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
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
Hello Folks, I hope you have enjoyed reading, listening and watching my posts in 2017. In 2018, I am opening a new page on my website where I am going to post more videos, pictures and podcasts. So stay tuned! Lots of changes are on the way! Meanwhile if you are interested to see more… Read More Happy 2018 + updates!
Classical guitar’s repertoire consists of pieces that have been written by composers of different nationalities. Even great composers who never really wrote anything for the instrument were thinking very highly of the guitar. “The guitar is an orchestra in itself”, Beethoven. “Nothing is more beautiful than a guitar, except, possibly two”, Chopin. However, classical guitar… Read More Malagueña Arr. For Classical Guitar
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… Read More Strategies to Memorize Music
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… Read More The Various Standard Types of Repertoire for Classical Guitar
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 knowing how to deal with them. Though musicians were and still are told to “play through the… Read More Prevent Physical Injuries Playing Musical Instruments