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Tárrega, Paco de Lucia & History of the Guitar

Francisco Tárrega (1852-1909) was the influential Spanish composer and guitarist of the romantic era. Back in those days, not everybody believed in the potentials of the guitar and it was more common to compose for instruments like piano and violin. Francisco Tárrega has greatly influenced the development of the “classical” guitar by the etudes, studies […]

Benefits of playing a musical instrument

Playing a musical instrument promotes happiness and joy to you and everyone around you. “Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything”, Plato. Studying music or learning an instrument: Can help you concentrate better Playing an instrument is simultaneously taking care of many factors […]

Strategies to Memorize Music

One of the obstacles in playing an instrument is to memorize pieces. The next concern is how to make sure we won’t forget the piece during an exam, a performance or a recording session. Anyhow, memorizing the music is an important skill, regardless of the genre and the style of music. Certainly, one can play […]

Teaching Music (Part 1)

Even though there is a defined path toward becoming a musician (both technically and theoretically) there can’t be a single method that works for everyone. People are different and have different goals. Therefore, they learn by different methods and using different approaches. Especially when working with children, a teacher needs to be extra flexible and […]

The Various Standard Types of Repertoire for Classical Guitar

In order to explore the various standard types of repertoire for classical guitar, we need to categorize the repertoire into two holistic categories as pieces which are originally written and pieces that are arranged/ adapted for the classical guitar (from piano, violin, etc.). It is also important to consider the changes the the guitar and […]

Prevent Physical Injuries Playing Musical Instruments

Musicians like athletes, can develop physical problems as a result of their practice. It doesn’t matter what musical instrument you are playing. You should make sure you prevent physical injuries, by being aware of the injury symptoms and know how to deal with them. Though musicians were and still are told to “play through the […]

Understanding Music

“Eyes are organs of temptation and the ears the organs of instruction”, said Aristotle. Music has made big changes throughout the history of this world or maybe big changes happened through music. Though, some may underestimate music and its power. Mankind used to listen to music, even before he learns to play it. The music […]