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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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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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Do Not Practice Your Mistakes

It is a general belief that when you make a mistake in playing you should repeat this place...

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  • 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...

 

  • The importance of cross genre education.

    Classical Guitar Teacher (Portsmouth) Picture I strongly believe that a pupil studying any musical discipline, whether it be a specific instrument or not, should be exposed to all genres and applications of that discipline. Classical guitar pupils should be exposed to jazz and pop in order to understand the versatility and wider use of the...
  • How to develop a good left hand technique

    Classical Guitar Teacher (South East London) Picture Developing Left Hand Technique on the Guitar   Left hand technique on the guitar has to be developed slowly and methodically. Many students rush through learning difficult passages too soon and end up with a sloppy technique, with inaccuracies in pitch, rhythm and intonation.   The most...
  • Recommended Books for a New Guitarist Editor's Pick

    Classical Guitar Teacher (East London) Picture After several years of teaching (and being a guitar student for 14 years), I feel well equipped to recommend two books that are best suited to beginner classical guitarists: Craknell, Debbie. Enjoy Playing the Guitar (Book 1). Oxford University Press, 1984. I feel that this book...