What is Art? (Super-simplified for Children) … Read More Defining Art for Children
Learning an instrument can teach us lessons about life and ourselves. Learning these lessons will not only help us have faster and better progress in learning that specific instrument but can also give us a boost in life. Music is about the relationship between sound and silence – also the relationship of notes with each… Read More Self Improvement & Personal Growth Through Learning Music
Julian Bream (1933 – 2020) had inspired many people, musicians, especially guitarists. He will be continuing his journey in another form and dimension. His recordings made him immortal. He was known for his big palette of colors and his outstanding interpretations on classical guitar and lute. Also, he had commissioned many composers namely Lennox Berkeley… Read More Julian Bream Passed Away
When learning or performing a piece, we may have the option to play certain passages or chords in different positions, with different fingerings. But which one is the right one? Each position has its pros and cons, challenges, unique tone, timbre and sonority. One can easily get lost in the interpretation and details. Therefore, it… Read More How to Choose The Right Guitar Fingering
We didn’t know that 2020 is going to be like this. They say you never know the value of what you have until you lose it. By now, we should know the value of so many things! People around the world have experienced more or less the same problems, miseries, frustrations of all kinds. Certainly,… Read More Quarantine for Guitar
Sight-reading, déchiffrage (French), or prima vista (Italian) is the ability to read and simultaneously play/sing the music notation. This practice is more common for classical musicians. Just like any other skill, one needs the practice to improve this skill gradually (Click Here to learn how to improve your sight-reading). However, pianists, flutists, vocalists, and many… Read More Why it’s harder for guitarists to sight-read
With the new lifestyle that Corona virus has brought us, as well as new challenges, we might have time to do new things or achieve goals that we had little or no time for before. Of course, you may have more time to listen to music. So, here are some various playlists for you –… Read More …And…Playlists…!
How different are online to in-person lessons? Are online lessons the right option for you?… Read More Online vs. In-person Lessons?
Sadly, CDbaby store has retired at the end of March. But you can continue to order the download version (Hi-Res – available in various formats e.g. wav and mp3 320 kbps, etc) or CD by contacting me. More info on the album here. The album is still available on iTunes, Amazon, etc. for purchase as… Read More Purchasing the New Album
By having a quick and holistic look back at the history of music, we realize that music at the top level has always been considered divine and the means to connect the human soul to the source of all divinity and truth. The prodigies and masterminds that we still remember as great composers, the ones… Read More Two Sides of the Art of Music