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by sultan4swing
Sun Jun 14, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: More Music
Topic: Meeting music royalty
Replies: 0
Views: 3009

Meeting music royalty

Reading Gordon's humble appreciation at meeting a Who guitar hero...… One such memory will always live with me.... ClassicFM coming on line back some 25 years ago, exposed me to a whole realm of amazing classical music.... In 1996, one result of this, and inspired by a visit to an old French cottage...
by sultan4swing
Thu Jun 04, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: More Music
Topic: !!
Replies: 2
Views: 1709

Re: !!

Brad... Hi...... re my recent rantings... !!!! Sorry.... never was very subtle, particularly on subjects that get to me emotionally.... You spotted what was actually a Freudian slip..... didn't intend to refer to the virus as Corvid (the crow family) - but actually it is actually very relevant to me...
by sultan4swing
Thu Jun 04, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: G7th cappos.... a different experience..
Replies: 1
Views: 3447

G7th cappos.... a different experience..

Very interested in Gordon's comments on the new G7th cappos and his obvious enthusiasm and endorsement based on many years usage.... When I read the comments today from the June newsletter.... suddenly realised that I actually had a G7th cappo myself.... For many years until recently I had used the ...
by sultan4swing
Mon May 25, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: More Music
Topic: !!
Replies: 2
Views: 1709

!!

Hi all.... Just wanted to bring a little balance and sanity to all the negative corvid stuff being thrown at us ….. The lockdown has impacted on us all, some policies necessary and I would argue some highly debateable !!!???!!! Some 2 months of all this has forced on all of us a 'paralysis of fear'....
by sultan4swing
Sun May 24, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: Recently started to play the guitar
Replies: 17
Views: 10163

Re: Recently started to play the guitar

Tom... Hi... A PS from Sultan4swing.. What helped me early on was to learn all the main major and minor chords in the main keys : C …. D..... E..... G... and A major (using a cappo covered the 'flats; and any others). Starting for instance playing in sequence : in C Major. The to me main chords are ...
by sultan4swing
Sun May 24, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: Recently started to play the guitar
Replies: 17
Views: 10163

Re: Recently started to play the guitar

Hi Tom..... just picked up on your recent guitar playing adventure..... First, I am no professional guitarist. But in terms of improving your playing and technique, and enjoyment, and take it from my 50 years of playing acoustic guitar, you can get a heck of a long way with minimal talent, but a lot...
by sultan4swing
Sun May 24, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: 12 string guitars
Replies: 10
Views: 2845

Re: 12 string guitars

Just picked up on this interesting topic. When I started playing acoustic guitar in the late 1960's, I first had an Eros 12S and then after it was stolen from my then not secure old mini , a 2nd hand circa 1965 EKO-12S (both Italian built like tanks and made by two brothers as I remember). The EKO12...
by sultan4swing
Tue Apr 28, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: More Music
Topic: Xue Fei Yang - Norfolk concert
Replies: 1
Views: 2995

Re: Xue Fei Yang - Norfolk concert cancellation et all

A PS to my earlier post... Sadly all Binham Priory 2020 concerts, including that of Xue Feiyang , are cancelled , as is Cheltenham Music Festival.... all victims of Covid-19... Sadly many more concerts and large audience events are going the same way all over the country..... Everyone, please stay w...
by sultan4swing
Thu Apr 02, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: Gordon's Concerts
Topic: Doorstep concert
Replies: 2
Views: 2894

Re: Doorstep concert

Gordon.. just picked up on this and had a listen..... Sounded terrific... and a lovely idea. We all need a musical 'pickmeup' at the moment... Your neighbours should feel privileged to have you do a mini concert for them.... and you are so fortunate to have neighbours that bother to listen. Like the...
by sultan4swing
Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: More Music
Topic: Xue Fei Yang - Norfolk concert
Replies: 1
Views: 2995

Xue Fei Yang - Norfolk concert

You'll be aware from previous posts, of my total admiration for this wonderful Chinese classical guitarist..... Well..she's back in Norfolk again this year for her annual concert at Binham Priory - 29 August. Programme hasn't been announced yet, but recommend a perusal of the website to get more inf...
by sultan4swing
Tue Sep 24, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Gordon's Music
Topic: The Last of Old England
Replies: 1
Views: 5523

The Last of Old England

Hi Gordon.… so good to see you again, up and performing recently at Sharrington. A great offshoot has been to get to know Chris Abrams.... Have been very struck by the ethos of your 'Last of Old England' CD.. an inspiration from various pre-Raphaelite artists, and a number of dedications to family m...
by sultan4swing
Sun Aug 25, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Gordon's Concerts
Topic: Sharrington Concert last night
Replies: 1
Views: 5624

Sharrington Concert last night

Hi Gordon.… great to see you well and giving your usual virtuoso performance.... Despite playing guitar/singing for some 50 years and a lot of past gigging, I've luckily learnt 2 major lessons: (1) I'm still only a pretty basic guitarist (2) More importantly, how fortunate I am to be able to appreci...
by sultan4swing
Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Gordon's Concerts
Topic: Tewkesbury Concert 17 May 2019
Replies: 0
Views: 11531

Tewkesbury Concert 17 May 2019

Hi Gordon.. Picked up on this concert recently. We enjoyed the Hindolvaston concert a few months back and having a quick hello. Looks like the above concert may be one I can get to with my wife - around the time of our annual 'pilgrimage' to Cheltenham to catchy up with friends and ex-colleagues.. i...
by sultan4swing
Sun Aug 19, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: More Music
Topic: Xuefei Yang - Norfolk
Replies: 1
Views: 5035

Re: Xuefei Yang - Binham Priory Concert - Norfolk

For classical guitarist officiandos.... ?? Just some observations on Xuefei Yang's concert at Binham Priory , Norfolk last evening... A wonderful setting in the main Priory abbey - surrounded by the early c9C ruins of a range of monastic buildings... a beautiful warm evening.... A full house - aroun...
by sultan4swing
Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Gordon's Concerts
Topic: Hindolvaston Concert 11 August
Replies: 3
Views: 5810

Re: Hindolveston Concert 11 August

Hi Gordon... not often all my musical Christmases come together..... so within a week of your memorable concert, get to go to Binham Priory to hear one of THE world's best classical guitarists - Xuefei Yang.... you only have to hear her Bach violin partita in Gm - rondo - to be left speechless - som...

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