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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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How to Listen

When was the last time you listened to music? I mean, really listened? In our contemporary urban...
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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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  • Teaching the Fundamentals of Fingerstyle Guitar

    Classical Guitar Teacher (Cardiff) Picture   Teaching the Fundamentals of Fingerstyle Guitar     Many musicians perceive teaching the fundamentals of a musical instrument to consist of making students read black dots on lines, and learning the technique of a well matured player of high standard.  The truth is, for instance, when...
  • Why play scales and arpeggios? Editor's Pick

    Classical Guitar Teacher (Birmingham) Picture To many students, scales and arpeggios are seen as a chore; the boring bit before playing something more interesting, or just a necessity for an exam.  This would be entirely missing the point! Warming up In the same way as footballers will stretch their muscles to warm up before playing a...
  • Musings on Practice

    Classical Guitar Teacher (East London) Picture As it is important for every musician to practice, it is important for every musician to understand the meaning and processes of practice. This is not a full analysis of practice as there are great books written on the subject. This is merely a musing on one or two of the larger constituents of...

 

  • Practise the classical guitar tremolo Editor's Pick

    Richard Harvey Classical Guitar Teacher (South East London) Picture I'm sure many of you will have heard the beautiful guitar piece by Tarrega entitled Recuerdos De La Alhambra. This translates as Memories of the Alhambra. The piece employs the classical guitar tremolo technique to great effect. What many guitarists do not realise is that this technique can be...
  • The study of an Instrument

    Classical Guitar Teacher (Bristol) Picture The learning of any musical instrument requires a level of commitment and dedication. Students will go through various stages when embarking on their study, which will include - experimentation, frustration and achievement. If the student is willing to work though these stages then they will...
  • Are graded examinations essential? Editor's Pick

    Thomas Emery Classical Guitar Teacher (South East London) Picture Graded instrumental exams provide a stable learning process for a lot of pupils. The carefully selected pieces and exercises mean that a pupil can progress through each grade knowing that they will not be attempting anything wildly beyond their abilities. For some children the structure and...