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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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The Importance of Listening

We, as musicians, need to spend many hours practicing our instruments and developing our...
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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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    Hi, I'm a professional Guitarist and Tutor currently playing in musicals in London's west end. All lessons are well organised, friendly and fun.
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    Hi, my name's Roger Barker, I am a professional musician and educator based in Sutton Coldfield. I am a professional musician and university lecturer now specialising in private music tutoring.
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    I am a well established professional guitarist and qualified teacher with over 25 years experience. I am currently teaching at Watford Grammar school for Boys. I also undertake guitar repairs and restrings, please see my website for more details.
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    I am a very experienced tutor of the classical guitar. I am very patient and friendly and teach all levels-from beginners to professionals. My students always enjoy my lessons which I give in a good-humoured, sympathetic way.
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    Teaching all ages and abilities for the last 18 years and have always provided friendly & enjoyable lessons. Learn what the books & YouTube don't always tell you. You the Student can have as many or few lessons as you wish
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    Hi, I'm a musician and music tutor with a Bachelor's degree in Music Performance and I teach about 15 students of different ages and levels. I love to share what I know and show them the way to achieve their goals! All levels and ages are welcome!
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  • Schoenberg and Class Revolution

    Classical Guitar Teacher (Twickenham) Picture When I forgot my password combination in the locker-room of my gym after a shower, and couldn’t get at my clothes, I thought the circumstances suitably expressionistic to consider Schoenberg’s deeply inspiring influence upon the music world. There is no question of his influence in the sphere of...
  • Playing with nails during the Baroque era

    Classical Guitar Teacher (Birmingham) Picture   In Chapter VII of his Instructions (1623), Alessandro Piccinini writes about the index, middle and ring finger. In his opinion, „the player has to have long enough nails on these fingers, which goes beyond the fingertip, but not too much, and it has to have an oval shape, following the...
  • What Is Music & What Teaching Music Means?

    Classical Guitar Teacher (South East London) Picture Μusic is directly or indirectly linked to our deep emotions and memories. It reflects the most psychical forms of expression and sets up the foundation for the development of the most fully human condition according which personal freedom is enhanced, as the sounds of an instrument allows an...

 

  • Book Recommendation for Classical Guitar

    Dominic MacMillan-Scott Classical Guitar Teacher (Birmingham) Picture I recommend all of my students buy the book 'Pumping Nylon' by Scott Tenant. This is a great book for beginners and advanced players alike. It covers almost all areas of technique, including correct nail shapes, and finger independence exercises. The book should be used in conjunction with...
  • Vocalization in the study of the guitar Editor's Pick

    Classical Guitar Teacher (Bristol) Picture One of the major hurdles for students as they begin to learn the guitar, or indeed any other instrument, is the physical process of getting their hands to respond as they would like to. Students usually understand the shapes they need to make on their left hand, or the rhythms/patterns on their...
  • About Lute Tuning

    Classical Guitar Teacher (Birmingham) Picture This is one of my favourite quotes about the lute: "We pay twice for the best lute piece, for we have to hear the eternal tuning that goes with it. If a lutenist lives to be eighty years old, surely he has spent sixty years tuning." - Johannes Mattheson