Hi folks, A new page called videos has been recently opened on my blog. If you haven’t discovered it yet, you can click here. I share videos of my own playing and I plan to post some lessons and podcasts there soon, so stay tuned! I hope you enjoy them. Here are some of the… Read More Videos
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… Read More Tárrega, Paco de Lucia & History of the Guitar
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
I am now teaching students who are living in different parts of the world via Skype – in English, French, Farsi and Turkish languages, 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… Read More Study with me on Skype
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