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How to Listen

When was the last time you listened to music? I mean, really listened? In our contemporary urban...
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The Importance of Listening

We, as musicians, need to spend many hours practicing our instruments and developing our...
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Are graded examinations essential?

Graded instrumental exams provide a stable learning process for a lot of pupils. The carefully...
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Practise the classical guitar tremolo

I'm sure many of you will have heard the beautiful guitar piece by Tarrega entitled Recuerdos...

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  • Do Not Practice Your Mistakes

    Emilio Saev Classical Guitar Teacher (Slough) Picture It is a general belief that when you make a mistake in playing you should repeat this place hundreds of times until you play it correctly. But if you continuously repeat your mistakes you only become better at doing the same mistake, since you are just practicing doing it again and again. When...
  • Beethoven’s 6th Symphony (Pastoral) Editor's Pick

    Classical Guitar Teacher (North London) Picture Beethoven’s 6th Symphony (Pastoral) in the context of Romanticism [For the purpose of keeping the word count to a minimum, the word “bar” or “bars” shall be written as “#” adjacent to the number(s).] “Romanticism” is a term whose roots can be applied to the latter half of the 18th century,...
  • How to Practise Classical Guitar Editor's Pick

    Classical Guitar Teacher (Glasgow) Picture How to Practise (Classical Guitar) This article is about how and what to practise, with a focus on playing classical guitar. However, much of the advice will be applicable to other instruments. Frame of Mind You will only benefit from your practice if you are alert and ready to learn. Do...


  • The Necessity of Learning to Read Music

    Classical Guitar Teacher (Birmingham) Picture Whilst I have come across a certain amount of opposition to the necessity of learning to read music, it is a skill which I always aim to cover in my lessons. Amongst most classical musicians, this would probably not seem so suprising, but it is all too often overlooked by many guitar teachers....
  • FAQ About Beginning To Learn The Guitar

    Classical Guitar Teacher (Guildford) Picture Frequently Asked Questions About Beginning To Learn The Guitar 1. How Long Does It Take To Learn The Guitar? This depends on many factors : A: Your abilityB: How much you practise and how you practiseC: What level you want to get to Some people can play songs after several lessons it...
  • Alternate Picking (Plectrum Articulation)

    Classical Guitar Teacher (Hereford) Picture Advice for Alternate Picking Starting on the thinnest string, hold the plectrum between thumb and first finger of the picking hand. Move as close as you can to the string with the plectrum point facing the string. Play the string, making as small a movement as you can downwards, and then...