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Fingerstyler 1979
is the website of Juergen Ortmeier and is all about acoustic fingerstyle guitar.

I have been playing guitar since I was 13 years old. I first had lessons at the local music store on a cheap hiking guitar. I quickly put that episode to rest. Pieces like "Schwarzbraun ist die Haselnuss ..." should not become part of my repertoire. After an intermezzo with a folk freak, I devoted myself to classical guitar for many years. My teacher was, among others, the Greek Dimitros Nikitos, who taught me a lot. Through him I became aware of the music of David Qualey, which quickly fascinated me.

In the late 70's I also developed an interest in jazz guitar as played by John McLaughlin, Larry Coryell or Al Di Meola. Of course, this was light years away from my guitaristic skills, but still led to my first steelstring, an Ovation, in the early 90s.

Then, in the late 90s, I started getting into fingerstyle. Since then I have attended numerous workshops and had the opportunity to learn from people like Jacques Stotzem, Ulli Boegershausen, Don Ross, Pierre Bensusan, Peter Finger and many more.

The enthusiasm for the fingerstyle guitar, steelstring as well as nylonstring, continues until today.

Have fun on my homepage with videos, pictures, stories.
You don't stop playing guitar when you get old
You get old when you stop playing guitar
is Juergen Ortmeier
Acoustic Fingerstyle Guitar
Stand August 2023
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