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Kosei Kubota
post Sep 11 2007, 12:54 PM
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Ask me anything about the classical guitar and classical music in general.


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Muris Varajic
post Sep 13 2007, 09:35 PM
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Actually,I don't have any question at the moment Kosei but I wanted to say that I'm really
glad you're here cause GMC now has really good classical guitar instructor!!
Keep up the good work biggrin.gif

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post Sep 14 2007, 08:22 AM
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QUOTE (muris @ Sep 13 2007, 02:35 PM) *
Actually,I don't have any question at the moment Kosei but I wanted to say that I'm really
glad you're here cause GMC now has really good classical guitar instructor!!
Keep up the good work biggrin.gif

Muris



yeah! your classical lessons are great! I had a quick question, its nothing about classical music, in fact, its the opposite, i just wanted to know if you're into other kind of music, and by that i also mean playing it, etc. smile.gif

Again, keep up the good work Kosei! Its great to have alot of variety here at GMC, makes the place so much better! smile.gif


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post Sep 14 2007, 08:36 AM
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Indeed your lessons are great. I think I need to give your lessons a shot soon to improve some of my techniques, it could help me improve my fingerpicking blues skills.

Sorry I dont have any questions biggrin.gif tongue.gif


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Kosei Kubota
post Sep 14 2007, 01:25 PM
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QUOTE (muris @ Sep 13 2007, 04:35 PM) *
Actually,I don't have any question at the moment Kosei but I wanted to say that I'm really
glad you're here cause GMC now has really good classical guitar instructor!!
Keep up the good work biggrin.gif

Muris


Thank you, Muris.

GMC is a great site. I enjoy watching other instructors' lessons.
I had been uploading my vids on You Tube every weekend for a year or so.
Now, I have made it a routine to create a lesson video for GMC every two weeks.

Keep in touch!

QUOTE (FretDancer69 @ Sep 14 2007, 03:22 AM) *
yeah! your classical lessons are great! I had a quick question, its nothing about classical music, in fact, its the opposite, i just wanted to know if you're into other kind of music, and by that i also mean playing it, etc. smile.gif

Again, keep up the good work Kosei! Its great to have alot of variety here at GMC, makes the place so much better! smile.gif


One of my guitar heroes is Michael Schenker. I used to own Flying V!
I am not a good electric guitar player, though. I should learn how to play other styles on GMC!

QUOTE (Robin @ Sep 14 2007, 03:36 AM) *
Indeed your lessons are great. I think I need to give your lessons a shot soon to improve some of my techniques, it could help me improve my fingerpicking blues skills.

Sorry I dont have any questions biggrin.gif tongue.gif


Year, give it a shot! I will look into something to focus on right hand in the future. Thanks for your input.


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Asphyxia Feeling
post Sep 14 2007, 03:11 PM
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just wanted to say i love your lessons. i really enjoy classical music, and hearing it translated to guitar is awesome. one day i hope to buy a classical myself.

are you classically trained? meaning, you know how to read sheet music and the such? would you suggest trying to learn music this way? right now i can barely read sheet music, but i've made it a goal for myself that if and when i ever get a classic guitar or piano i'm going to learn that way.


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post Sep 14 2007, 03:27 PM
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wow. i just checked out some of your youtube videos.

you are incredible. one day i hope i can be have as skilled as you in classical guitar!

have you ever composed your own pieces?


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What did you learn tonight?
while shouting so loud, you barely joyous, broken thing.
You are a voice that never sings, is what i say.
You are freezing over hell
You are bringing on that end you do so well
and you can only blame yourself, is what is say.
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Kosei Kubota
post Sep 15 2007, 01:13 PM
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QUOTE (Asphyxia Feeling @ Sep 14 2007, 10:11 AM) *
just wanted to say i love your lessons. i really enjoy classical music, and hearing it translated to guitar is awesome. one day i hope to buy a classical myself.

are you classically trained? meaning, you know how to read sheet music and the such? would you suggest trying to learn music this way? right now i can barely read sheet music, but i've made it a goal for myself that if and when i ever get a classic guitar or piano i'm going to learn that way.


Yes, I am classically trained and I read music.
Being able to read music definitely expand the possibilities to explore wide variety of music especially if you are interested in classical music.
But I am sure there are many great rock or blues guitarists who cannot read music.
So, I would say that I would recommend it, but it is not the only way.
One thing that is very important for musicians in any genre is ear training, I would say


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Muris Varajic
post Sep 15 2007, 01:17 PM
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Yeah,ear training+reading notation+hard practicing=HIT smile.gif


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Kosei Kubota
post Sep 15 2007, 01:26 PM
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QUOTE (Asphyxia Feeling @ Sep 14 2007, 10:27 AM) *
wow. i just checked out some of your youtube videos.

you are incredible. one day i hope i can be have as skilled as you in classical guitar!

have you ever composed your own pieces?


I have gone through theories for composition in my old musical training, but I have never composed except for my homework for my class!
But I have done many transcriptions for the classical guitar from piano, violin or cello music.
Actually, that's something being able to read music helps a lot.
My You Tube Project couldn't be done if I can't read music.
I guess one's background creates his/her own style and approach to music.

QUOTE (muris @ Sep 15 2007, 08:17 AM) *
Yeah,ear training+reading notation+hard practicing=HIT smile.gif


Yeah, hard practicing is a must for any kind of musician.
Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, they were all hard workers!


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post Sep 17 2007, 11:13 AM
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What guitars are good for Classical Guitar Playing?

Im looking to learn more, but im a bit of a newbie when it comes to classical guitar.
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Kosei Kubota
post Sep 18 2007, 12:07 PM
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QUOTE (The Uncreator @ Sep 17 2007, 06:13 AM) *
What guitars are good for Classical Guitar Playing?

Im looking to learn more, but im a bit of a newbie when it comes to classical guitar.


If you want to use amps, I would recommend Takamine. Takamine guitars with build in microphone have the most natural "nylon" sound. If you like more cool looking, Yamaha silent guitar is a great choice. Although it has more electric sound than Takamine, it is great for both practicing quietly and performing loudly.


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post Sep 18 2007, 04:54 PM
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Hi Kosei,

Approximately twelve years ago, for about three years, I have taken lessons of classic guitar (from which mine incapacitates to use the plettro), I think that a lesson on the right hand is much important for who wants to learn this style.

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Currently I am taking delight biggrin.gif (and at the same time destroying sad.gif ) with, In the mood (Stewe Howe), Horizon (Steve Hacket), Sonata K.322 (Domenico Scarlatti), Leyenda ((Isac Albeniz)Andres Segovia Transcription).

This post has been edited by MG66: Sep 18 2007, 04:57 PM


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Kosei Kubota
post Sep 19 2007, 11:17 AM
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QUOTE (MG66 @ Sep 18 2007, 11:54 AM) *
Hi Kosei,

Approximately twelve years ago, for about three years, I have taken lessons of classic guitar (from which mine incapacitates to use the plettro), I think that a lesson on the right hand is much important for who wants to learn this style.

P.S.
Currently I am taking delight biggrin.gif (and at the same time destroying sad.gif ) with, In the mood (Stewe Howe), Horizon (Steve Hacket), Sonata K.322 (Domenico Scarlatti), Leyenda ((Isac Albeniz)Andres Segovia Transcription).


Hi, MG66!

Yes, I agree that the right hand is more difficult to master in terms of classical guitar playing.
I am still learning myself.


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post Sep 19 2007, 11:56 AM
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Maybe you could do a lesson focused mainly on the right hand Kosei. I have noticed in the classical lessons we have so far on the site there isnt really any focus on the right hand so maybe a lesson with close ups of the right hand and maybe abit of explanation could help us beginners with classical guitar. I think something like this would be great and im sure im not the only one who would appreciate it smile.gif


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Kosei Kubota
post Sep 19 2007, 12:09 PM
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QUOTE (Hungus @ Sep 19 2007, 06:56 AM) *
Maybe you could do a lesson focused mainly on the right hand Kosei. I have noticed in the classical lessons we have so far on the site there isnt really any focus on the right hand so maybe a lesson with close ups of the right hand and maybe abit of explanation could help us beginners with classical guitar. I think something like this would be great and im sure im not the only one who would appreciate it smile.gif


Actually, I was thinking about giving classical guitar technique lesson.
The next lesson will be the last part of Bach's Bourree, but I haven't decided what to follow.
I will ask GMC Administrator.

Thanks.

Kosei


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Vinod Saranga
post Oct 14 2007, 01:54 PM
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Hi kosei,
Do you know what I really like in you apart from your Playing ?
It's your Smile. biggrin.gif It says that u're very open hearted person,


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post Oct 14 2007, 02:18 PM
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QUOTE (Vinod @ Oct 14 2007, 05:54 AM) *
Hi kosei,
Do you know what I really like in you apart from your Playing ?
It's your Smile. biggrin.gif It says that u're very open hearted person,



what a sweet thing to say there Vinod.
You know what else is sweet?
Kosei wears his wedding ring in all his youtube videos biggrin.gif

Kosei, I just saw the video with your wife and daughter playing together. You have a beautiful family, man. Is it too late for you to adopt me?

P.s. you look more badass with short hair. Like a James Bond Villain almost.


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post Oct 14 2007, 04:03 PM
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こせいさんへ、

こんいちは、

私もクラシクギターが上手だと思います。
今、あなたのユーチューブであるビデオを見ながら、このポストを書いています。
とくに"over the rainbow"と言うビデオが好きです!
GMCのギターのじゅぎょうも好きです。 また、習うのは楽しみです。

(私はニュジランドに住んでいます。学校で日本語を勉強しています。)
(Hopefully you can understand me! I'm still learning so it probably sounds a bit unnatural and incorrect!)

サムより。


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Kosei Kubota
post Oct 15 2007, 02:19 AM
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QUOTE (Vinod @ Oct 14 2007, 08:54 AM) *
Hi kosei,
Do you know what I really like in you apart from your Playing ?
It's your Smile. biggrin.gif It says that u're very open hearted person,


Thanks, Vinod.
My daughter took that picture.
She makes me simlie!

KK

QUOTE (Spiderusalem @ Oct 14 2007, 09:18 AM) *
what a sweet thing to say there Vinod.
You know what else is sweet?
Kosei wears his wedding ring in all his youtube videos biggrin.gif

Kosei, I just saw the video with your wife and daughter playing together. You have a beautiful family, man. Is it too late for you to adopt me?

P.s. you look more badass with short hair. Like a James Bond Villain almost.



I was just going to have my hair cut! I'll make sure that I won't make it too short!
Thanks!

KK

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(Hopefully you can understand me! I'm still learning so it probably sounds a bit unnatural and incorrect!)

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Thank you, Sam.
"Over the Rainbow" was arranged for the guitar by a Japanese composer called Toru Takemitsu. I have uploaded some other pieces that he arranged, as well as his own composition. Check them out!

KK


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