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Old 01-16-2022, 12:30 PM
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Hello there to everyone. Iím an old, old newby. Iíve played lots of different instruments in my time, but, though I play Tenor Guitars, Iíve never played a six string or classical guitar.

Iím hoping I can pick it up (Ha!), but I can only give it a try and see.
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Old 01-16-2022, 04:48 PM
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Good luck! Doesn't hurt to try.
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Old 01-17-2022, 04:54 AM
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It's never too late.

If you want to strum chords and sing, you can be proficient at that in a year or two. For classical or fingerpicking related styles, it will take some work.

Good learning and have fun.
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Old 01-17-2022, 05:11 AM
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you'll take most of what you already know with you.

so enjoy the journey.
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Old 01-18-2022, 08:53 AM
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Wow! I sent to Amazon for the Hal Leonard Classical Guitar book on Sunday, and I got it and some other stuff yesterday! Thatís fast!

I played most of the easy stuff last night. Iím really enjoying myself so far, and thatís what I wanted . . .
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Old 01-19-2022, 02:29 PM
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I love the tenor guitar. I don't play mine as often as I should but every time I pick that thing up to play it puts a smile on my face.
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Old 01-19-2022, 02:48 PM
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I love the tenor guitar. I don't play mine as often as I should but every time I pick that thing up to play it puts a smile on my face.
Yeah, I have a couple too. I play Plectrum stuff on my Blueridge And whatever on my Kala. I have an ongoing struggle with chords, but sometimes I have a good time with ‘em.
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Old 01-20-2022, 08:34 AM
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Yeah, I have a couple too. I play Plectrum stuff on my Blueridge And whatever on my Kala. I have an ongoing struggle with chords, but sometimes I have a good time with Ďem.
I like to tune mine in 5ths so it's kind of like a mandolin. So yeah the chords are all upside down compared to guitar.

I forgot to mention. A couple sites that you may find very helpful:

https://www.classicalguitardelcamp.com/index.php
https://www.thisisclassicalguitar.com/
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Old 01-20-2022, 09:39 AM
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Thanks, redir, I’ll check those out.
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Old 01-21-2022, 11:42 PM
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Dick,
If you work from tabs you do not need to know any chords. I transitioned from tenor guitar and banjo easily, and then on to fingerstyle. It was easy as well.

And I started about 70 years too late but I am plucking and grinning. - Stevo
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Old 01-22-2022, 12:55 AM
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Yeah, Stevo, I am using tabs for Classical Guitar, though I use notation for most of the other stuff I play. I’m an old guy too, so it’s slow going for me and lots of repetition. Chords are rough because I can’t remember anything!
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Old 01-24-2022, 07:23 PM
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I got off to a slow start with CG because, being self taught, I learned to fret and pick any way I felt like doiní. With the new style, I often became confused due to the difference. Now Iím trying hard to follow the book which, of course, is different from my old way. Yesterday and today I finally started showing some progress and having a better time. Iím definitely moving ahead now, slowly for sure, but in the right direction.
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