Now, At 100,000 Page Views, A Look Back
When I started writing this blog, I had no idea where it would lead. I had no grand plans, no ulterior motives, no secret agenda. I just wanted to write on the subject of the guitar and share my thoughts with anyone who was interested. The only ground rules I established for myself at the outset were that I would not write about myself, at least not directly, and that I would not try and sell stuff. The blog was to be for and about my students and guitar students in general, and about the classical guitar field in both broad strokes and minute details. I ended up including pieces about my student's activities, and the programs where I teach, about guitar technique and the challenges and opportunities that guitarists face, and a few profiles on alumni. I had no idea how long it would go (and still don't) or how many people would take notice.
Needless to say, I'm gratified so many have found it of interest. As expected, few have elected to comment on the blog itself, saving comments for the much more visible platform of Facebook. I've enjoyed the comment threads that some posts generated and am delighted so many have chimed in. Thank you everyone, for visiting and reading and for occasionally contributing to the conversations.
So far, there have been 163 posts. Here is a brief recap of the articles that have appeared.
(Since my migration to Squarespace, these links have not been repaired; they work but lead to the blog's original home at Blogger, and will open there, in a separate window)
On Technique (21):
On Practicing, Performing and General Guitar-Related or Musical Topics (27):
On Opportunities for Guitarists (10):
"Spotlights on Alumni" (13 so far, many more to come...):
On Student Activities (recitals, master classes, special events, etc.)--80.
On Visiting Guest Artists--23.