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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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How to Listen

When was the last time you listened to music? I mean, really listened? In our contemporary urban...
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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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  • Purpose of Music

    Classical Guitar Teacher (South West London) Picture "Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent" Victor Hugo Music is for the soul. It is a form of art that comes as a story of waves, a story of vibration. Music is inside us throughout our daily lives. It comes out when we shave in the morning, when...
  • What is the best way to start learning the guitar?

    Filipe Monteiro Classical Guitar Teacher (Kingston upon Thames) Picture This can be an interesting subject; how to start learning the guitar? Based on my own musical and personal experience I have developed a very effective way to start learning this instrument, which consequently will allow the student to evolve into a musician if desired. I strongly believe in...
  • The Importance of Listening Editor's Pick

    Nedelina Zheleva Classical Guitar Teacher (South East London) Picture We, as musicians, need to spend many hours practicing our instruments and developing our musicality in order to master our craft. Focusing on the physical side of things, we often forget to listen. Truly listen. From an early age we are taught how to read and write, but never how to really...

 

  • The Modern Musician

    Classical Guitar Teacher (South East London) Picture As I progress through my career I realise more and more that people are missing out on experiences because they are unable to be flexible and intuitive with the jobs they are given. As a musician, who also works within production, I think that being versatile and willing to explore avenues...
  • Classical Guitar Technique: The Fretting Hand Editor's Pick

    Classical Guitar Teacher (Derby) Picture Classical Guitar Technique: The Fretting Hand This article will look at the position and movements of the fretting hand. The Thumb The thumb plays a vital role in ensuring the fingers are in the optimum position in which to perform the correct movements. Without correct thumb position, the...
  • 'Progressive Reading for Guitar'

    Classical Guitar Teacher (Guildford) Picture Having studied with various musicians I have always been shocked by how great many wind instrumentalists and pianists can sight read well, in comparison to how many guitarists. We guitarists often come up with many excuses for this but I quickly realised, after having studied and performed in...