25. June 2010 · 2 comments · Categories: Goals, Music · Tags: , ,

Yep, you read that correctly. 🙂  After months of saying I was going to start I have finally signed up to begin weekly classical guitar lessons every Friday.   My first one is tonight!

One of the big reasons why I decided to take on learning to play classical guitar this year is because I wanted to be able to play popular Elizabethan music at Gardiner’s and SCA events.  Music was such an important part of Elizabethan life and I really want to explore that in more depth.  Singing is pretty much right out so that left me with learning an instrument.  When I originally decided to start this project this year I took a look at all the instrument possibilities.  The lute really interested me the most but I wanted to choose and instrument that I could take structured lessons on, not something I’d need to teach myself how to play.  Teaching myself would be cool but I don’t really have enough time for that with all the other things I have going on.  A big pull for classical guitar was that a wealth of popular lute music had already been transcribed for it and I could take lessons right down the road at one of our local guitar shops, Guru Guitars.  I would still like to learn to play the lute, but I think that’s further down the road.

2 Comments

  1. awesome! i hope it’s tons of fun. guitar is a great instrument to learn, it’s super versatile, and there is tons of elizabethan music already transcribed for guitar.

    • The fact that a lot of music was already transcribed for it was a big pro for the instrument. So far it has been a lot of fun. Now I just need to keep up with practicing regularly. 🙂

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