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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 […]

Study with me on Skype

Hello friends, I am now teaching students who are living in different parts of the world via Skype, and it is working very well. Do you: – have limited access to good teachers where you live? – have a busy schedule or travel frequency? – want to ensure a strong foundation with a highly qualified, […]

Study with me

Hello everyone, I have started teaching Guitar/Music courses in Istanbul city (private and group classes). I offer Guitar lessons in English, French and Farsi languages. I teach Classical, Flamenco and Acoustic Guitars, and I am open to all kind of musical styles. I have a Licentiate Diploma in Teaching Classical Guitar from the University of […]

Zen Guitar by Philip Toshio Sudo

In this post I would like to introduce a book by Philip Toshio Sudo. This is a book based on zen philosophy, published in 1997. Even though, it is called Zen Guitar, all musicians and students (both amateurs and advanced) can find it beneficial. As in the introduction he writes: “Welcome to Zen Guitar Dojo. […]

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 […]

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 guitar (from piano, violin, etc.). Also, the changes guitar and its repertoire went through are considerable, afterward, the […]

How to Feel Miserable As an Artist

These days, artists find themselves under so much pressure. Sometimes, we may unintentionally make things a bit more complicated. You may also find these advices quite helpful.