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DADGBE Classical Guitar Players (Folk) (76* d) RE: Classical Guitar Players (Folk) 09 Feb 07

Like Mike Miller, my first guitar was classical. So was my first guitar training. While I drove my teachers to fury by my love of folk music, the lessons of classical technique have served me well ever since.

In those days, as now, there was a persistant bias among classical players against any other style of music. However, the technical issues addressed by classical training can improve any player's abilities. Just don't believe that twaddle about 'the only correct technique'.

Other persistant myths about classical guitars such as they're easier to play and quieter than steel stringed instruments are easily debunked by my Jose Ramirez A-1 which is both louder and more difficult to play than my Martin D-28.

Good luck,
Ray Frank

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