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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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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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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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  • Sight Reading for the Classical Guitarist Editor's Pick

    Classical Guitar Teacher (South East London) Picture I believe sight reading is an important skill for almost any musician to have. We guitarists often have a bit of a bad reputation for learning things through finger movements and fretboard patterns rather than through reading sheet music and understanding the nature of music's harmonic language...
  • Improvisation and Learning the Guitar Editor's Pick

    Classical Guitar Teacher (South East London) Picture There is a common misunderstanding that to create ‘classical’ music, one must first have studied many masterpieces and already be a master of their instrument. This delusion is perhaps not so common in the realm of ‘popular’ music, and I am certain that many budding guitarists first pick up the...
  • Noad: Solo Guitar Playing

    Classical Guitar Teacher (Oxford) Picture The most important book I could recommend for any serious student of the classical guitar is the outstanding tutorial book, Solo Guitar Playing Book 1, by Frederick M. Noad. It is designed to help a student reach their potential within a period of two years. In my opinion it is the best...

 

  • Importance of Technical Exercises Editor's Pick

    Classical Guitar Teacher (Edinburgh) Picture It must be understood that there is no efficient technical development without a constant intellectual effort on behalf of the student” -Abel Carlevaro  First of all we need to clarify what technique actually is and what the term means. Technique is a word which is constantly brought up...
  • What to use, A Gitarno or footstool?

    Classical Guitar Teacher (South East London) Picture Since the arrival of the Classical guitar, players have always found the need to elevate the instrument in order to achieve a comfortable playing position. It started off with a crude stool, and has made way for the more well crafted and adjustable footstool. The footstool has been of great help...
  • Teaching the fundamentals of the Classical Guitar

    Classical Guitar Teacher (Lancaster) Picture Teaching of the fundamentals of the Classical Guitar to someone who has no musical knowledge There are many important factors to consider when learning an instrument, especially if it is a first instrument, if which are introduced too quickly can seem rather overbearing. If however, the basic...