to learn classical guitar

Signed up for this today. I've been a member of the forums since 2014 but I've been up and down with my guitar playing. But today I bit the bullet. What have I got to lose? And its free!

DelCamp Classical Guitar Site

Monday, August 13, 2018

Classical guitar, RH practice

Just a little right hand pima practice with basic chords in the left hand.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Fly Me To the Moon, tin whistle

Played this today on my Generation C whistle.
Its incredibly playable!

Thursday, May 17, 2018

I fixed my flute!

The Eb key on my flute was stuck, it wouldn't spring back. Also the spring was on the wrong side of the pillar. I corrected that but it was still stiff.
All it took was lubrication. I had no oil per se but we had a little tub of olive oil from my daughter's cooking class. I took a very fine needle and just carefully applied a few drops. Capillary action drew it in, and the key now springs back.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

My second tin whistle

Well I got myself a second whistle, a Generation in C (nickel) Basically the only music shop in the town is closing. I went in for clarinet reeds but they had all gone. I spotted a small display of whistles instead, and so... It's quite a bit bigger than my D Feadóg, has a mellower sound and is much easier to blow, and half hole.

 Here's how it sounds:

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Comparing my guitars.

Was noodling away up the neck on my Tanglewood Discovery and I thought I'd try the same piece on all 3 guitars. It wasn't really do-able on my classical because the neck meets the body at the 12th fret. I could do it but it was a stretch. Much easier on my 2 steel strings here (Tanglewood Discovery/Fender DG5). I've long thought that the Fender, being a Dreadnought, is too big to play, but really it isnt! And tho the Discovery is smaller, with a shorter scale (called a Super Folk) the nut width and string spacing is the same.

Of the two, I still think that the Fender (now 14 years old) is the best guitar I've played!